Jameson grant: R100K to a music video director

Jameson is offering R100,000 grant to a South African director who can come up with the most fearless authentic concept to produce the next killer music video.


You need to find a musical collaborator and secure a track to use. The track must be South African, with no existing video, and have been recorded in the last six months. There is no restriction on musical genre. Your video idea needn’t feature the artist (of course it can if you’d like), but it’s crucial to ensure you have consent from the artist before submitting a proposal. By entering a treatment for consideration, it will be assumed that you have obtained permission in this regard.

Similarly, the director submitting a proposal will be responsible for finding a team to work with, including a producer to manage the production and its finances (nothing prevents the director from assuming a producer role). The total production budget will be paid over in full, as opposed to paying individual invoices. All equipment, locations, crew etc will need to be sourced, managed, and paid for by the production team.

The INDIE Channel team will oversee things without getting involved, simply to ensure delivery on schedule. The team has some worthwhile experience in terms of directing and project management, so they will gladly assist at any point in the process. They will be there to help, not meddle in the creative process.

Jameson be accepting proposals from all South African directors over the age of 18 between 10 December 2015 and 31 January 2016. Directing experience isn’t a prerequisite, but will more than likely stand in your favour.

Guidelines for submitting proposal:

Your entry is limited to two A4 pages – one page for a written proposal, and one page for a visual mood board. These must be submitted via email as a PDF, along with a digital audio file/link to the track you’ll be using.

Terms and conditions are detailed here. Jameson is basically looking for an original, exciting visual idea to accompany an equally incredible song. Since Jameson embodies the spirit of fearless authenticity, this idea will be our guiding criterion in the selection process. That, and the feasibility of competing the video within budget and on time.

The director retains the rights to the video, but it will be premiered and hosted on the Jameson INDIE Channel. Beyond this, we really want to get your video out into the world as far and wide as possible. This has the potential to be real career booster for the director and artist alike.

Entries can be submitted to:  submit@indiechannel.co.za



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