Lagos film academy set to train young filmmakers

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Lagos film academy set to train young filmmakers

The Lagos Film Academy has concluded plans to host a state-of-the-art training week. It is billed to open from July 8 through July 12. The platform was set up in a bid to address crucial skill gaps in the creative industries.

The training session for young filmmakers will feature the fourth edition of award-winning filmmaker, Chris Ihidero’s Story. Also, it will be the second edition of the TV Writing Masterclass.

The Academy has rolled out various exciting training capsules. Most recently, they did the Film for Life. Therein, they selected three young aspiring filmmakers who had the opportunity to make a short film directed at the Nigerian general elections.

Howbeit, this training week is no different. The story has held as a pro bono workshop for four years. Even more, it has allowed aspiring and early career storytellers learn from experts drawn from film, media, advertising, dance, software, and related fields.

Chris Ihidero, has been telling stories professionally for 23 years. In 2015, he produced the groundbreaking HIV and behavioral change focused drama series MTV Shuga Series 4. And he resumed this role on MTV Shuga Series 6 in 2017.

Ihidero has directed over 100 hours of TV drama, including ‘Tempest’, ‘Fuji House of Commotion’, and ‘Now we are Married’. Also, he has made two short films, which include ‘Big Daddy’, in 2012.

Quoting Ihidero:

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“I’m thrilled to be working with the Lagos Film Academy again to deliver an explosive week of training and learning for the young and mid-career creatives in our midst”.

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