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28 June 2011

South Africa's Next Top Filmmaker

Are you interested in broadcast television? Would you like the opportunity to work for one of South Africa's top production companies, learning from the best in broadcast television for one year?

Entries for SA's Next Top Filmmaker 2011 close on the 30th June 2011 @ 17h00. We really got off to a roaring start with a positive deluge of entries and a very well attended workshop held at AFDA on 4th June 2011. Were very privileged to have some exceptional guest speakers including Brent Quinn, head writer of Intersexions with his protégée Zee Ntuli, Brett Lotriet Best, acclaimed director of such hits as "Show Me The Mommy", "High School Musical" and "SA's Biggest Loser" and John Trengrove, director of the much admired "Hopeville" movie.

Attendees were given some important tips and advice on the subject of scriptwriting, putting together a treatment and creating a shotlist. Our guest speakers were most generous with their time and expertise and happily answered questions and dispensed advice. Don't worry if you missed it though as the videos of the workshop are up on our facebook page for those who would like to see what was discussed.

Entry forms and more information can be found on

Winners will receive a one-year internship at Curious Pictures in Auckland Park as well as exposure to the industry at large.

Entrants may enter individually or in teams of two and will be required to submit a script, treatment, storyboard and/or shot list for a three-minute film.

The top five entries will get the opportunity to produce their film under the mentorship of the Curious Pictures team. Camera, lighting and sound equipment will be sponsored by Digitalfilm.

The offline edits will be done at General Post and Aces Up and the online at The Bladeworks in Bryanston. Final mix for the five finalists will be sponsored by Warren Birley of Fine Tune Audio in Bryanston.

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