Following the impressive show of interest in the MTF class of 2022 programme, the MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy is pleased to announce that the entry application has now been extended till 16 July 2021.
The programme is open to young people between the ages of 18 – 26 years who are enthusiastic about telling authentic African stories, giving them an opportunity to enhance their television and film production skills.
So far, the Academy has given 40 students the chance to harness their skills with training and hands-on experience in the film industry, with a focus on storytelling, screenwriting, production, cinematography, directing, and other key areas. These graduates have gone on to excel in their areas of specialty.
The inaugural class of the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) West Africa produced two movies, Life of Bim and Dream Chaser which was nominated for the 2020 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award (AMVCA) while the Class of 2020 produced 3 short films, Omugwo, Bride Untangled and Oko Ke Akueteh which was aired on Showmax in May. In addition to the Showmax films, the students also released 20 short films titled, Isolation Diaries which portrayed their fears, hopes, and the realities of living during the pandemic.
The Alumni have collectively produced over 200 works including series, short films, feature films, documentaries, among others. Some of the graduates making strides in the entertainment industry include Allen Onyige and Joseph Omobulejo, producers of the popular Yoruba series, Elenini, a captivating storyline that speaks to one of the objectives of the programme, creatively telling authentic African stories.
So, if you are a creative or filmmaking enthusiast looking to excel in the film industry, this is an opportunity you can’t afford to miss.