Does your passion for video entertainment know no bounds? Do your stories wildly stir the imagination of your audience? Is your creativity inspiring enough to make you Africa’s next big content creator? If so, then MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) Academy is looking for you!
The Pan-African initiative is searching for 60 aspiring film and TV creatives from across the continent to be part of the Class of 2019.
Launched in May 2018 as part of MultiChoice Africa’s ground-breaking corporate shared value (CSV) initiative aimed at igniting Africa’s creative industry through TV and filmmaking, this week the MTF Academy officially announced the much-anticipated Call to Entry to all emerging filmmakers from 13 African countries with either some industry experience or a relevant post-school qualification in filmmaking to apply for this exciting opportunity to hone their television and film production skills under the guidance and mentorship of industry experts.
Only 60 students (four of them from Tanzania) will be selected to be part of the sought-after year-long and fully-funded programme 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, Njoki Muhoho and Femi Odugbemi, respectively
To register your entry visit www.multichoicetalentfactory.com before 14 June 2019 and follow the steps to enter. In case of any difficulties a special help desk for Tanzania has been set where one can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call +255756753201 for further clarification and assistance.
As part of the programme, young filmmakers are provided with training and hands-on experience in the film industry, with a focus on storytelling, production, audio and directing and other key areas.
The academies also provide students with an opportunity to learn directly from well-known leading industry experts, work on live sets of local TV productions and create original content that will be aired on various local M-Net channels across the MultiChoice platforms – DStv, GOtv and Showmax.
So far, MTF Academies have exposed the Class of 2018 to real-life industry immersions which includes the Kenya Hub students working on productions such as music reality show Coke Studio, Pambio, Turn-Up and the popular Swahili telenovela Selina.
In Nigeria, the students cut their teeth on the thrilling series 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. The students also had the opportunity to gain hands-on experience on SuperSport shows and pitch their final-semester film projects to MultiChoice channel executives.