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UK-Based MOFILM Teams Up w/ Unilever to Launch Academy for African Filmmakers

UK-Based MOFILM Teams Up w/ Unilever to Launch Academy for African Filmmakers

UK-based MOFILM has teamed up with Unilever to launching what they’re calling the Academy for African Filmmakers (AAF), which will be an immersive 3-day exploration of storytelling through film, that is focused on equipping participants with the practical tools and insights necessary to help them develop their filmmaking skills and build career.

AAF is a completely fee-free opportunity that will help young African talent to develop their filmmaking skills while working on real, live, Unilever briefs. 

The mission of AAF is to empower, nurture and celebrate African filmmaking talent, developing their expertise by working on actual briefs. There will also be potential funding to help create their own personal projects, as well as the possibility of seeing their finished films broadcast. 

According to the program’s website, AAF will be an intensive course, created and delivered by expert tutors with experience making films within the African continent. The curriculum will cover several aspects of filmmaker theory and practice, with a focus on developing story telling skills.

And a scholarship program is under consideration.

Participants must be from and live in any African nation, be between the age of 18 and 30, and posses a passion story telling and cinema.

The sessions of the Academy will take place in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa, this month, December, 2014. 

The application deadline for this inaugural installment has indeed passed, but consider this a notice of the program’s existence, and look to the next application period, if you’re interested. Of course, when I have that info, I’ll share here immediately.

Otherwise, if you have any questions, email at

MOFILM is a UK-based content sourcing company, which allows users to produce video and photographic content for various brands and social causes. The company was co-founded by Jeffrey Merrihue. The website has 50,000 filmmakers who can produce work with a number of companies, including, brands such as Pepsi and Chevrolet.

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