2024 Application for Admission to The SA FILM Academy NOW CLOSED

As of 12h00 midnight, 30th January 2024, the application for registration to the SA FILM Academy in 2024 is now officially closed.

Unfortunately, we are unable to process any new applications at this moment.

Although The SA FILM Academy has achieved great success in launching the careers of many crew members, it is not the sole path to enter the film industry.

If you didn’t apply on time this year – meeting the application criteria, with all the required, completed and submitted documentation – please continue to put yourself out there and meet the right film industry people!

Where there is a will, there is a way!

The SA FILM Academy applications will open again for 2025 on 15 January 2025.

We kindly ask for your patience as we review your Portfolio of Evidence and full submission, if you have already submitted an application within the required time-frame.

Feedback regarding your application will be given by March 1st, 2024.


Requirements for applications are as follows:

    • You have a definite interest in a career in film, television or digital media, the SA Film Academy focuses on technical and production skills behind the camera and on-set
    • You are between 18 – 35 years of age
    • You have a clear, legible, Certified copy of your South African Identification Document (ID) (no older than 3 months)
    • You have a clear, legible, Certified copy of at least a valid matriculation (grade 12) certificate (no older than 3 months)
    • You have a clear, legible, Certified copy of your highest qualification certificate
    • You have an up-to-date CV with references
    • You have a valid SARS Tax Registration number
    • 1 Page Motivational letter (Maximum 350 words)

Applications are now closed.


We do generate and manage paid 12-month MICT-SETA internships in partnership with host employers, for those successful applicants with the correct tertiary education qualifications. Commencement of paid MICT-SETA paid internships to be announced.