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The 2019 MultiChoice Talent Factory Call for Entries

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20 May 2019
Is your creativity inspiring enough to make you Africa's next big content creator? The MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) Academy looking for you!
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The MultiChoice Talent Factory 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, this Pan-African initiative is searching for 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.

MultiChoice recently announced a ground-breaking collaboration between MTF and the New York Film Academy to identify and exploit opportunities to further enhance the ongoing professional development of selected high-performing graduates of the MTF academies. The partnership aligns with MTF's mission to ignite Africa's creative industries through training and skills development, as well as to foster new and original programming.

This sought-after year-long and fully-funded programme will be hosted and headed by industry leaders at the following three academy locations:

•    Southern Africa (Lusaka, Zambia) – headed by Berry Lwando

•    East Africa (Nairobi, Kenya) – headed by Njoki Muhoho

•    West Africa (Lagos, Nigeria) Femi Odugbemi

How to apply for the MTF Academy:

•    Visit www.multichoicetalentfactory.com  before 14 June 2019 and follow the steps to enter.

•    The 60 students (20 from each region) will be selected from *13 African countries where MultiChoice operates

•    The year-long programme will commence in October 2019

MTF Class of 2018

The class of 2018 was exposed to real-life industry immersions which saw the Kenya hub students working on productions such as the music reality show Coke Studio, Pambio Live, The 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, whilst in Zambia, the class worked on the reality show, Date My Family, Zed Top 10 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.

As part of MultiChoice Africa's investment in growing Africa's creative industries into vibrant economies, MTF in 2019 extended its commitment by introducing the MTF Masterclass series, aimed at upskilling industry professionals by offering exclusive access to practical, expert-led industry skills workshops in various counties.

Join the MTF social media conversation on the hashtag #MultiChoiceTalentFactory and follow/join:

•    Instagram: @multichoicetalentfactory

•    Twitter: @MCTalentFactory

•    Facebook: @multichoiceafricatalentfactory

If you have any questions about the MultiChoice Talent Factory, please channel your queries to [email protected]

*13 Markets eligible for entry include:

WEST AFRICA: Nigeria, Ghana, EAST AFRICA: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania; SOUTHERN AFRICA: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, Angola, Mozambique

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