Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, AFD and Animation South Africa, have launched the 2019 Digital Content Hub intern skills development programme. Picture: Enrico Jacobs

Johannesburg - Applications are open to join an intern programme aimed at improving the development of animated short films in South Africa 

In an exciting joint operation, Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and Animation South Africa have launched the 2019 Digital Content Hub intern skills development programme.

The programme called the 'Skills Pipeline', is a paid internship open to 20 unemployed BEE graduates. The internship commences in January and ends on August 30, 2019.

The experiential learning will delve into the world of visual development and storyboarding focused on animation. The curriculum is being refined by experts from one of France’s top animation schools.

“One of the major constraints of developing world-class digital content in South Africa, and elsewhere in Africa, is a shortage of people with specialised skills. This is exasperated by a very competitive and tough job market. We are hoping that this initiative will go a long way to assist both interns and the market in general,” said Isabelle Rorke, Chief Enabling Officer, Animation.

To be eligible for the internship, you should be a BEE animation graduate with skills in storyboarding and visual development.

It is advised that graduates have a strong portfolio, with a broad understanding of drawing fundamentals, camera work and staging. Graduates should be able to work in a team, quickly and under strict deadlines and experience in the industry is a bonus.

If you are interested, send your CV and portfolio to [email protected] before 5pm on November 25.

Selected candidates will be contacted directly and will be sent details about the interview dates and venue.