The few film schools located on the African continent are usually found in big cities, and their programmes are often prohibitively expensive. But digital learning is on the rise, and Africa is on the forefront of the trend. With almost half the population under the age of 18, young people in countries across Africa are more digitally connected than ever, and they are ushering in new possibilities for an increasingly online world.
Together with our partners African University College of Communication (AUCC) and YMCA Ghana, WELTFILME has teamed up with Deutsche Welle Akademie to develop an online learning platform for filmmaking and its associated practices. Young filmmakers in countries across Africa can use the platform to gain vocational training and accreditation from wherever they are.
THE DIGITAL FILM SCHOOL not only centres on the African perspectives on film and filmmaking, but also takes an innovative, practical approach to learning that connects instructors and students beyond national borders.
We are currently developing modules on screenwriting, documentary films, and film production. Our goal is to expand THE DIGITAL FILM SCHOOL with courses that offer professional accreditation in all areas of filmmaking, including directing, cinematography, sound, editing, and more.