The National Film & Video Foundation (NFVF) and the Eastern Cape Film Office, under the auspices of the Eastern Cape Provincial Arts and Culture Council (ECPACC), are offering part-time training opportunities to individuals who wish to train as script writers in the film and television arena. The successful candidates will go through an intensive Sediba “Spark” Screenwriter’s Training Programme where they will be provided with the screenwriting tools on writing engaging short stories that have the potential of being further developed to feature-length films. This part-time training programme will run for 4 months, comprising of one workshop per month held during weekends. Workshops will be held in the Eastern Cape. Shortlisted individuals will be required to attend an interview on the 1st or 2nd October 2013, at the ECPACC offices in East London (at their own cost). Selected participants will have to attend all four workshops of which dates will be communicated in due course.

The programme will be at no cost to the selected participants and travel and accommodation for those based outside of the town will be paid and arranged for by the organisers.


  • Relevant tertiary qualification or some experience in the film and television industry
  • One page Synopsis of your short film
  • Motivation letter to include what inspired your idea, why you would like to be in the film and television industry and what your future career path is
  • Detailed CV
  • Completed application form (obtained from ECPACC office or downloaded from


Broad knowledge of current trends in contemporary fiction, theatrical films and TV drama

A creative imagination

Excellent computer skills

Good negotiation skills

Enquiries should be directed to: or Vuyo on 071 896 6657.

Deadline for applications is Wednesday, 25 September 2013. Please email your entire application to or hand deliver to: No16 Elton Street, Southernwood, East London.  Late or faxed applications will not be considered.

 Click here to download the application form: /media/files/EC%20SPARK%20APPLICATION%20FORM%281%29.pdf


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