FILM Mentorship and Training T/A SA FILM Academy
The purpose of the video is to characterise the role FILM play as a non-profit company, an accredited skills development facilitator and training provider – providing a vital transformation bridge between education and employment - for people, many from disadvantaged communities and backgrounds, including former inmates or parolees re-entering society and the economy.
The FILM for DCS pilot training programme is a Life, Occupational & Entrepreneurial Skills Development programme for offenders and personnel in a structured accredited learning process and will deliver knowledge and expertise in FILM, ELECTRONIC AND DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION through experiential ‘Learning-by-Doing’ in support of skills transfer - to parolees from disadvantaged communities - re-entering society and the economy.
The non-profit SA FILM Academy programme is a fully accredited MICT SETA Skills Development Facilitator (SDF) & Training Provider in Film, Electronic & Digital Media.
The programme ranges from placing trainees on an in-service training programme, to gain `hands-on’ experience by `Learning-by-Doing’ on local and international productions - with a view to becoming crew and heads of departments.
Via the SA FILM Academy Content Generation Incubation Hub we engage in the conceptualisation and origination of South African Narrative Content, teaching Creative Script-Writing, Production and ‘On-Camera’ Performance Skills to help develop diverse, fully representative, internationally competitive, South African crews, heads of departments and emerging media entrepreneurs.
In the wake of the rehabilitation of former inmates and their social integration gainful economic employment in the film industry, together with the National Council for Correctional Services (NCCS) the FILM for DCS pilot programme aims to help equip pre-selected juveniles while they are incarcerated as well as parolees, to seek and pursue sustainable employment and career opportunities in film and electronic media, by acquiring cross skills, in a wide range of film, electronic & digital media occupations, once they leave Correctional Service Centres.
As a trained relationship facilitator - with more than 30 years experience in front and behind the camera - piloting this FILM training programme for DCS at Pollsmoor, Dorette Potgieter and the SA FILM Academy aim to make a significant contribution with skills training and development for Correctional Service Centres in South Africa and the rehabilitation of offenders towards reintegration.