Four budding local filmmakers Christine Boateng, Eric Okyerefo, Daphne Atsutse and Godfred Dela Duvi will be Ghana’s flag carriers for the 2019 Multichoice Talent Factory (MTF) Academy period.
The year-long programme, which takes place in Lagos Nigeria, aims at igniting Africa’s creative industry by training sixty young African creatives by giving them a hands-on film and television production experience.
The four Ghanaian creatives were selected out of 100 aspirants after a rigorous interview exercise and adjudication process which was led by the West Africa Academy director Femi Odugbemi, Prof. Linus Abraham (Former Director, NAFTI), Hon. Dzifa Gomashie and two representatives from MultiChoice Ghana.
MultiChoice Ghana Corporate Affairs Manager, Nii Amah Dagadu, in an interview, said they were satisfied with the quality of students selected to represent Ghana for the 2019 MTF Academy session. “We were looking for individuals with knowledge in the production of movies, someone with passion in production and someone who is willing to invest in themselves by expanding their knowledge in the film production industry,” he said.
He added the four departed on 27th September to join their colleagues from Nigeria to begin their yearlong training programme.
The new intake are following in the footsteps of Irene Dumevi, Henry Denkyira, Edmund Asamoah and Patience Esiawonam Adisenu who represented Ghana at the inaugural class of the MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy. In an interview before they departed the four indicated that they are ready for the task ahead of them.
Daphne Atsutse speaking on behalf of her colleagues said: “we are grateful for the opportunity to training with MultiChoice and look forward to year of relearning the art of making film”, this is an opportunity of a lifetime look forward to impacting our film and television industry positively when we return in a year’s time.”
The MTF programme is MultiChoice Africa’s ground-breaking corporate shared value (CSV) initiative aimed at igniting Africa’s creative industry through TV and filmmaking training for emerging filmmakers from 13 African countries. The selected participants are expected to 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.