12 January 2017


M-Net MiM Academy 2017 Open for Entries

M-Net will run its Magic in Motion Academy programme for 2017 and host a four-day Magic in Motion Career Expo for aspiring young learners, as well as a new scholarship programme. It is taking on 12 interns for the 2017 class, which aims to develop a talent pool while growing capacity in the film and television industry, and simultaneously cultivating homegrown content.

Applicants must apply directly to M-Net before 31 January 2017 should they wish to participate in the 2017 Magic in Motion Academy.

Entry criteria for 2017

M-Net Magic in Motion Academy open for 2017 entries.

   Applicants must have completed (in 2015) or are completing (in 2016), a three-year diploma/degree in a film and TV or related qualification

   Applicants must have a minimum of a C-aggregate pass

   All candidates will have their details run through the system for credit checking, police-record checking and proof of any previous education stated

   M-Net’s decision in the selection of the 12 interns for the 2017 Magic in Motion Academy is final

   M-Net shall not be responsible for any electronic system failure that results in any particular entry not being received for consideration

   M-Net is not liable for the costs applicants incur during the process of their electronic application (example: airtime usage or payment at WiFi café)

   Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all information that they include in their submission is valid and true

   M-Net has the right to expand, limit, downscale and/or terminate the Magic in Motion Academy at its discretion

   Entry is limited to those who meet the stated entry criteria

   2016 Magic in Motion Academy interns are prohibited from being selected again

   There is no guarantee of employment at the end of the internship

   Internship is only available in Gauteng, South Africa

   M-Net reserves the right to terminate any internship during the course of the programme

The Magic in Motion Academy interns will receive hands-on training in producing, directing, cinematography, production commissioning, concept creation, script writing, sound, art direction, editing, post-production and more. The course has been designed to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical implementation in order to produce highly employable professionals.

Upon completion of the 12-month curriculum, M-Net will choose three exceptional interns to produce their own films with funding from M-Net and, as in years past, some of these movies could find their way onto a small screen.

The Magic in Motion Academy begins in May 2017 in Johannesburg under the guidance of Academy director, Bobby Heaney and M-Net CSI and skills development manager, Ashika Kirpal.

For more information, click here.