DOCi SA - Emerging Filmmakers Programme

DOCi SA - Emerging Filmmakers Programme is a community-oriented program similar in scope and scale to our international DOCi program, but functioning through the mechanism of an NPO (Non Profit Organization) and geared towards the South African community.


The aim is to reach young filmmakers, especially young people of colour who have no access to the fee-paying film schools within the South African private tertiary education sphere.

We provide our course free at point of use to students, supported by direct sponsorship and through charitable funding of the school itself.

In addition to covering the cost of tuition and equipment, the course provides a stipend to cover transport for the students, without which many of them would be unable to attend classes.

We are supported through the American Consulate in Cape Town and run our DOCi SA course at the American Corner in the Central Library.


Apply for the next course:

Ten week course: 1 October 2018 - 7 December 2018

Closing Dates for applications: Closed

Next Course: Early 2019

Keep an eye out on the website for details.


March-May 2018

Our initial intake of 13 students completed the course this May, with their documentary films screening at the Encounters International Documentary Festival and the Black Filmmakers Film Festival in Cape Town.

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