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Are you ready for the biggest Film Academy in Nigeria?

The Accelerate Filmmaker Project (AFMP) is back for season 4 and this year, the academy is taking it to another level!

The Accelerate Filmmaker Project is an initiative of Accelerate TV, powered by Access Bank, created to train, empower and give a platform to young enthusiastic filmmakers between the ages of 18 -30 to actualize their filmmaking dreams.

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With astounding Producer, Bolanle Olosunde-Jenrola and award-winning filmmaker, Kemi Lala Akindojumanaging the project, AFMP has proven to be a worthy cause with over 60 filmmakers trained from previous years, setting amazing feats in the industry.

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Michael Akinrogunde (second right) presents his AMVCA to (From left) Amaechi Okobi (Head, Corporate Communications, Access Bank); Herbert Wigwe (MD/CEO, Access Bank); and Colette Otusheso (Head, Accelerate TV)

The AFMP training week incorporates a host of well-known industry professionals and heavyweights who work both in-front and behind the scenes, including Kemi Adetiba, Bibi Sasore, Victor Sanchez, Bose Oshin, Yolanda Okereke, Uduak Oguamanam, Tolu Ajayi, Kunle Afolayan, Feyisayo Ogundipe, Daniel Oriahi, Bobo Omotayo and more to ensure the trainees get a well-rounded understanding of the filmmaking eco system.

kemi adebitaAfter pitching their film ideas to the Accelerate Film Maker Project Mentors, five of the stand out students received a sizeable budget to produce their own short films with support from the Accelerate production studio. The short films were showcased at the 2019 Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF).

The standout students, Tosin Ibitoye, Alfa Farouk Umar, Adetola Films, Miriam Dera and Olabisi Akinbinu were mentored by industry veterans including Kemi Adetiba, Kunle Afolayan, Victor Sanchez, Niyi Akinmolayan and Seyi Babatope in their filmmaking journey.

Accelerate Filmmaker Project 2019

This year, the Accelerate Filmmaker project is back, it is bigger and it aims to train and empower even more young people .

To be a part of the 2020 Accelerate Filmmaker Project, you are required to make a ‘one-minute’ video on the theme ‘Health and Environment’ Post it on your Instagram page,  make sure you are tag and are following @accelerate_tv on Instagram and use the hashtag #AccelerateFilmmakerProject2020.

Participants who make it through the first stage will be shortlisted to go through a second screening stage, after which the finalists will then be selected for the one-week intensive Accelerate Filmmaker training by some of Nigeria’s top film industry professionals.

So what are you waiting for? Click here to register. Follow Accelerate TV on Instagram @accelerate_tv and Twitter @acceleratetv and upload your one-minute video using the #AccelerateFilmmakerProject2020.

Good luck!

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