Strategic Partnerships

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CILECT is the International Association of Film and Television Schools and was established in 1952 in Cannes as a body to represent the film schools of the world.  Today, CILECT represents over 160 schools from 60 countries with more than 9000 lecturers, 55 000 students and alumni in excess of 1 330 000 which produces over 65% of the world’s block-buster films and TV series.  CILECT is deeply committed to maintaining the highest possible educational standards of audio-visual teaching and learning in its member schools and to encourage stimulation of creativity, diversity and individuality in film and television.

CARA (CILECT Africa Regional Association) is one of the 5 regional divisions of CILECT for Africa and is chaired by AFDA Co-founder and Chairman Garth Holmes.  CARA currently consists of  Institut Superieur des Metiers de l'Audiovisuel (ISMA – Benin; Centre de Formation Professionnelle de l’Audiovisuel de la Cameroon Radio Television (CFPA/CRTV)  – Cameroon; High Cinema Institute (HCI) – Egypt; National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) – Ghana; NTA Television College (NTA) – Nigeria; AFDA, the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance – South African; Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) – South Africa; Wits School of Arts (WSA) – South Africa as well as Institut Supérieur de l’Image et du Son (ISIS) – Burkina Faso (Partner Member); Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking (BFSDF) – South African (Candidate Member).

CILECT and CARA are global and continental platforms that allow the various film schools of the world and Africa to intersect and exchange staff, students and administration – and in so doing affording its various members opportunities to measure their standards and quality of education and to share the knowledge and pool of diverse intellectual capital from this wide range of film and TV schools.

CILECT meets annually in differing cities and is normally hosted by one of its member schools representative of the region.  Lecturers, heads of departments and heads of the film school of the world to meet to discuss teaching methodologies, technology, markets and audiences.

The top film schools of the world including the like of GVIK (Moscow), La Femisse (Paris), USC (LA), The National Film School (London), Rits (Brussels), AFTRS (Sydney), the Beijing Film School and AFDA (Johannesburg and Cape Town) to mention but a few, attend the conference and use the opportunity to re-kindle old friendships and exchanges, attend the conference and to govern the general well-being of the media and entertainment industries of the future.

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AFDA currently cooperates bilaterally and multi-laterally with the following institutions:

Aalto University
School of Arts, Design and Architecture
ELO Film School Helsinki
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Film & Television Institute of India
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Emerson College (Boston)
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Rits School of Arts

Chapman University
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Arcada University of Applied Sciences
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National Film and Television Institute
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Baden-Württemberg Film Academy
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Beijing Normal University

Zhejiang University of Media and Communications


Kindly contact if you are interested in collaborating with AFDA on research, staff or student exchange or teaching and learning opportunities at any of the above institutions.

AFDA currently utilises the services of several international student recruitment/ placement agents. Services offered by agents serve to strengthen awareness to potential learners on study opportunities offered by AFDA. Given their expert advice and local knowledge they are ideally placed to provide additional pre-arrival and application support to learners and parents.

Agents are currently located in the following countries and growing daily:

  1. Cameroon

  2. Iran

  3. Norway

  4. United Kingdom

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International Exchange Programs

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For more information on the details of an agent near you contact If you are interested in representing AFDA abroad for the purpose of international student recruitment please complete the online Agent Application Form