SEDIBA Spark programme

SEDIBA Spark Programme:

  • No-cost programme embracing best practices of international screenwriting, using the teachings of international masters of our craft.
  • Equips feature film writers with tools to allow them to shape their talent, originality, and creativity into screenwriting of an international standard.
  • Programme runs for five months with compulsory workshops taking place one weekend a month

Who qualifies?

  • Scriptwriters who have worked in the industry in some capacity and have a feature film concept that may appeal to the local and international market.
  • Trainee script editors with a relevant tertiary qualification or extensive experience in the industry OR have experience of writing intellectually challenging and coherent reports, articles and/or essays for a degree programme, newspapers or magazines, a web blog, a creative or professional writing programme.
  • Preference to indigenous language speakers
  • Applications will be evaluated on:
  1. Concept outline
  2. Local and international market appeal
  3. Potential of the writer to conceptualise and write high concept feature film ideas.

Application process

  • The following supporting documentation must be submitted together with an official application form”.
  • A letter of motivation
  • A two-page outline
  • CV of applicant
  • Copy of the application form.
  • Copy of the applicant’s South African ID document