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KZNFC TRAINING PROGRAMMES 2017

KZNFC TRAINING PROGRAMMES 2017

APPLY FOR TRAINING WITH THE KWAZULU-NATAL FILM COMMISSION.

The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission (KZNFC) is an entity established in terms of the KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission Act, 2010. The Commission has been set up with its main vision being to position KwaZulu-Natal as a globally competitive, diverse and sustainable industry and choice film destination.

Background
The KZN Film Commission aims to enhance the economy by providing and encouraging opportunities for persons, especially from disadvantaged communities to enter and participate in the film industry in the province. In so doing, it aims to contribute to an enabling environment to job creation. The Human Capital Development (HCD) Programme under Marketing and Industry Development is designed to develop skills in KwaZulu-Natal focussing on previously disadvantaged filmmakers across the value chain of film and television. A baseline study was conducted in 2015 highlighting the skills gap in the KZN industry. The KZNFC is responding to the need for skills in 2 key areas: SCRIPTWRING AND FILM DIRECTING.

TWO TRAINING PROGRAMMES WILL BE OFFERED.

Training Programme 1 – SEDIBA Spark Screenwriting Programme (In Partnership with NFVF)
The Sediba Spark programme embraces best practices of international screenwriting, and uses the teachings of international masters of our craft. Our aim is to equip screen writers with tools that will allow them to shape their own talent, originality and creativity into screenwriting of an international standard. The Programme runs for five months with workshops taking place one weekend a month. Workshops are compulsory for all qualifying participants. The programme is at no cost to the selected participants.

Requirements
• Applicants must be residents of the KwaZulu-Natal province and be South African citizens or residents.
• Applicants must have a matric certificate and/or a relevant tertiary qualification in Film & Television or Writing.

Please submit:
1. A motivation (maximum 2 pages) as to why you should be considered for the programme
2. Your CV, detailed profile of work experience
3. Sample of written work ( optional)
4. A copy of your Matric certificates and all qualifications post matric and a
5. Certified copy of your ID.

Applications should be also be emailed to SkillsDev@kwazulunatalfilm.co.za
Closing date for applications: 3 February 2017

Training Programme 2 – The 101 of Directing for Film, short films or TV Dramas (In Partnership with NFVF)
The Directors Programme aims to introduce the participants to the role of the Director on a fiction or TV Drama set. This is a Practical course of Understanding the role of the Director on a Film or TV set. The Programme will cover the following areas:- How to lay the basis for writing for the screen, understanding how to structure a script for features and TV drama; Writing of a Treatment for your film’s pitch; Breaking down the shooting script and producing a Director’s version of the script; The role of the actor to that of the director and the creative process between talent and the visionary; Working with a script and finding the right actor for the part; Working conditions for actors; What to expect from your actors; Casting process and how to do it; Rehearsal and the creative process; Film appreciation and the various genres in fiction and TV drama series; Relationship between actors, director, producer and production office; Relationship with the crew on set as the Director; Who is who in SA acting world?

Requirements
• Applicants must be residents of the KwaZulu-Natal province and be South African citizens or residents.
• Applicants must have a matric certificate and/or a relevant tertiary qualification in Film & Television or Writing.
• Demonstrate previous experience in directing either for TV, short films, TV Dramas, Documentaries, Theatre, New Media (Web) and/ or Music Video
• Be available to attend the programme one week at a time staring the 22nd – 27th Feb, 14-19TH March, 28th March – 2nd April, 11th -16th April at time for a period of four weeks in total.

Please submit:
1. A motivation (maximum 2 pages) as to why you should be considered for the programme
2. Your CV, detailed profile of work experience
3. Provide examples of previous work: either a portfolio, a video, or storyboard, or a script you completed.
4. Three page synopsis of a film idea you would like to work on as part of the course work.
5. A copy of your Matric certificates and all qualifications post matric
6. Certified copy of your ID.

Applications should be emailed to SkillsDev@kwazulunatalfilm.co.za
Closing date for applications: 3 February 2017
Correspondence for both programmes will be limited to successful candidates.
For more information visit our website on www.kwazulunatalfilm.co.za or call our offices on (031) 325 0200.

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