Netflix Invests $1M Into Film & TV-focused disciplines in Africa


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Netflix, the world’s leading streaming entertainment platform, has committed US$1 Million towards a Creative Equity Scholarship Fund (CESF) in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Fund will provide financial support to African creatives to access quality tertiary education in film and TV-focused disciplines at sought-after academic programmes/institutions. This is part of Netflix’s ongoing efforts to invest in Africa’s creative industries and for more diverse and new voices to tell African stories.

In Southern Africa, the CESF is designed to provide financial assistance through full scholarships at partner higher educational institutions (HEI) in South Africa. As listed below, to support the formal qualification and training of aspiring creatives from the SADC region. The scholarship grants will cover the costs for tuition, accommodation, study materials and living expenses at institutions. To which beneficiaries have gained admission to pursue studies in the TV and film disciplines for the 2022 academic year.

Students studying the final year of an undergraduate degree OR a one-year post-graduate qualification related to filmmaking, television and/or audio-visual. Students from a SADC region country (Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini , Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia , Zimbabwe) that wish to study in South Africa, and are able to obtain the necessary permissions to do so.

Netflix will only consider applications made to the following partnering tertiary institutions: 

AACA Film and Acting School

AFDA

Boston Media House

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

City Varsity

-Durban University of Technology

Tshwane University of Technology

University of Cape Town

University of Johannesburg

University of KwaZulu-Natal

University of Pretoria

University of the Witwatersrand

Interested students applying for the 2022 academic year will be able to find additional information on application criteria and a list of partner higher education institutions (HEI) Here.

Applications are now open until 4 February 2022 at 23:59 (Central African Time).

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