Talent Development

nurturING film talent  to HELP BUILD a sustainable industry

The Movie Magic Workshop is a five-day action-packed holiday programme for 15-18 year old teens considering a career in the film industry.


  • Make a film in a fun, relaxed environment with like-minded people guided by friendly industry professionals
  • Daily film school tours and exclusive sneak peaks into the workings of TV studios
  • Information pack about the various paths into industry
  • Daily meals and refreshments catered to your individual needs


Your teen learns about the core creative motion picture departments by actively engaging with a film project under supervision by industry professionals in a safe, stimulating environment. By the end of the week the groups screen their finished films and are awarded certificates of completion.

The workshop includes daily tours of film schools and studios in Cape Town, information packs to help guide their decision-making when planning their early careers, and advice for those wishing to enter a specific industry stream. Individually catered meals and refreshments are included.

BONUS: Each participant of the workshop gets a free 1-hour career guidance consultation from the company producer within 12 months of workshop completion.


Applicant requirements

  • 15-18 years old, based in Cape Town (or willing to travel)
  • Portfolio of evidence demonstrating writing/artistic talent
  • A passion for filmmaking
  • Smart phone with built-in camera
  • Signed application form (parent/legal guardian)

Next workshop date

  • Monday 7 – Friday 11 January 2019
  • Cape Town CBD and surrounds


  • Standard: R4000 per applicant
  • Early bird: R3000 (before 7 December 2018)
  • Sibling discount: -R200 per sibling

Limited availability

Request application form from accounts(at)justfilms(dot)co(dot)za.

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