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Renowned Kenyan content creator “Crazy Kennar” chooses to study at AFDA  

Renowned Kenyan content creator “Crazy Kennar” chooses to study at AFDA  

Earlier this year, the famous Kenyan content creator Kennedy Odhiambo, alias Crazy Kennar who holds a degree in Actuarial Science from ...

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AFDA alumna Rethabile Ramaphakela creates new Netflix series How To Ruin Love: The Proposal

AFDA alumna Rethabile Ramaphakela creates new Netflix series How To Ruin Love: The Proposal

Viewers favourite Netflix franchise, How To Ruin, returns with its first-ever spin-off on the 31st of May. The new series, How To Ruin ...

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AFDA alumnus Bongeziwe Mabandla wins Metro FM Music Award

AFDA alumnus Bongeziwe Mabandla wins Metro FM Music Award

AFDA alumnus Bongeziwe Mabandla walked off the stage carrying the Metro FM Music Award in the  Best African Pop category for his album ...

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AFDA graduation film “Anguish” shortlisted for Sony Future Filmmaker Awards 2024

AFDA graduation film “Anguish” shortlisted for Sony Future Filmmaker Awards 2024

AFDA is delighted to announce that the third year AFDA Johannesburg 2023 graduation film, “Anguish”, produced by Raheem Razak and ...

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4 AFDA alumni films at Durban FilmMart 2024 Official Project Selection

4 AFDA alumni films at Durban FilmMart 2024 Official Project Selection

The Durban FilmMart Institute introduced the selected projects for the Pitch and Finance Forum of the 2024 Durban FilmMart (DFM), ...

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 It’s all happening at AFDA OPEN DAY | THIS SATURDAY, 20 April 2024! 

 It’s all happening at AFDA OPEN DAY | THIS SATURDAY, 20 April 2024! 

It’s all happening at AFDA OPEN DAY | THIS SATURDAY, 20 April 2024! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear from key industry ...

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AFDA alumni in key roles on film which inspired Beyoncé’s  “Cowboy Carter”  

AFDA alumni in key roles on film which inspired Beyoncé’s “Cowboy Carter”  

Imagine being able to say that you played a key role on film "Five Fingers for Marseilles"   that served as a source of inspiration for

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AFDA alumnus hits No.1 spot on Netflix

AFDA alumnus hits No.1 spot on Netflix

The film “Heart of the Hunter”, shot by AFDA alumnus Trevor Calverley (SASC) has achieved the incredible feat of clocking No. 1 spot in

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AFDA alumni direct Showmax Original Series Red Ink

AFDA alumni direct Showmax Original Series Red Ink

AFDA alumni Adze Ugah and Zeno Petersen share the directing credit on the Showmax Original mini-series “Red Ink”, which debuted on ...

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Unleashing the beast, AFDA alumnus Tongayi Chirisa

Unleashing the beast, AFDA alumnus Tongayi Chirisa

The voice role of Cheetor on Transformers: Rise of The Beasts crowns a brilliant Hollywood career for AFDA Live Performance alumnus ...

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ABSA and Nedbank bank on AFDA BCom alumnus Given Masondo

ABSA and Nedbank bank on AFDA BCom alumnus Given Masondo

“Congratulations to Given Masondo on his remarkable achievements in the field of business innovation. As an esteemed alumnus of the ...

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AFDA alumni powerhouse couple create 52- episode M-Net series ‘Summertide’

AFDA alumni powerhouse couple create 52- episode M-Net series ‘Summertide’

The new South African multi-generational 52 - episode drama series, ‘Summertide’, produced and directed by AFDA alumni powerhouse ...

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AFDA alumnus Norman Maake’s new movie ‘Inkabi’ hits Netflix worldwide soon

AFDA alumnus Norman Maake’s new movie ‘Inkabi’ hits Netflix worldwide soon

‘Inkabi’ (The Hitman) written and directed by AFDA alumnus Norman Maake is set to premiere on Netflix worldwide on the 13 March. The ...

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The sky has no limit for AFDA alumna & author Jo Watson

The sky has no limit for AFDA alumna & author Jo Watson

Travellers aboard Lift flight GE131 from Johannesburg to Cape Town were treated to a surprise sky-high book launch of AFDA alumna and ...

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11 AFDA films selected to screen at Joburg Film Festival

11 AFDA films selected to screen at Joburg Film Festival

AFDA is proud to announce the 11 AFDA 3rd and 4th year graduation films have been selected to screen at the Joburg Film Festival which ...

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AFDA students & alumni top Loeries Official Rankings 2023

AFDA students & alumni top Loeries Official Rankings 2023

The Loeries Official Rankings is a useful and independent measure of who’s doing what and who’s doing it the best in the industry, ...

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AFDA alumni create new Showmax Original Series

AFDA alumni create new Showmax Original Series

Showmax recently announced that it will increase its African originals content by 150%, or 1,300 hours, as part of its relaunch on the ...

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AFDA films selected for the prestigious CILECT Prize 2024

AFDA films selected for the prestigious CILECT Prize 2024

AFDA is proud to announce the selection of two 2023 honours graduation films to compete for the prestigious CILECT Prize 2024; the ...

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Bring on 2024 after a multi award-winning 2023 for AFDA students and alumni

Bring on 2024 after a multi award-winning 2023 for AFDA students and alumni

Starting 2024 with a celebration of the numerous accolades won by AFDA students and alumni throughout the award-winning year of 2023 is

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An award winning start for AFDA film “Warm”

An award winning start for AFDA film “Warm”

AFDA is proud to announce that the AFDA Durban 2023 undergraduate third year graduation film “Warm”, written and directed by Lindo ...

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AFDA 2023 GRADUATION FILMS SELECTED TO TRAVEL WORLDWIDE

AFDA 2023 GRADUATION FILMS SELECTED TO TRAVEL WORLDWIDE

AFDA has selected 21 third year undergraduate and fourth year postgraduate 2023 Graduation Festival films from our Johannesburg, Cape ...

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BET Africa Presents BET Script to Screen, AFDA Edition; A Platform for Emerging Filmmakers

BET Africa Presents BET Script to Screen, AFDA Edition; A Platform for Emerging Filmmakers

BET Africa and AFDA are proud to announce the upcoming BET Script to Screen: AFDA Edition, a film festival featuring a curated ...

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The AFDA Graduation Festival 2023 Showcase – Now Available Online For Viewing

The AFDA Graduation Festival 2023 Showcase – Now Available Online For Viewing

The AFDA third year and honours students from the Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Gqeberha campuses have once again pulled out all ...

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AFDA alumnus Lindo Langa directed Trevor Noah Tourism Advert – Welcome to South Africa –

AFDA alumnus Lindo Langa directed Trevor Noah Tourism Advert – Welcome to South Africa –

The Tourism Business Council’s Tourism Campaign for South Africa, starring comedian Trevor Noah has been officially released on various

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AFDA alumni nominated and hosting at SAMAs 2023

AFDA alumni nominated and hosting at SAMAs 2023

AFDA alumna Thuthuka Mthembu, popularly known for her leading roles in Uzalo and Ehostela will host the SAMA29 alongside DJ Sabby, ...

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The AFDA Graduation Festival 2023 – Showcasing the future leaders of the Creative Economy

The AFDA Graduation Festival 2023 – Showcasing the future leaders of the Creative Economy

AFDA is proud to announce that the annual AFDA Graduation Festival showcasing work from our final year Undergraduate and Postgraduate ...

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Back to back awards for AFDA alumnus Tsoanelo Moyo aka ‘Ah Mozisi’ @tsoanieskits at SA Social Media Awards

Back to back awards for AFDA alumnus Tsoanelo Moyo aka ‘Ah Mozisi’ @tsoanieskits at SA Social Media Awards

AFDA alumnus Tsoanelo Moyo made it two in a row at the 3rd Annual South African Social Media Awards Ceremony at Sandton Convention ...

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AFDA alumni in key roles on award-winning film ‘Rise: The Siya Kolisi story’

AFDA alumni in key roles on award-winning film ‘Rise: The Siya Kolisi story’

After winning the Audience Choice Award at the International Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, the documentary film, ‘Rise: The ...

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AFDA staff and alumni play key roles on highly anticipated MNet series Devil’s Peak

AFDA staff and alumni play key roles on highly anticipated MNet series Devil’s Peak

The new highly anticipated MNet crime series Devil’s Peak, based on the best-selling 2004 novel by South African writer Deon Meyer and ...

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Meet celebrated AFDA staff at Open Day

Meet celebrated AFDA staff at Open Day

Over the past 29 years AFDA has earned its reputation as the top institution of its kind in Africa, and the key to this success is the ...

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AFDA honours film “Winterslaap” wins GOLD at Loeries

AFDA honours film “Winterslaap” wins GOLD at Loeries

The AFDA Durban Honours’ team has done it again! Winterslaap, produced last year, has just won Gold at the 2023 Loeries for Best South ...

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AFDA alumni on award-winning streak

AFDA alumni on award-winning streak

AFDA alumna Muneera Sallies wins at The Western Cape Cultural Affairs Awards AFDA alumna Muneera Sallies recently won the Most ...

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AFDA students and alumni scoop 13 awards at the SAFTAs

AFDA students and alumni scoop 13 awards at the SAFTAs

AFDA is proud to announce that AFDA students and alumni picked up 13 Golden Horn awards at the 17th annual SAFTAs held over the past ...

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To all the AFDA students, staff and alumni nominated for the SAFTAs – Wishing you all the Best

To all the AFDA students, staff and alumni nominated for the SAFTAs – Wishing you all the Best

We are heading towards the SAFTAs weekend and AFDA would like to wish all the AFDA students, staff and alumni nominated for the awards ...

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AFDA alumni behind the scenes on Showmax series “Outlaws”

AFDA alumni behind the scenes on Showmax series “Outlaws”

A bunch of AFDA alumni hold key positions on the credits list on South Africa’s first contemporary Western series, “Outlaws”, now ...

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AFDA alumna Evelyn Maruping excels in MTN Women in Digital Business Challenge

AFDA alumna Evelyn Maruping excels in MTN Women in Digital Business Challenge

AFDA alumna Evelyn Maruping, founder and owner of Ping TVSA and Northern Cape Starlet recently was announced as the first female ...

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AFDA alumni involved in new deals, shows and movies for Netflix

AFDA alumni involved in new deals, shows and movies for Netflix

A host of AFDA alumni and alumni founded production companies are part a string of new and returning productions and deals revealed by ...

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AFDA alumni are big winners at 11th Silwerskermfees

AFDA alumni are big winners at 11th Silwerskermfees

AFDA alumni power-couple Corne and Rene van Rooyen’s new film, “Hans steek die Rubicon oor”,  walked off the blue carpet at the 11th ...

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Meet the AFDA alumni Open Day Guest Speakers

Meet the AFDA alumni Open Day Guest Speakers

AFDA Johannesburg alumni Open Day Guest Speaker - Lemogang Tsipa AFDA Live Performance alumnus Lemogang Tsipa acting career has ...

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AFDA alumni set to shine at kykNET Silwerskerm Film Festival

AFDA alumni set to shine at kykNET Silwerskerm Film Festival

AFDA alumni continue their strong showing at the kykNET Silwerskerm Film Festival this year with alumni featuring in key positions in ...

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Nominations Galore for AFDA Staff, Students & Alumni at SAFTAs 2023

Nominations Galore for AFDA Staff, Students & Alumni at SAFTAs 2023

The 17th Annual South African Film and Television Awards nominees have been announced and AFDA is proud to announce that AFDA students,

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AFDA win 2 awards at the Durban International Film Festival 2023

AFDA win 2 awards at the Durban International Film Festival 2023

AFDA are delighted to announce that AFDA Durban 2022 honours film “Winterslaap”, directed by Leandros Brown and Daniel Howells won the ...

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AFDA students and alumni win 3 awards at 10th Annual Simon ‘Mabhuna’ Sabela Awards

AFDA students and alumni win 3 awards at 10th Annual Simon ‘Mabhuna’ Sabela Awards

“AFDA is delighted that our student films and alumni have excelled once more at the Simon “Mabhunu” Sabela Awards. Once again, the Best

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AFDA 2022 graduation films making waves at film festivals

AFDA 2022 graduation films making waves at film festivals

14 AFDA 2022 graduation films were selected to screen at the The Student World Impact Film Festival (SWIFF).  6 of the films, “Room ...

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AFDA students and alumni scoop 12 Nominations at 10th Simon Mabhunu Sabela KZN Film and Television Awards

AFDA students and alumni scoop 12 Nominations at 10th Simon Mabhunu Sabela KZN Film and Television Awards

AFDA students and alumni once again are making an impact at the Simon Mabhunu Sabela KZN Film and Television Awards receiving 12 ...

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Two AFDA films competing at Durban International Film Festival 2023

Two AFDA films competing at Durban International Film Festival 2023

AFDA is proud to announce that two AFDA Durban films have been selected to compete in the Isiphethu student programme at the Durban ...

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AFDA students take all three podium places @The South African Student Film Competition 2023

AFDA students take all three podium places @The South African Student Film Competition 2023

Earlier this year TheSouthAfrican.com website called on registered film students from South African tertiary institutions to get ...

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AFDA alumna Chipo Zhou reflects on her conversation with President Obama

AFDA alumna Chipo Zhou reflects on her conversation with President Obama

AFDA alumna Chipo Zhou was among 100 other change-makers from across the world who recently met with former United States President ...

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The AFDA Experimental Festival 2023 – watch online now!

The AFDA Experimental Festival 2023 – watch online now!

Binge-watch over 70 productions The annual AFDA Experimental Festival proved to be a resounding success. Audiences enjoyed an array of ...

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AFDA Experimental Festival 2023: Showcasing African Creative Talent

AFDA Experimental Festival 2023: Showcasing African Creative Talent

The AFDA Experimental Festival is an annual event orchestrated by our 3rd year students. The primary purpose of the festival is to ...

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Giving back: AFDA alumni invest in next generation of creative talent

Giving back: AFDA alumni invest in next generation of creative talent

At AFDA Durban this week, Sir Roel Twijnstra, the Program Co-Ordinator of the Live Performance School invited graduates Sibongiseni ...

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The AFDA School of Business & Innovation graduates mean Business

The AFDA School of Business & Innovation graduates mean Business

Since the launch of the AFDA BCom in Business Innovation project-based degree in 2016, many of our BCom alumni have created and founded

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Unveiling the Business Savvy of AFDA Live Performance Alumni

Unveiling the Business Savvy of AFDA Live Performance Alumni

In the past 26 years, our AFDA Live Performance alumni have demonstrated their exceptional talent and achieved numerous accolades. They

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AFDA alumna Ofentse Thinane is new SABC1 channel boss

AFDA alumna Ofentse Thinane is new SABC1 channel boss

AFDA alumna Ofentse Thinane is the new SABC1 channel head and replaces Thuli Hhlapo who was acting channel head at the biggest TV ...

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Meet the AFDA alumni pioneers at Gambit Films

Meet the AFDA alumni pioneers at Gambit Films

Gambit Films is an independent, multi award-winning film and television production company based in Cape Town. The company was ...

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AFDA alumnus Lemogang Tsipa is Shaka

AFDA alumnus Lemogang Tsipa is Shaka

AFDA Cape Town Live Performance alumnus Lemogang Tsipa plays the titular role of ‘Shaka’ in the upcoming drama series “Shaka Ilembe” ...

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The South African State Theatre & Vusi’ Africa Announce Collaboration on a  Musical Adaptation of “Letters of Hope”

The South African State Theatre & Vusi’ Africa Announce Collaboration on a Musical Adaptation of “Letters of Hope”

The SAST in Pretoria, South Africa, is proud to announce an exciting collaboration with multi-award winning director and AFDA's first ...

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Meet Bachelor of Creative Writing Lecturer Liana Hassim

Meet Bachelor of Creative Writing Lecturer Liana Hassim

AFDA Cape Town Bachelor of Creative Writing Lecturer Liana Hassim is a writer and director for film. She has a Bachelor degree in Drama

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Meet Tebogo Motaung; AFDA Business Innovation & Entrepreneurship Programme Co-Ordinator

Meet Tebogo Motaung; AFDA Business Innovation & Entrepreneurship Programme Co-Ordinator

AFDA Johannesburg Business Innovation & Entrepreneurship Programme Co-Ordinator Tebogo Motaung is an experienced higher education ...

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Meet AFDA Cape Town Higher Certificate Co-Ordinator Leopold Senekal

Meet AFDA Cape Town Higher Certificate Co-Ordinator Leopold Senekal

The AFDA Cape Town Higher Certificate Course is under the stewardship of Leopold Senekal who joined the AFDA family in 2019. Leopold ...

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Meet AFDA Live Performance lecturer Abduragman Adams

Meet AFDA Live Performance lecturer Abduragman Adams

AFDA Cape Town Live Performance lecturer Abduragman Adams is a well- known South African television, film and theatre actor, director ...

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AFDA alumna Berenice Barbier wins Fleur du Cap Award and is nominated at Naledi Awards

AFDA alumna Berenice Barbier wins Fleur du Cap Award and is nominated at Naledi Awards

AFDA is proud to announce that alumna Berenice Barbier won the Best Supporting Actress award at the 58th Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards ...

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Acclaimed AFDA Theatre Production Whistleblowers Hits the Big Stage

Acclaimed AFDA Theatre Production Whistleblowers Hits the Big Stage

The multi-award winning 2022 AFDA Johannesburg honours theatre play, Whistleblowers, directed by AFDA Live Performance lecturer, Rob ...

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Meet AFDA Cape Town Motion Picture Programme Coordinator and Senior Lecturer – David Stein

Meet AFDA Cape Town Motion Picture Programme Coordinator and Senior Lecturer – David Stein

“I don’t think I’ve ever worked in such a dynamic and stimulating environment. And what an exciting time to be working in creative ...

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AFDA alumni direct films on UNESCO X Netflix anthology “African Folktales, Reimagined”

AFDA alumni direct films on UNESCO X Netflix anthology “African Folktales, Reimagined”

UNESCO and Netflix have announced the global launch of “African Folktales, Reimagined”, an anthology of six short films featuring a ...

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AFDA alumni lead the way on new Netflix series ‘Unseen’

AFDA alumni lead the way on new Netflix series ‘Unseen’

Netflix recently dropped the official trailer of the much anticipated new South African series ‘Unseen’. The crime thriller series has ...

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Four AFDA films selected to screen at Reel to Reality Festival

Four AFDA films selected to screen at Reel to Reality Festival

AFDA is proud to announce that four AFDA 2022 graduation films have been selected to screen at the Reel to Reality Festival. The films ...

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AFDA students, alumni and staff receive 4 nominations for 58th Fleur du Cap Awards

AFDA students, alumni and staff receive 4 nominations for 58th Fleur du Cap Awards

For the sixth consecutive year the AFDA Cape Town Live Performance School once again sees graduates named for the Fleur du Cap Most ...

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Let’s celebrate AFDA alumnus Tsoanelo Moyo aka ‘Ah Mozisi’ @tsoanieskits

Let’s celebrate AFDA alumnus Tsoanelo Moyo aka ‘Ah Mozisi’ @tsoanieskits

AFDA alumnus, Tsoanelo Moyo, over the last few years has made a massive name for himself as a social media content creator gaining ...

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‘The Fragile King’ by Student Oscar award winner, Tristan Holmes, screening at Film Mondays at AFDA

‘The Fragile King’ by Student Oscar award winner, Tristan Holmes, screening at Film Mondays at AFDA

AFDA alumnus and student Oscar winner Tristan Holmes’ debut feature film ‘The Fragile King’ will be screening at Film Mondays at AFDA, ...

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Meet social media sensation Ethan “Bob” McKay

Meet social media sensation Ethan “Bob” McKay

AFDA Higher Certificate graduate and content creator, Ethan “Bob” McKay is becoming a social media sensation on the Tik Tok and ...

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3 AFDA films selected for the CILECT Prize 2023

3 AFDA films selected for the CILECT Prize 2023

AFDA is proud to announce the selection of three 2022 graduation films to compete for the prestigious CILECT Prize 2023; the first-ever

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AFDA alumni launch IYABUYA iPOPArt Festival

AFDA alumni launch IYABUYA iPOPArt Festival

The IYABUYA iPOPArt festival is a live and mixed media arts festival presented by POPArt Productions running from 21 January - end ...

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3 AFDA honours films selected to screen at Joburg Film Festival.

3 AFDA honours films selected to screen at Joburg Film Festival.

AFDA is proud to announce that the 2021 honours graduation films, ‘Ihsaan’ and ‘Where is Mr Adams?' from AFDA Cape Town and ‘Tart’ from

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AFDA Johannesburg, Goethe-Institut and SACOMM launch film screening series

AFDA Johannesburg, Goethe-Institut and SACOMM launch film screening series

A deeply missed Johannesburg tradition is coming back to life: Weekly film screenings aiming to shape not only a community of practice ...

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Riky Rick’s Cotton Fest Awards 3 AFDA Students Bursaries

Riky Rick’s Cotton Fest Awards 3 AFDA Students Bursaries

The Cotton Fest team recently launched the Cotton Fest Creative program founded by the late Riky Rick, to give back to the students in ...

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Stellar award-winning 2022 for AFDA

Stellar award-winning 2022 for AFDA

Film and Television AFDA alumni win 21 Golden Horns at SAFTAs 2022 After receiving a massive 64 nominations for the 16th annual ...

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The annual AFDA Online Graduation Festival goes live!!!

The annual AFDA Online Graduation Festival goes live!!!

Our 3rd year and honours students from our Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth campuses have once again pulled out all ...

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The annual AFDA Graduation Festival 2022 – Showcasing the future of the Creative Economy

The annual AFDA Graduation Festival 2022 – Showcasing the future of the Creative Economy

AFDA is proud to announce that the annual AFDA Graduation Festival showcasing work from our final year Undergraduate and Postgraduate ...

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AFDA alumnus Fabian Medea’s film ‘Wild is The Wind’  blows hot on Netflix

AFDA alumnus Fabian Medea’s film ‘Wild is The Wind’  blows hot on Netflix

The South African film, ‘Wild is the Wind’, produced, written and directed by AFDA alumnus Fabian Medea premiered on Netflix on the 30 ...

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AFDA’s first Artist in Residence Vusi Africa is king at 18th AMA Awards

AFDA’s first Artist in Residence Vusi Africa is king at 18th AMA Awards

AFDA is proud to announce that AFDA’s first Artist in Residence in their Masters (MFA) programme student, Vusi Africa, walked off with ...

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AFDA alumni share Best Actor Award at International Pan African Film Festival in Cannes

AFDA alumni share Best Actor Award at International Pan African Film Festival in Cannes

AFDA Cape Town Live Performance alumni Luntu Masiza and Francois Immelman recently shared the  Best Actor Dikalo Award for their ...

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AFDA honours film “Delville Wood” wins at Loerie Awards

AFDA honours film “Delville Wood” wins at Loerie Awards

AFDA Johannesburg 2021 honours graduation film “Delville Wood” walked off with a Silver Loerie award in the Student Film category at ...

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AFDA lecturer Abduragman Adams receives Ministerial Award

AFDA lecturer Abduragman Adams receives Ministerial Award

AFDA Cape Town Live Performance lecturer Abduragman Adams recently received a Ministerial Award at the Cultural Affairs Awards for 2022

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AFDA alumni star in new Showmax/Canal+ fantasy series Blood Psalms

AFDA alumni star in new Showmax/Canal+ fantasy series Blood Psalms

The new Showmax action-packed African fantasy series, a co-production with CANAL+, “Blood Psalms”, premiered on Showmax on 28 September

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AFDA OPEN DAY Saturday 15 October

AFDA OPEN DAY Saturday 15 October

Come to any of the AFDA Campuses that will be open for you to gain more insight into what it takes to break into the creative ...

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AFDA Masters student and lecturer’s film Surviving Gaza receives 13 nominations at Africa Movie Academy Awards

AFDA Masters student and lecturer’s film Surviving Gaza receives 13 nominations at Africa Movie Academy Awards

‘Surviving Gaza’ a film produced and co-written by AFDA Johannesburg writing lecturer Naledi Bogacwi and directed by AFDA Masters (MFA)

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New Netflix series shot by AFDA alumni Motheo Moeng & Kabelo Thathe

New Netflix series shot by AFDA alumni Motheo Moeng & Kabelo Thathe

Netflix announced the release of its upcoming supernatural drama “The Brave Ones” releasing on 16 September. The Brave Ones is created ...

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AFDA alumnus Mandla N reaps rewards at SAFTAs

AFDA alumnus Mandla N reaps rewards at SAFTAs

AFDA alumnus and founder of Black Brain Pictures Mandla N’s contribution to the South African entertainment industry is paying off big ...

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AFDA alumni win 21 Golden Horns at SAFTAs 2022

AFDA alumni win 21 Golden Horns at SAFTAs 2022

After receiving a massive 64 nominations for the 16th annual Saftas (South African Film and Television Awards) AFDA alumni picked up 21

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AFDA alumnus Chris Langa stars in Hollywood blockbuster film Beast

AFDA alumnus Chris Langa stars in Hollywood blockbuster film Beast

After graduating from AFDA Johannesburg with a degree in Live Performance in 2020, Chris Langa has taken very little time to shine on ...

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AFDA alumnus Shekinah wins Best Pop Album award at SAMAs

AFDA alumnus Shekinah wins Best Pop Album award at SAMAs

It was business as usual for AFDA alumna Shekhinah at the South African Music Awards (SAMAs) held over the weekend at Sun City. After ...

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Trending Netflix series Justice Served directed and shot by AFDA alumni

Trending Netflix series Justice Served directed and shot by AFDA alumni

Netflix's latest African original series “Justice Served”, directed by AFDA alumni Jozua Malherbe and Zwelethu Radebe and shot by AFDA ...

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AFDA Open Day 27 August 2022

AFDA Open Day 27 August 2022

SAVE THE DATE future #HumansofAFDA, Open Day is coming up next week Saturday, 27 August from 10.00 until 13.00. All AFDA Campuses ...

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AFDA Dean Diaan Lawrenson stars in first Afrikaans Netflix series Ludik

AFDA Dean Diaan Lawrenson stars in first Afrikaans Netflix series Ludik

Netflix will launch its first streaming television Afrikaans series on the 26 August. The series, called Ludik, created and written by ...

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AFDA alumnus King Shaft wins Best South African Feature Film award at Durban International Film Festival

AFDA alumnus King Shaft wins Best South African Feature Film award at Durban International Film Festival

The Durban International Film Festival (Diff), organised by the Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal ...

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AFDA student film wins at Durban International Film Festival

AFDA student film wins at Durban International Film Festival

The AFDA Cape Town 2021 honours graduation film, “Where is Mr Adams?”, directed by Cameron Murray and produced by Larise Krishnan ...

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AFDA staff, students and alumni bag 6 Simon Mabhunu Sabela Awards

AFDA staff, students and alumni bag 6 Simon Mabhunu Sabela Awards

Winners of the ninth Simon “Mabhunu” Sabela KZN Film and Television Awards were announced during the annual Durban International Film ...

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AFDA students and alumni receive astonishing record-breaking 64 nominations at SAFTAs 2022

AFDA students and alumni receive astonishing record-breaking 64 nominations at SAFTAs 2022

AFDA, The School for the Creative Economy, is proud to announce that AFDA students and alumni have received an astonishing, ...

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AFDA students & alumni riding the wave at Durban International Film Festival 2022

AFDA students & alumni riding the wave at Durban International Film Festival 2022

Over the last 20 years AFDA students and alumni award-winning films have had a strong presence at the Durban International Film ...

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Oscar winner Phumi Morare,  joins AFDA students at AFDA script camp

Oscar winner Phumi Morare, joins AFDA students at AFDA script camp

You've heard her name by now. Phumi Morare, the South African woman who won Gold last year at the Student Academy Awards for Best ...

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AFDA student Vusi Africa selected in Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans

AFDA student Vusi Africa selected in Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans

AFDA is proud to announce that AFDA’s first Artist in Residence in their Masters (MFA) programme student Vusi Africa’s unique ...

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AFDA JHB Honours Live Performance wins Standard Bank Ovation Award at NAF! 

AFDA JHB Honours Live Performance wins Standard Bank Ovation Award at NAF! 

Whistleblowers, directed by Rob Murray and Quintijn Relouw, has recently won a Standard Bank Ovation Award at the 2022 National Arts ...

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AFDA’s Bachelor of Creative Writing degree pens new chapter

AFDA’s Bachelor of Creative Writing degree pens new chapter

The new AFDA Creative Writing degree programme introduced on the AFDA Johannesburg and Cape Town campuses in 2021 is proving to be a ...

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AFDA JOHANNESBURG EXPERIMENTAL FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

AFDA JOHANNESBURG EXPERIMENTAL FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

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AFDA DURBAN EXPERIMENTAL FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

AFDA DURBAN EXPERIMENTAL FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

Saturday 18 June 2022 MOTION PICTURE 10:45am     I: A Tragedy 11:20am     Point, Blank, Period 11:55am     Learning to ...

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AFDA GQEBERHA EXPERIMENTAL FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

AFDA GQEBERHA EXPERIMENTAL FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

Friday 17 June 2022 LIVE PERFORMANCE 15:30 – 16:45 LP 3rd Year Programme 17:00 – 18:00 LP Honours Programme Saturday 18 ...

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AFDA CAPE TOWN EXPERIMENTAL FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

AFDA CAPE TOWN EXPERIMENTAL FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

Live Performances & Music Performances Schedule: Date: Time: Production Name: 12-Jun-22 11:00-12:00 Free Falling ...

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AFDA alumni Shekhinah & Mikhale Jones receive SAMA nominations

AFDA alumni Shekhinah & Mikhale Jones receive SAMA nominations

AFDA Johannesburg Live Performance alumni have scooped up three nominations for the South African Music Awards (SAMA) which will be ...

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YOUNG CREATIVE TALENT ON SHOW AT THE ANNUAL AFDA EXPERIMENTAL FESTIVAL

YOUNG CREATIVE TALENT ON SHOW AT THE ANNUAL AFDA EXPERIMENTAL FESTIVAL

AFDA 3rd year students from our Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Gqeberha campuses promise to offer audiences an eye-popping and ...

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AFDA alumnus Lemogang Tsipa cast to play Zulu warrior king in Shaka ILembe

AFDA alumnus Lemogang Tsipa cast to play Zulu warrior king in Shaka ILembe

MultiChoice and Bomb Productions are proud to announce that production on the epic drama series, Shaka Ilembe, has commenced and is ...

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AFDA alumnus Thabo Malema wins at 17th Naledi Theatre Awards

AFDA alumnus Thabo Malema wins at 17th Naledi Theatre Awards

AFDA is proud to announce that AFDA alumnus Thabo Malema won the Best Performance in a Play award for his role in “A Better Life” ...

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AFDA alumnus Ofentse Mwase shoots Netflix film “Collision”

AFDA alumnus Ofentse Mwase shoots Netflix film “Collision”

AFDA alumnus, cinematographer, director, filmmaker and social media content creator Ofentse Mwase aka Uncle Scrooch keeps ticking all ...

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AFDA 2021 graduation film “Where is Mr Adams?” gets global recognition

AFDA 2021 graduation film “Where is Mr Adams?” gets global recognition

The AFDA Cape Town 2021 honours graduation film, “Where is Mr Adams?”, directed by Cameron Murray and produced by Larise Krishnan is ...

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Celebrating entrepreneurship with AFDA alumni production company founders

Celebrating entrepreneurship with AFDA alumni production company founders

While still in her third year at AFDA in 2008, majoring in screenwriting and producing, AFDA alumna Rethabile Ramaphakela took the bull

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Young, gifted and killing it – AFDA alumnus Benny Afroe

Young, gifted and killing it – AFDA alumnus Benny Afroe

AFDA Live Performance alumnus Benny Afroe (born Benny Riba) is an exceptional young African talent creating waves on the South African ...

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AFDA alumni receive 6 nominations @ The Naledi Theatre Awards

AFDA alumni receive 6 nominations @ The Naledi Theatre Awards

The Naledi Theatre Awards nominations for 2022 were recently announced and AFDA is proud to announce that AFDA staff and alumni have ...

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Celebrating entrepreneurship with AFDA alumni production company founders

Celebrating entrepreneurship with AFDA alumni production company founders

AFDA alumnus, Tebogo Keebine is the Founder, Head Tribesman and Creative Director of the film production company Tribal Media ...

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AFDA alumnus Travis Taute’s debut feature film INDEMNITY receives global praise

AFDA alumnus Travis Taute’s debut feature film INDEMNITY receives global praise

INDEMNITY, a subversive, edge-of-your-seat local action film, produced in South Africa by Gambit Films and written and directed by AFDA

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Hear from Oscar-winner Tristan Holmes at AFDA Open Day

Hear from Oscar-winner Tristan Holmes at AFDA Open Day

AFDA Johannesburg alumnus Tristan Holmes is a fiercely hardworking award-winning film, commercial & music video director that ...

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Meet digital content creator Paballo “Mam’ K” Kgware at AFDA Durban Open Day

Meet digital content creator Paballo “Mam’ K” Kgware at AFDA Durban Open Day

AFDA Durban is delighted to announce that AFDA Live Performance alumna and digital content creator Paballo “Mam’ K” Kgwarebe will be ...

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AFDA alumni win big at Kyknet Silwerskerm Festival 2022

AFDA alumni win big at Kyknet Silwerskerm Festival 2022

Congratulations to the young and talented creative crew behind the scenes of the short film "Leemtes en Leegheid", which scooped up ...

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AFDA alumnus Siya Mayola wins at 57th Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards

AFDA alumnus Siya Mayola wins at 57th Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards

AFDA is extremely proud to announce that AFDA Cape Town live performance alumnus Siya Mayola  won the Award for Best Performance by a ...

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Meet AFDA’s Award-Winning Deans at Open Day

Meet AFDA’s Award-Winning Deans at Open Day

AFDA Johannesburg Dean – David Dennis David is an actor best known for his starring role as Sol Grootboom on the SABC1 television ...

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AFDA alumnus Walter Mzengi wins Netflix X UNESCO  ‘African Folktales, Reimagined’ Short Film Competition

AFDA alumnus Walter Mzengi wins Netflix X UNESCO  ‘African Folktales, Reimagined’ Short Film Competition

After launching a groundbreaking competition to find some of Sub-Saharan Africa’s up-and-coming filmmakers, entitled ‘African ...

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AFDA alumnus Jamie-Lee Sexton launches her new album “Medicine Woman”

AFDA alumnus Jamie-Lee Sexton launches her new album “Medicine Woman”

It gives AFDA great pleasure to announce the launch of AFDA honours Live Performance alumna Jamie-Lee Sexton’s new album, “Medicine ...

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AFDA celebrates 4 nominations at Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards 2022

AFDA celebrates 4 nominations at Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards 2022

AFDA are extremely proud to announce that 4 AFDA Cape Town live performance graduates have been nominated at the 57th Fleur du Cap ...

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AFDA aluma Liese Kuhn’s debut feature film wins at JETS Initiative 2022

AFDA aluma Liese Kuhn’s debut feature film wins at JETS Initiative 2022

Carolyn Carew of Free Women Films along with AFDA alumna Liese Kuhn were one of four South African projects selected for the JETS ...

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AFDA alumni amongst Top 21 Emerging Filmmakers Shortlisted for Netflix & UNESCO Competition

AFDA alumni amongst Top 21 Emerging Filmmakers Shortlisted for Netflix & UNESCO Competition

AFDA alumni Walt Mzengi from Tanzania and Mphonyana Mokokwe from Botswana are among the 21 shortlisted candidates announced by ...

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2 SA Television Productions to be screened at the International Public Television Conference – (INPUT)!

2 SA Television Productions to be screened at the International Public Television Conference – (INPUT)!

AFDA COO and the South African National Coordinator for INPUT, Henriette de Villiers, is proud to announce the selection of 2 South ...

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AFDA lecturer Naledi Bogacwi’s new film ‘Surviving Gaza’ to premiere on eMedia’s eVOD

AFDA lecturer Naledi Bogacwi’s new film ‘Surviving Gaza’ to premiere on eMedia’s eVOD

eMedia’s online streaming platform original film, ‘Surviving Gaza’, directed by Vusi Africa and produced and co-written by AFDA ...

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May You Rest In Peace

May You Rest In Peace

AFDA alumnus Rikhado Muziwendlovu Makhado, known professionally as Riky Rick, was a South African rapper, songwriter, singer, composer,

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AFDA students and alumni are sure to shine at kykNET Silwerskerm Film Festival

AFDA students and alumni are sure to shine at kykNET Silwerskerm Film Festival

AFDA alumni and student films continue their strong showing at the kykNET Silwerskerm Film Festival this year with ten films screening ...

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AFDA STUDENTS & ALUMNI AWARDED TOP SPOTS IN 2021 LOERIES OFFICIAL RANKINGS

AFDA STUDENTS & ALUMNI AWARDED TOP SPOTS IN 2021 LOERIES OFFICIAL RANKINGS

Since the inauguration the Loeries Official Rankings in 2010, which offers a comprehensive overview of the annual performance across ...

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Three AFDA 2021 Graduations films selected for prestigious CILECT PRIZE 2022

Three AFDA 2021 Graduations films selected for prestigious CILECT PRIZE 2022

AFDA is proud to announce the selection of three AFDA 2021 graduation films to compete for the prestigious CILECT PRIZE 2022, the first

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AFDA film “The Prey” selected as Quarter-Finalist @ New York International Film Awards

AFDA film “The Prey” selected as Quarter-Finalist @ New York International Film Awards

The AFDA 2021 3rd year graduation film, “The Prey”, written and directed by Cheilin Wagner and produced by Leah Pillay & Walter ...

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AFDA x CILECT: Opening up international study opportunities for students

AFDA x CILECT: Opening up international study opportunities for students

As a full member of CILECT - The International Association of Film and Television Schools since 2006, AFDA is recognised ...

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AFDA 2021 GRADUATION FILMS SELECTED TO TRAVEL WORLDWIDE

AFDA 2021 GRADUATION FILMS SELECTED TO TRAVEL WORLDWIDE

AFDA has selected twenty two 3rd year undergraduate and 4th year postgraduate 2021 Graduation Festival films from our Johannesburg, ...

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Acclaimed actor David Dennis appointed as AFDA Johannesburg Dean

Acclaimed actor David Dennis appointed as AFDA Johannesburg Dean

AFDA has the great pleasure to announce the appointment of David Dennis as the new Campus Dean of AFDA Johannesburg. David will be ...

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AFDA Graduation Festival Awards Winners 2021

AFDA Graduation Festival Awards Winners 2021

The annual AFDA Graduation Festival 2021 closed the curtain last night, celebrating another successful festival with the AFDA Awards. ...

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AFDA, as part of STADIO HOLDINGS, sets to award its postgraduate students with shares in the business

AFDA, as part of STADIO HOLDINGS, sets to award its postgraduate students with shares in the business

In a revolutionary move in the higher education sector, AFDA will be purchasing STADIO Holdings shares for their postgraduate class of ...

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The AFDA Graduation Festival 2021 – Showcasing Young African Talent

The AFDA Graduation Festival 2021 – Showcasing Young African Talent

Over the last 25 years AFDA students in their final year of their Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees showcase their work at the ...

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Don’t miss out on the Registration Day – 20 November

Don’t miss out on the Registration Day – 20 November

Make sure you start your first year at the tertiary institution of your dreams with no complications by ensuring you register by the ...

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AFDA alumni win Best Short Film Award at the Rustenberg Film Festival

AFDA alumni win Best Short Film Award at the Rustenberg Film Festival

The short film “Ngikhona” directed by AFDA Durban alumnus Nathan Rice and written by fellow alumni Londiwe Shange won the Best Short ...

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AFDA film wins Best Diaspora Film at the Bioskop Zimbabwe Short Film Competition

AFDA film wins Best Diaspora Film at the Bioskop Zimbabwe Short Film Competition

The European Film Festival Zimbabwe 2021 announced the winners of this year’s BIOSKOP! Zimbabwe Short Film Competition and AFDA Cape ...

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AFDA alumni nominated at the African Social Entertainment Awards 2021

AFDA alumni nominated at the African Social Entertainment Awards 2021

Three AFDA alumni have been nominated for four awards at the African Social Entertainment Awards. The awards aim to give a much-needed ...

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AFDA film “The Extraordinary Super-Now” wins 3 awards at 2021 Loeries

AFDA film “The Extraordinary Super-Now” wins 3 awards at 2021 Loeries

AFDA Johannesburg 2020 honours graduation film, “The Extraordinary Super-Now” has won 3 awards after been nominated as a finalists in 7

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AFDA community play key role on Oscar winning student film

AFDA community play key role on Oscar winning student film

AFDA is proud to announce that AFDA, AFDA staff, students and alumni played a key role in the making of the 2021 Student Academy Award ...

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AFDA staff, students and alumni bag 16 nominations at 9th Simon “Mabhunu” Sabela KZN Film and Television Awards

AFDA staff, students and alumni bag 16 nominations at 9th Simon “Mabhunu” Sabela KZN Film and Television Awards

AFDA Durban staff, students and alumni once again have a strong presence at the annual Simon “Mabhunu” Sabela KZN Film and Television ...

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Three AFDA students nominated @ 2021 Fleur Du Cap Awards

Three AFDA students nominated @ 2021 Fleur Du Cap Awards

The Fleur du Cap awards which are in their 56th year, will this year, focus exclusively on the Most Promising Student category and AFDA

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The AFDA Book Goes Live

The AFDA Book Goes Live

AFDA is proud to announce the launch of the AFDA Book, an online publication created by AFDA co-founder Garth Holmes and published by ...

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 AFDA film “The Extraordinary Super-Now” receives 7 nominations @ Loeries 2021

 AFDA film “The Extraordinary Super-Now” receives 7 nominations @ Loeries 2021

AFDA Johannesburg 2020 honours graduation film, “The Extraordinary Super-Now” has been nominated as a finalists in 7 categories at the ...

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Meet AFDA Cape Town Open Day Guest Speaker NANCY SEKHOKOANE

Meet AFDA Cape Town Open Day Guest Speaker NANCY SEKHOKOANE

AFDA Cape Town is delighted to have Live Performance alumna Nancy Sekhokoane as the Open Day Guest Speaker on the 2 October. Nancy is a

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Meet AFDA Johannesburg Open Day Guest Speaker MELISSA NAYIMULI

Meet AFDA Johannesburg Open Day Guest Speaker MELISSA NAYIMULI

AFDA Johannesburg is delighted to have Motion Picture Medium Melissa Nayimuli as their Open Day Guest Speaker on the 2 ...

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Meet AFDA Durban Open Day Guest Speaker KATISHCKA KIARA

Meet AFDA Durban Open Day Guest Speaker KATISHCKA KIARA

AFDA Durban is delighted to have Live Performance alumna Katischka Kiara as the Open Day guest speaker on the 2 October. Katishcka is ...

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AFDA X NETFLIX POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

AFDA X NETFLIX POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service, with over 209 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying ...

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MALEHLOKA HLALELE ‘MALEH’ DROPS 4TH AFRO POP ALBUM ‘TONES OF THE QUEEN’

MALEHLOKA HLALELE ‘MALEH’ DROPS 4TH AFRO POP ALBUM ‘TONES OF THE QUEEN’

Spring has sprung and AFDA alumna and singer Malehloka Hlalele, popularly known as Maleh, is back with a brand new Afro Pop album ...

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FOUR AFDA FILMS SELECTED @ JOZI FILM FESTIVAL

FOUR AFDA FILMS SELECTED @ JOZI FILM FESTIVAL

AFDA is proud to announce that four AFDA 2020 graduation films have been selected in competition at the 10th annual Jozi Film Festival.

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ALUMNI OF THE WEEK # 170 LUNTU MASIZA

ALUMNI OF THE WEEK # 170 LUNTU MASIZA

LUNTU MASIZA – ON STAGE ON SCREEN AND IN THE SPOTLIGHT Luntu Masiza graduated from AFDA in March 2017 with a BA in Live Performance.

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ALUMNI OF THE WEEK # 169 SIMON BEESLEY

ALUMNI OF THE WEEK # 169 SIMON BEESLEY

AFDA alumnus Simon Beesley - A cut above the rest AFDA Cape Town alumnus Simon Beesley is the Co-Founder of Gambit Films, Chief ...

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ALUMNI OF THE WEEK # 168 KHOTSO MOEKETSI

ALUMNI OF THE WEEK # 168 KHOTSO MOEKETSI

AFDA BCom graduate Khotso Moeketsi is in business and on the move . Khotso Roger Moeketsi graduated with a BCom in Business ...

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ALUMNI OF THE WEEK #167 NANCY SEKHOKOANE

ALUMNI OF THE WEEK #167 NANCY SEKHOKOANE

Actor Nancy Sekhokoane Awarded and Applauded Nancy Sekhokoane is a loving, passionate and trained performer, actor and voice over ...

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AFDA CAPE TOWN HYBRID GRAD FEST SCHEDULE 2020

AFDA CAPE TOWN HYBRID GRAD FEST SCHEDULE 2020

AFDA Cape Town Graduation Festival 2020   Live Performance Festival Venue:  228 on Lower Main Road ...

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AFDA ALUMNUS SIMON BEESLEY – A CUT ABOVE THE REST

AFDA ALUMNUS SIMON BEESLEY – A CUT ABOVE THE REST

AFDA Cape Town alumnus Simon Beesley is the Co-Founder of Gambit Films, Chief Editor, Post-Production Superviser and an all-round Tech ...

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AFDA ALUMNUS JORDY SANK WINS BEST SA DOCUMENTARY FILM AWARD AT DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

AFDA ALUMNUS JORDY SANK WINS BEST SA DOCUMENTARY FILM AWARD AT DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

It is with great excitement that we give this honourable shout out to the documentary film, I Am Here, directed by AFDA alumnus Jordy ...

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AFDA ALUMNI STAR AT SOUTH AFRICAN MUSIC AWARDS 2021

AFDA ALUMNI STAR AT SOUTH AFRICAN MUSIC AWARDS 2021

The winners of this year’s South African Music Awards (SAMAs) were announced virtually on 31 July and AFDA alumni behind the mic and ...

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YOUNG AFRICAN CREATIVE TALENT ON SHOW AT THE ANNUAL AFDA EXPERIMENTAL FESTIVAL 2021

YOUNG AFRICAN CREATIVE TALENT ON SHOW AT THE ANNUAL AFDA EXPERIMENTAL FESTIVAL 2021

AFDA students have proved that in life, nothing is impossible to achieve when you have enthusiasm, optimism, confidence, and ...

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AFDA LECTURER KAMOGELO MATSOSO WINS SUNDAY WORLD UNSUNG HEROES AWARD

AFDA LECTURER KAMOGELO MATSOSO WINS SUNDAY WORLD UNSUNG HEROES AWARD

We are proud to announce that AFDA Johannesburg Production Course lecturer Kamogelo Matsoso recently won the first ever Sunday World ...

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AFDA ALUMNI SHINE WITH 13 GOLDEN HORN AWARDS AT SAFTAS 2021

AFDA ALUMNI SHINE WITH 13 GOLDEN HORN AWARDS AT SAFTAS 2021

The AFDA Cape Town 2020 honours graduation film, “Four Walls and a Roof”, directed by Keelan Nieuwstadt and the AFDA Johannesburg 2020 ...

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TWO AFDA FILMS SELECTED AS FINALISTS @ THE FLATNESS FILM AWARDS

TWO AFDA FILMS SELECTED AS FINALISTS @ THE FLATNESS FILM AWARDS

The AFDA Cape Town 2020 honours graduation film, “Four Walls and a Roof”, directed by Keelan Nieuwstadt and the AFDA Johannesburg 2020 ...

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AFDA ALUMNI PICK UP 4 NOMINATIONS AT SAMA’S

AFDA ALUMNI PICK UP 4 NOMINATIONS AT SAMA’S

The nominees for the 27th edition of the South African Music Awards (Sama27) were announced on SABC1 on the 19 May with AFDA alumni ...

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AFDA ALUMNI BAG 48 NOMINATIONS @ SAFTA’S 2021

AFDA ALUMNI BAG 48 NOMINATIONS @ SAFTA’S 2021

AFDA alumni have received a massive 46 nominations at the15th South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAS). In the feature film

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IMAGINE BEING ABLE TO SAY – WE WON THE OSCAR

IMAGINE BEING ABLE TO SAY – WE WON THE OSCAR

Every person in the film industry dreams of one day being able to shout out loud – WE WON THE OSCAR!!! –  In the early hours this ...

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3 AFDA 2020 GRADUATION FILMS IN RACE FOR THE OSCAR

3 AFDA 2020 GRADUATION FILMS IN RACE FOR THE OSCAR

AFDA is proud to announce the selection of three 2020 graduation films to compete for the most prestigious award on the motion picture ...

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SIMON “MABHUNU” SABELA, AWARD STATUE UNVEILED AT AFDA DURBAN

SIMON “MABHUNU” SABELA, AWARD STATUE UNVEILED AT AFDA DURBAN

On the 16th April, the Simon Sabela Awards Statue was officially unveiled by members of the KZN Film Commission, AFDA Durban, members ...

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AFDA ANIMATION FILM HADEDA CONTINUES ITS SUCCESSFUL MIGRATION

AFDA ANIMATION FILM HADEDA CONTINUES ITS SUCCESSFUL MIGRATION

The AFDA Johannesburg 2019 3rd year animation film, Hadeda, written and directed by Nuha Suliman has been selected to screen at the ...

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AFDA BRAG – THE SAFTA PODIUM IS HOME TO OUR ALUMNI CINEMATOGRAPHERS

AFDA BRAG – THE SAFTA PODIUM IS HOME TO OUR ALUMNI CINEMATOGRAPHERS

Since the start of the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA’s) 15 years ago, AFDA alumni cinematographers have dominated the

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AFDA ALUMNUS AND COLOURIST KYLE STROEBEL ON OSCAR NOMINATION FOR MY OCTOPUS TEACHER

AFDA ALUMNUS AND COLOURIST KYLE STROEBEL ON OSCAR NOMINATION FOR MY OCTOPUS TEACHER

Kyle Stroebel is an AFDA alumnus and accomplished South African colourist. His recent work on the picturesque documentary My Octopus ...

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AFDA ALUMNUS RYAN KRUGER – BREAKING THE LOCAL MOVIE MOULD… WITH DEBUT FEATURE FILM FRIED BARRY

AFDA ALUMNUS RYAN KRUGER – BREAKING THE LOCAL MOVIE MOULD… WITH DEBUT FEATURE FILM FRIED BARRY

AFDA Cape Town honours alumnus Ryan Kruger’s obsession with film started at the age of 14 when he was given a camcorder and feverishly ...

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AFDA BRAG – OUR MULTI-TALENTED TELEVISION STARS

AFDA BRAG – OUR MULTI-TALENTED TELEVISION STARS

AFDA alumni have made a huge impact on the Television Industry both locally and abroad, working in all forms of television content, ...

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AFDA BRAG OUR STAR-STUDDED CAST

AFDA BRAG OUR STAR-STUDDED CAST

Over the last 26 years, our multi-talented and multi-award winning AFDA Live Performance alumni have not only become household names in

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AFDA ALUMNI HIGHLY RATED IN LOERIES OFFICIAL RANKINGS 2020

AFDA ALUMNI HIGHLY RATED IN LOERIES OFFICIAL RANKINGS 2020

Since the inauguration the Loeries Official Rankings in 2010, which offers a comprehensive overview of the annual performance across ...

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AFDA BIG BRAG OUR OSCAR ACADEMY AWARDS FILM CREW

AFDA BIG BRAG OUR OSCAR ACADEMY AWARDS FILM CREW

When, your goal as a tertiary institution is to: Offer an education that contributes to South African nation building and rewards ...

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AFDA FILMS SELECTED FOR THE CILECT PRIZE 2021

AFDA FILMS SELECTED FOR THE CILECT PRIZE 2021

AFDA is proud to announce the selection of three 2020 graduation films to compete for the prestigious CILECT Prize 2020; the first-ever

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AFDA 2020 GRADUATION FILMS SELECTED TO TRAVEL WORLDWIDE

AFDA 2020 GRADUATION FILMS SELECTED TO TRAVEL WORLDWIDE

AFDA has selected twenty two 3rd year undergraduate and 4th year postgraduate  2020 Graduation productions from our Johannesburg, Cape ...

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THE ANNUAL AFDA ONLINE GRADUATION FESTIVAL VIEWED IN 60 COUNTRIES

THE ANNUAL AFDA ONLINE GRADUATION FESTIVAL VIEWED IN 60 COUNTRIES

The 2020 annual AFDA Online Graduation Festival, which continues up until the 31 January 2021, is proving to be an enormous success. ...

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AFDA PORT ELIZABETH HYBRID GRAD FEST SCHEDULE

AFDA PORT ELIZABETH HYBRID GRAD FEST SCHEDULE

AFDA Port Elizabeth Graduation Festival 2020   Live Performance Festival Venue:  AFDA PE Theatre – Bird Street, ...

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THE AFDA HYBRID GRADUATION FESTIVAL 2020 – SHOWCASING AFRICAN TALENT

THE AFDA HYBRID GRADUATION FESTIVAL 2020 – SHOWCASING AFRICAN TALENT

Over the last 26 years AFDA students in their final year of their Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees showcase their work at the ...

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AFDA JOHANNESBURG HYBRID GRAD FEST SCHEDULE 2020

AFDA JOHANNESBURG HYBRID GRAD FEST SCHEDULE 2020

AFDA Johannesburg Graduation Festival 2020   Live Performance Festival   Venue:  Red Roof Theatre @ ...

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AFDA CAPE TOWN HYBRID GRAD FEST SCHEDULE 2020

AFDA CAPE TOWN HYBRID GRAD FEST SCHEDULE 2020

AFDA Cape Town Graduation Festival 2020   Live Performance Festival Venue:  228 on Lower Main Road ...

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AFDA ALUMNI FILMS NOMINATED FOR 17 AFRICA MOVIE ACADEMY AWARDS

AFDA ALUMNI FILMS NOMINATED FOR 17 AFRICA MOVIE ACADEMY AWARDS

AFDA alumni films have had a huge impact at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) 2020 reeling in 17 nominations. The multi-award ...

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AFDA ALUMNA FAITH RIYANO WINS DFA DOCLOVE CITIZEN JOURNALIST AWARD

AFDA ALUMNA FAITH RIYANO WINS DFA DOCLOVE CITIZEN JOURNALIST AWARD

AFDA Johannesburg alumna, Faith Riyano who graduated in 2018 with a BA. Motion Picture Medium, majoring in cinematography recently was ...

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THE AFDA HYBRID GRAD FEST 2020 GOES LIVE TONIGHT

THE AFDA HYBRID GRAD FEST 2020 GOES LIVE TONIGHT

The AFDA Johannesburg honours Stage Acting students welcome all back LIVE and to return to the theatre with them with a double bill of ...

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AFDA ALUMNUS JARRYD DUTHOIT WINS LOERIES YOUNG CREATIVES AWARD

AFDA ALUMNUS JARRYD DUTHOIT WINS LOERIES YOUNG CREATIVES AWARD

AFDA alumnus, Jarryd Duthoit, a finishing artist at Left Post Productions along with Tshepo Tumahole, a copywriter at Joe Public, was ...

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TWO AFDA ALUMNI FILMS IN RACE FOR THE OSCARS 2021

TWO AFDA ALUMNI FILMS IN RACE FOR THE OSCARS 2021

AFDA is as proud as punch to announce that two AFDA alumni feature films have been selected as candidates for the holy grail of film ...

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AFDA ALUMNI IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NETFLIX LAUNCH EPISODIC CONTENT DEVELOPMENT LAB

AFDA ALUMNI IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NETFLIX LAUNCH EPISODIC CONTENT DEVELOPMENT LAB

Realness Institute, founded by AFDA alumni Elias Ribeiro and Cait Pansegrouw announced its partnership with global streaming service ...

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NINE AFDA FILMS SELECTED FOR KUKASTREAM ONLINE AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL

NINE AFDA FILMS SELECTED FOR KUKASTREAM ONLINE AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL

A grand total of nine 2019 undergraduate and postgraduate AFDA films from our Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth ...

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AFDA FILM “IN SIGHT” GOES BIG IN JAPAN

AFDA FILM “IN SIGHT” GOES BIG IN JAPAN

The AFDA Cape Town 2019 graduation film, “In Sight”, directed by Ying Zhang and produced by Yolisa Letshwene has been selected as a ...

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AFDA FILM “HADEDA” SELECTED AS FINALIST AT LAGOS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION

AFDA FILM “HADEDA” SELECTED AS FINALIST AT LAGOS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION

With the annual AFDA Graduation Festival around the corner it is great to see 2019 graduation festival films doing so well on the ...

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AFDA ALUMNI BRING BACK THE DRIVE-IN THEATRE WITH A DIFFERENCE

AFDA ALUMNI BRING BACK THE DRIVE-IN THEATRE WITH A DIFFERENCE

At the beginning of the lockdown AFDA alumni Grant De Sousa and Tyrone Rubin brought the global #Masks4All movement to South Africa and

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MEET BUSINESS INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP ALUMNA MBALIYEKHETHELO KUMALO

MEET BUSINESS INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP ALUMNA MBALIYEKHETHELO KUMALO

Mbaliyekhethelo is a business owner, digital content creator, social media strategist & manager, bedroom DJ and podcaster ...

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AFDA HONOURS FILM “KANYE KANYE” SELECTED FOR FLICKERFEST 30 YEAR CELEBRATION

AFDA HONOURS FILM “KANYE KANYE” SELECTED FOR FLICKERFEST 30 YEAR CELEBRATION

The multi-award winning 2012 AFDA Johannesburg honours graduation film, “Kanye Kanye”, directed by Miklas Manneke is the only South ...

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AFDA INTRODUCES BCOM IN BUSINESS INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP ON THEIR PORT ELIZABETH CAMPUS FOR 2021

AFDA INTRODUCES BCOM IN BUSINESS INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP ON THEIR PORT ELIZABETH CAMPUS FOR 2021

“As AFDA Port Elizabeth Campus Dean and Registrar I am elated to announce the introduction of the AFDA Undergrad Bachelor of Commerce ...

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AFDA HONOURS FILM “LEFA” SELECTED AT PRESTIGIOUS POITIER FILM FESTIVAL

AFDA HONOURS FILM “LEFA” SELECTED AT PRESTIGIOUS POITIER FILM FESTIVAL

The 2019 honours graduation film, “Lefa”, written and directed by Mpolokeng Chabane, has been selected in the Focus Africa2020 category

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TWO AFDA FILMS ON THE PODIUM @ AFRICA FILM FOR IMPACT FESTIVAL (AFFIF)

TWO AFDA FILMS ON THE PODIUM @ AFRICA FILM FOR IMPACT FESTIVAL (AFFIF)

Congratulations to the cast and crew of AFDA Durban second year film, Unveiled,  written and directed by current third year student, ...

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MEET AFDA ALUMNA FLAVIA MOTSISI AT THE AFDA ONLINE OPEN DAY

MEET AFDA ALUMNA FLAVIA MOTSISI AT THE AFDA ONLINE OPEN DAY

Our AFDA Online Open Day host, Noluthando Mnguni, can’t wait to introduce you to our alumni guest speaker, Flavia Motsisi - creative, ...

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AFDA ALUMNI FILMS WIN FOUR MAJOR AWARDS AT THE DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

AFDA ALUMNI FILMS WIN FOUR MAJOR AWARDS AT THE DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

“This is not a Burial, it’s a Resurrection” , directed by Lesotho-born, Berlin-based filmmaker Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese and produced by

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AFDA HONOURS FILM WINS TWO AWARDS AT JOZI FILM FESTIVAL 2020

AFDA HONOURS FILM WINS TWO AWARDS AT JOZI FILM FESTIVAL 2020

The AFDA Cape Town 2019 honours graduation film, “You, Me And Everything In Between”, directed by Esther Jo Mbulawa,  picked up the ...

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AFDA HONOURS FILM “THULILE” WINS TWO SIMON “MABHUNU” SABELA AWARDS

AFDA HONOURS FILM “THULILE” WINS TWO SIMON “MABHUNU” SABELA AWARDS

After receiving four nominations, three of which were in the professional short film categories, AFDA Durban 2019 honours graduation ...

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AFDA LAUNCH NEW CUTTING EDGE BACHELOR OF CREATIVE WRITING DEGREE COURSE FOR 2021

AFDA LAUNCH NEW CUTTING EDGE BACHELOR OF CREATIVE WRITING DEGREE COURSE FOR 2021

The South African and global creative industries are undergoing massive growth and diversification, and there is a clear need for ...

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“BE AFRAID, BE VERY AFRAID.”

“BE AFRAID, BE VERY AFRAID.”

Four AFDA alumni genre filmmakers are killing it this year, terrifying audiences worldwide, at local and international film festivals, ...

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AFDA DURBAN HEAD OF BUSINESS INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL RELEASES 8TH STUDIO ALBUM

AFDA DURBAN HEAD OF BUSINESS INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL RELEASES 8TH STUDIO ALBUM

Arish Sirkissoon, AKA LX SETH and Head of AFDA Durban Business Innovation and Technology School has released his 8th Studio Album. The ...

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AFDA STAFF AND ALUMNI TO HAUNT DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WITH THE “TOKOLOSHE – THE CALLING”

AFDA STAFF AND ALUMNI TO HAUNT DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WITH THE “TOKOLOSHE – THE CALLING”

AFDA Durban lecturer, film director, producer and AFDA Master of Arts (MA) graduate, Richard Green’s Masters degree outcome horror ...

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AFDA ALUMNA JENINE COLLOCOTT WINS AT 55TH FLEUR DU CAP AWARDS

AFDA ALUMNA JENINE COLLOCOTT WINS AT 55TH FLEUR DU CAP AWARDS

The show must go on, and it did at the 55th Fleur du Cap Awards. With the current lockdown making the prestigious annual red-carpet ...

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AFDA PORT ELIZABETH STUDENTS AND STAFF WIN AWARDS AT PEMADS

AFDA PORT ELIZABETH STUDENTS AND STAFF WIN AWARDS AT PEMADS

On Friday 17th of January 2020 The Port Elizabeth Musical and Dramatic Society (PEMADS) hosted their annual Awards Evening at the ...

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