Approaching its fifth year, the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) Academy is thrilled to once again call for applications for its world-class film and television training program beginning in October this year!
The call is open to all emerging filmmakers with industry experience or a relevant post-school qualification, to apply for this exciting opportunity to hone their skills in television and film production. Our program combines film studies such as directing, sound design, film business, to name a few, with workplace experience on top M-Net productions.
The fully funded 12-month program is open to applicants from Southern, West and East African countries.
Under the leadership of three new Academy Directors, this will be a pivotal year for the MTF Academy program.
The new directors of this year’s MTF academy are Atinuke Babatunde (West Africa hub), Victoria Goro (East Africa hub) and Christopher Puta (Southern Africa hub) .
“This couldn’t be a more exciting opportunity for African film and TV content creators,” says Atinuke Babatunde, Director of the West Africa Hub Academy.
“There are so many stories on our continent that need to be told and documented with a sense of skill and passion that only a program like the MTF Academy can train young people to do so. I look forward to being part of this journey,” she adds.
Alongside his professional experience with M-Net through Africa Magic since 2014, Babatunde will lead the class of 2023 with over 20 years of experience.
The East Africa Hub Academy Director, Victoria Goro, will also lead the MTF East Africa Hub with a 31-year film production career and as one of the most respected documentary production experts. wanted in Kenya.
“As someone who is passionate about training and sharing knowledge, nothing can match the level of expertise and hands-on experience the Class of 2023 is about to gain. The fact that the MTF program also allows alumni to set up production companies after graduation, thus thriving in self-employment, tells you everything you need to know about the success of this program,” says Goro.
MultiChoice Africa is committed to building and sustaining the job training pipeline within the African film and television industry. The MTF initiative has also been aiming for a 60/40 split in favor of women since its inception.
With 15 years of experience in audio and video production, Southern Africa Academy Director Christopher Puta believes that the growth of Africa’s film and television industry starts with providing young people with the opportunity to produce quality content.
“By equipping students with what it takes to become world-class film and television professionals, the MTF Academy program is effectively elevating the next generation of African storytellers and historians.” he says.
In addition to the hands-on training all students will receive through the program, they will also benefit from an enhanced training experience through the Academy’s partnerships, which include the New York Film Academy (NYFA), Henley Business School , Dolby and Canon. , among others.
Previous cohorts have also worked with the United Nations Verified campaign and presented projects to Partners Against Piracy (PAP) and Creative Development on a climate change campaign.
“The continued support from stakeholders, partners and students has been overwhelming, and we couldn’t be happier to have reached our fifth year as one of the MultiChoice Group’s premier initiatives investing directly in young African filmmakers. “said MTF Director Nwabisa Matyumza.
Think you have what it takes? So visit https://multichoicetalentfactory.com/ to find out more!
Applications will be open from Monday May 9 to Friday June 3, 2022 and must be completed at https://cte.multichoicetalentfactory.com/ Applications made outside of this site will not be considered.