Michael 'Mickey' Dorfling

Michael 'Mickey' Dorfling

AFDA, The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance

Director, editor and host/presenter in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

About Michael

I am a lecturer at AFDA, the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance. I am also an award winning documentary filmmaker, and a freelance videographer.

Name: Michael 'Mickey' Dorfling

Lives in: Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Company: AFDA, The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance

Occupation: Director, Editor, Host/presenter, Cinematographer, Videographer and Studio Teacher



    DISRUPT (2016)
    Documentary by Activate Online Director and Editor Having followed the #RUReferenceList and #RUInterdict, Activate has put together a feature-length documentary about the silencing of students and staff within the space that is currently known as Rhodes University. DISRUPT stands to continue the conversation surrounding this mistreatment of survivors and the ways in which the university management and police have failed us. It is a direct response to the use of legalese - in the form of an interdict against involved parties - to try and force the university back into “business as usual”. Featuring interviews with members of the student and staff body, footage from the two weeks of protest and the resulting use of police force on students and workers, DISRUPT serves as both a chronological documenting of the events of the last three weeks; but also uses the window of the #RUReferenceList protests to shine a light on the institutional issue that is rape culture.

  • Brendon Peel (magician) promotional videos

    Brendon Peel (magician) promotional videos (2014)
    Internet by Independent Director/producer/editor

  • Jason the Braaier

    Jason the Braaier (2012)
    Video by SABC1 Zone'dTV Director

  • Webstacy radio series

    Webstacy radio series
    Documentary by Rhodes University JMS2 Anchor


  • Academic Colours from Rhodes University

  • Deans list for academic merit from Rhodes University

  • Silver Award - Eureka Springs Human Rights Film Festival

  • Member of the Golden Key International Honours Society

  • Journalism and Media studies award for best radio show in the Webstacy series

  • Journalism and Media studies award for best radio anchor in the Webstasy series

  • SABC1 ZonedTV amateur comedy film-making competition winner


  • Television Journalism (Rhodes University)

  • Muir College Boys' High School

Michael's Profile Statistics

  • Since: February 2012
  • Last online: > 2 weeks ago
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