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Homeless wins @ FECAA in Morocco

April 21, 2017

AFDA Durban 2015 Oscar candidate film “Homeless” walked off with the Press Award for Best Fictio...

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Chipo Zhou appointed manager of DIFF

April 19, 2017

AFDA Cape Town alumni Chipo Zhou has recently been appointed as the manager of One of Africa’s lea...

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South African short film “The Suit” selected by L’Académie des César to tour all over Europe

April 18, 2017

The South African short film “The Suit”, written and directed by AFDA Johannesburg alumni Jarryd...

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AFDA students win big at Bokeh Festival

April 12, 2017

AFDA Cape Town 3rd year CMS student, Si Postlethwaite and 2016 CMS graduate, Andrea Kloppers, bagged...

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AFDA staff and alumni nominated @Naledi Theatre Awards

March 28, 2017

AFDA Cape Town Live Performance lecturer, Lara Bye, was nominated for the Best Director of a Play Aw...

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Vacancy: HEAD OF SCHOOL PRODUCTION COURSE

March 27, 2017

AFDA Cape Town     AFDA (The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance)...

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Three AFDA Alumni selected for Looking China 2017

March 24, 2017

Three AFDA alumni, have been selected to attend Looking China 2017. Aury Dunn, Maisha Mosala and Chr...

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AFDA Alumni and Staff set record at SAFTA’s 2017

March 23, 2017

Brett Michael Innes with one of his Golden Horns (photo by Jurgen Marx Photography) After receiving ...

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South African Sci-Fi film wins in Boston

AFDA Johannesburg alumnus Christopher-Lee Dos Santos, writer and director of the apocalyptic film ...

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AFDA films screening at Cannes Short Film Corner 2017

AFDA Johannesburg 3rd year 2016 experimental film, ‘Scene’ and AFDA Cape Town 3rd year 2016 grad...

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AFDA Johannesburg undergraduate valedictory speech – Moreetsi Gabang

March 17, 2017

We stepped into a campus full of hopes and dreams and fraught with the desire to find out what the w...

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AFDA Cape Town undergraduate valedictory speech – Silas Miami

WE CELEBRATE   The Dean, Faculty, Invited Guests, fellow Graduates, Ladies and Gentlemen tonigh...

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AFDA Johannesburg undergraduate valedictory speech – Melissa Ulrike Ommeh

March 15, 2017

I echo the words of the late Steve Jobs when I say that ‘I believe life is an intelligent thing; t...

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AFDA Cape Town postgraduate valedictory speech – Anna Catherina Visser

We’ve survived the group docs and thesis writing, VALAs, gruelling shoots and final reviews. Congr...

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AFDA Durban postgraduate validictory speech – Temara Prem

I don’t claim to be a writer or a poet, so this will be short. I have a few things to say, and I...

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AFDA Durban Undergraduate Valedictory Speech – Jessica-Paige Smith

Good evening to our invited guests, family and friends, AFDA Durban staff, and lastly, the class of ...

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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 score a record 46 nominations at SAFTA’s 2017 ‘let’s celebrate it’

February 21, 2017

The impact of AFDA staff, students and alumni on the South African entertainment industry is clearly...

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“The Locket” nominated for Best Student Film at SAFTA’s

February 17, 2017

AFDA Cape Town 3rd year undergraduate film (2015), “The Locket”, written and directed by Jordy S...

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AFDA Pro launches new courses for 2017

December 15, 2016

AFDA is proud to introduce new AFDA Pro extended learning short courses, aimed at upgrading existing...

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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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Kyle Lewis dominates SA Hip Hop Awards

November 23, 2016

AFDA Cape Town alumni and Arcade Content’s Kyle Lewis directed five of the ten Best Music Video no...

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Alumni of the week #58 – Terence Neale

November 21, 2016

Over 200m YouTube views & more international awards for Terence Neale 2016 has been an awful yea...

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AFDA Legend – Candice Odgers

Candice Odgers graduated from AFDA after receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Motion Picture Mediu...

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AFDA staff and students make impact at SACOMM 2016

November 18, 2016

Tristan Jacobs receiving best “Best Paper in the General Communications Interest Stream”  Award...

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AFDA Johannesburg Graduation Festival Programme 2016

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

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AFDA DURBAN GRADUATION FESTIVAL PROGRAMME 2016

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

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AFDA CAPE TOWN GRADUATION FESTIVAL PROGRAMME 2016

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

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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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Alumni of the Week #58 Tyron Janse van Vuuren

November 10, 2016

“Indie game development today feels to me like filmmaking in the 1970’s. This incredible technol...

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Happy Earth Co. Screening @ Los Angeles Film Awards

November 7, 2016

AFDA Cape Town 2014 multi-award winning 3rd year graduation film, Happy Earth Co. has been selected ...

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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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Adam Joshua Bentel going for Blood and Glory

AFDA alumni Adam Joshua Bentel, has been nominated in the main competition line-up at The Internatio...

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“Sons Of Crime” screening @Directors Circle Festival of Shorts

November 1, 2016

AFDA Cape Town 2015 Graduation film “Sons of Crime” has been selected to screen at the Directors...

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AFDA Botswana film @ Joburg Film Festival

October 19, 2016

The AFDA Botswana honours graduation 2016 film “Sebonta” has been selected to screen at the Jobu...

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AFDA alumni Daryne Joshua’s film Noem My Skollie Nominated for Oscars

September 29, 2016

The special jury convened by the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF)  announced yesterday tha...

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AFDA Johannesburg film Isango in Top 3 @ Silwerskerm

AFDA Johannesburg 3rd year 2015 undergraduate film Isango was nominated as one of the finalists in t...

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AFDA Legend – Lucia Meyer-Marais

September 28, 2016

AFDA Johannesburg alumni, Lucia Meyer-Marais, (pronounced Loo-sha) is a freelance TV and film line...

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

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

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AFDA Cape Town 2015 graduates @Silwerskerm with Die Muse

September 15, 2016

The short film,”Die Muse” had it’s premier screening at the Silwerskermfees 2016. ...

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AFDA helps tailor The Suit

Above:Mr. Maphikela (played by John Kani), in an inversion of the Mentor archetype, bears bad news f...

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The future is bright @ the Jozi Film Festival and AFDA film industry talks – meet our speakers

September 13, 2016

The Jozi Film Festival and AFDA Alumni Community are pleased to announce that we partnering for a we...

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AFDA PRO 360 Video Virtual Reality Course At Your Fingertips

September 1, 2016

AFDA PRO 360 Video Virtual Reality 1 day course – a partnership between AFDA and SenseVirtual:...

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Best to book now!!!! for the Jozi Film Festival and AFDA film industry talks

The Jozi Film Festival and AFDA Alumni Community are pleased to announce that we partnering for a we...

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AFDA PRO 360 Video Virtual Reality Course

August 25, 2016

AFDA PRO 360 Video Virtual Reality 1 day course – a partnership between AFDA and SenseVirtual: Th...

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JOZI FILM FESTIVAL AND AFDA ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP FOR A WEEKEND OF FILM INDUSTRY TALKS

August 22, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 22 AUGUST 2016 The Jozi Film Festival and AFDA Alumni Community are pleased t...

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AFDA Johannesburg VFX lecturer shooting in Nigeria

August 18, 2016

AFDA Johannesburgs 1st & 2nd year VFX lecturer, Tunde Ogundipe, travelled to Nigeria in June 201...

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AFDA Cape Town 3rd year graduate films selected to screen @ Jozi Film Festival 2016

AFDA is proud to announce the official selection of the AFDA Cape Town 2015 graduate films Nature an...

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Three AFDA films to screen at Shnit 2016

The selection board of the Shnit International Shortfilmfestival  has selected AFDA Durban 2015 3rd...

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Paying Tribute to 25 AFDA Women Alumni

August 17, 2016

Paying tribute to 25 AFDA Women Alumni It often seems that being a man is more honourable and signif...

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Alumni of the Week #50 Jeffrey Rusch

August 11, 2016

“It’s all about making the right connections and establishing your niche.”, says Jeffrey Rusch...

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AFDA Durban film Homeless wins Best Film @ KSFF 2016

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

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Alumni of the week # 49 Danie Bester

July 29, 2016

“A movie is only as good as the team you assemble to realise the writer and directors vision. Budg...

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Alumni of the week # 48 Cait Pansegrouw

July 20, 2016

AFDA Cape Town alumna Cait Pansegrouw is a multitalented producer and casting director that has work...

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AFDA Johannesburg – Distinguished Achiever – Julia Schnurr

July 15, 2016

It seems that production has been in AFDA Johannesburg alumni Julia Schnurr’s blood from an early ...

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AFDA Durban alumni Erin Passmore @ Applause Rising Talent Showcase (ARTS) in Orlando, USA

July 8, 2016

Author: Deshni Ramkissoon-Pillay in highwaymail.co.za AFDA Durban alumni and actress and model, Erin...

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AFDA alumni Terence Neale’s short wins Craft Gold at Cannes Lions & twice at AICP

July 7, 2016

Your Future Is Not Mine a global adidas Originals short film directed by Egg Films’ and AFDA alumn...

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AFDA staff & alumni make it in China

AFDA Johannesburg lecturer Nkantu Luscious Dosi and AFDA alumni Tristan Schafer and Sachica Archary ...

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AFDA alumni wins @ Indie Karoo Film Festival 2016

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

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AFRICA INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY – URGENT CALL TO AFDA ALUMNI

July 5, 2016

Images of Africa Training Project funded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration ...

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AFDA CEO Bata Passchier talks about disruptive innovation

July 1, 2016

In order to learn about the technologies and tools needed to understand and respond to the current w...

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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 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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Brett Michael Innes’ film Sink wins @ Mexico International Film Festival

June 10, 2016

AFDA Johannesburg alumni Brett Michael Innes is getting rather familiar with the red carpet and putt...

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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 ...

AFDA JHB’s Q & A with Zunaid Realigns 3rd Year Film Students with their Artistic Voice

May 18, 2016

Zunaid Monsoor with the Senior Panel Members  “‘I believe in the Muse. That certain creature or event which floats to our rescue from blocks, imitation, derivation and comparison, and shines a light back into the sum total of our own exp...

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AFDA Cape Town Alumni, Keenan Arrison, stars in ‘Twee Grade van Moord’

May 9, 2016

Photo (Full Faculty Films) AFDA Cape Town alumni Keenan Arrison plays the role of ‘Ra’ed Shad’...

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AFDA alumni take 2nd in South Africa’s Top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q4 2015

April 29, 2016

AFDA alumni Tristan Holmes and Adam Thal of Star Films grabbed the second spot for South Africa’s ...

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AFDA staff and alumni @Looking China

AFDA Johannesburg lecturer Nkantu Luscious Dosi and AFDA alumni Tristan Schafer and Sachica Archary ...

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Alumni of the week #39 Khanya Mkangisa

AFDA Johannesburg alumni, Khanya Mkangisa, made her TV debut at the tender age of 15 as a presenter ...

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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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Vacancy: Head of Film School

April 26, 2016

Vacancy: Head of Film School AFDA (The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Perfor...

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Alumni of the week # 38 SHOKI MOKGAPA

April 18, 2016

AFDA Johannesburg alumni, Shoki Mokgapa, recently won the award for Best Actress at the KykNet Silwe...

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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 Alumni Tom Marais Wins @The Garden State Film Festival 2016

April 7, 2016

AFDA Johannesburg alumni and renowned cinematographer, Tom Marais, has won the M.Carrol Raver Award ...

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SWAPO veteran gets standing ovation @ AFDA graduation ceremony

April 5, 2016

The AFDA Johannesburg 2016 Graduation ceremony was treated to a cacophonous and thoroughly deserved ...

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AFDA & ZIDAKA – Calling all filmmakers

March 31, 2016

MOVIE OF THE WEEK for STAR TIMES and Good TV FORMAT:                        ...

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AFDA alumni interviewed in “The Writing Studio”: Storymaker Henk Pretorius Lives His Dream With Modder & Bloed

Daniel Dercksen shares a few thoughts with storyteller and storymaker Henk Pretorius about the epica...

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AFDA alumni – The Youngest & First Black Recipient Of The SAFTA Golden Horn For Best Original Score In A Feature Film

March 24, 2016

Interview by Thulane Radebe for Book Of Swag, March 23, 2016 Meet Mpho Nthangeni fondly known to tho...

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AFDA Alumni Bag 16 Golden Horns @SAFTA 2016 Awards

March 22, 2016

“Richard Gregory needing an extra hand to hold his Golden Horns” @SAFTA 2016 Awards AFDA...

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Alumni of the week #34 Karien Cherry

AFDA Johannesburg alumni Karien Cherry recently received a Gold Pixel Craft Award at the IAB Bookmar...

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AFDA Johannesburg – Distinguished – Mpho Nthangeni

AFDA Johannesburg alumni, Mpho Nthangeni, recently won a Golden Horn at the SAFTA’s 2016 for Best ...

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AFDA alumni Brett Michael Innes making speeches and movies

March 18, 2016

Brett Michael Innes with AFDA JHB Dean Professor Malcolm Purky AFDA Johannesburg alumni, Brett Micha...

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Three AFDA Botswana Honours Documentary films @DITSHWANELO HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL

AFDA Botswana, only in its first year already has three Honours Documentary Films screening at the D...

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AFDA Cape Town – Honours Valedictorian Speech by Stephanie Dadet

March 17, 2016

Good evening ladies and gentlemen, it is indeed an honour to be selected as the 2015 honours class ...

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AFDA Cape Town – Valedictorian Speech by Nomtha Rajuili

Good evening, Staff, Parents and Students! It gives me great honor to say, class of 2015, we made it...

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AFDA Johannesburg – Undergraduate Valedictorian Speech by Karien van Biljon

Campus Dean Purkey, The Registrar, Heads of school, Staff, esteemed guests and my fellow graduates. ...

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AFDA multi-award winning alumni, Ernest Nkosi, on board the JFF

March 16, 2016

AFDA Johannesburg alumni Ernest Nkosi has been invited as a member of the board of the Jozi Film Fes...

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AFDA alumni of the week #33 Meren Reddy

AFDA Johannesburg alumni Meren Reddy has once again been nominated for a Golden Horn for Best Achiev...

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AFDA Alumni, Karien Cherry Wins Gold at IAB Bookmarks

March 10, 2016

AFDA Johannesburg alumni Karien Cherry received a Gold Pixel Craft Award at the IAB Bookmarks, South...

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AFDA alumni Jenna Bass’ Wonderful Slice of Life in Cape Town ‘Love the One You Love’ Gets a USA Theatrical Run

March 8, 2016

AFDA alumni Jenna Bass’ feature film debut “Love the One You Love” makes its North...

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Graduate Internships Available!

We are looking for newly graduates to join a fast growing exciting team of TV and Online creatives. ...

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AFDA Alumni Score a Record 35 SAFTA Nominations

March 3, 2016

AFDA alumni have scored a record 35 SAFTA 2016 nominations covering all the different award categori...

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Liezl de Kock nominated for 2016 Naledi Theatre Award

AFDA Cape Town alumni and AFDA Johannesburg Lecturer /Researcher/Production Course, Liezl de Kock, h...

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AFDA Johannesburg – Distinguished Achiever – Tema Sebopedi

March 2, 2016

AFDA Johannesburg alumni, Tema Sebopedi, has recently been nominated for the SAFTA 2016 in the Best ...

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AFDA alumni of the week #31 Motlatsi Mafatshe

AFDA Johannesburg alumni, Motlatsi Mafatshe has recently been nominated for the SAFTA 2016 for the B...

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Cape Town Director Jaco Smit breaks opening weekend box office record again

February 25, 2016

Jaco Smit seems to have the midas touch when it comes to creating box office movie hits. His new fil...

AFDA staff and alumni finalists for Jameson INDIE Channel Music Video Grant 2016

AFDA staff and alumni finalists for Jameson INDIE Channel Music Video Grant 2016

AFDA Cape Town Head of Post Production, Nick Mathews, who also goes under the name of DJ Invizable a...

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Jaco Smit, AFDA Cape Town Distinguished Achiever & Box Office Record Breaker

February 22, 2016

AFDA Cape Town alumni Jaco Smit’s second feature film, “Vir Altyd”, has not only stolen the he...

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AFDA Johannesburg – Distinguished Achiever – Dean Blumberg

Even before completing his 4th year honours degree at AFDA, Dean Blumberg immediately established hi...

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AFDA Virtual Reality Course – A First in Africa!

AFDA (The South African School of Motion Medium Picture and Live Performance) and SenseVirtual have ...

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AFDA alumni of the week #30 -Tyrone Rubin

February 19, 2016

AFDA Johannesburg Alumni Tyrone Rubin will be heading and lecturing the ground- breaking-mind- blowi...

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AFDA alumni of the week #29 Liezl de Kock

February 10, 2016

“I came to AFDA Johannesburg in 2001 when Garth Holmes, Deon Opperman, Bata Pachier, Bruce Young, ...

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AFDA Cape Town alumni Etienne Fourie @ Open Assembly

AFDA Cape Town were fortunate and honoured to have two alumni (Etienne Fourie and Elias Ribeiro) add...

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AFDA host pre-release screening of “Die Ontwaking”

February 5, 2016

AFDA CapeTown Post Graduate School and Indigenous Films are delighted to host the pre-release screen...

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AFDA Johannesburg – Distinguished Achiever – Richard Thwaits

February 4, 2016

“AFDA was pretty interesting film school. The curriculum was very practically based, very little t...

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AFDA alumni of the week #29 – Drikus Volschenk

February 3, 2016

AFDA Johannesburg alumni, Drikus Volschenk is a senior lecturer in Screen Acting at AFDA Johannesbur...

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AFDA alumni of the week #28 – Greg Viljoen

January 26, 2016

“From the first day I arrived at AFDA I knew that the gods and I had conspired successfully to pla...

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Basiami Segola: AFDA Johannesburg – Distinguished Achiever

Basiami Segola studied sound design at the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Pe...

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Heleni Handt, AFDA Johannesburg – Distinguished Achiever

“The practical knowledge I gained at AFDA made me realize that late nights, early mornings and no ...

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AFDA Johannesburg post- graduate @ Pulse in Dublin

January 22, 2016

Grant Booth, AFDA Johannesburg Motion Medium Picture Honours graduate, applied for a Masters Degree ...

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AFDA alumni of the week #27, Oscar winner, Tristan Holmes

January 20, 2016

AFDA Johannesburg alumni, Tristan Holmes, began his career in front of the camera at the tender age ...

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Rob Malpage – AFDA Johannesburg – Distinguished Achiever

“AFDA taught me the value of hard work and gave me the tools and the inspiration to continuously s...

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Smoke Mountain: AFDA staff and alumni in the picture

January 15, 2016

AFDA Cape Town, Head of Film School,Malcolm Kohll, has just completed writing the feature film Smoke...

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James Frater, AFDA Johannesburg, Distinguished Achiever

After graduating from AFDA with honours James Frater has quickly become one of the top and most sor...

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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...

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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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Johan Prinsloo – AFDA Cape Town, Distinguished Achiever

November 25, 2015

Johan completed his honours degree in Motion Picture Medium, majoring in cinematography at AFDA Cape...

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Thapelo Mokoena: AFDA Johannesburg Distinguished Achiever

“Working on Mandela Long Walk to Freedom was amazing. I had a very modest part in the film but I s...

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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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Alumni of the Week: #23 Rene van Rooyen

November 20, 2015

AFDA Cape Town alumni, Rene van Rooyen, is a director, screenwriter and co-owner of the motion pictu...

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AFDA alumni create first South African animated sitcom

November 19, 2015

Carl Stemmet  (AFDA graduate – BA, Motion Picture Medium – 2005) and Andile Radebe  (AFDA ...

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Alumni of the Week: #22 Antoinette Louw

November 16, 2015

AFDA Johannesburg alumni, Antoinette Louw studied drama at the University of the Free State (UOFS) a...

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AFDA alumni awarded 2015 ImpACT Award for Theatre

November 11, 2015

AFDA Johannesburg alumni Orly Shapiro & Hayleigh Evans  The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) has ...

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Alastair Orr, AFDA Johannesburg, Distinguished Achiever

November 9, 2015

“Shoot what scares you. If you’re not scared you’re not pushing yourself. Don’t play it...

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AFDA alumni Justin Head – “Making A Killing”

October 28, 2015

AFDA Johannesburg alumni Justin Head’s new film “Making A Killing” won 4 awards at The Rugged ...

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Justin Head, AFDA Johannesburg Distinguished Achiever

AFDA Johannesburg alumni Justin Head’s new film “Making A Killing”, which Justin directed, scr...

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Riordan Allen, AFDA Cape Town, Distinguished Achiever

Born in Namibia and based out of Cape Town, AFDA alumni Riordan Allen started his career as a commer...

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Alumni of the Week: #20 Tumi Masemola

October 27, 2015

AFDA Johannesburg alumni, Tumi Masemola, is a South African actress, singer, producer and businesswo...

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Jonathan de la Querra, AFDA Johannesburg, Distinguished Achiever

October 26, 2015

“I will strive to turn the seemingly ordinary into the extraordinary. To photograph a moving pict...

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AFDA alumni selected for Oscars

September 29, 2015

‘Thina Sobabili’, a film written, directed and produced by AFDA Johannesburg alumni Ernest Nkosi...

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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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Are you an employer or AFDA Alumni? Sign up at alumni.afda.co.za

September 14, 2015

AFDA have created a website just for you – the AFDA Alumni Community – A website where jobseeker...

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AFDA alumni walk away with 6 awards at Silwerskermfees 2015

August 31, 2015

Winning awards at festivals has become a bit of habit for AFDA Johannesburg alumni Ryley Grunenwald,...

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One third of nominations for Silwerskermfees go to AFDA alumni

August 25, 2015

The 2015 Silwerskermfees, being held the 26-29 August at The Bay Hotel in Camps Bay, Cape Town, sees...

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AFDA Cape Town graduate Trevor Stuurman in South African Top 200

August 5, 2015

AFDA Cape Town (2014) graduate, Trevor Stuurman has been selected in the Mail & Guardian’s pre...

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AFDA staff and alumni pitch and hit @ Durban Film Mart

August 3, 2015

For the Film Mart, five SA productions were chosen to pitch and taken through the Master Class and ...

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AFDA honours alumni Elias Ribeiro produces award winning “Necktie Youth”

The award of Best South African Feature Film at DIFF (The Durban International Film Festival) went t...

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AFDA alumni selected for Cannes South Africa Film Factory

July 21, 2015

Above: AFDA Johannesburg alumni Sheetal Magan  AFDA Johannesburg alumni Sheetal Magan and Zee Ntuli...

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AFDA alumni network @ work

July 9, 2015

The documentary film, “Jeppe on a Friday”,  written and directed by AFDA alumni Shannon Walsh a...

#AFDAalumni raking up awards

June 30, 2015

12 Golden Horns at SAFTA 2015 Best Student Film; Ana, Patrick & Nicholas; Director,  Bongani Vincent, Producer Gena du Plessis Best Scriptwriting TV Comedy, Check Coast; Meren Reddy. Best Editing-TV Drama; End Game; Jack Esterhuizen and Guguleth...

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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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#AFDAalumni Karien Cherry a Mover & Shaker, The Callsheet

June 9, 2015

Karien Cherry, AFDA Johannesburg alumni has been selected as one of the MOVERS AND SHAKERS in Callsh...

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AFDA Alumni – Actors in the Industry

June 3, 2015

  Tema Sebopedi 90 Plein Street – Season 1 Mpho Angel’s Song – Season 1 Itumeleng...

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AFDA Alumni awards 2015

May 21, 2015

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

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AFDA staff & alumni crowd Cannes, #proudtobeafda

May 20, 2015

AFDA Johannesburg alumni and lecturer, Laszlo Bene’s, MA production “Assignment” is part of th...

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AFDA’s “Uthando” raises the bar as the only SA film in selection for the Sembene Ousmane Prize

April 29, 2015

AFDA is proud to announce the selection of  “Uthando”, AFDA Johannesburg 4th year honours film ...

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#AFDAalumni raking in awards

April 28, 2015

It’s been a whirlwind year for AFDA Cape Town alumni Ryan Kruger. Although a veteran of the music ...

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Happy Earth Co. nominated for Student Academy Awards

April 10, 2015

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

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April 8, 2015

AFDA Cape Town alumni Ryan Kruger with his two Short & Sweet MVA’s for Best Rock and Best EDM...

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International Exchange students screen Voices of Change! – 1 April

March 24, 2015

AFDA invites you to Voices of Change! 3 documentaries made by our Honours International Exchange st...

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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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CALL TO ALL 2014 AFDA GRADUATES

March 19, 2015

Congratulations!!!!! You have graduated. You are now an AFDA alumni venturing out into the entertain...

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#AFDAalumni Danie Bester releases his 19th feature film

AFDA, The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, is proud to pronounce ...

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All AFDA ( The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance) staff and student...

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AFDA alumni shine at Jozi Film Festival

AFDA, The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, alumni win cream-of-th...

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It’s a wrap! #AFDAgraduation

March 16, 2015

Cape Town AFDA Honours degree graduates showing of their spurs. AFDA, The South African School of Mo...

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#AFDAalumni Film nominated for 3 awards @ SAFTA 2015

February 25, 2015

Congratulations to Richard Finn Gregory, #AFDAalumni, whose film, The Last Boers of Patagonia, has ...

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AFDA Alumni Feature Film to be screened at the Berlin International Film Festival

January 20, 2015

AFDA Cape Town 2011 first Masters Graduates, Wanjiku Muhoho & James Tayler’s feature film ...

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Alumni Ryan Kruger directs Prime Circle music video

October 15, 2014

  From left to right: Alex An-Los, Sean Cameron Michael,Brandon Auret, Ryan Kruger, Graham ...

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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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AFDA PARTY

September 9, 2014

AFDA Johannesburg celebrates its 20th anniversary and will be hosting an alumni party on the 30th of...

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BLOWING THE AFDA TRUMPET WITH PRIDE

September 2, 2014

Written by Garth Holmes, AFDA Co-Founder and Chairman This year AFDA Johannesburg celebrates its 20t...

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Cape Town Alumni 2010 Matthew Griffiths

July 30, 2014

Closing night of Durban Film Mart 2014 saw Echo Ledge Productions project: Nyanga Sky, win the Video...

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Alumni Johannesburg 2008 Kofi Zwana

AFDA Alumni Update: Kofi Zwana recently won a Cannes Bronze Lion at the Cannes Lions Awards 2014 for...

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Durban International Film Festival Announces Award Winners for 2014

July 28, 2014

Jenna Bass left receives her award for SA Film at the 35th Durban International Film Festival. From ...

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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...

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Traci Milimo invites you to watch Veve

June 30, 2014

Traci Milimo, AFDA Cape Town 2012 Alumni, is currently employed with One Fine Day Films & Ginger...

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How democracy feels in advertising

AFDA Joburg Alumni 2005, Tristam Holmes in Screen Africa...

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Humanity’s greatest gift to itself

AFDA Joburg & Cape Town Alumni in Screen Africa...

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Hard to Get, Tom Marais / Zee Ntuli / Thisiswe Ziqubu

AFDA Alumni, Tom Marais / Zee Ntuli / Thisiswe Ziqubu in Screen Africa ...

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Afterglow, Producer/Director Amber Lalloo

AFDA Cape Town Alumni, Amber (Arya) Lalloo in Screen Africa...

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Come Over to the Dark Side

AFDA JHB Alumni, Alastair Orr in Screen Africa...

Mofilm Competetion winners from around the world

Alumni win at Cannes

Congrats to alumni, Silo Dimba (editor) and Fabian Vettiger (director/cinematographer) recently ente...

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UNEARTHED has won the Green Award at the Sheffield International Documentary Festival!

June 12, 2014

We are proud to announce that UNEARTHED has WON the Green Award today at the Sheffield International...

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The 35th Durban International Film Festival announces Hard to Get for its opening night film

June 11, 2014

The Durban International Film Festival (July 17 – 27) is extremely happy to announce that the open...

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Are you AFDA Alumni?

If you have graduated from AFDA and would like to let us and your fellow Alumni know what you have b...

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Another win for Kanye Kanye

June 9, 2014

Congratulations to Kanye Kanye for winning the Best Narrative Student Film at the Riverrun Internat...

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AFDA Alumni Benjamin Cowley

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AFDA Alumni Producer & Cine

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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 ...

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AFDA Alumni, Jozua Malherbe

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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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AFDA Alumni feature film

AFDA Alumni include: Etienne Fourie, Armand Greyling, Johan Prinsloo – See more at: http://afd...

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4th year film, Crumbs, to be screened at Encounters!

Congratulations to 4th year AFDA Cape Town Film Crumbs: Toppling the Bread Cartel which has been s...

AFDA Alumni, Pad jour Hart & Faan se Trein

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Kate Blackman, Alastair Orr & Brendan Barnes in Action

JHB Alumni, Kate Blackman, Alastair Orr & Brendan Barnes, were flown to Panama last year to direct, shoot and do makeup on an American Film (from the producers of Sun City and Machete) that was being shot in conjunction with the Panamanian Govern...

AFDA Alumni, Xavier Coetzee, All You Really Need Is A Dream…

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Africas first dance movie finally heading to local screens

Executive producer, AFDA Alumni, Danie Bester See Screen Africa Article Here>...

The votes are in: SA’s best music video of 2013

Directed by AFDA Alumni Ryan Kruger See the Screen Africa Article Here>...

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Pushing VFX and editing boundaries

AFDA JHB Alumni CA Van Aswegen Read article on Screen Africa  ...

JFF2014: Promoting and supporting local filmmakers

AFDA Alumni in iNumber Number & Die Lang Kat See Screen Africa Article Here>...

Film treaties with Australia and New Zealand strengthened

AFDA Alumni, Danie Bester See Screen Africa article here >...

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Congratulations to Luscious Dosi for his win at Jozi Film Festival

2012 Johannesburg Television Alumni & lecturer Luscious Dosi’s honours documentary Across the...

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Alumni News Archive

April 25, 2014

If you are looking for an archived news item that was posted prior to the current website going live...