South Africa’s premier film, TV and performance school will open its new campus in Durban in 2013, and prospective students and interested stakeholders are invited to attend an Open Day on the new campus on Saturday October 6.
AFDA’s Durban campus was launched at the 33rd Durban International Film Festival in July which has, over the years screened student films as well as major films which have involved alumni such as ‘Gog’ Helen’, ‘Sleeper’s Wake’ and ‘Zama Zama’.
AFDA: The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance was started in 1994 in Johannesburg with a rented television, a broken VCR machine and six students. In eighteen years, AFDA has expanded, encouraged and inspired a number of young talent to create relevant and engaging film and media content to ultimately contribute to the growth of the South African industry.
The new campus is situated in Glen Anil at 2a Highdale Road. The Open Day begins at 9.30am for 10am until 12pm and offers attendees the opportunity to visit the new campus site and view casual screenings of AFDA students’ work. The Open Day will include various other presentations touching on AFDA’s history, the curriculum, plans for the new campus, building a career in performance and/or film production which will all be presented by one of the founders, two current AFDA students from Johannesburg and Cape Town sharing their experiences as well as AFDA academic staff.
* Prospective students can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 079 833 1682 for more information, or visit www.afda.co.za.