The third edition of Nigerian training scheme the Accelerate Filmmaker Project (AFP) is underway.
The initiative, from Accelerate TV, is geared towards training and harnessing the filmmaking skills of Nigerian youths, while providing them with an opportunity to make their own films.
This year will see 25 participants receive training from Nigeria’s top film industry professionals for a week. Five winners will then be chosen to receive mentoring and funds to make their own short films, which will debut at Nigerian film festival AFRIFF 2019 and will also air on Accelerate TV.
Accelerate TV head Colette Otusheso said: “We are excited to be bringing back a third instalment of our award-winning capacity-building and mentoring project. This year we will be training and empowering more young people and throwing in some big surprises along the way. The AFP is all about training and empowering young people while giving them the skills, tools, access and a stepping stone to realise their dreams and bring their stories to life.”
The AFP is produced by Bolanle Olosunde-Jenrola and award-winning filmmaker Kemi Lala Akindoju.