The Gauteng Film Commission Doing Their Part At The Youth Expo
In celebration of Youth Month, the Gauteng Film Commission hosted a series of workshops at this year’s Youth Expo at Nasrec. The Youth Expo is a multi-event with 140 exhibitors to provide information and live services to youth on careers, jobs and work exposure, as well as how to start, run and operate a business.
The Expo will take place between 9-17 June at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg.
GFC’s programme for the eight day expo featured film screenings, theatres, dialogues and a series of workshops hosted and facilitated by leading industry experts. They provided learners with opportunities to acquire knowledge and professional skills so that they can understand the audio-visual industry.
We caught up with Nthabeleng Phora who is a representative of the Gauteng Film Commission. She told us about the workshops they had lined up on the duration of the expo as well as the objective of these activities. “What we’re doing here is to expose the youth, unemployed youth to opportunities around the film and television industry. This is making them understand the careers that are there within a production,” she said.
We also spoke to Ayanda Sithebe who is the owner of an online magazine which celebrates actors, Actor Spaces. He spoke of the importance of giving the students an overview of the industry by conducting master classes and teaching them the ins and outs of the industry.