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Nominations galore for Afda staff, students and alumni at Saftas 2023
The 17th Annual South African Film and Television Awards nominees have been announced. 15 Aug 2023 Read more

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 Best South African Student Film award at the 2nd edition of the Isiphethu International Student Film Festival at the Durban International Film Festival 2023 and that Afda alumna Sandulela Asanda won the Best South African Short Film award for her film Mirror Mirror. 8 Aug 2023 Read more

Afda win 3 awards at 10th Annual Simon 'Mabhuna' Sabela Awards
Afda Durban have won the Simon "Mabhunu" Sabela Best Student Award for eight years in a row. 28 Jul 2023 Read more

Afda 2022 graduation films making waves at film festivals
Thirteen Afda 2022 graduation films were selected to screen at the Student World Impact Film Festival (SWIFF). 21 Jul 2023 Read more

2 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 International Film Festival 2023. 13 Jul 2023 Read more

Afda students take all 3 podium places at 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 creative and document a social issue facing South Africa today. 11 Jul 2023 Read more

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. 24 May 2023 Read more

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 channel in South Africa. 18 May 2023 Read more

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. 3 Feb 2023 Read more

The annual Afda Online Graduation Festival goes live!
Our students from our Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth campuses have once again pulled out all the stops this year at the annual Graduation Festival. 5 Dec 2022 Read more

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 degree students will kick-off from the 15-27 November 2022. 14 Nov 2022 Read more

Afda's first Artist in Residence, Vusi Africa is king at 18th AMA Awards
The time for Africa to own African stories is now and has never been better. 11 Nov 2022 Read more

Afda alumni share Best Actor Award at International Pan African Film Festival in Cannes
Luntu Masiza and Francois Immelman recently shared the Best Actor award for their performances in the short film Some Mothers' Sons at the International Pan African Film Festival. 10 Nov 2022 Read more

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 the Loerie Awards 2022. 7 Nov 2022 Read more

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 at Artscape on Wednesday, 12 October 2022. 4 Nov 2022 Read more

Afda student film wins at Durban International Film Festival
The Afda Cape Town 2021 honours graduation film, Where is Mr Adams? is making waves. 3 Aug 2022 Read more

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 Festival on 23 July. 29 Jul 2022 Read more

Afda students and alumni receive astonishing record-breaking 64 nominations at Safta's 2022
Afda is proud to announce that Afda students and alumni have received an astonishing, record-breaking 64 nominations in 45 different categories at the 16th Annual Safta's. 25 Jul 2022 Read more

Afda's Bachelor of Creative Writing degree pens new chapter
The Afda Creative Writing degree programme introduced on our Johannesburg and Cape Town campuses in 2021 is proving to be a hit. Student numbers more than doubling in 2022. 8 Jul 2022 Read more

Young creative talent on show at the annual Afda Experimental Festival
Afda third-year students from our Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Gqeberha campuses promise to offer audiences an eye-popping and mind-boggling experience at the annual Afda Experimental Festival. 13 Jun 2022 Read more


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Acting PGDIP Programme Coordinator and Senior LecturerDate posted: 22 Aug 12:08
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