APPLY: AFA Partners Lagos to Train Youths in Filmmaking

The Africa Film Academy (AFA) has collaborated with the Lagos state government to launch the second edition of the ‘Film in a Box’ initiative, which aims to train young people in filmmaking.

According to Habib Sheidu, the AFA’s training and strategy associate, ‘Cinema in a Box’ is a capacity-building framework that equips individuals with the necessary skill sets in the creative sector space.

Acting, directing, production, stage design, costume design, props management, film and TV makeup, scriptwriting, editing, cinematography, and sound production will all be covered, according to him.

In addition, Ekpenyong Bassey-Inyang, the AFA’s ace actor and director of studies, stated that the training program is critical to the industry’s growth and advancement.

“We saw drastic positive behavioural improvements in our students during the last edition, so it also helps in building young leaders,” Ekpenyong said.

Film in a Box was founded to empower budding filmmakers by giving training and coaching in order to support the growth of Lagos’ creative economy.

The first event took place in July 2022. It produced 890 young creatives who have now become part of mainstream Nollywood.

This year’s initiative aims to provide youths in Epe, Badagry, Ikeja, Ikorodu, and Lagos Island with free training.

To be considered for the programme, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Reside in Lagos state
  • Possess a LASSRA card
  • Have the willingness to learn
  • Be aged between 16 and 35 years

The application for the class of 2023 program is now open and will run from April to July 2023. The deadline for applications in Epe is March 31.

Interested participants can apply here.

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