An education programme that develops emerging TV and film talent in Africa, through an accredited 12-month immersion programme including both theory and hands-on experience in cinematography, editing, audio production and storytelling. It is the first academy of its kind, spanning three regions and 13 countries across Africa. Sixty deserving young, talented candidates who want to work —and innovate — in film and television production get the chance to hone their skills alongside industry greats. This year-long funded programme is offered through accredited regional MTF Academies based in Kenya (for East Africa), Nigeria (for West Africa) and Zambia (for Southern Africa) in partnership with respected local academic institutions.
The MTF ZA programme has three pillars:
- MTF ZA Academy – 1 year internship academy for university graduates from qualifying institutions who meet the academic qualifying criteria.
Applications to be part of MultiChoice Talent Factory ZA (MTFza) Academy class of 2020 are now open and will close on 29 January 2020 MTFza is a 12-month long industry readiness programme that affords the opportunity to learn from some of the leading TV producers in the country while acquiring valuable experience in the directing, producing, cinematography, commissioning, art direction and many other skills.”
- MTF ZA Scriptwriting Incubator – 1 year programme for budding scriptwriters. This programme is not limited to university graduates.
The newly formed MultiChoice talent factory scriptwriting incubator is looking for the next great storytellers with great stories to tell! Applications are now open for the MultiChoice Talent Factory ZA Scriptwriting Incubator 2020. All entries close on 30 January 2020. If you’re a budding scriptwriter, the MultiChoice Talent Factory Scriptwriting Incubator is giving you a chance to develop your skills with a year long programme mentored by the best in the business in partnership with Wits University. This programme is open to south African citizens only.
- MTF ZA Bursary Programme – Full 1 year tuition for 2nd year or higher university students from qualifying institutions who meet the academic and the financial need qualifying criteria will be considered. Under consideration will also be national Economically Active Populations (EAP) targets
If you’re a 2nd year or higher university student studying towards a diploma or degree in film and TV or related qualification in need of financial assistance, you are invited to apply for the MTFza one year bursary. All entries close on 31 January 2020.