Thursday, September 13, 2018

Come Back With Skills To Improve The Ghanaian Film Industry – Dep. Minister Tells MultiChoice Talent Factory Reps

Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Dr Ziblim Iddi has entreated four Ghanaians, who qualified for the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) to ensure they return with expertise to enhance the film industry in Ghana.

The four young Ghanaian filmmakers; Edmund Kobby Asamoah, Henry Konadu Denkyira, Irene Dumevi Yaamoakoa and Patience Esiawonam Adisenu, will represent Ghana at the MTF Academy in Lagos, Nigeria from October 1.

Commenting on the latest Corporate Shared Value initiative from MultiChoice Africa, Dr Ziblim Iddi told MzGee in an interview that;

“It is a big opportunity for them. They will be taken through all the rigorous aspects of film production. I’m excited that we have a young generation that is also picking up and that tells you that there will be continuity in the industry and we can always count on people like them."

"I hope that they will take this opportunity and run with it and come back with all the expertise that we need to enhance the film industry in Ghana.”

The MultiChoice Talent Factory will offer participant across Africa the skillset to develop their talent, connect with industry professionals and tell authentic African stories.

This, according to MTF, will be done through a comprehensive curriculum comprising theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in cinematography, editing, audio production and storytelling. 

Three of the four participants are graduates of the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI), the other is a graduate of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

They said they are poised to be change agent after their 12-months stay with other film makers across Africa in Nigeria.

Written By Gloria Akpene Nyarku-Acquah

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