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Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Sisters Working in Film and Television (SWIFT) was established in 2016 during the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF). An interim board was mandated to formulate a constitution, legalise the organisation and to set up a basic structure for the organisation.

This has now been accomplished. SWIFT will hold its first Annual General Meeting (AGM) again at DIFF in July 2017. As per the constitution, only members in good standing will be able to vote and stand for election for the board.

SWIFT's core function is to nurture and develop the interests of women in the South African audiovisual industry, whilst recognising and prioritizing black women who are historically disadvantaged. This will be through the active promotion of women in the industry and the creation of a support hub for women.

Benefits of SWIFT membership include:
-Hone your craft with professionally hosted skills development workshops;
-Keep up to date with brand new developments in the industry with master classes;
-Make new contacts and develop industry relationships through SWIFT networking events;
-Find the latest job postings and industry discussions on the exclusive online platforms for women in film and television!

Types of Membership (once off payment):

Affiliate membership available to any individual, organisation, society, company, close corporation or similar body that works in conjunction with audiovisual making - R350.00

Student membership available to any individual, who studies audiovisual making at any formal learning institution, upon proof of enrolment to such institution - R150.00

To join SWIFT or for more information email: