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Tuesday, November 11, 2014


(First and second students from AFDA have been hard at work prepping for this year’s AFDA Annual Film Festival: Ongeziwe Nelani (on camera) Kyala Gleisner, (directing) Gugulethu Phili (acting) and Kishan Baijnath (with clapper board).)

The newest campus of South Africa’s #1 School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, AFDA Durban, will present its annual film, television and performance festival on November 22 at the campus in Glen Anil.

Featuring the best of third year and postgraduate student films from AFDA Johannesburg and Cape Town as well first and second year student productions from AFDA Durban, the festival will highlight the work of SA’s top future film makers and entertainers. AFDA Durban Music and Stage students will also be performing live as well as the Television School’s shows being presented in a relaxed TV lounge set up in the school’s library.

Food and beverages will be on sale to keep festival goers’ stamina up for the movie marathon they’ll be enjoying. There will also be a bar for over-18’s and an outside chill area where film watchers can take time out between screenings, grab a bite and enjoy the open mic stage where Sonic Roisin will perform at 17h00, with AFDA music students also showcasing their talents.

A once-off entry fee of R20 grants access to the entire festival, including all screenings and live performances. The festival opens at 09h30 with the first screening at 10h00 and the last finishing by 21h00. There will be film screenings throughout the day as well as first and second year stage performances being held in the Actor’s Studio at 18h00 and 20h00 respectively, whilst the live music performances will be outside.

Contact AFDA Durban on 031 569 2252 or log on to for more information. You can also follow AFDA or AFDA Durban on Facebook or Twitter @AFDADURBAN and @AFDA_FilmSchool.