Entries Open for MultiChoice Talent Factory Class of 2024
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Emerging filmmakers with either some industry experience or a relevant post-school qualification in filmmaking who intend to upgrade their skills can apply to be part of the class of 2024 of the prestigious MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF).
A statement from the school said intending students have till July 14, 2023, to submit their applications to be part of the world-class film and television training programme.
Students will also get enhanced training experience from the Academy’s partnerships, including the New York Film Academy (NYFA), the Henley Business School, Dolby, and Canon. Previous cohorts have also worked with the United Nations’ Verified campaign and pitched projects to Partners Against Piracy (PAP).
MTF West-Africa Director, Ms Atinuke Babatunde, said the curriculum had been designed to equip students with the skill set needed to tell unique African stories.
“There are so many stories on our continent that need to be told and documented with a sense of skill and passion, and that is what the MTF Academy curriculum has been designed for working with our facilitating partner, the Pan Atlantic University’s School of Media and Communications.
“The students will be given hands-on training in areas such as film directing, sound design, and the business of film, with workplace experience on Africa Magic and SuperSport top productions,” she said.
Launched in 2018, the MTF Academy has honed the skills of over 120 emerging filmmakers in 13 countries across the continent. The MTF Alumni class of 2022, within three months of graduating, saw 60 per cent of its graduates already economically active in the television industry.