DIGITAL FILM SCHOOL AFRICA offers an interactive online learning environment for courses in highly specialised film departments.

Our Goal

DIGITAL FILM SCHOOL AFRICA breaks new grounds and offers limitless possibilities, removing structural barriers and monopolies, including the burden of costs that impede film education, training and media freedom in Africa.

DIGITAL FILM SCHOOL AFRICA is uniquely designed as a space for non-academics and academics to access practically-oriented film training.

Designed from the learners’ perspective, DIGITAL FILM SCHOOL AFRICA guarantees peer-to-peer engagement and active learning environment that allow students to find their unique voices and experiment with multiple forms of self-expression and visual storytelling.

DIGITAL FILM SCHOOL AFRICA aims to create a virtual hub that guarantees open access to film education and media freedom.

The African Perspective

DIGITAL FILM SCHOOL AFRICA combines the African perspective of visual storytelling with a highly innovative and practical approach to filmmaking. We offer a unique learning environment that connects instructors, mentors and students across the African continent and beyond.

DIGITAL FILM SCHOOL AFRICA follows a “blended learning concept” that combines modern teaching methodology with peer-to-peer learning and self-study. Our blended learning approach also offers students the opportunity to be involved in film productions to enhance their skills and experiences in filmmaking.


DIGITAL FILM SCHOOL AFRICA is a collaborative and non-profit entity created by Ghana YMCA and the African University College of Communication (AUCC) in cooperation with WELTFILME e.V., with support from Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the “German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). In the past, the initiative has also received support from Deutsche Welle Akademie.


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Outlook on the near future

Currently DIGITAL FILM SCHOOL AFRICA provides basic courses in screenwriting, documentary and creative producing.

Courses in technical areas including camera, sound and editing will follow in 2024.