Film School Network
Initiated in 2016, the Film School Network project is financed by the German Federal Foreign Office and was coordinated by the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg until 2018.
The Film School Network consists of a diverse group of organisations, ranging from tertiary institutions to private schools, to initiatives offering practical on-set training, from Burkina Faso, Ghana, Germany, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda and aims to strengthen film education by facilitating meaningful collaboration and exchange between institutions and initiatives dedicated to film training.
The Film School Network’s focus areas include staff- and curriculum development as well as professional and cultural exchange. Among its already realised activities is a short-residency programme, a summer-school on the theme of ‘African Storytelling’ in September 2018 and efforts to facilitate access to experts and teachers.
The Film School Network is currently run by its members.
Berlinale Talents, Germany
DFFB - The German Film & TV Academy, Germany
Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, Germany
Film Academy Baden-Württemberg, Germany
ISIS-SE - Higher Institute for Image and Sound, Burkina Faso
Kwetu Film Institute, Rwanda
Maisha Film Lab, Uganda
One Fine Day Films, Germany
The Institute of Arts and Media Communication (IAMCO), Tanzania
The National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI), Ghana
Wits School of Arts (WSOA) University of Witwatersrand Film and Television, South Africa
Activities include residences, teachers training, a symposium on "African Storytelling", as well as the development of a teaching module in the field of mobile filmmaking.