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The SA FILM Academy provides in-service training on local & international long-form, commercial & TV productions & series and in production companies

The accredited, non-profit SA FILM Academy – focuses primarily on providing a bridge between education and employment – offering remunerated, In-service, on-the-job training under mentorship on local and international, long-form, commercial, TV productions & series and in production companies. They do not charge fees, nor do they run a full-time, theoretical training programme.

The duration of your attendance on SAFA as a trainee

Once admitted, the duration of your attendance on the SAFA In-service training programme – progressing from junior – to intermediate – to senior trainee on productions – differs from career path to career path, and how frequently you are selected to gain ongoing hands-on experience as a remunerated trainee contracted to productions.

Graduating from the SA FILM Academy

Once you are ready to become crew – based on industry assessment from HoDs and mentors in your department on productions and do become crew, you effectively graduate from the SA FILM Academy programme and are eligible for a SAFA certificate of completion.

SA FILM Academy intake draws primarily from the Western Cape

Their intake is drawn primarily from the Western Cape where the majority of long-form and series productions are produced and serviced. They do permit people from other provinces and centres such as Gauteng, KZN & the Eastern Cape to join SAFA


Requirements for applications are as follows:

  • If you have a definite interest in a career in film, television or digital media

  • If you have a South African Identification Document (ID)

  • If you are between 18 – 35 years of age

  • If you have a valid matriculation certificate

  • If you do not have a criminal record (Please see safilmacademy.org/film-4-offenders/ )

Please submit your application to admissions@safilmacademy.org from 1 February 2020.

Please contact Gale via email for the SA Film Academy admission requirements:


They are located in Atlantic Film Studios Cape Town in just outside the City of Cape Town in Montague Gardens, home to kykNET super-soapie, Suidooster co-produced by Homebrew Films & Gambit Films; kykNET & kie live studio talk show Tussen Ons

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