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Noem My Skollie grabs 2 Rapid Lions

March 3, 2017

The South African feature film, “Noem My Skollie”, directed by AFDA Cape Town alumnus Daryne Jos...

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AFDA Pro announces new courses for 2017

February 1, 2017

AFDA announced in December 2016 their new AFDA Pro extended learning short courses coming in 2017. D...

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“Sons of Crime” finalist for RapidLion 2017

AFDA Cape Town 3rd year 2015 graduation film, Sons of Crime, directed by Dominic Taylor has been sel...

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Best of Reel for Direction Craft awarded to Kyle Lewis from Arcade Content

December 7, 2016

AFDA alumni Kyle Lewis has won the Best of Reel for directing the  VW Polo ‘011 Beats by Dabone f...

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AFDA alumni Tristan Schafer wins in China

AFDA alumni and Soul Films Founding Director Tristan Schafer has won the Golden Lens Award at the Be...

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Happy Earth Co Win @ Los Angeles Film Awards

November 16, 2016

AFDA Cape Town 2014 multi-award winning graduation film, “Happy Earth Co” has scooped up yet ano...

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AFDA Staff & Students Clean Up @ 48H Film Project

November 10, 2016

Story Shack, a team made up of AFDA Johannesburg staff and students participated in the Johannesburg...

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The Suit wins @ Africa in Motion

November 4, 2016

After winning the Best Short Film Audience at Shnit, The Suit has walked off with the Best Short Fil...

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AFDA Alumni Terence Neale is only South African nominated @ Shots Awards

September 28, 2016

AFDA alumni and Egg Films’ Terence Neale is preparing for yet another walk up the red carpet. He i...

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AFDA Durban film Homeless wins Best Film @ KSFF 2016

August 11, 2016

The AFDA Durban 2015 graduation film, Homeless, directed by Nathan Rice has won the Best Film award ...

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AFDA Johannesburg – Distinguished Achiever – Lineo Sekeleoane

July 19, 2016

AFDA Johannesburg alumni, Lineo Sekeleoane, is a producer, director, line producer, casting director...

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AFDA alumni wins @ Indie Karoo Film Festival 2016

July 7, 2016

Producer Kelly Scott and director Richard Finn Gregory with the award for Best Documentary feature f...

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AFDA alumni win @Durban FilmMart Awards 2016

June 22, 2016

AFDA alumni have once again made an impact at the Durban FilmMart receiving two awards.The Videovisi...

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AFDA Durban film “David’s Winter” wins Simon Sabela Award 2016

June 20, 2016

AFDA Durban 3rd year 2015 film, David’s Winter won the Best Student Film Award at the Simon Sabela...

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AFDA alumni win @ AMAA 2016

June 15, 2016

AFDA alumni bagged two awards at the African Movie Academy Awards 2016. A.S van Aswegan won the Best...

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AFDA Durban scoop all 3 nominations for Simon “Mabhunu” Sabela Awards 2016

June 10, 2016

Two AFDA Durban 3rd year 2015 films, David’s Winter and 1 Nation and a 2nd year 2016 film Svaha ha...

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AFDA alumni Tristan Holmes wins SA Film Reel

AFDA Johannesburg alumni and Oscar winner Tristan Holmes’ Coronation commercial has been selected ...

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AFDA Alumni Ryan Kruger Wins @ GHOEMA’s

April 28, 2016

AFDA Cape Town alumni Ryan Kruger once again took a stroll on the red carpet after walking of with t...

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AFDA alumni Brett Michael Innes’ film Sink wins best film at A.K.A

April 12, 2016

Brett Michael Innes’ film Sink won the Best Feature Film Award at the A.K.A. (Afrikaanse Kultuurfe...

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AFDA Cape Town screenwriting lecturers write the winning script

April 5, 2016

AFDA Cape Town screenwriting lecturers Peter and Margaret Goldsmid were both on stage during the 201...

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7 AFDA Alumni Stars Nominated for SAFTA 2016 Acting Awards

March 3, 2016

AFDA Live Performance alumni are sure to shine at the SAFTA’s 2016. Seven alumni have been nominat...

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January 27, 2016

AFDA is delighted to announce the nomination of “Uthando” ( AFDA Johannesburg 2014 graduation fi...

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AFDA DURBAN GRADUATE FILM NOMINATED AS CANDIDATE FOR STUDENT OSCAR.

January 26, 2016

The AFDA executive is proud to announce its Durban campus 3rd year graduate film HOMELESS has been n...

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Spling’s Top 5 – AFDA Graduate Film Festival (CT)

January 22, 2016

Here are Spling’s Top 5 short films from the 2015 AFDA Graduation Film Festival held in Cape T...

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Thina Sobabili (The Two of Us) to kick off Toronto Black Film Festival

January 14, 2016

AFDA Johannesburg alumni Ernest Nkosi’s film “Thina Sobabili” is striding into 2016. To top of...

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AFDA Durban 2015 Awards Ceremony Speech by Bata Passchier, CEO of AFDA

December 8, 2015

Bata Passchier, Vice-President of the Council, and CEO of the AFDA Board of Education Good evening l...

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AFDA Johannesburg 2015 Awards Ceremony Speech by Bata Passchier, CEO of AFDA

Bata Passchier, Vice-President of the Council, and CEO of the AFDA Board of Education Good evening l...

AFDA Cape Town Graduation Festival critic, “Spling” , impressed with AFDA student work!

AFDA Cape Town Graduation Festival critic, “Spling”, impressed with AFDA student work!

December 7, 2015

Photo by Casey Crafford Stephen Aspeling, better known as “Spling,” has turned a lifelong passio...

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2015 AFDA Johannesburg Graduation Festival Award Winners

View the Online Festival here > See the full list of Nominees here > Congratulations to all Wi...

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AFDA 3rd year graduation: Film-makers of the future impress

December 4, 2015

Thank you to Estelle Simkins for this article on the blog: theluvvie.com http://theluvvie.com/2015/1...

2015 AFDA Johannesburg Graduation Festival Award Nominations

Congratulations to all Nominees! The AFDA Johannesburg Awards evening will be held on 4 December at 18:00 for 19:00 at UJ Arts Centre Theatre, Kingsway Campus, Melville. View the Online Festival here > AFDA Critics Award: Music Performance (Ori...

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The Oscars (Student Academy Awards)

AFDA is proud to announce the candidature of the Cape Town third year  film “Happy Earth Co.” f...

2015 AFDA Cape Town Graduation Festival Award Winners

View the Online Festival here > See the full list of Nominees here > Congratulations to all Winners! Click on the production title to view The Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement Gugu Zuma Outstanding Achievement in the Higher Certificate ...

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2015 AFDA Durban Graduation Festival Award Winners

View the Online Festival here > See the full list of Nominees here > Congratulations to all Wi...

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AFDA alumni get in the picture @ SASC 2015 Awards

November 24, 2015

The South African Society of Cinematographers (SASC) Visible Spectrum Awards took place on 21 Novemb...

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AFDA alumni running for an Oscar

September 22, 2015

AFDA Johannesburg alumni Ernest Nkozi’s  master’s thesis film, “Thina Sobabili” (The Two of...

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“The Shore Break” wins at DIFF

July 30, 2015

AFDA Johannesburg alumni Ryley Grunenwald’s documentary film “The Shore Break” keeps making wa...

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#AFDAalumni win the Huisgenoot Tempo Toekennings 2015 film of the year award

June 10, 2015

AFDA alumni, Danie Bester’s film Ballade vir n Enkeling , has won the Huisgenoot Tempo Toekennings...

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May 21, 2015

11 Golden Horns at SAFTA 2015 Website | Facebook | Twitter Best Scriptwriting  TV Comedy, Check...

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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL #AFDAalumni FOR RECORD NUMBER OF AWARDS AT SAFTAs

March 23, 2015

AFDA Johannesburg 4th year 2013 honours graduate Gena du Plessis with the “Golden Horn”...

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AFDA Durban 2014 Winners – Award Ceremonies

December 1, 2014

First and second year students from AFDA have been hard at work prepping for this year’s AFDA Annu...

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AFDA Cape Town 2014 Winners – Award Ceremonies

The AFDA Graduation Festival is held annually in the month of November. This festival showcases 3rd ...

AFDA Johannesburg 2014 Winners – 20th Award Ceremonies

November 28, 2014

The AFDA Graduation Festival is held annually in the month of November. This festival showcases 3rd year, 4th year and master’s film and television graduation productions. The festival is a platform to promote the young professionals whom will soon...

AFDA Durban Award Nominees

November 26, 2014

Best 1st Year Film Sobriety Sixes and Sevens Banned Gwen Marionette Best 2nd Year Film Jack and Jill Brothers in Arms Girl Halfway House Moon Matrix Best 1st Year Television Production For the Record On the Beat Playback Best 2nd Year Television Prod...

AFDA Cape Town Award Nominees

November 25, 2014

The AFDA Graduation Festival is held annually in the month of November. This festival showcases 3rd year, 4th year and master’s film and television graduation productions. The festival is a platform to promote the young professionals whom will soon...

AFDA Johannesburg Award Nominees

The AFDA Graduation Festival is held annually in the month of November. This festival showcases 3rd year, 4th year and master’s film and television graduation productions. The festival is a platform to promote the young professionals whom will ...

Barcelona Here We Stand nominated for short film award

November 21, 2014

Barcelona Here We Stand, a documentary filmed in South Africa 2014 within the Documentary and Diversity programme, has been nominated for the national Finnish short film award Kettupalkinto. It is the first student film from Arcada ever to have accom...

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Ana, Patrick & Nicolas wins Audience Award!

November 5, 2014

Congratulations to the 4th year Johannesburg cast and crew of Ana, Patrick & Nicolas which was ...

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AFDA film, Kanye Kanye screens internationally!

October 6, 2014

AFDA 4th year 2012 Production Kanye Kanye, directed by Miklas Manneke with cinematography by Charles...

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2 AFDA films win at the 2014 Loeries

September 22, 2014

A big CONGRATULATIONS to our two student productions winning at 2014’s Loerie Awards! Bronze S...

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Congratulations to the AFDA productions which won at 2014’s IMSFF!

July 7, 2014

IMSFF, Independent Mzansi Short Film Festival, was held from 25-29 June, where several AFDA producti...

Another win for Kanye Kanye

June 5, 2014

Congratulations to Kanye Kanye for winning the Best Narrative Student Film at the Riverrun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina USA. The festival had honoreers Debra Garnik and Melanie Lynskey in attendance....

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Kanye Kanye wins Best Student Film @ SAFTAS 2014

We’re proud to announce that Miklas Manneke’s film Kanye Kanye won Best Student Film at the 2014...

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Kanye Kanye wins at the International Student Film Festival of Cergy-Pontoise

Congratulations to Kanye Kanye for winning the Audience Choice Award at The 24th International Stude...

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A unique achievement for the 2014 SAFTAs

Over the last 8 years, AFDA has had 3 nominations per year per award and continued to win 22 out of ...

3 AFDA Nominations for this years SAFTA Awards

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Keeping up appearances (Best Student Film), Kanye Kanye (Best Student Film) and Like Clockwork(Best Animation Film), which have all been nominated for this years SAFTA Awards....

Hide and Seek, isiQalo and The Other Woman to compete in CILECT Prize

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Hide and Seek, isiQalo and The Other Woman who have been selected to compete in the 9th CILECT Prize, an award bestowed to a student film by the CILECT Full Member Schools. The nominees and the winners are scre...

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Ana, Patrick & Nicolas nominated as AFDA’s candidate for the 41st Student Academy Awards

The AFDA executive board is pleased to announce that the Johannesburg 4th year film Ana, Patrick &a...

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Congratulations to the cast & crew of Kanye Kanye for another win!

Kanyekanye has won the Audience Choice Award for the Best Short film at one of the biggest African s...

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