The mission of the Skills and Mentorship Programme is to facilitate the professional development of South African women in the Film and Television industry. We are dedicated to creating an environment for growth and development that better equips women in the Film and Television Industry, by providing skills and mentorship based events, networking opportunities and the needed support to further catapult women in their career aspirations. Furthermore it is to nurture emerging female talent in the film and TV industry. Mentorship is a crucial factor to ensure that new generations of women in the industry are able to grow and learn from those who have gone before them.
The Skills and Mentorship programmes and events has content that provides professional information and guidance from industry experts, networking opportunities, products and services that offer skills training and support and facilitating mentorship relationships. Speakers, coaches and professional experts in specific Film and Television fields will feature to give insight on solutions that will assist with the progression of women in the industry. These events usually take place at designated Venues, Community Facilities, Schools and any other appropriate location which is accessible to South African women in the Film and Television industry.
SWIFT will host master class events annually where an industry experts will present and offer insight into their field of expertise. This master class will be open to all members of SWIFT.