Following the completion of the filmmaking course, graduates of the fourth cohort of the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) have won various internships with global firms.
MTF graduated 60 filmmakers for its 2023 session on December 15.
In a one-year program, the filmmakers received training in scripting, editing, production, and directing.
The students completed a three-week online documentary, music video, and TV commercial production course with the New York Film Academy (NYFA).
Coupled with this, the participants produced two short films for Zee World.
Some of the films have been chosen for prestigious film festivals, including the African International Film Festival (AFRIFF) and the Africa International Human Rights Film Festival (AHRFF).
MTF stated that two of the students’ full-length films will be broadcast on Africa Magic networks.
Segun Elvis Damptey (Ghana), Abdulaziz Attah (Nigeria), and Samuel Ogundeyi (Nigeria) were named the top three graduates.
They were awarded internships with foreign organisations.
Ogundeyi secured an eight-week scholarship with the New York Film Academy (NYFA).
Abdulazziz Attah was awarded a two-week internship with Zee World.
Damptey was granted a two-week internship at a local film and TV production in South Africa.
Speaking at the occasion, John Ugbe, the CEO of MultiChoice, said the programme is helping to build the professionals in Africa’s filmmaking ecosystem.
He stated that MTF “is a positive investment in Africa’s future”.
“The MTF Academy is now acknowledged as a great path to a career in the African entertainment industry,” the chief executive added.
“It functions as a production line for talent and creativity, producing passionate, motivated young people with the exact set of skills that our sector needs to produce high-quality African content for African audiences.
“The programme is a collaborative platform for our sector to develop talent.”