Netflix is offering $1 million to film and television students in the sub-Saharan Africa region.
The Netflix Creative Equity Scholarship Fund is part of the Netflix Creative Equity Fund, which was launched in 2021 to be allocated to various initiatives around the world over the next five years.
The Africa Scholarship Fund will cover tuition, accommodation, study materials and living expenses at institutions where recipients have been admitted to pursue a program of study in the disciplines of television and cinema in the 2022 academic year.
An open call for applications in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region will take place shortly, in partnership with fund management and advisory firm Tshikululu Social Investments.
SADC eligible institutions regarding:
AACA Film and Theater School
Boston Media House
Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)
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
Other partners for the East Africa and 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 future of African storytelling for the long term,” said Ben Amadasun, Netflix Africa Content Director. “We believe there are great stories to be told in Africa and we want to play our part in supporting students who are passionate about the film and television industry so that they too can ultimately contribute to the creative ecosystem by bringing more unique voices and diverse perspectives to African storytelling that our global audiences find appealing.