Screenwriting Training in Official South African Languages

Have you been walking around with an idea for a movie? television series? Not sure where to start? Well, the Writers Guild of South Africa Basic Screenwriting Course might be for you!

Emerging screenwriters from all over South Africa are encouraged to apply for the Writers Guild of South Africa (WGSA) Basic Screenwriting Course in their first language. The course, developed by the WGSA, supported by the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture (DSAC), and the National Arts Council (NAC), has been translated into all the official languages of South Africa.

The first roll-out of this course will take place between February and March 2021. The training is available as contact and online learning. The contact learning classes will take place in locations outside of major centres mostly, like Alice (Eastern Cape), Tongaat (KZN), Rosendal (Free State), and Potchefstroom (North West) where COVID-19 protocols will be upheld.

The training is FREE for the following WGSA members: Candidate (emerging writers who have not had any of their scripts produced) and Student (emerging writers registered at an educational institution). BUT do not let this prevent you from applying, as each course has different requirements. Visit our website at or send us an email ad***@wr************.org for more information.

Apply for the WGSA Basic Screenwriting Course and let our trainers equip you with the tools and principles that might get you started on your way to your masterpiece!