Big Fish, School of Digital Filmmaking

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17/04/2023
05/04/2023

Great news for aspiring scriptwriters and directors!

The and the South African Broadcasting Corporation are pleased to announce that the Youth Filmmaker Project submissions are now open. If you're a talented writer or director, this is your chance to shine on the big screen. Not only will this project help you build a portfolio for future opportunities, but it will also showcase your potential.

So don't miss out, submit your application to [email protected] by 30 April 2023. Visit our website for more details https://bit.ly/40sS9y1

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Timeline photos 28/02/2022

Do you work in online communication in South Africa's non-profit sector? What if you could join a community of peers and practitioners to build your online communication skills and potential?

Applications are now OPEN for DGMT’s Amplify | Mobilise| Change: Digital Communications for NGOs learning programme, 2022. Learn core strategic and practical areas in online communication, from integrated planning to audience research and content strategy.

30 online communication practitioners will have the opportunity to complete a selection of online modules, fine-tune their core technical skills in practical sessions, develop and run an online campaign and complete an integrated online communication plan – with support and guidance every step of the way from the programme team.

This opportunity is open to all registered non-profit organisations in South Africa, including those funded by DGMT, and runs for 7 months – from the end of April till end November 2022. You will learn and share 100% online. All programme costs (except your computer/ connected device and data) are subsidised by DGMT.

Visit our application page: https://bit.ly/AMC-DGMT . Applications close on 22 March 2022. If you have further questions email [email protected] .

03/02/2022

Big Fish Alumni, this is a great opportunity to enhance your Social Justice skills.



If you are interested in using film as a tool for social change, and want to learn more about Year 2 of our innovative online Impact Facilitation Course developed with the Centre for Film and Media Studies look no further!
Contact: [email protected] or Zakithi Buthelezi at [email protected]

Deadline to apply is March 18th!

31/05/2021

Well done Rine Neo Kgola!

Congratulations to our DFA member Neo Kgola whose short doc "Schools Shut Down" will be streaming for FREE during Encounters South African International Documentary Festival from 10-20 June 2021 https://encounters.co.za/film/schools-shut-down/

18/05/2021
Photos from Encounters South African International Documentary Festival's post 13/02/2020
26/07/2019

Meet Citizen Journalist, Gloria Msiza.
She wanted to share what Social Justice means to her...
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24/07/2019

Meet Jade Simpson, , we asked Jade what Social Justice means to her....
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Photos from Big Fish, School of Digital Filmmaking's post 23/07/2019

, Social Media guru Kevin Collins Bertha Retreat, with our Citizen Journalism Workshop

22/07/2019

As our students complete their final week of NQF5 training we are extremely grateful to the European Union in South Africa for believing in a sustainable future for these young filmmakers. We are proud to have assisted in the development and progress the students have made over the past two years.

19/07/2019

Health - E News are looking for Citizen Journalist,

Do you know a young and passionate activist with a flair for writing? Our citizen journalism programme is looking for them. Spread the word! http://bit.ly/2Y1uvb3

Self defence a film by Samuel Motloung 17/07/2019

a film by journalist Samuel Motloung, is about a young man who started a football club in the community...
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Self defence a film by Samuel Motloung The film is about a young man who started a football club in the community by gathering young stars together to make a team and also he is playing a good rol...

Timeline photos 16/07/2019

Are you a veteran, practising or aspiring multimedia journalist? Take 5 minutes to fill in this form: http://ow.ly/pH6330p8pyQ and stand a chance to be featured on .

Email [email protected] for more information.

Photos from Big Fish, School of Digital Filmmaking's post 16/07/2019

Studio short course currently underway. Thanks to the Morning Show team coming in to train these guys.

10/07/2019

Celebrating a legends birthday today also lovingly known as Mr H by countless Fish students.

09/07/2019

Happy birthday to our Head Mentor, Hein Ungerer. Thank you for your guidance and inspiration💓👌 Lots of love from us all at Big Fish

11/06/2019

Thank you all for applying to the Citizen Journalism and Studio Production call out! Applications are now officially closed!

11/06/2019

PSA Shoot - Intern Call Out

Shorts Programme | Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival 04/06/2019

We are proud to have 4 of our student films screening at Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, this year.
our young filmmakers and by checking out the Shorts Programme at The L***a and Bertha Movie House

Shorts Programme | Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival Shorts Programme Screens with: Thongo’Lam Family has an impact on each of us. For Jessica, her family life has been difficult. Jessica’s search for identity leads her to discover that she needs to let go of pain and heal herself before she can heal her family. Read More » Screens with: Waves Th...

Schedule | Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival 04/06/2019

Free Screening at Encounters - Cold Case Hammarskjöld by Mads Brügger
The Encounters International Documentary Festival is arranging a special screening and a panel discussion of the film:Cold Case Hammarskjöld by Mads Brügger

The film presents allegations about South African involvement in the plane crash in 1961 in which the United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld and 15 others were killed. The film also suggests that a paramilitary organization, The South African Institute for Maritime Research, had the intention to spread AIDS in an attempt to maintain white supremacy in Southern Africa.

Spend a minute or two previewing the movie.

Cold Case Hammarskjöld
will be screened

AT: Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education, 1 Batten Ln & Main Road, Mowbray, Cape Town, 7705
ON: Saturday, June 8th
AT: 10 a.m.

Please RSVP if you are able to attend - and please spread the word as this is a free screening.

Enquiries: Encounters, at +27 21 418 3310

Terry Crawford-Browne, a well known anti-war activist and warrior against the Arms Deal, will form part of discussion panel.

https://www.encounters.co.za/schedule/

Schedule | Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival CT L***a CT Isivivana and Tshisimani JHB R’bank & Bio Cape Town L***a Theatre 68 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town. Telephone: 021-424 5927. Email: [email protected] Online Bookings: https://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1490355048/ L***A 1 (176 seater) L***A 2 (50 seater) …

03/06/2019

Thank you to our sponsors who are supporting young filmmakers making social justice films

Photos from Encounters South African International Documentary Festival's post 30/05/2019

Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, Rough Cut Labs at Big Fish, School of Digital Filmmaking, yesterday, some of South Africa's top Editors gathered in the same space!

29/05/2019

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