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AFDA is a registered private higher education institution offering accredited degree and higher certificate programmes for the creative economy. AFDA is also a member of CILECT, an international association for over 180 top film and television institutions worldwide.
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Business advice that should be life advice tooCMS Africa is a conference with the intent to bring together likeminded people to talk about ideas, technology, business and open source softwares. 16 Apr 2019 Read more

Diaan Lawrenson - New AFDA Cape Town DeanAFDA is proud to announce the appointment of Diaan Lawrenson as Dean of the AFDA Cape Town campus. 8 Apr 2019 Read more

3 AFDA films selected as candidates for the student OscarsAFDA is proud to announce the selection of three AFDA 2018 graduation films as candidates for the Student Academy Awards 2019. 1 Apr 2019 Read more

AFDA alumni and students win big at the 13th annual SAFTAsAFDA students and alumni made the red carpet their own at the 13th annual South African Film and Television Awards, walking away with a host of Golden Horns. 7 Mar 2019 Read more

Three AFDA films selected to compete for CILECT Prize 2019The CILECT Prize includes 160 institutions from 60 countries, of which AFDA is a full member. Each CILECT Member School is permitted to submit one film in each category. 7 Feb 2019 Read more

Time to binge-watchThe online AFDA Graduation Festival goes live 28 November 2018 28 Nov 2018 Read more

AFDA Port Elizabeth introduces new Higher Certificate course for 2019Sewing the seeds for a thriving entertainment industry in the Eastern Cape 13 Nov 2018 Read more

SA filmmakers win ADCAN Grand Prix award in LAADCAN is a UK/USA-based competition run annually for unsigned filmmakers around the world. 9 Nov 2018 Read more

Ivy redefining industry and educational makeup standardsMichael Ivy, AFDA Port Elizabeth campus dean, and founder of the Ivy makeup brand, is excited to announce the launch of a new range of eyeshadow in February of 2019. 7 Nov 2018 Read more

AFDA film wins Audience Award at shnitIt is very rare for a student film to win awards against films produced and directed by seasoned film industry professionals... 30 Oct 2018 Read more

Showcasing the best emerging African talent - The AFDA Graduation Festival 2018AFDA, The School for the Creative Economy, is proud to host their annual Graduation Festival. 25 Oct 2018 Read more

Just who is Chuma Niklaas? Disruptor or menace?The name's Niklaas, Chuma J. Niklaas or just CJ if you prefer and I'm a second-year BCom student specialising in Digital Technology at AFDA. 19 Oct 2018 Read more

Thinking about studying at AFDA? Don't miss our open day 13 October 2018Learn about the creative economy and what your future career may look like. 3 Sep 2018 Read more

Thinking about studying for the creative industries? Attend AFDA's upcoming Application DayAFDA (The School of the Creative Economy), will host its Application Day on Saturday,18 August 2018. 17 Aug 2018 Read more

AFDA film wins two international awardsGraduate student film packs a golden punch at the El Dorado Film Festival 16 Aug 2018 Read more

AFDA films selected as candidates for Student OscarsAFDA is proud to announce the selection of three AFDA 2017 graduate films for the 45th Student Academy Awards. 3 Jul 2018 Read more

AFDA Online Experimental Festival goes liveIt's just a click away. 21 Jun 2018 Read more

The AFDA Experimental Festival 2018Showcasing the future stars of the Creative Economy 6 Jun 2018 Read more

A new Higher Certificate course for Port Elizabeth's creative economyThe Port Elizabeth campus of AFDA (The School for the Creative Economy) has announced the introduction of a one-year Higher Certificate course in Film, Television and Entertainment Production. 10 May 2018 Read more

The AFDA Cape Town makeoverThe five million rand makeover of the AFDA Cape Town campus, which includes the refitting of the AFDA research centre, TV studio, actors' studio, canteen and 'hard' landscaping of the campus, is finally underway. 1 Mar 2012 Read more

Special announcement from the AFDA Acting DepartmentAFDA Acting Department reinvigorated by new staff signings and outcomes in acting for Stage Acting, Screen Acting and Acting for Media and Television. 1 Mar 2012 Read more

Jozua MalherbeJozua Malherbe did his first AD job on Spoon - written and directed by Sharlto Copley and Simon Hansen in Cape Town. The project took two years of planning and shooting and was Jozua's personal baptism by fire into the industry. 1 Mar 2012 Read more

AFDA alumni once again showed their mark in the film and TV industries' annual SAFTA awards with 35 nominations. The AFDA executive and staff wish to congratulate the nominees and wish them the best of luck for the prestigious awards evening to be held in March. 1 Mar 2012 Read more

AFDA alumni hits 35 nominations in the 2012 SAFTAS. 29 Feb 2012 Read more

AFDA Annual Film Festival - exhibiting tomorrow's talent todayForty new titles will be showcased at the AFDA annual film festival to be held at Ster Kinekor Johannesburg The Zone, Rosebank and Ster Kinekor Cape Town, Cavendish Commercial on the 18th and 19th November 2011. 8 Nov 2011 Read more

AFDA Annual Film Festival 2011AFDA - The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance - will unveil its highly anticipated annual film festival from 18-19 November 2011. The film festival is a collaborative culmination of the work the final year students have produced. 24 Oct 2011 Read more

Bassline Brad goes back to schoolAFDA, South Africa's leading motion picture and performance school, is excited to announce the appointment of local music industry legend Brad Holmes as the new driving force behind AFDA's music performance discipline, part of the BA Live Performance degree. 21 Oct 2011 Read more

AFDA dominates SAFTAs 2011AFDA cleaned up the South African Film & Television Awards 2011 with two awards and four special mentions. This year AFDA had six nominations, at the first half of the 5th SAFTAs, held at Melrose Arch, Madame Zingara's Theatre of Dreams on 20 February 2011. 30 Mar 2011 Read more

Africa Movie Academy Award 2011 nominationAFDA reaches Nigeria, with a short film nomination. Bomlambo was nominated in the Best Short Film category of the Africa Movie Academy Awards 2011 edition, which takes place in Bayelsa State, Nigeria, on the 27th March 2011. 29 Mar 2011 Read more

M-Net presented a Merit Award for Best Overall Project to the AFDA Johannesburg fourth year film, Bomlambo, which was funded and entered into a special category of the M-Net Edit Awards. 28 Mar 2011 Read more

AFDA films screened at the Cape Winelands Film FestivalA total of 6 AFDA films were selected to screened at the 2011 Cape Winelands Film Festival. 25 Mar 2011 Read more

CARA ConferenceOn 24 and 25 January 2011 AFDA - The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, hosted an academic conference with the theme "Rethinking Motion Picture and Performance Education in the New Millennium" on its Johannesburg campus. 2 Mar 2011 Read more

AFDA at the SAFTA'S - AFDA films nominated for The 5th South African Film & Television Awards 2011AFDA has once again been nominated at The 5th South African Film & Television Awards. This year a total of five AFDA films were selected in three different categories. The following films were selected: 2 Feb 2011 Read more

AFDA does it again!FESPACO 2011 2 Feb 2011 Read more

2010 Post- and Under-Graduate Award Winners for AFDA Johannesburg and AFDA Cape TownWell done to the class of 2010 on their success throughout the year! AFDA wishes the cast and crew winners and nominees all the best for the future which lies ahead. We look forward to many award-winning films. 30 Nov 2010 Read more

AFDA in the districtAFDA Alumni students have hit the district with the internationally renowned box office movie, District 9. The young, skilled and passionate group of filmmakers have created entertainment products within the growing film industry of South Africa. 8 Oct 2009 Read more

AFDA postgraduate applications now openThe Honours programme is a one-year full-time degree starting in February and ending in November with term breaks in April and September and a production window in June and July. The focus of the honours programme is to provide opportunities for students to acquire in-depth conceptual and applied skills in a chosen major discipline. 17 Aug 2009 Read more

AFDA television production short course presentation and open daysAll individuals and companies interested in attending the AFDA television short course are invited to attend a short presentation on what the course will entail as well as meet the staff that will deliver the course. 5 May 2009 Read more

Television Production short course: June - July 2009AFDA is offering a hands-on, six-week short course in Television Production. 30 Mar 2009 Read more

2009 AFDA Oscar nominationThe Oscar award-winning film school AFDA, is proud to announce that the Cape Town Honours year film Wamkelekile (which means "Welcome Back") has been selected as the official South African 2009 entry in the 36th Student Academy Awards. 19 Feb 2009 Read more

AFDA keeps going internationalThe Cape Town Honours graduate film Wamkelekile (Welcome back) has been selected as AFDA The South African School of Motion Picture Medium & Live Performance's entry into the CILECT (International Association of Film & Television Schools) student film competition. 19 Feb 2009 Read more

AFDA Annual Students Film FestivalAFDA is about to have its Annual Students Film Festival. This has always been the debut platform for big international AFDA winners! 17 Nov 2008 Read more

AFDA is offering graduate students a unique opportunity to realise their dream of mastering the craft of motion picture production by researching, developing and participating in the making of a feature film or television series. 31 Oct 2008 Read more

The Shadow Boy directed by Justine Puren (left) has been selected for the competition of the 31st edition of the Recontres Henri Langlois, an international film schools festival, which will take place from 5th to 13th of December 2008 in Poitiers, France. The committee chose 62 films among the 1063 received. 24 Oct 2008 Read more

Awards second year in a row! AFDA students have done it again! The Best Student Film Award went to Sindiswa at the recently held 2007 South African Film and Television Awards held at Gallagher Estate. 16 Aug 2008 Read more

The AFDA Johannesburg third-year production, The Cure, was officially selected to be screened at the Hip Hop International Film Festival 2008 in Manchester, UK. 24 Jul 2008 Read more

AFDA graduates sing for Mandela's 90thThe Sophiatown sisters - Staci Lyons, Miranda Mokhele, Phumza Mtila and Funeka Pepeta, are all graduates of the AFDA Johannesburg campus. They performed at Nelson Mandela's birthday celebrations in Bangkok last month. 21 Jul 2008 Read more

South Africa you beauty! Another Oscar winner...We are proud to announce that the AFDA student film, Elalini, has been selected by the Academy membership as the winning film in the 33rd Annual Student Academy Awards Honorary Foreign Film category. The news was received via an official letter from the Academy. 18 Jun 2008 Read more

AFDA wins top student awards at the LoeriesAFDA won big at this year's Loerie Awards in the student category TV & Cinema - Motion Graphic Design, with Andrew Haycock's claymation production, Grumble Bumble, winning Gold and Justine Puren's sand animation production, The Shadow Boy, winning Silver. 3 Jun 2008 Read more