South Africa: New Film School To Open in Tshwane


Jintek Film and Television School is a pioneering and distinguished audio-visual and training academy that will open it’s doors for the first time in the metropolitan city of Tshwane on 01 July 2013.

The school is a division of the Jintek Varsity College, a private FET College based in Pretoria. The college was established in 2008 to provide further education and training mostly to students who come from historically disadvantaged backgrounds.

According to Basil Dube the new head of Film and Television at Jintek, there is a general lack of access to film education and training in South Africa. "We have established the Jintek film school also in line with the National Film and Video Foundation's objective of promoting access to film education and skills development in historically disadvantaged communities" said Dube who is also the new Regional Secretary for the Pan-African Filmmakers Federation. Dube said the Jintek Film School is the first black owned film training institution in South Africa and is committed to the transformation and development of the local film industry.

Jintek Film School will in the first year offer the MICT-SETA accredited NQF Level 4 course in film and television production. First time filmmakers will be taught both theory and practice in areas such as screenwriting, research, directing, cinematography, producing, camera work, editing, marketing and distribution. Students will also be offered a free short course in computer literacy.

Situated in Pretoria central business district between Nelson Mandela Drive and Du Toit street, the school will form an important cultural link with the South African State Theatre in the northern part and the Arts Campus of the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) in the east of the city.

For registration and more information, please contact Jintek Film Department on 0123202455, mobile 0715020564 or at the website here: