The AFDA Graduation Festival 2016

AFDA, South Africa’s only Oscar winning film, television and performance school, is proud to host their annual Graduation Festival produced by Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban 3rd year under graduate and 4th year post graduate students.

This year the festival, will proudly showcase a record 91 productions from the respective AFDA campuses, including 60 live action short films, 11 pilot television shows, 11 live music performance shows and 9 theatre productions.

“The annual AFDA festival is a perfect opportunity not only to showcase the school as an institution, but is an ideal moment in a student’s career path to show their work to the industry. It is a vital moment for the students as it is their final year end exam where they are assessed by the public. This moment is a culmination of talent enjoyed by all and the time we all look forward to annually.” says Franco Human, AFDA Durban Dean.

All the productions are assessed by industry professionals, AFDA learning staff members and most importantly the public. The graduation production constitutes 50% of the complete students assessment for the year.

“This is a critical aspect of the AFDA learning system which encourages students to create market related and culturally relevant entertainment content.” says AFDA Co-Founder and CEO Bata Passchier.

This year also sees the BIT (The AFDA Business, Innovation and Technology School) students showcase their high-tech innovative projects at the festival.
If you want to see the best up and coming future talent in the South African entertainment industry, the AFDA Graduation Festival 2016 is for you.

AFDA Graduation Festival 2016

Johannesburg Campus 17-26 November.

Performance School 17- 26 Nov / Venue: AFDA campus, Red Roof Theatre.
Television School 23-24 Nov / Venue: AFDA campus, L1
Film School 25-26 Nov / Venue: Cinema Nouveau, Rosebank

Cape Town Campus 21-27 November

Performance School 21-25 Nov / Venue: 228 on Lower Main, AFDA Theatre
Television School 26-27 Nov / Venue: Labia Theatre
Film School 26-27 Nov / Venue: Labia Theatre

Durban Campus 18-26 November

Performance School 18 Nov / Venue: Durban Campus (Actors Sudio) 22 Nov / Venue: Wushwini Centre of Arts and Heritage
Television School 25 – 26 Nov / Venue: Cinema Nouveau, Gateway
Film School 25-26 / Venue: Cinema Nouveau, Gateway

Please visit for full festival programmes.
Also visit our AFDA GRADUATION 2016 ONLINE FESTIVAL and follow the progress of all the AFDA 2016 productions (including posters/trailers/EPKs/BTS and links to Social Media profiles)

View 2015, 2014 & 2013’s AFDA Graduation Festival productions, visit our website here:

AFDA’s Top 21 graduate films since 1994 are available for viewing here:

All AFDA Experimental films from 2013-2016 are available for viewing here:

On the 28th of November 2016 the annual AFDA ONLINE FESTIVAL goes live online giving you an opportunity to watch and rate all the productions
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For more information please contact:
Earle Holmes: Tel 021 035 0359 or 071 136 1933 or

41 Frost Avenue, Auckland Park 2092, Johannesburg South Africa
PO Box 277, Melville 2109
Tel +27 11 482 8345 | Fax +27 11 482 8347 |

18 Lower Scott Road, Observatory 7925, Cape Town South Africa
PO Box 13528, Mowbray 7705
Tel +27 21 448 7600 | Fax +27 21 448 7610 |

2a Highdale Road, Glen Anil 4051, Durban South Africa
PO Box 22049, Glenashley 4022
Tel +27 31 569 2252 | Fax +27 31 569 2317 |

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