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AFA partners Imo State to train youths in film-making

AFA partners Imo State to train youths in film-making

Africa Film Academy in partnership with the government of Imo State, is set to train young men and women who desire a career in the motion picture industry from the State.
The three weeks intensive programme which will have Master classes will com­mence from 25th April to 10th May, 2017 at Owerri and will feature some of the leading professionals in the Nigerian film industry such as Segun Arinze, Paul Oba­zele, Tony Anih among oth­ers as resource persons.
At the end of the train­ing which will cover script-writing, photography, edit­ing, acting, cinematography, sound, lighting and many more, the students are ex­pected to produce short films that will give practi­cal expression to what they will learn during the pro­gramme.
In a press statement signed by the organiza­tion, the founder of AFA, Ms. Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, said that the training is es­sentially to introduce the prospective youths to how they can start a career in the film industry and technical production and open them to the possibilities that exist.
“At the end of it we expect participating students to take their interest to the next level through further educa­tion in higher institutions and other institutes where they can acquire more and in-depth knowledge. We want to say that the Imo State Gov­ernment has done enough to sponsor 100 students apart from providing venue and other logistics for the train­ing and this is because of the interest of Governor Rochas Okorocha to empower the youths and create job op­portunities for them. Dia­mond Bank as part of its CSR initiative is also spon­soring 10 students to the training while Africa Magic is also a strategic partner to make this a very successful one.”
Ms. Anyiam-Osigwe re­vealed that AFA in the last 10 years has trained over 10,000 youths across Africa and seeks more corporate and government support to achieve its target of 20,000 in the next 5 years.

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