Sisters Working in Film & Television is committed to empowering women working in the industry. SWIFT advocates for gender and race parity, recognising the intersectionality of women’s experiences both in front of and behind the camera. In addition to championing equal opportunities for women in a historically male-dominated industry, and prioritising equal opportunities for women of colour in an historically white dominated sector SWIFT provides professional support and development, mentorship and networking opportunities to its members. United by common cause, SWIFT members work together to promote and enable transformation so that screens in South Africa and worldwide may reflect all voices and a true diversity of perspective.
Sisters Working in Film and Television (SWIFT) was conceptualised during the 2016 Durban International Film Festival. Women making films and television (both locally and internationally) came together to address common concerns, share experiences, support and inspire one another. All in attendance strongly expressed the importance and need of an organisation that works towards uniting, engaging and advocating for women, in essence one that ensures that women are given a voice in the industry. This was the inception of the organization SWIFT. Read More