MultiChoice Talent Factory Film Skills Development Programme 2018 for African creatives (Funded to MultiChoice Talent Factory academies hosted in Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia)

Application Deadline: 17h00 on 5 July 2018

The MultiChoice Talent Factory is an Africa-wide, multi-tiered training and experiential learning programme by MultiChoice Africa. It is designed to provide the African creative industry with a platform to learn, develop talent, engage and connect with each other through shared passions.

If you were made for film then we want you! Ignite Africa’s creative industries by applying for a full year of sponsored training with film industry professionals.

If you frame your world through camera angles, narrate reality like a movie script, and edit the montage of your life like a film director, then here’s a flash-forward into your future – MultiChoice Africa is calling all aspiring film directors, DOPs, sound guys, and scriptwriters to help us ignite Africa’s creative industries. Who knows, perhaps one day your name will be rolling across the closing credits on our DStv channels.

In May 2018, on the occasion of Africa Month, we’re launching a call to entry for the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF). Multichoice is recruiting aspiring African talent – that’s you – to gain theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in cinematography, film editing, audio production and storytelling.

MultiChoice Talent Factory graduates will also get to showcase their portfolio of work on the MTF Portal – a database for film professionals across the continent, where they can access job opportunities, keep up to date with industry news, and expand their network.

At MultiChoice Africa, the African entertainment industry is at the core of who we are and what we do. This social investment programme shows our commitment – alongside long-term partnerships with government, stakeholders and creative organisations – to develop Africa’s creative industries into vibrant, economic centres. This is how MultiChoice uses the power of entertainment to enrich lives.


  • MultiChoice is inviting eligible applicants to apply for the MultiChoice Talent Factory film skills development programme. The MTF Academy offers eligible applicants who are passionate about telling their own stories a unique opportunity to improve their skills and ultimately contribute to the growth of the local and pan African film and broadcasting industries.
  • The MTF Academy initiative will operate in Lagos, Federal Republic of Nigeria; Nairobi, Republic of Kenya and Lusaka, Republic of Zambia for 12 months, with a production break to be determined by MultiChoice at its sole discretion
  • Eligibility criteria

    To be eligible to participate in the MTF Academy, applicants must:

    1. have a qualification from a registered and/or recognised post-secondary education institution as set out in clause 4.3.5 below; and/or
    2. have experience in the film industry.

Qualified applicants

Applicants who hold a qualification must:

  1. be over 18 years of age;
  2. be citizens and residents of the countries from which they are selected by MultiChoice to participate in the MTF Academy initiative, namely Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe;
  3. be fluent in English in terms of speaking, reading and writing;
  4. demonstrate passion for the drama, film, television or related media and entertainment industry during selection interviews; and
  5. have completed a relevant qualification from an accredited and/or recognised tertiary education institution in drama, film, television or a related media field, within the last 2 years. For the avoidance of doubt, the said qualification must be obtained only from a post-secondary education institution which has been accredited or recognised by a relevant registered institution.


  • Sixty talented students from 13 African countries will get the chance to hone their film and television production skills alongside industry greats.
  • This year-long, funded, programme will be supported by MultiChoice Talent Factory academies hosted in Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia. Students will create quality local content that will be broadcast on our local M-Net channels on the MultiChoice platform.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the MultiChoice Talent Factory Programme 2018


  1. Hi, im lavita kadir 31 year old female from south africa with a love for tv and very passionate for film acting for tv, since a very young age, and i have many stories i wanna share with the world. But why dont you cater for people from south africa, im so talented.. Please give me an oppertunity

  2. Good work multi choice n thank you for choosing Kenya .
    But the experience part (in the requirement) I think will lock out alot of people.
    Generally a talent factory in the growing film industry is a good move.

  3. The new advert of this campaign is very racist and condecending. Only black people are featured in this advert. Africa’s a very diverse continent, not one coloured, chinese, white or indian was featured in this advert. The problem starts with what children observe on tv, you are showing the youth that hatred and racism is ok. Get your act together.

  4. Comment:What if I am interested but I am currently pursuing another course apart from the mentioned ones. Does that disqualify me?
    Good work though, kudos!

  5. I hope this program won’t end this year because of most of us that are too young and won’t be chanced to attended this year

  6. Don’t see South Africa’s name on this list – Don’t know why this opportunity is being advertised on South African television.

  7. Please very interested’ and I wish to be inform on how to go about it….Directing and acting…thanks.

  8. Good afternoon
    I’d like to be part of MTF and I’m from welkom in Freestate,South Africa

    I can I assure you that I have a talent on films please help me out
    I’m 24 years of age I’m very passionate about films. Please hear me out, you won’t regret it

  9. Hello,
    Good evening, I really want to be part of this initiative, but I don’t have certificate in film industry or making, but I have other high institution certificate and am into film production plus editing with some years experience…
    Will that qualify me for the training?

  10. I’m male Zambian. I have not attended any film school tertiary school education but have attended several film production workshops.
    I have been writing and 1 of my scripts was 1 of the top finalists in a Hollywood Hills script competions in 2015.
    Is there any possibility of been considered? I believe the training would be of great value to my passion and instantly put me to work with my natural creativity

    Best Regards

  11. I want to be a part of this,but I have been in the film industry and am a history and international studies student,am in my final year,would be done by august,am I still qualified to apply

  12. Waooooo this is awesome.. Really wanna be a part of this great event but too bad am in Cameroon😢 buh hey, am ready to be part that’s if u people consider me.

  13. Hi.can I ask is it possible to enter for multi choice talent factory, if you completed matric but didn’t pass?

  14. Multi choice my name is Hlamalani Baloyi an I am willing to join the life time training of this offer u are giving to us the young generations acting is my passion that I wantedto follow achieve since I was 12 but I never went to school for acting but I have that talent of showing myself how I can do acting so with all due respect may u please give me a call to attend this session I really will appreciate your call my numbers 0762448479

  15. Hi that a great opportunity for Africans

    But I’m really sad that I can’t enter the internship with MTF coz I’m not a citizen of the named countries

    But I’m excited that the are these opportunities out there I just got inspired to search more and probably imma find some internship in South Africa

    Keep doing the great work MTF

  16. Greetings sir/madam

    My name is kgomotso shayi doing matric and I’m 17years old I am interested

    My cellphone number 0833243892

    I’ll be waiting to hear FROM you

  17. Hi if you have worked in the film and television industry for three years but you don’t have a qualification in drama or media and you from south Africa. Do you qualify?

  18. It’s a very good initiative taking by multichoice, I wish them the best, I wish you could have the same thing for commentators also, because some of us wish to do it on your platform, Am a radio presenter and I wish that one day I could be a soccer commentator.thank you

  19. My name is Jeremiah, i am a Namibian citizen and currently i am a qualified English teacher from the university of Namibia. I have a great passion for filming. I would have done it on my spare time as a hobby but being a teacher there is really no enough time. I want to know if i can qualify to enroll in the MTF programme.

  20. Why is Lesotho excluded?

    How about those Africans good writers not given an opportunity? Many Africans who are good writers or story tellers can’t afford fees for tertiary.

    Best opportunity but not fair at all.

    My suggestion is that you include all africans and ask each individual to write their own scripts and the best one’s win the scholarship.


  21. Good day sir, I’m a student in the university of buea in the south west region of cameroon. I can speak English fluetly . I know cameroon was not part of the countries you listed . sir I hv loved moved and watched movies since I was a child and would love to be part of your program, i can’t miss a tinsel episode which is your output. I am 20 years old and would work extremely hard if considered

  22. Where can i get the Mulitchoice Talent Factory application form trying to download it from your website but no luck

  23. good afternoon madam/sir,
    m name is joy okwor,I am from Nigeria
    please i will relly like to be part of the training and enhansement opportunity.i am a graduate and in movie industry.



  25. Wow! How I have long for such an opportunity. Am a Ghanaian, out of my great passion for movies and film making I have been able to single handedly written, directed and produced two good full movies. I am very interested in this program just that I don’t have certificate from a film school but I have certificate in other higher institutions. I will be glad if am considered. Thank you

  26. Comment:my country zimbabwe is stated bt if i want to apply how will i do that and also if i have a national certificate in information technology am i allowed to apply

  27. Multi Choice, Kindly take note there is no film school in Zambia so many applicants from Zambia may be disqualified on that premise. kindly consider the experience in the films for Zambian applicants to also bene


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