MultiChoice calls for MTF Academy entry
Launched in May 2018, the programme is aimed at igniting Africa’s creative industry through TV and film-making for emerging filmmakers from 13 African countries.
The programme is opened to candidates with industry experience or a relevant post-school qualification in film-making to hone their television and film production skills under the guidance and mentorship of industry experts.
Sixty students will be selected and fully-funded at three academy hubs located in Southern Africa (Lusaka, Zambia), East Africa (Nairobi, Kenya) and West Africa (Lagos, Nigeria) headed by industry leaders Berry Lwando, NjokiMuhoho and Femi Odugbemi, respectively.
For the Class of 2018 MTF Academies, Kenya Hub students have worked on music reality show Coke Studio, Pambio, Turn-Up and the popular Swahili telenovela, Selina.
In Nigeria, the students have worked on Battleground, The Johnsons, Tinsel and Flatmates which is a situational comedy, whilst in Zambia, the class worked on the reality show, Date My Family, Top ZED music show and the drama series Chintelelwe.
As part of MultiChoice Africa’s investment in growing Africa’s creative industries into vibrant economies, MTF in 2019 extended its commitment by introducing the MTF Masterclass series, aimed at up skilling industry professionals by offering exclusive access to practical, expert-led industry skills workshops in various countries.