Learn the basics of filmmaking
Based on Accelerate’s key values of Education, Empowerment and Entertainment, over the past 4 iterations of the Accelerate Film Maker Project, we have worked hard to improve the course each year, bringing in more mentors, facilitators and brand sponsors, who help curate the project while making a huge difference as we train young film makers.
This project also allows us to create opportunities for more film makers by teaching them all the vital aspects of film making, all the way from Make Up choice to Casting. Going forward, our most important objective is to ensure that we create a platform that gives young people the training, tools and opportunities to excel within the Nigerian entertainment ecosystem
About the Accelerate Filmmaker Project
The Accelerate Filmmaker project was created in 2017 by Accelerate TV to empower young people by exposing them to tried and true concepts in storytelling, script writing and the full stack of skills required by modern filmmakers to excel as creators within the Nigerian entertainment industry.
Accelerate utilized it’s industry contacts bringing in great names in the Nigerian film making industry, as well as aligned itself with the positive ethos of the African Film Festival (AFRIFF), further leveraging its network of producers, actors and cinematographers to drive a robust training experience for the young filmmakers.
During the project, Accelerate engaged industry leaders such as Mildred Okwo, Joke Silva,, Victor Sanchez, Kemi Adetiba, Kunle Afolayan, Niyi Akimolayan and Seyi Babatope as mentors to increase the depth of the Accelerate Filmmaker Project and further drive awareness about its value.
There is no other place I’d rather be
The Accelerate Filmmaker Project is amazing and I agreed to be part of it because Accelerate has chosen to invest… in the future of Nigeria; and so there is no place I’d rather be. Continue Reading “There is no other place I’d rather be”
Gave opportunity to young people to exhibit their talents
Shout out to Accelerate for investing so much into our creative economy. It is always the right thing to do.… I’m really happy young people are getting the opportunity to exhibit their talents at this level. Continue Reading “Gave opportunity to young people to exhibit their talents”
Educating and unforgettable
The Experience at the Accelerate Filmmaker Project was unforgettable. Everyday was such an educating one! Sessions filled with theoretical and… practical life experiences. Continue Reading “Educating and unforgettable”
Honestly, everyday when I turn on my laptop to write, I return mentally to a place that I’ll be coming… back to for the rest of my life – The Accelerate Filmmaker Project. Continue Reading “Mental placement”
Creating a product for the world and film industry
The Accelerate Filmmaker project birthed something in me. Something the Nigerian film industry and the world will benefit from. I… hope this project continues because I am confident so many people will benefit from it. Continue Reading “Creating a product for the world and film industry”