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 the continent are more digitally connected than ever, and they are ushering in new possibilities for an increasingly online world.
Our partners Ghana YMCA and the African University College of Communications (AUCC) are developing a comprehensive course programme on the online learning platform www.atingi.org . Young filmmakers in countries across Africa can use the platform to gain vocational training and accreditation from wherever they are. The DIGITAL FILM SCHOOL is supported by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
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.
Currently basic courses in screenwriting, documentary film and creative producing are created, in order to be taught online at AUCC and Ghana YMCA. 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.