Please help us spread the word about "Film School Africa" available now on online platforms! Below we'll give you a bit of an update on where we are now, and don't forget to "like" our FaceBook page at the bottom!
And please don't forget to write a lovely review if you enjoy the film!
If you've seen the film, then we'd love for you to take a few more steps of action (then we'll get to a "where everyone is now" sort of update).
- First, encourage others to see the film by sharing your personal thoughts and experience, maybe even consider having a small gathering of friends and family join you. Then talk about the impact of the film and what you might be on your heart as a next step.
- Second, chat with your friends, family, or spouse about a tangible next step. Perhaps you become a monthly supporter, gather a team from your church to come and serve, maybe call your contact about new film or computer equipment, etc.
- Third, perhaps you'd like to host an event or screening when Katie can Skype in after or perhaps be there in person to share about FSA?
We're excited to report that Film School Africa is going strong in 2020. Since Nathan Pfaff finished shooting in 2016, so much has happened for FSA College.
First off, at the end of 2017 we purchased our own small property in Somerset West (40 minutes outside of Cape Town) where our current 14 students live on campus. That's right, we're not just 4 students any longer. In fact, 7 students have completed their studies with FSA College and our 14 current students are at various stages of their 1st, 2nd and 3rd years.
Our property was a massive undertaking, but thanks to some major gifts and two big loans, we were able to purchase the property and have students move in January 2018. This remains a large debt for us, but we are so blessed to have a space all our own (complete with a 2 car garage that we renovated into a 25 seat theater) and we know the property makes a big difference for our students and their training. We hope in the next year or two to add a studio space on campus.
Here is a little highlight video with our 2019 students, scroll down to hear more about the 4 students featured in the documentary.
Sihle James is currently working as the head of the media department for a major church in the Western Cape.
Juan Van der Walt is doing video, photography and music ministry for a church in Rustenburg.
Tsakane Shikwambana is doing editing work for a company in Cape Town, and also does freelance editing and writing.
Repholositswe "Repro" Mpitsa has been working part time as an editor for a company in Cape Town.
Gasthon Lewis continues to teach for FSA in Strand, he has since gotten married and has a family of his own. He likes traveling to various communities and helping them access their storytelling abilities.
Thank you for your continued support of Film School Africa, we are only able to impact students because of your generosity! It costs us approximately $6000 to provide for a student their training, equipment, housing and meals for one year. This is only possible because people like you give on a monthly basis. Please consider partnering with us financially so we can make this opportunity possible for more students and expand into more communities.
Past Festival Details and Awards
The film won in Barcelona! And Nathan won the Best Emerging Filmmaker award in Dallas!