Kunle Afolayan Production (KAP) Film & Television Academy, in partnership with Mastercard Foundation’s Young Africa Works, have announced the opening of applications for its training in film and television production.
The new initiative is set to train 300,000 Nigerians within three years in film and television production, focusing on young people between the ages of 20 and 35.
Renowned Film Director and Founder of the KAP Academy, Kunle Afolayan revealed that the program which is set to help train and support the next generation of filmmakers, will kick-off this April 2022 and that candidates from low-income backgrounds will make up 40% of those admitted.
“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 training set to be conducted via the KAP e-Learning application, will include ‘The Masterclass Series’ as well as two levels of certification from professional institutions in the areas of screenwriting, sound, editing, directing, cinematography and production design. A practical hands-on training approach will also be incorporated.