Film and Television
Wits Film and Television, situated in the creative capital of South Africa, produces trailblazing filmmakers who challenge and redefine the filmmaking process.
By offering our graduates an excellent intellectual and practical education they are additionally equipped for participating in the global film and media industries. Through our established filmmaking programmes our students develop conceptual creativity, intellectual rigour, and strong practical filmmaking capabilities.
Wits School of Arts - Film & Television
Wits / Gothenburg international exchange
Wits Film & TV participates in various international student and staff exchanges. Currently we have an exchange of students and staff between Wits and the film unit at Valand Academy situated at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. The partnership is funded by the Linnaeus – Palme Award.
Graduates from Wits win 2019 Best Student Game Award
Graduates from Wits Film & TV and Digital Arts have won the Best Student Game Award 2019 at the prestigious Game Developers Conference (GDC) held in San Fransisco in March. Bahiyya Khan, Claire Meekel, Tim Flusk and Abi Meekel received the award for their work on HOURS, a full motion video (FMV) game about a night spent alone with a young woman suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder.
Palinopsia by Jurgen Meekel and Jill Richards
The projection surface records the image until it dissipates. After some time, a new image can be projected, creating a new layered assemblageThe notion of the present and past, trace and decay and the impossibility to observe time are central concepts in the work. Underscoring soundscapes form a dialogue with the projected images, echoing these temporal properties.
Ranked with the best
The Hollywood Reporter has named Wits Film and Television as one of the top 15 international film schools in the world. The publication has announced a separate list for American film schools. The international list features other prestigious institutions such as The Film Academy in Vienna, The Beijing Film Academy, and La Femis in Paris.