Wildlife Film Making

Develop, film and edit your own wildlife documentary on one of Africa’s most stunning game reserves.

Whether you just have a desire to film Africa’s fascinating wildlife, or you are aiming for a career in the competitive world of wildlife film making, then this training program is for you. Our wildlife film-making course is specifically designed to offer a practical introduction into the world of wildlife film making, and the work of camera operators, directors, producers, script-writers and the diverse positions required to produce and broadcast a successful wildlife documentary.

Come and make your own wildlife documentary, starting from concept and ending at TV screen, under the guidance and direction of passionate and experienced filmmakers. Revel in this unique environment and wildlife, and experience the highs, lows and challenges that wildlife filmmakers face daily when attempting to bring to life the wonders of nature. Walk away with a high quality five minute documentary showcasing your ability as a film maker.



Quick Info

Past films

Our wildlife film-making program began in 2012. Since inception our students have produced over 80 short documentaries. A selection can be viewed here: STUDENT FILMS

Program dates

  • 1 – 30 May
  • 1 – 30 June
  • 1 – 30 July
  • 1 – 30 August
  • 1 – 30 September
  • 1 – 30 October
  • 1 – 30 November

Program syllabus

The wildlife filmmaking program runs over one month. The syllabus can be viewed here: VIEW PROGRAM SYLLABUS

Program FAQ's

We have answered many of the common questions students ask us on our programs FAQ page. VIEW FAQ PAGE

Alumni reviews

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Rating of Average of 9.36 on a total of 11 Ratings
Joanne Mellon
October 23, 2019
Amazing Experience!

Such an amazing experience and learned a lot in a short space of time on the film program. The team who run the program are fantastic and make sure that everything runs smoothly. A real privilege to get so close to the animals and learn so much about them. In addition to the actual course, it's a great opportunity to meet like minded people and experience South Africa.

Claire Grant
July 15, 2019
intern June 2019

I really enjoyed this program and was able to get a quality short film out of it as well. I thought there was a nice variety of activities offered and I believe I got a good idea of what Africa has to offer. I would recommend the program to others in my field.

Omar Manjouneh
May 15, 2019
Confidence to be a wildlife filmmaker

My internships was by far one of the most amazing experiences I was fortunate to come across through my career. Coming from a traditional filmmaking background, having studied film directing for 4 years, I was hoping to expose myself to more of a specialized insight into the wildlife filmmaking industry focusing mainly on practical and field knowledge and that was exactly what I got. Having the core of the course structure revolving around the process of(...)

Julia de Broek
May 15, 2019
Course is truly amazing

The Africa Media Wildlife Filmmaking Course is truly amazing. I learned more about filming wildlife and creating stories then I thought I would. I also visited some amazing places and seen some unbelievable things. The 10 days filming in Schotia Wild reserve was definitely one of the highlights. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience and I want to say a huge thanks to Ryan Johnson and Annie Post for all the tips and advice. It was an incredible(...)

Kaelyn Maehara
May 15, 2019
So many awesome memories

I throughly enjoyed my internship with Africa Media. It gave me more confidence in my filmmaking abilities, so many awesome memories, and friends that will last a lifetime. Getting to spend 10 days in the African bush just filming wildlife was one of the best experiences of my life. The things we saw and captured on film are things people only dream of. The course leader and the field specialist were especially helpful in making my experience enjoyable(...)

Kickstart your wildlife media career

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Here we offer you everything you need to know about our wildlife filmmaking training internship program is here in the FAQ’s


View the incredible work of our students! Many have been featured at international film festivals and won production awards


View the daily syllabus of our wildlife filmmaking internship program. From pre-production to post-production


We work on the incredible Schotia Private Game Reserve. Learn about the reserve, the animals and kit that you will use


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