New TVET college campus coming to Mitchell’s Plain

Cape Town, 8 April 2019. False Bay TVET College has received confirmation of the approval of its long-cherished project to establish a College campus in Mitchell’s Plain, Cape Town. Minister Naledi Pandor has announced that the world-class facility, to be built at a cost of R383 million, will serve Mitchell’s Plain, Strandfontein and the surrounding communities.
The new campus underlines the continued phenomenal expansion of the College, which is perennially among the top-performing TVET colleges in South Africa.

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The Cape Town International Animation Film Festival: Springboard for success!

The 8th Cape Town International Animation Film Festival, proudly presented by Animation SA, took place from 8th to 10th of March 2019 at the River Club in Observatory, Cape Town.

The star-studded programme included none other than Peter Ramsey, director of the recent Golden Globe and Oscar winning Best Animated Feature, “Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse”.

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False Bay College shines at the 2019 National WorldSkills Competition

After an intense 3 days of competition at the Durban ICC for the National WorldSkills Competition, 23 of 65 medals over 19 categories were won by the WorldSkills Western Cape Team.

False Bay TVET College claimed 1 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze, ranking them the best amongst their peers nationally in their field of study.

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2D Animation learners receive first hand advice from International Art Director Lamb Chamberlin

The False Bay TVET College 2D Animation group intake of 2018 are approaching the end of their 12-month course which will see them certified in 2D Animation. They recently had the fantastic opportunity of getting insider information on how to: build a professional digital portfolio, create an online presence to apply for animation work both locally and internationally, and how to be a professional in this growing industry. All this from the talented, warm and down to earth Lamb Chamberlin; Art Director for the most talked about animated series of 2018 – ‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’, from DreamWorks studios.

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Nurturing local animators for a global market

While the South African animation sector is still in its infancy stages, it has potential to grow exponentially, pending consistent work commitment from international studios. 
South African produced work is receiving more and more international recognition. Mind’s Eye Creative has done work for some shows on Netflix and was involved with an Amazon show that got nominated for three Daytime Emmys. Triggerfish Studios animated the short film, Revolting Rhymes, which was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Animated Short Film category. says Mike Buckland, head of production at Triggerfish and the co-producer of Revolting Rhymes.

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