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KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission Drone Operating Programme 2024

Programme Summary

Applications for the KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission Drone Operating Programme 2024 are now open.

Closing date: 02 February 2024

KZNFILM aims to enhance the economy by providing and encouraging opportunities for persons, especially from disadvantaged communities to enter and participate in the film industry in the province.

In so doing, it aims to contribute to an enabling environment to job creation. The Industry Skills Development (ISD) Programme under Marketing and Industry Development is designed to develop skills in KwaZulu Natal focusing on previously disadvantaged filmmakers across the value chain of film and television.

About the Drone Technology Programme

The Drone Technology programme embraces best practices of qualification called remote pilot licence,
which is issued by South African Civil Aviation Authority-SACAA.

Our aim is to equip aspiring film makers with tools that will allow them to shape their own talent, originality, and creativity.

The Programme runs over 4 weeks and is both face to face and virtual. The sessions are compulsory for all qualifying participants. The training will take place at Virginia airport, Ethekwini and there will be no stipends.

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Requirements

  • Applicants must be residents of the KwaZulu-Natal province and must be available to
    transport themselves to and from Durban, where the training will be held.
  • Applicants must have a matric certificate or related Qualification in Film and TV Production
    qualification.
  • Applicants must have worked in the camera department for 2 years or more.
  • Applicants must commit to passing the written exams that allow them entry into the hands-
    on training..

Please note that if you do not meet all requirements, you will not be accepted.

How to Apply

Please submit:
1. A motivation (maximum 1 Page) as to why you should be considered for the programme.
2. Your CV, detailed profile of work experience.
3. A certified copy of all your qualifications.
4. Certified copy of your ID.
5. Proof of Residential address
6. A Valid B-BBEE Certificate or a Sworn Affidavit. A Sworn affidavit template can be requested
via email to scm@kznfilm.co.za.

Failure to provide all of the above will result in your application not being accepted. Please note that the successful participant would need to sign a Supplier Development Agreement including a sworn affidavit for their registered company and must first pass a written exam before being allowed to go on to physical drone training.

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A Thank You letter and 1 minute video must be submitted by participants after completion of the programme. Participants need to be registered suppliers to qualify for the programme, database forms can be obtained from scm@kznfilm.co.za

For technical queries and applications, please email SkillsDev@kznfilm.co.za.

Closing date for applications: 02 February 2024

About KZNFilm

The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission was established in accordance with a provincial Act passed in 2010. The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission is set to begin fulfilling its mandate to make the province a film production centre.

In 2014/2015, the KZNFC developed systems and policies to support and attract national and international role players in the film industry.

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