PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT PROVIDE IN-SERVICE TRAINING TO ACTORS.
Before making your submission next year, please note:
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 – provides 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. If 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.
We do not charge fees, nor do we run a full-time, theoretical training programme. Admission does however require the completion and assessment as competent of NQF aligned unit standards.
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, production department-to-production department, your conduct on set and how frequently you are repeatedly 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 you do become crew, you effectively graduate from the SA FILM Academy programme – and are eligible for a SA Film Academy Certificate of Completion.
SA FILM Academy intake draws primarily from the Western Cape
Our intake is drawn primarily from the Western Cape where the majority of long form and series productions are produced and serviced. We do permit people from other provinces and centres such as Gauteng, KZN & the Eastern Cape to join SAFA however we cannot guarantee positions on productions.