Deadline for MultiChoice Talent Factory Applications Submission Extended

In response to incessant request for more time from young film makers the administrators of the MultiChoice Talent Factory have pushed back the closing date for the submission of applications. Prospective applicants have up till the 16th of July to fully submit their applications on the MultiChoice Talent Factory website.

Does your passion for video entertainment know no bounds? Do your stories wildly stir the imagination of your audience? Is your creativity inspiring enough to make you Africa’s next big content creator? If so, then MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) Academy is looking for you!

How to apply for the MTF Academy:

  • Visit  before 16 July 2021 and follow the steps to enter.
  • The 60 students (20 for each region) – will be selected from *13 African countries where MultiChoice operates for the year-long programme that will commence in October 2021.

Launched in May 2018 as part of MultiChoice Africa’s ground-breaking corporate shared value (CSV) initiative aimed at igniting Africa’s creative industry through TV and filmmaking, today the MTF Academy officially announced the much-anticipated Call to Entry to all emerging filmmakers from 13 African countries with 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.

Only 60 students will be selected to part of the sought-after year-long and fully-funded programme at three academy hubs located in Southern Africa (Lusaka, Zambia), East Africa (Nairobi, Kenya) and West Africa (Lagos, Nigeria).

As part of the programme, young filmmakers are provided with training and hands-on experience in the film industry, with a focus on storytelling, production, audio and directing and other key areas. The academies also provide students with an opportunity to learn directly from well-known leading industry experts, work on live sets of local TV productions and create original content that will be aired on various local M-Net channels across the MultiChoice platforms DStv, GOtv and Showmax.

So far, MTF Academies have exposed the previous cohorts to real-life industry immersions which including the music reality show Coke StudioPambioTurn-Up and the popular Swahili telenovela Selina. Other project the students worked on include the United Nations Covid-19 Public Service Announcements and on the set of the thrilling series BattlegroundThe JohnsonsTinsel and Flatmates. The students also had the opportunity to gain hands-on experience on SuperSport shows and pitch their final-semester film projects to Africa Magic and Mnet.

As part of MultiChoice Africa’s investment in growing Africa’s creative industries into vibrant economies.

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