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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.

SAFTAS 2020 Best Student Film Winner

Wits Film & TV graduates brought home the prize for Best Student Film at the 2020 SAFTA Awards. Congratulations to the whole "Moyo" team including Siyabonga Mbele, Stuart Young, Nombuso Madela and Boitumelo Molalugi.

Wits Film & TV at Durban Film Market

durban film market

Wits Film & TV took part in the Durban Film Market held from 19–22 July 2019. This annual event, now in its 10th year, has become the premier meeting place for the African film and television industry. Wits Film & TV has exhibited at the event for three years and our lecturers continue to make a valuable contribution as guests on the panel engagements which are held alongside the industry events.

Ranked with the best

Wits Film and TV one of best Film Schools

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.