GFC Chief Executive Officer Andile Mbeki
GFC Chief Executive Officer Andile Mbeki presents students with certificates of merit and successful course completion.

Over a dozen aspirant filmmakers received certificates on Tuesday, 29 March for successfully completing the Gauteng Film Commission's (GFC's) introductory course in film and television production.

Facilitated by the Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking, the three-week course provided students with an overview of the film and TV production business and operational processes.

GFC Chief Executive Officer Andile Mbeki was on hand to present the students with certificates of merit and successful course completion at the ceremony, held at the GFC's head office in Johannesburg.

Nurturing emerging talent, and helping a new generation of filmmakers to break into South Africa's fast-growing industry, is key to the GFC's mandate.

The GFC, Big Fish class of 2016
The GFC/Big Fish class of 2016.

The GFC was therefore pleased to partner with Big Fish in providing a comprehensive introductory course that covered, among other things, roles and responsibilities in the film and TV production value chain, the legislative and regulatory environment, production processes and technology, and audiences and distribution platforms.

The Gauteng Film Commission develops, promotes and coordinates the film and television production industry in South Africa's wealthiest province.  

An agency of the Gauteng Provincial Government, the GFC is tasked with positioning the province as a world-class destination for filmmaking, attracting local and international investment in the film and television industry, and helping to develop skills and promote new audiences and alternative distribution platforms in the local industry.

Source: staff reporter

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