WHO IS AACA

AACA is Africa’s premier Academy for training exclusively in Film production and screen acting. We offer various courses in flexible time frames to all aspiring filmmakers young or old, inexperience or just needing advanced training. We are based Johannesburg’s creative capital, Maboneng

VISION

The African Academy of Cinematic Arts aims to craft generations of film makers with a passion for telling authentic stories that are visually dynamic and culturally relevant through intensive mentor driven training and skills programs which will mold learners from film students into industry professionals.

MISSION

The mission of AACA is to educate learners who are passionate about creating visually compelling cinema through our mentor driven programmes. AACA offers training in film production, screen performance and provides the platform through which aspiring film makers and performers can thrive. AACA programmes are hands on while not neglecting class room learning. AACA will offer credit bearing and non credit bearing courses that equip and up skill learners in the cinematic arts.

HANDS ON TRAINING

As the age of artificial intelligence (AI) is speedily closing in on us, the question that is bugging the minds of the average working-class is, "will I also loose my job to a Robot? Well... my answer is definitely yes if your job is repetitive. The next set of relevant people in the society will be: the creatives, skilled individuals, people whose brains is in complete harmony with your hands. I call them creators, hence our main focus at African Academy of Cinematic Arts(AACA) is to create creators, highly skilled

Individuals in the art of film-making. Our programs are designed in line with the mission of the DTI to continually improve the skills that will
empower South Africa's economic citizens.

We are determined to make film makers through our hands on training and mentorship. Our teaching and training philosophy is summarized in this our famous saying, We don't just tell you how to do it, we show you how to do it.

FACILITIES

AACA runs on the ethos of preparing the learner for the reality of the film industry exposing them to a wide range of equipment - AACA has fostered relationships with production and gear houses exposing our learners to real work situations using real equipment.

CANNON 5D MK III, XF-205; RED CINE CAMERAS; SONY F55, F3, A7S ii; ARRI CINEMA GEAR; BLACKMAGIC CINEMA CAMEREA; APPLE iPHONE 7 MANFROTTO GEAR; DJI RONIN; LED LIGHTING KITS; RED HEAD LIGHTING KITS; BLONDE LIGHTING KITS; APPLE iMAC COMPUTERS; ADOBE PREMIERE CC, ADOBE AFTER EFFECT CC, ADOBE STORY; ADOBE INDESIGN, ADOBE PHOTOSHOP; ADOBE MEDIA ENCODER; FINAL DRAFT PRO; APPLE FINAL CUT PRO-X, AVID MEDIA COMPOSER; PRO-TOOLS; LOGIC PRO-X; CUBASE, YAMAHA STUDO MONITORS, FIREFACE AUDIO INTERFACE, UNIVERSAL AUDIO MK2, LA-610 MKII: STUDIO HEAD PHONE PRE-AMPS; RODE CLASSICS; SWITCHER STUDIO PRO.

MENTORSHIP

At AACA you are fully immersed into an intensive project driven experience. Taking you from knowing nothing or very little about cinema to writing, shooting and editing your own films. Our dynamic mentor driven programs allow learners to directly tap into years of expertise and experiences of our mentors, facilitators and subject matter experts.
Our ethos is mentor for life - Learners are not only limited to mentors during the course but will have access to their mentors for life.

MABONENG IS YOUR SET

Based in the heart of Johannesburg's trendy Maboneng Precinct, the city streets of Johannesburg is your set students have unlimited access to shoot anywhere in the Maboneng Precinct in a safe environment with 24 Hour security. Our learners have unprecedented access to shoot with in the Maboneng a living community which is your set.

ACCREDITED TRAINING

AACA is driven to provide learners with an engaging and accredited learning experience. We have designed our courses with the industry and the future industry champion in mind. All of our Facilitators are experts in their fields and have extensive experience in training and production, our Assessors and Moderators are resisted in accordance wit SETA legislation.

AACA is committed to providing high quality accredited programs. In the interest of quality assurance AACA has partnered with MICT SETA accredited training provider Guquka Management and Consulting - ACC/2015/07/0042, Who provide accreditation and quality assurance services.

AACA OFFERS THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS:

SAQA NQF LEVEL 4 - 61450: FET CERTIFICATE IN FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION OPERATIONS
SAQA NQF LEVEL 5 - 58394: NATIONAL CERTIFICATE INF FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS