Teachers Conference | 05 May


Hello Teachers,

We invite you to join us at this year’s Teacher’s Conference at the Open Window.
You are the essential bridges that span between the school environment and the great, big world beyond. As such, you are important catalysts in directing our young people to the appropriate places to further their studies.

The Open Window is a private, higher education institute offering a variety of accredited degrees and certificates in the arts and digital sciences.
We would love you to join us for the conference and experience first-hand what we have to offer prospective students concerning a tertiary education in the dynamic, rapidly growing, and ever-evolving landscape of contemporary applied arts.

Meet us on the morning of 5 May, at our Open Window campus in Southdowns, Centurion.
Please RSVP at the link below by the 21st of April.

Best wishes,
Open Window

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Open Day | 20 May


We invite you to join us on Saturday, 20 May for our Open Day.

You can expect an exciting programme from 9:00 to 14:00 consisting of talks presented by leaders in the fields of Animation, Interactive Development, User Experience, Game Design, Film Arts and Visual Communication. You will have the opportunity to consult our lecturers about the range of lucrative careers in the applied arts, engage with current Open Window students about their experience and student life, view the latest of our students’ exciting projects and experience the authentic atmosphere of our beautiful campus based in the pastoral suburb of Southdowns, Irene.

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The Great Industry Game | 20 April




The ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA In Pretoria in partnership with THE OPEN WINDOW is privileged to present THE GREAT INDUSTRY GAME

The exhibition, created by Museimpresa (Italian Association for enterprise archives and museums), narrates the history of Italian industry through a panel installation that presents ideas, projects and stories of objects that became icons of the collective imagination (as for instance the Vespa, the Campari Soda bottle, the Bari Ila pasta box, or Olivetti’s Valentina) enriched by the presence of some of the objects.

Weekdays: 09:00 – 16:00
Saturdays: 09:00 – 12:00

012 342-0010

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25th OWI Birthday Competition


We invite you to create an artwork that celebrates Open Window’s 25 years of activating creativity, the chosen artwork will be showcased on the official Birthday Card and in the Prospectus for 2018.

To get your think tank warmed up, here are some thoughts to consider when designing your artwork. Think about how your ideas and perceptions have been opened since you started studying at Open Window.

  • How has engaging with new concepts and projects changed the way you think about type, illustrations, storytelling, filming or crafting?
  • How has your appreciation for quality and clear communication changed?

Consider how creativity disrupts the mundane and makes it memorable, exciting and worth celebrating.

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Loeries® Travelling Exhibition | 13 – 24 March


Loeries® Exhibition to showcase 2016 winning work

To inspire young people to creative excellence, Loeries® Africa Middle East – leading creative awards in our region – has curated the 2016 winning campaigns into a travelling exhibition for campuses, schools and colleges. The Loeries® Exhibition showcases the top brands and best creative minds from the brand communications industry across our region.

The general public, students and learners can come view the Grand Prix and Gold winning work displayed in a gallery style format, including 3D pieces such as books and catalogues. The Loeries® Exhibition also includes a DVD of the best electronic work from categories including TV & Video, Radio, Digital and Live Events.

Young creatives are encouraged to attend the Loeries® Exhibition to experience work that has achieved the highest accolade for creativity and innovation in our region and to draw inspiration to produce their own award-winning work.

For more information visit loeries.com

P’TIT Quinquin Film Salon | 01 March

Screenings for Cinephiles
Venue: AV Auditorium
Wednesday –  17:30

An absurdist, metaphysical, murder-mystery comedy in which Bruno Dumont, best known for uncompromising and austere dramas, proves that he is capable of shifting gears without conceding his signature style. 

Wolves presents: The Wêreld Takeover


Wolves presents: The Wêreld Takeover 1

Venue: Wolves
3 Corlett Drive,

Thursday at 19:30–22:00

Wêreld is super-thrilled to announce that we will be hosting an audio-visual extravaganza every last Thursday of the month at Wolves. For the first edition, Charlie Higson launches his long-awaited magical new album with the moniker “Hâlarth Brân”, and is joined by multi-instrumentalist Louwrens Ferreira for the second live performance of A Substitute Sun’s ambient instrumental coaster-roller. There are no words, just bowed guitars and re-wired synths and prolonged eargasms. Lala Crafford is the resident live-visuals-maker-VJ-person. Tickets are R70 at the door, bookings can be made at (011) 4472360 or hello@wolves.co.za.

Facebook Event here


Tour d’Arte | 05 -15 September


Download the full Tour d’arte Itinerary here




Close Up Screening | 15 February

Join us for the screening of Close Up – Kiarostami
A Rich, Multi-layered, Intelligent & poignant film about film.

Venue: AV Auditorium – 17:30
Free Entrance

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Hossain Sabzian is a cinephile, and in particular a big fan of popular Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf. One day, Sabzian is riding a bus with a copy of a published screenplay of The Cyclist; Mrs. Ahankhah sits next to him, revealing she is a fan of the film. Sabzian tells her that he himself is Makhmalbaf, the creator and learns that her sons are interested in film. Posing as Makhmalbaf, Sabzian visits the Ahankhah family several times over the next two weeks. He flatters them by saying he wants to use their house in his next film and their sons as actors. He also borrows 1,900 tomans from one of the sons for cab fare. Mr. Ahankhah starts to suspect him as an imposter trying to rob them, especially when a magazine photograph shows a younger Makhmalbaf with darker hair. He invites a journalist, Hossain Farazmand, who confirms that Sabzian is indeed an impostor. The police come to arrest Sabzian, while Farazmand takes several pictures for his upcoming article titled “Bogus Makhmalbaf Arrested”.[2]

Kiarostami visits Sabzian in prison and helps to move his trial up, and receives permission from the judge to record the trial. At the trial, Sabzian is tried for fraud and attempted fraud. He reveals his motivations for the imitation as love for Makhmalbaf’s film and cinema, while the Ahankhah’s son recounts his visits as they started to suspect him. Due to his circumstances as a young father with no prior record and his remorse, the judge asks the family if they would be willing to pardon Sabzian. They agree in exchange for him becoming a productive member of society. After the trial, the real Makhmalbaf meets Sabzian and gives him a ride back to the Ahankhah’s house, with Kiarostami’s crew following. When they meet Mr. Ahankhah, he says of Sabzian: “I hope he’ll be good now and make us proud of him.


One Shot Film Workshop | 18 February

OWI School of Film Arts presents – A One Shot Film Workshop


18 February
Saturday 10:00 – 17:00

Prizes to be won!

10:00 – 11:30 Buying camera equipment and demonstration. – Frank Myburgh (The magic light box company) bring along your (DSLR cameras along for this session.)
11:15 – 12:30 One shot Briefing
12:30 – 15:00 Group workshops and shoot
15:00 – 15:30 Copy films
15:30 – 17:00 Film Screenings and awards.

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