23 November 2017, Alumni of the week
AFDA Johannesburg alumnus Siphiwe Myeza (SJ) is from bussling Johannesburg, but now lives in the beautiful Cape Town. After his studies at AFDA he joined 7Films as a young director; moulding him into the director he is today. SJ is now a majority share holder of 7films, an award-winning Production Company rated 2nd in South Africa. His work won silver and gold Loeries at the 2016 Loerie Awards; at the age of 22 he was the youngest winner. He won Gold at Cannes Lions in 2017, silver at the 2017 Pendoring Awards, Gold at Promax awards 20127, Young guns 15; He was the only African representative at Young Guns 15 and won the first ever creative choice at Young Guns 15. He is an ambitious, risk-taking individual, who is quick to learn and adapt. His style is inspired by real stories with real characters; he believes reality is stranger than fiction. Taking on filmmaking as a personal responsibility to the world at large.
AFDA is the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, and is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997. Registration certificate no. 2001/HE07/012.