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Screenwriting and Film Directing Training in KZN

The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission (KZNFC) will be offering training in 2 key areas:

Scriptwriting and Directing.

The two training programmes are:

1 – SEDIBA Spark Screenwriting Programme (in partnership with the National Film and Video Foundation)

The Sediba Spark programme embraces best practices of international screenwriting, and uses the teachings of international masters of our craft. Our aim is to equip screen writers with tools that will allow them to shape their own talent, originality and creativity into screenwriting of an international standard. The programme runs for five months with workshops taking place one weekend a month. Workshops are compulsory for all qualifying participants. The programme is at no cost to the selected participants.

Requirements

  • Applicants must be residents of the KwaZulu-Natal province and be South African citizens or residents.
  • Applicants must have a matric certificate and/or a relevant tertiary qualification in Film & Television or Writing.

Please submit:

  1. A motivation (maximum 2 pages) as to why you should be considered for the programme
  2. Your CV, detailed profile of work experience
  3. Sample of written work (optional)
  4. A copy of your Matric certificates and all qualifications post matric and a
  5. Certified copy of your ID.

Applications should be emailed to SkillsDev@kwazulunatalfilm.co.za

Closing date for applications: 3 February 2017

 

2 – The 101 of Directing for Film, Short Films or TV Dramas (in partnership with the National Film and Video Foundation)

The Directors Programme aims to introduce the participants to the role of the Director on a fiction or TV Drama set.

This is a practical course of understanding the role of the director on a Film or TV set. The programme will cover the following areas: How to lay the basis for writing for the screen, understanding how to structure a script for features and TV drama; Writing of a treatment for your film’s pitch; Breaking down the shooting script and producing a director’s version of the script; The role of the actor to that of the director and the creative process between talent and the visionary; Working with a script and finding the right actor for the part; Working conditions for actors; What to expect from your actors; Casting process and how to do it; Rehearsal and the creative process; Film appreciation and the various genres in fiction and TV drama series; Relationship between actors, director, producer and production office; Relationship with the crew on set as the director; Who is who in SA acting world?

Requirements

  • Applicants must be residents of the KwaZulu-Natal province and be South African citizens or residents.
  • Applicants must have a matric certificate and/or a relevant tertiary qualification in Film & Television or Writing.
  • Demonstrate previous experience in directing either for TV, short films, TV Dramas, Documentaries, Theatre, New Media (Web) and/ or Music Video
  • Be available to attend the programme one week at a time starting the 22nd – 27th Feb, 14 -19TH March, 28th March – 2nd April, 11th – 16th April at time for a period of four weeks in total.

Please submit:

  1. A motivation (maximum 2 pages) as to why you should be considered for the programme
  2. Your CV, detailed profile of work experience
  3. Provide examples of previous work: either a portfolio, a video, or storyboard, or a script you completed                                                                                                                          4. Three page synopsis of a film idea you would like to work on as part of the course work.                                                                                                                                                           5. A copy of your Matric certificates and all qualifications post matric                                                                                                                                                             6. Certified copy of your ID.

Applications should be emailed to SkillsDev@kwazulunatalfilm.co.za

Closing date for applications: 3 February 2017

Correspondence for both programmes will be limited to successful candidates.

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