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MultiChoice Talent Factory to train Kenya’s next storytellers. Is it you?

MultiChoice has opened a call to entry for all aspiring young film & TV creatives to apply for the newly launched MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF). The MTF initiative will provider aspiring filmmakers with practical skills over a 12-month programme that will be conducted through the MTF academies, master classes and the MTF Portal.

The first to launch is the MTF Academy, a 12-month educational programme aimed at furnishing 60 young, talented creatives from across the continent with skillsets to develop their talent, connect with industry professionals and tell authentic African stories. The comprehensive curriculum comprises of theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in cinematography, editing, audio production and storytelling.  The East African hub will take in 20 students from across the region during the year-long programme that will begin on 01 October 2018. Acclaimed local film & TV industry expert Ms. Njoki Muhoho will oversee the East African academy.

The East Africa inaugural Academy Director had this to say: “Filmmaking, knowledge, and skills that translate into enhanced livelihood is what our youth in the creative industry desire. The Multichoice Talent Factory is the response to this cry. MTF is a filmmaking boot camp where the student takes an experiential and practical journey that results in a highly competent graduate who is a passionate, employable and entrepreneurial filmmaker.  My role is to be a catalyst to this process.”

The programme will take place at three regional MTF Academies based in Kenya for East Africa, Nigeria for Western Africa and Zambia for Southern African countries.

MultiChoice Kenya Managing Director, Eric Odipo added, “The African development story has long been defined by investment in many industries on the continent, leaving our creative industries to fend for themselves on the fringes of economic development for far too long. As a result, the film and television industries have not developed at the same rate as other industries on the continent, and not for a lack of talent, passion or imagination. MultiChoice, together with our valued partners and stakeholders across the continent, have collaborated to make a positive socio-economic impact in the communities in which we live and work through the MultiChoice Talent Factory initiative.”


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Application into the academy is open from 30 May 2018, on and will close on 05 July 2018.

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