The Africa Film Academy with support from the Lagos state government is conducting a 6-week intense training on Acting, Art Directing, Directing, Light, Scriptwriting, Creative Design For Film, Make Up For Film, Post-production, Production, and Sound production.
In a statement obtained by The Film Conversation, the free filmmaking training will cover the three senatorial districts of Lagos: Alimosho, Badagry and Epe.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Pharm. (Mrs) Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, disclosed this during a press briefing with the Founder and CEO of Africa Film Academy (AFA), Peace Anyiam-Osigwe (MFR) in Lagos.
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Mrs Akinbile-Yusuff explained that the training was designed as a skill set programme for the Creative Industry to further enhance the talents in the industry by training 600 practitioners under the Lagos State Creative Industry (LACI) initiative of the Ministry.
The commissioner stated that LACI was formed to further reposition the Lagos State creative sector to develop tourism, arts, and culture for optimal impact, noting that the initiative was also created to showcase Lagos State to the world while addressing skills deficiency in the creative industry.
“We are using the Creative Sector to expand the very concept of tourism as a whole, driving a shift from conventional models of heritage-based cultural tourism to new models of creative tourism centred on contemporary creativity, innovation and intangible content.”
“We are also leveraging on the potentials in the creative sector to stimulate economic growth and job creation, support innovation and entrepreneurship, aid urban and rural regeneration, and stimulate exports,” she said.
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In her remarks, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe noted that Africa Film Academy (AFA) will bring on board its years of experience to train the participants and make them job-ready.
She further explained that participants will be taught using a hands-on, in-service training approach for them to acquire knowledge to thrive in the industry.In her words: “This training programme is in line with our organisation’s flagship project ‘100 Film Project’, which is aimed at training, supporting and providing jobs for young creative individuals across Africa”.“Therefore, as an organisation, we will leverage our previous experience, which has seen us train over 10,000 participants across different cities in Africa in over two decades. Thus, participants will have the opportunity to learn from our faculties, who are industry experts and professionals, throughout their training period,” she stated.According to the organisers, the required qualification for participation includes a minimum of Ordinary National Diploma (OND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) for the Directing class.
Interested applicants can apply here before August 1, 2022.