AFDA

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The African Film and Drama Acadamy or AFDA[1]is a South African school for motion picture, media and live performance) was founded in 1994 by Garth Holmes, Bata Passchier and Deon Opperman.

From its early beginnings of 6 students, a rented VCR and broken TV it has become one of the leading institutions of its kind in the world today. AFDA has over 1200 students, over 100 full-time staff and fully equipped campuses in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. It has had an enormous impact on film making and the stage in South Africa over the past 20 years, with many of its alumni going on to work in the performing arts industry.

It hosts an annual Film and TV Showcase called the AFDA Festival(see further http://afdafestival.com/ )


Sources

Wikipedia [2]

AFDA presents annual Film and TV Showcase - 23/11/2013 - Artslink.co.za News[news1113@artslink.co.za]

AFDA website[3]

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