Dirk Fourie has been teaching workshops in filmmaking and directing for The Writing studio the past three years.Read comments from those who have attended filmmaking and directing workshops
Since graduating from City Varsity Film, Television and Multimedia School in Cape Town, he has been actively involved in the drastic transformation process of our struggling South African Film and Television industries..
His interest in film began at a young age watching a wide variety of genres of film ranging from westerns to sci-fi. This inspired him to explore the world and travelled through Europe where he furthered his interest as a young film enthusiast.
After his return to South Africa he pursued an education in film.
He received an Honours Diploma in Film and Television Production Techniques at the acclaimed City Varsity Film, Television and Multimedia School in Cape Town, receiving numerous awards and recognition for his short films. His short film Teaching Stanley was nominated best short film at the City Varsity Film Festival in 2005.
Since his studies he has been working in the commercial and feature industries as script supervisor on productions such as the international feature Adrenaline and the highly successful British children's television series Cavegirl as well as several commercials.
Dirk also produced, directed and photographed a music video for the National Television and Video Association in the Western Cape's annual Training Initiative. In 2002 he directed a local documentary for Robert Lewis Productions and served as Technical Director on the 25th Annual Stone Awards held in Cape Town at the end of 2003.
The independent short film In God's Country, which he produced, co-wrote and directed in 2004 received nine nominations at the Shortz Festival in 2005, and was screened in competition at the 2006 Apollo Film Festival.
In 2005 his short Film Teaching Stanley was nominated for best short film and best director at the City Varsity Film Festival.
He also wrote and directed the short film Trick that forms part of the Any Given Sunday project produced by Gregg Watt productions.
During 2007 trained and guide aspirant filmmakers in making independent short films for the 2008 Sithengi Film Market and other film festivals.
He most recently worked as a producer and director for Ithemba Media, and is currently video editor of Hi-definition documentaries for international syndicate at e.tv Johannesburg.
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