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08 March 2011

Big Fish Comes to Cape Town

The award winning Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking is now offering National Certificates in Filmmaking to fully sponsored and paying students in Cape Town.

The courses are entry level (NQF 4) and intermediate (NQF 5) level and are available to energetic, organized, entrepreneurial, reliable and innovative individuals who are committed to succeed in the Film and Television industry.

The NQF 4 course content includes introduction to directing, cinematography, production management/producing, editing, sound, research and understanding script.

The NQF 5 course objective is to expand on existing knowledge, deepening skills in those students who have already proved a commitment and passion for the industry and who want to specialize in their chosen electives.

Training is project focused, working in all disciplines related to the film and television industry. Tutoring and mentoring is done by leading South African professionals and we use state-of-the-art equipment.

At Big Fish we also create simulated and actual workplace experiences for course participants.

DURATION: 34 weeks per course (8 Months)
COURSE START DATES: May – December 2011.
TIMES: 09h00 – 16h30, Monday to Friday
COST: Either fully sponsored or paid for depending on the
student’s financial circumstances.

Deadline for applications : End of March 2011


Applicants must be available full-time for the entire 34 week period.
NQF 4 requires Grade 12 and with proof of commitment and interest in Film and TV.
NQF 5 requires a minimum of three years experience in the Film and TV sector and/or previous tertiary training/certification in the industry.

Applicants must send their CV as soon as possible to Lisa Mini on or Hein Ungerer on

Mappp Seta registration number Bihgh7MAPP08012186

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