MULTICHOICE TALENT FACTORY FILM ACADEMY FREE APPLICATION AND PARTICIPATION




IF YES TO THIS QUESTIONS
  1. Do you love to frame your world through camera angles? 
  2. Do you love to narrate reality like a movie script? and 
  3. Would you love to edit the montage of your life like a film director? 

Then here’s a flash-forward into your future.

MultiChoice is inviting eligible applicants to apply for the MultiChoice Talent Factory film skills development programme. The MTF Academy offers eligible applicants who are passionate about telling their own stories a unique opportunity to improve their skills and ultimately contribute to the growth of the local and pan African film and broadcasting industries.

MultiChoice Africa is calling all aspiring film directors, DOPs, sound guys, and scriptwriters to help them ignite Africa’s creative industries. Who knows, perhaps one day your name will be rolling across the closing credits on their DStv channels. 


MultiChoice Talent Factory graduates will also get to showcase their portfolio of work on the MTF Portal – a database for film professionals across the continent, where they can access job opportunities, keep up to date with industry news, and expand their network. 


LOCATION AND DURATION OF PROGRAMME

The MTF Academy initiative will operate in Lagos, Federal Republic of Nigeria; Nairobi, Republic of Kenya and Lusaka, Republic of Zambia for 12 months, with a production break to be determined by MultiChoice at its sole discretion.

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE:
17h00 on 5 July 2018

APPLICANTS ELIGIBILITY:

Unless specifically stated otherwise in writing by MultiChoice, the MTF Academy is not open to:
directors, members, partners, agents, employees or consultants of MultiChoice. Also
the spouses, life partners, business partner or associate, or the natural or adopted parent, child, or sibling of those stated above.

To be eligible to participate in the MTF Academy, applicants must:
  • have a qualification from a registered and/or recognised post-secondary education institution 
  • have experience in the film industry.
  • be over 18 years of age;
  • be citizens and residents of the countries from which they are selected by MultiChoice to participate in the MTF Academy initiative, namely Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe;
  • be fluent in English in terms of speaking, reading and writing;
  • demonstrate passion for the drama, film, television or related media and entertainment industry during selection interviews; and
  • have completed a relevant qualification from an accredited and/or recognised tertiary education institution in drama, film, television or a related media field, within the last 2 years. For the avoidance of doubt, the said qualification must be obtained only from a post-secondary education institution which has been accredited or recognised by a relevant registered institution.
 APPLICANTS WITH EXPERIENCE

Applicants who have experience in the drama, film, television or related media and entertainment industry and who do not hold a qualification from an accredited and/or recognised tertiary institution will be considered for admission to the MTF Academy if they:
  • are over 18 years of age, 
  • are citizens and residents of the countries from which they are selected by MultiChoice to participate in the MTF Academy initiative, namely Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe;
  • are fluent in English in terms of speaking, reading and writing;
  • demonstrate passion for the drama, film, television or related media and entertainment industry during selection interviews;
  • have the highest secondary school qualification as recognised in the countries where they completed their secondary education;
  • not more than 2 years’ work experience in the drama, film, television or related media and entertainment fields;
  • are able to demonstrate knowledge and passion for the drama, film, television or related media and entertainment fields
  • possess the foundational technical skills in the fundamentals of Production as determined by MultiChoice in its sole discretion.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE 

Every applicants must register on the MTF Academy website by visiting multichoicetalentfactory.com
  • Correctly and fully complete the online application form;
  • Write an online a motivation letter;
  • Collate and electronically submit all of the relevant supporting documents such as your curriculum vitae; including contactable references
  • Certified copy of academic transcripts or certificate from a tertiary institution; and/or
  • You may also be required to provide references or any other documents that MultiChoice may stipulate.
  • Your application must be submitted online by no later than the Closing Date and Time.

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS:
  • shall be required to be in possession of a valid passport;
  • shall be required to participate in the MTF Academy and enter into an agreement for the 12-month academic and skills development programme at a location as advised by MultiChoice;
  • agree to be bound by, and comply with, the terms and conditions of the skills development agreement and any production or other agreements that may be required to be concluded from time to time, and any rules, policies, code of conduct or other regulations applicable in relation to the MTF Academy;
  • must be willing to relocate to Lagos, Lusaka or Nairobi (as the case may be) for the full 12-month period of the MTF Academy programme;
  • may not be employed elsewhere for the duration of the MTF Academy programme. For the avoidance of doubt, a successful applicant must not be a party to any oral and/or written agreement (as the case may) that has, or may have, a negative or adverse impact on his/her involvement with, or participation in, the MTF Academy;
  • must accept and sign a waiver and indemnity and such other form(s), documents and/or agreements as may be required by MultiChoice from time to time;
  • must, on the commencement date of the skills development programme, possess whatever documents and permissions that may be required in order to attend the MTF Academy, including holding a valid passport and meeting the VISA or immigration requirements of the various country authorities for the duration of their participation in the MTF Academy;
  • must be willing to work under pressure, and accommodate the irregular hours often demanded by the media industry;
  • must be willing to undergo assessments, including psychometric assessments, as determined by MultiChoice from time to time;
  • must successfully complete the relevant skills development programme, including all assessments, to meet the minimum requirements of the relevant qualification offered through the MTF Academy; and
  • must be willing to assign to MultiChoice or any third party nominated by MultiChoice, all Intellectual Property Rights in and to any Work, idea, or any part thereof, created and/or developed by them during the course of the MTF Academy programme, and to waive all rights arising under any laws relating to copyright, patents, trademarks or other Intellectual Property Rights. In this regard, successful applicants acknowledge that the ownership of the copyright, for the duration of the copyright and any renewals thereof, in and to the Works and the production of the cinematographic films and ancillary rights, shall vest exclusively in MultiChoice. Accordingly, MultiChoice will have the right to exhibit, distribute and exploit the production via all forms of television, however delivered now or in the future and to any device.


Terms and conditions for applying, For more detailed information,                  visit MultichoiceTalentFactory

Note: you have to apply by registering on the Multichoice talent factory website



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