Sithengi invites first-time and established filmmakers from SADC countries, excluding Tanzania, to apply to the HIVOS/Sithengi Film Fund. Dutch NGO, HIVOS, recently handed over the administration of its film fund to Sithengi for 2005.
Disbursements will take place in April and September 2005. Sithengi is currently in the process of appointing a Selection Panel/Board who will be responsible for the evaluation and selection process as well as to provide governance to the Fund.
The Fund includes three specific areas of intervention, namely Short Film Production; Documentary Production and Feature Film Production.