The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission is a provincial state entity under the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA), that was established in terms of the KwaZulu-Natal Commission Act, 2010 ( Act No 3 of 2010). Its mandate is to facilitate support throughout the value chain to the local and international film industry through creating opportunities and growing the KwaZulu-Natal film Industry. The KZN Film Commission is driven by the following values; Integrity, Collaboration, Accountability and Intrapreneurship. Its mission is to be a catalyst for transformation, job creation and sustainability through funding, Industry development and promotion of the KwaZulu-Natal province. In fulfilling its mission, the KZN Film Commission continuously strives to attract investment into the province through co-productions and film facilitation, and film industry development programmes. In March 2017, the KZN Film Commission launched the Film Cluster, which is an integrated facility aimed at enhancing the value chain of the KZN film industry through the provision of private offices to local filmmakers, edit suites, the training room, hot Desks and Resource Centre, and sound room with a fully equipped recording booth at reasonably discounted rates. The film cluster has helped a number of local emerging filmmakers to produce productions of high standards.
The KZN Film Commission also provide production support to filmmakers through its One-stop-shop which serves as a single point of contact for both local and international filmmakers. The One-Stop-shop offerings include assistance with; finding local crew and cast, film facilities, film permitting and local scouting. To date, there have been a range of productions shooting in KZN as a result of the growing interest for filmmakers to shoot their films in the province. The following are some of the productions that have made KZN their home; Keeping up with the Kandasamys, Deep End, 3 Days to Go, The Uncovered, London Recruits, Love Lives here, JIVA, Uzalo, Hostela, Durban Gen, Imbewu and many other productions.