Nigerian Film Corporation, last Monday commenced training of about 80 entrepreneurs from the six geopolitical zones of the country in film and television in Jos, Plateau State.
At the opening ceremony which took place at the National Film Institute, Jos, Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, NFC’s Managing Director said that the weeklong workshop will help participants appraise existing and new developments within the context of broad range of traditional filmmaking techniques and applications in film and television production.
Speaking on behalf Maduekwe, Prof. Christy Best, Rector of the National Film Institute (NFI), the workshop will offer opportunities for film/television and communication specialists/practitioners to perfectly fit into emerging global trends and best practices as a result of digital revolution.
The workshop, she said, is designed to incorporate a blended learning approach that combines personal experience, classroom tutorials and practical that will justify the time-period participants will spend away from their organisations, to the maximum.
“The training workshop is also to address the skills gap in the film industry. NFC, through the series of training workshops designed for the year, some of which will be in partnership with State Governments, other Federal Agencies and Foreign Embassies in Nigeria, is demonstrating its commitment to continuously provide training opportunities that will ultimately lead to domestic and international consistency in capacity and manpower development for film and television production,” she said.
The target of the training workshop includes youths and will cover, scripting, cinematography, production management, editing, still photography and directing.
The training workshop ends on Saturday March 17.