Thursday, 23 November 2017

Training Opportunity for Aspirant Scriptwriters at NFVF 2017

In 2005 representatives of the South African Film and Television industry resolved to come together with guidance from the National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa (NFVF) to establish the annual South African Film and Television Awards, the SAFTAs. 

The Awards honour, celebrate and promote the creativity, quality and excellence of South African Film and Television talent and productions, and serve to encourage entrepreneurship and the development of new talent within the industry.

Each award recipient is presented with a trophy, the 'Golden Horn', which has three heads symbolising collective effort, community, and the recognition of the individual as part of a team - an experience inherent to the film and television industry where collaboration is the cornerstone of successful productions. There have been eight sessions of the awards to date with each giving over 70 awards.

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and Performing Arts Centre of the Free State, are offering a part-time training opportunity to individuals who wish to train as scriptwriters in the film and television arena.

The successful candidates will go through an intensive SEDIBA “Spark” Screenwriting Training Programme where they will be provided with the screenwriting tools to develop engaging stories that have the potential to be feature films. 

This part-time training programme will run for 5 months, comprising of one workshop per month held during weekends, with final course deliverables to be sent in by participants one month after the last workshop. 

Workshops will be in the Free State province. Selected participants will have to attend all five workshops of which dates will be communicated in due course

The programme will be at no cost to selected participants


 Relevant tertiary qualification or some experience in the film and television industry
 One page synopsis of your idea for a film
 Motivational letter to include what inspired your idea, why you would like to be in the film and television industry and what your future career path is.
 A comprehensive CV


 Broad knowledge of current trends in contemporary fiction, theatrical films and TV Drama

 A creative imagination

 Excellent computer skills

 Good negotiation skills

Enquiries should be directed to Henry Chauke: 011 483 0880. 

Deadline for applications is Friday 24 November 2017.

 Please email your entire application to or hand deliver to 12 First Avenue, Westdene, Bloemfontein (PACOFS Office)

NB: Late or faxed applications will not be considered.

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