Dunoon youths given opportunity to be filmmakers

5 October 2018

Investment

A Cape Town non-profit film training organisation was selected out of hundreds of organisations worldwide to receive a United Nations Youth Solidarity Fund grant.

The grant is administered by the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations (UNOAC), GroundUp reports.

MyDunoon was one of only two organisations from Africa which applied for the grant.

It has paid off well. Beneficiaries of the programme have been nominated for an audience award in an international film project.

With the experience of seasoned filmmakers working for the organisation, MyDunoon used the funds to train youth in digital film production and introduce them to opportunities in the film and acting industry.

Thirty-five youths from Dunoon, some South African and some from neighbouring countries, were recruited to take part in the three-month training that began in June. Read the full article on News24 here.