KAP Academy Accepting Applications For Film And Television Training
The plan will take into account the gender balance ratio, as well as low-income earners.
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
Kunle Afolayan’s KAP Film and Television Academy has unveiled a new project to teach 300,000 Nigerians in film and television production over the next three years.
The Academy, in collaboration with Mastercard Foundation’s Young Africa Works, will target young adults aged 20 to 35.
Confirming the newest KAP Academy film, Kunle Afolayan, film director and Academy founder, indicated that the program will assist teach and encourage the future generation of filmmakers.
“The academy is focused on growing the next generation of skilled filmmakers through the tutelage of veterans and film professionals who provide hands-on experience in diverse aspects of filmmaking to enrolled students,” Afolayan said.
The filmmaker also disclosed that the selection will assure the involvement of women by taking a gender balance ratio into account. 40% of the applicants chosen will also come from low-income families.
The program, which will be delivered through a learning application, will comprise ‘The Masterclass Series,’ as well as two levels of accreditation from professional institutions in screenplay, sound, editing, directing, cinematography, and production design. A hands-on, practical training approach will also be included.
Participants who are interested are encouraged to register by visiting the KAP Academy website beginning March 15, 2022. The first round of selections will be made public in May 2022.
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