Film & TV Unit At Monash SA Wins Mail & Guardian Award.

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27 Oct 2006

In a glittering event held at Summer Place on Thursday 26th October, the Film & TV Unit received an award for its contribution to education, capacity building and transformation in the audio visual sector.

Dr Melanie Chait, Director of the Unit comments ''It is wonderful to have training acknowledged.  It is the bridge between school and employment and it is only through training that we can begin to alievate poverty, reduce unemploymnet and restore peoples dignity.  The intensive, accelerated, practical learnerships and courses which we provide for talented young people who cannot afford to go to film school are in line with world trends and have already made a significant impact on the sector. A sincere thanks to all our partners, especially the Department of Arts and Culture who have supported the Unit throughout and given individuals the opportunity to access tertiary education”.

Recognised for its contribution to youth empowerment, poverty alleviation, support of woman and transformation, the Film & TV Unit received a Merit Award for Investing in Education. The Unit has achieved an 85% employment rate of former students, having trained over 400 people in its 3 years of existence.

An independent non profit organisation, the Film & TV Unit is housed at Monash SA in Gauteng. Working with top industry professionals who mentor students at entry, intermediate and advanced levels, the Film & TV unit is constantly designing groundbreaking developmental training interventions to meet current and future industry needs.  

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Nikki Tilley, Head of Operations

Film & TV unit, Monash South Africa

Tel: + 27 11 950 4162

Fax: + 27 11 950 4266

Email: nikki.tilley@filmtv.monash.edu