Over 150 delegates from 45 countries attended the CILECT (International Association of Film & Television Schools) Congress 2012, which ran from 1 to 5 May in Cape Town, hosted by the AFDA Film School. This was the first time in 60 years the event was held in Africa.
Highlights of the 2012 Congress included the AFDA campus visit – where delegates took in the new look campus, listened to inputs by AFDA alumni such as producer Danie Bester, entertainer Shimmy Isaacs and producer Ziyanda. A cocktail party with music by the Andrew Ford Trio followed the visit.
Other highlights were the keynote address by ‘The Ubuntu Girl’, Sonja Krouse; the Delft Band playing at Groot Constantia; and the 82-delegate-strong CARA (CILECT Africa Region) held on 30 April.
Says AFDA’s Garth Holmes: “AFDA has been a CILECT member for eight years and enjoyed the benefit of global access and connectivity to over 160 of the top film and television training institutions in the world.
“Our CILECT membership has given us access to overseas schools’ curricula, methodology and new teaching practices. Furthermore, the annual CARA conference brings South Africa schools together with their African counterparts.”