Netflix commits $ 1M to film and television scholarships in sub-Saharan Africa – Deadline

Netflix is ​​giving away $ 1 million to film and television students in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Netflix Creative Equity Scholarship Fund is part of Netflix’s Creative Equity Fund, which was launched in 2021 to be allocated to various initiatives around the world over the next five years.

The Scholarship Fund in Africa will cover the costs of teaching, accommodation, study materials and living costs at institutions where recipients have been admitted to pursue a course of study within the television and film disciplines in the academic year 2022.

An open call for applications in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region will be held shortly in collaboration with the fund management and advisory firm Tshikululu Social Investments.

The qualified SADC institutions regarding.

AACA Film and Acting School
Boston Media House
Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)
By Varsity
Durban University of Technology (DUT)
Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)
University of Cape Town (UCT)
University of Johannesburg (UJ)
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)
University of Pretoria (UP)
University of the Witwatersrand

Additional partners for East Africa and the West and Central Africa regions will be confirmed in due course.

“Netflix is ​​excited about the potential of the next generation of storytellers, and we are committed to investing in the long-term future of African storytelling,” said Ben Amadasun, Netflix Director of Content in Africa. “We believe that there are good stories to tell from Africa, and we want to play our part by supporting students who are passionate about the film and television industry so that they too can ultimately contribute to the creative ecosystem by to bring more unique voices and different perspectives to African storytelling, which our global audience finds appealing. “

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