AFRIFF to sponsor 10 students for film training in America

The Africa International Film Festival, AFRIFF, has announced that it is planning to sponsor 10 students to the United States for practical training in various aspects of filmmaking.

This was disclosed recently by Chioma Ude, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the festival. She said the top 10 students who show the most aptitude during the AFRIFF organized training workshops, which will hold during this year’s festival, will be eligible for the sponsorship.

Ude said that the training in America is planned as a reward scheme for these meritorious film students.

According to her, the scholarship will be to attend a short film course at a prestigious American university, and is a collaborative effort with a key AFRIFF partner.

The aspects of filmmaking to be taught at the workshop this year include, Acting; Scriptwriting; Directing and Cinematography.

This year’s edition of the festival will hold from November 9 to November 16, 2014 at the Tinapa Business and Leisure Resort, Calabar, Cross River State.




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