AMA provides Film In A Box training at Alimosho | The Guardian Nigeria News
On Thursday, July 14, 2022, a four-week film training by Africa Movie Academy, AMA under the Film In A Box project concluded at Alimosho Local Council, Lagos State.
The film training, which is the brainchild of the AMA led by Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, has enabled star actor Keppy Ekpeyong and director Achor Yusuf to train over 200 young Nigerians aspiring to be part of the film industry Nigerian.
A conversation with the facilitators at the end of the training revealed that Alimosho participants embraced the lessons and opportunities offered by the AMA in collaboration with the Lagos State Government under the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Speaking on the progress and general overview of the training, Ekpeyong said, “We were mandated to train a minimum of 250 participants in three local councils, so we reported it to Alimosho. Initially, we weren’t expecting what we encountered; we were shocked and surprised by the reception. I think Alimosho succeeded in changing the animators, because we evolved people who became what they want to be. Some really came with passion and from the second week they became incredible. We’ve had people come in shy, crying or mute, but right now we have artists.
Regarding his expectations of the participants, Ekpeyong said, “We are so happy that there are more people here who could become actors outside of mediocrity, outside of social media hype, we We’ve got a lot of great people here in about six strong areas.”
Another host and director, Achor Yusuf expressed his shock and delight at the talent and dedication of the participants saying, “It’s huge; the impact on society is enormous. There is so much crime, but if you think about it deeply, you will realize that it is the result of so much negative space where people are not positively engaged.
Continuing, Achor said, “I really commend the Lagos State Government in partnership with the African Film Academy for this initiative. The kind of people we find here are young, mature people who want to improve their craft, and in no time we will all see the impact on the Nigerian film industry because I see the eagerness and zeal that the participants demonstrated. .”
Sylvia Chiwendu, a participant, also shared her experience during the four weeks of training. The 22-year-old, who majored in screenwriting, said the experience was exciting and interesting as she learned more from the animators than she already knew.
“It’s very interesting and I learned a lot from our facilitators, Mr. Joe and Mr. Tony. It’s very practical, but it’s actually the first time I’ve had formal training. What I remember the most is learning the craft of cinema.
For Samuel Sawyerr, the AMA canned film project and his training came at a difficult time in his life. “The boxed movie found me at a time when I was almost losing it. I was at home thinking about the next step in my career and saw the ad online and I participated. Although I thought it was a hoax or a scam until I received the mail telling me that I had been admitted to the training. It was incredible, “he said. he declares.
Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, Managing Director of the Africa Movie Academy and Founder of the Africa Movie Academy Awards, AMAA, was also spotted on the final day of the training.
Anyiam-Osigwe took the time to have a conversation with the attendees during a mini town hall meeting where she addressed several issues and the need for attendees to be firm in their resolve to become film practitioners.
During a chat with the media, Anyiam-Osigwe revealed the AMA’s plans to invest time and resources in the interns while expressing her gratitude to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the Ministry of Arts, Culture and Tourism.
“It’s a six-week training, they’ve had four weeks of training and learning and they’re going to be doing practice, which means shooting a film for the next two weeks. It was actually a interesting time especially with the kind of students we’ve had here at Alimosho and we’ve done it from the basics and introduced them to the basics of the film world It’s interesting to see the amount of talent that we We have found. I can tell you that we have identified several real talents who will continue to do wonders in the industry. From Alimosho, we would move to Badagry”, she informed.