South Africa

WELCOME TO THE SOUTH AFRICA ACADEMY

MultiChoice Group is committed to developing and honing the skills of young, talented and ambitious African storytellers. That is why it is with pride that we announce that the M-Net Magic in Motion (MIM) programme will now be known as the MultiChoice Talent Factory South Africa (MTF ZA) in line with MultiChoice Africa’s broader MTF programme.

This new chapter will carry the same passion for film and movie making, the same devotion for excellence and will continue with our promise of enriching lives. The naming convention allows the business to consolidate all initiatives that are critical in developing a sustainable talent pipeline to the video and entertainment industry.

The MiM Academy was established in 2014 and has been instrumental in helping transform the South African film and TV industry by upskilling students and empowering them with substantial knowledge and experience in just 12 months. The MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF), which was launched in 2018 by MultiChoice Africa, does the same by upskilling the next generation of passionate young film creatives.

To date, 58 students have been trained through MIM and are making their mark in the video entertainment industry. About 16 Mzansi Magic movies have been produced by participants of this programme and nine graduates have started their own production companies, namely: A tribe called story, Eccentric Circus and Beyond Black.

The MTF ZA programme has three pillars:

  • MTF ZA Academy – 1 year internship academy for university graduates from qualifying institutions who meet the academic qualifying criteria.
  • MTF ZA Scriptwriting Incubator – 1 year programme for budding scriptwriters. This programme is not limited to university graduates.
  • MTF ZA Bursary Programme – Full 1 year tuition for 2nd year or higher university students from qualifying institutions who meet the academic and the financial need qualifying criteria will be considered. Under consideration will also be national Economically Active Populations (EAP) targets

Entry Criteria

Applications to be part of MultiChoice Talent Factory ZA (MTFza) Academy class of 2020 are now open and will close on 29 January 2020 MTFza is a 12-month long industry readiness programme that affords the opportunity to learn from some of the leading TV producers in the country while acquiring valuable experience in the directing, producing, cinematography, commissioning, art direction and many other skills.”

Who qualifies?

  • Internships only available to South African citizens
  • Must have completed (in 2018/ or completing (in 2019), a 3year Diploma / Degree in Film and TV or related qualification
  • Must have achieved a minimum of C + Aggregate

How to apply?

Download the application form (below), fill it in, provide all the supporting documents listed below and email directly to: [email protected] by 29 January 2020 12pm. Quote the subject line: MTFza Academy 2020 application

Required documents

  • CV – not more than 2 pages
  • Personal motivation letter of not more than 500 words (why should you be chosen?)
  • Copy of South African Identity Document - certified
  • Copy of matric certificate - certified
  • Copy of academic transcripts / Tertiary qualification Certificate - certified
  • Confirmation of banking details – verified by bank with bank stamp and/or letter
  • Proof of residential address

Important information

  • Applicants must ensure that all information included in their entry is valid and true.
  • All applicant information will be subject to credit, criminal and verification checks.
  • MultiChoice decision in the selection of the interns for the 2020 MTFza Academy is final.
  • MultiChoice shall not be responsible for any electronic system failure that results in any particular entry not being received for consideration.
  • MultiChoice is not liable for the costs any applicant incurs during the process of their electronic application (example: airtime usage or payment at Wi-Fi café)
  • Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all information which they include in their submission is valid and true.
  • MultiChoice has the right to expand, limit, downscale and/or terminate the MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy at its discretion.
  • Entry is limited to citizens of South Africa who meet the stated entry criteria.
  • 2019 MTF Academy interns are prohibited from being selected again.
  • There is no guarantee of employment at the end of the internship.
  • MultiChoice reserves the right to terminate any internship at any time.

Closing date: 29 January 2020

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Scriptwriting Incubator

The newly formed MultiChoice talent factory scriptwriting incubator is looking for the next great storytellers with great stories to tell! Applications are now open for the MultiChoice Talent Factory ZA Scriptwriting Incubator 2020. All entries close on 30 January 2020. If you’re a budding scriptwriter, the MultiChoice Talent Factory Scriptwriting Incubator is giving you a chance to develop your skills with a year long programme mentored by the best in the business in partnership with Wits University. This programme is open to south African citizens only.

Who qualifies?

  • Only available to South African citizens
  • Must be 18 years and older
  • Must have at least a matric certificate

How to apply?

Download the application form (below), fill it in, provide all the supporting documents listed below and email directly to: [email protected] by 30 January 2020 12pm. Quote the subject line: MTFza Scriptwriting Incubator 2020 application

Required documents

  • CV – not more than 2 pages
  • Personal motivation letter of not more than 500 words (why should you be chosen?)
  • Writing sample – not more than 2 pages
  • Copy of South African Identity Document - certified
  • Copy of matric certificate - certified
  • Copy of academic transcripts / Tertiary qualification Certificate - certified
  • Proof of residential address

Important information

  • Applicants must be writers / aspiring writers with an interest in TV writing / scripting.
  • Applicants must ensure that all information included in their entry is valid and true.
  • All applicant information will be subject to credit, criminal and verification checks.
  • MultiChoice decision in the selection of the interns for the 2020 MTFza Scriptwriting Incubator is final.
  • MultiChoice shall not be responsible for any electronic system failure that results in any particular entry not being received for consideration.
  • MultiChoice is not liable for the costs any applicant incurs during the process of their electronic application (example: airtime usage or payment at Wi-Fi café)
  • Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all information which they include in their submission is valid and true.
  • MultiChoice has the right to expand, limit, downscale and/or terminate the MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy at its discretion.
  • There is no guarantee of employment at the end of the internship.
  • MultiChoice reserves the right to terminate any internship at any time.
  • Preference will be given to Previously Disadvantaged Individuals.

Closing date: 30 January 2020

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Bursary Programme

Applications are now open for the MultiChoice Talent Factory South Africa (formerly M-Net Magic in Motion) 2020 bursaries

If you’re a 2nd year or higher university student studying towards a diploma or degree in film and TV or related qualification in need of financial assistance, you are invited to apply for the MTFza one year bursary. All entries close on 31 January 2020.

Who qualifies?

  • 2nd year or higher of diploma/degree in film and TV or related qualification
  • South African citizens
  • Be 18 years and older
  • Achieved at least a C+ aggregate in the previous academic year
  • How to apply?

Required documents:

  • CV – not more than 2 pages
  • Personal motivation letter of not more than 500 words (why should you be chosen?)
  • Copy of South African Identity Document - certified
  • Copy of academic transcripts / Tertiary qualification Certificate – certified
  • Proof of registration
  • Proof of income of parents or guardians

Important information

  • Applicants must ensure that all information included in their entry is valid and true
  • Every application must be accompanied by a certified copy of the learner’s ID document, the application form, motivation letter, proof of parent (s) or guardian’s income and expenses
  • together with the registration form and the pro-forma invoice from the training institution (on the institution’s letterhead).
  • Every application form must be completed fully, with all relevant motivation and signatures
  • Complete in black ink, all signatories to sign where required and initial at the bottom right hand corner of each page.
  • All applicant information will be subject to credit, criminal and verification checks
  • MultiChoice Talent Factory South Africa (MTFza) decision in the selection of the MTFza Bursary recipients is final.
  • MTFza shall not be responsible for any electronic system failure that results in any particular entry not being received for consideration.
  • MTFza is not liable for the costs any applicant incurs during the process of their electronic application (example: airtime usage or payment at Wi-Fi café)
  • MTFza has the right to expand, limit, downscale and/or terminate the bursary scheme at its discretion.
  • There is no employment on offer at the end of the student’s studies
  • Bursary recipients have to send quarterly results of performance
  • Bursary awards are for a ONE year of study and applicants are required to apply annually when advertised.

Closing date: 31 January 2020

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