Average Salary For Film Director In South Africa

Directors are the creative leads of the film. They hold the creative vision throughout the whole process, from pre-production through to the final edit. They are employed by the executive producer or producer, who is ultimately in charge of production.


Film Director Salary In South Africa

The average pay for a Film Director is ZAR 995,840 a year and ZAR 479 an hour in South Africa.

The average salary range for a Film Director is between ZAR 700,961 and ZAR 1,247,629. On average, a Bachelor’s Degree is the highest level of education for a Film Director.

Where can I study film directing in South Africa?

AFDA The South African School of Motion Picture Medium & Live Performance – Cape Town.

AFDA The South African School of Motion Picture Medium & Live Performance – Jo’burg.

Apeiron Film Training Academy.

Auteur School of Independent Filmmaking (Cape Town, Western Cape)

AVEA (Johannesburg).

How much do actors make in South Africa?

Experienced and main actors in a show are said to earn between R25,000 – R60,000 per month.

Supporting actors and extras are said to earn the least amount of money. Supporting actors will earn between R1,500 – R5,000 per call.

How do I register a film production company in South Africa?

STEP 1: Plan your business.

STEP 2: Form a legal entity.

STEP 3: Register for taxes.

STEP 4: Open a business bank account & credit card.

STEP 5: Set up business accounting.

STEP 6: Obtain necessary permits and licenses.

STEP 7: Get business insurance.

How do you become a director in South Africa?

Be a full member in good standing of the IoDSA.

Hold a minimum of a Senior Certificate (NQF 4)

Must have at least 3 years’ senior manager or higher experience.

Must have completed the pre-requisite Certified Director pathway training programs.