Programme to improve film skills

Johannesburg – The MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) has opened its intake for its film skills development programme.

  Eligible graduates who are passionate about telling their stories are encouraged to apply for the programme and stand a chance to improve their skills and contribute to the growth of the local and Pan-African film and broadcasting industries.

  Now in its eighth year the MTF 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 experience in directing, producing, cinematography, commissioning, art direction, and many other skills.

  MultiChoice Talent Factory South Africa director Bobby Heaney says: “The MTF Academy is our commitment to the future of our industry and gives young Africans a chance to hone their television and film production skills through a world-class training programme. After so many successful years, we are proud to announce a new call to entry and look forward to meeting the next generation of African film makers.” 

  To date 293 storytellers from across Africa have been trained through the MTF over the past eight years, and are making their mark in the video entertainment industry. MTF interns have been part of major local productions including Miss SA 2022, Survivor South Africa and Gomorra, The River. About 28 Mzansi Magic movies have been produced by participants of this programme and 22 graduates have started their own production companies, A Tribe Called Story, Eccentric Circus, Zethu’s Tales and Ad Astra Productions.

  Applications are open on and will close on 28 February.

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