The British Council Film Lab Africa Accelerator Program for Emerging Filmmakers and TV Producers in Nigeria

The British Council Film Lab Africa Accelerator Program for Emerging Filmmakers and TV Producers in Nigeria

Film Lab Africa is a pioneering accelerator initiative launched by the British Council, tailored to empower emerging filmmakers and TV producers in Nigeria. The programme is meticulously designed to provide an all-encompassing framework of support and avenues for growth, fostering enhanced skills, enriched knowledge, and expanded networks, enabling participants to showcase their creative productions effectively.

Scheduled to kick-off in September 2023, Film Lab Africa will span three dynamic years, characterised by a multi-phase approach that delves into mobile phone cinematography, short film production, the intricate realm of film and TV industry entrepreneurship, script refinement, and invaluable opportunities for public presentation.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Aged between 18 to 35 years old

  • Reside in Nigeria

  • Completed Creative entrepreneurship module on the SoCreative E-learning platform.

  • Possess a minimum of one credit to your name, with a script and production bible ready to go into development.

  • The program is open to emerging film makers that is between 18 – 35yrs old, resident in Nigeria and have a minimum of one credit in filmmaking & TV production.

    Programme benefits

  • Advanced proficiencies in mobile phone cinematography, short film production, and the intricate landscape of film and TV industry entrepreneurship.

  • Strengthened storytelling prowess through expert script consultations.

  • Realised short film creations, a testament to participants’ burgeoning talents.

  • Opportunity for filmmakers to present their work to a wider audience. Creating an avenue for premieres, tours, distribution, and active participation within acclaimed film festivals.

  • Networking opportunities amongst industry professionals, mentors, fellow participants, and potential collaborators, expanding their professional network.

  • Filmmakers
    become a part of a supportive community and interact with peers from diverse background, fostering cross-cultural understanding and collaboration.Elevate your filmmaker or TV production journey with Film Lab Africa, where innovation meets expertise and dreams are cultivated into compelling realities.

    Programme roadmap

    September 2023

    Film Lab Africa Faculty members will be unveiled

  • Filmmakers Application Opens and close (Application period is 4weeks)

  • 60 Successful Filmmakers announced

    October 2023

    Capacity building Accelerator for Filmmakers

  • Data Stipend Allocation for Virtual Training

  • Accelerator – Ten weeks of Virtual Training for Emerging filmmakers

  • Script Consultations

  • Pre-production training sessions

  • Coaching and Mentoring by UK & Nigerian Industry Professionals

  • The Business of Film & Television

    December 2023

    Film production season

  • Production of short films of various categories

  • Award of grants to produce films

  • Post-production support

    To be announced dates

    Showcase Season

  • Film Festival Tours

  • Film Premiere in Nigeria, Africa & UK

  • Film Screenings

  • Marketing & Distribution

  • Post-Program Support

  • Film Lab Africa will unfold in phases over the ensuing three years, with subsequent cohorts joining in successive years.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; The British Council Film Lab Africa Accelerator Program for Emerging Filmmakers and TV Producers in Nigeria

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