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Friday, 22 August 2014

Pics: Film Made In Nigeria takes a giant leap as 75 graduate from Del-York Creative Academy

It’s nothing short of amazing what can be achieved when talents and passion come in contact with the right kind of training from great minds around the world. This is what happened recently in the Nigerian creative industry as it took a giant leap forward in just four weeks when 75 participants were put through a hands-on intensive workshop in different aspects of film making. Continue...

Under the tutelage of experienced professionals from Hollywood and using only the best equipment in film making, these students were taught courses in editing, graphics design, directing, cinematography, special effects, production and set design, makeup and screen writing. The result of the intensive training was exhibited in the level of creativity and professionalism seen in a number of short films the students produced at the end of the workshop tagged ‘Film Made In Nigeria’.

The training course came to a climax on Friday 15th August 2014 with a well-organised Award Ceremony. The event which took place at the Muson Center, Onikan, Lagos was one of class, colour and style as it attracted the crème de la crème from various industries who all shared a common passion for growth of Nigeria’s creative sector.

In attendance were several dignitaries including The Consular-General of France to Nigeria, Mr Francois Sastourne, Nollywood stars Monalisa Chinda, Segun Arinze, Ufoma Ejenobor-McDermott and Mary Lazarus. Seasoned lawyer and Partner at Abraham & Co Solicitors Mena Ajakpovi also graced the occasion.

The night saw the 75 participants graduate with certificates in their various areas of competences with awards presented to some outstanding students. Eight of the students’ short films were premiered at the Awards Night to a delighted audience who attested to their exceptional quality and impact on the future of Nigeria’s creative industry.

Another high point of the night was a plenary session tagged “Conversations with Nollywood” moderated by Segun Arinze with two separate panels made up of the Hollywood faculty of the Del-York Creative Academy and stakeholders in the Nigerian creative industry such as actress Ufoma Ejenobor-McDermott, Lawyer Mena Ajakpovi, President of the Creative Designers Guild of Nigeria Iyen Obaseki and Nollywood Actor and Filmmaker Francis Onwochei. They discussed the challenges facing the industry and proffered practicable solutions such as an improved distribution system for movies where all participants in the industry get their own fair share of profits.  

Del-York Creative Academy is an initiative of Del-York International, a media, marketing/broadcast communications and technology Services Company founded by Mr. Linus Idahosa. According to Mr Idahosa, the Academy would continue to help nurture the participants’ dreams until they get a strong footing in their chosen fields.

This year’s program was mainly supported by President Goodluck Jonathan’s Intervention Fund under the aegis of Project ACT. This fund is being managed by the Ministry of Finance headed by the co-ordinating minister of the Economy Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and His Excellency, Chief Edem Duke, Minister of Tourism. Other sponsors include Ibis Lagos Airport Hotel, the Digital Bridge Institute, Jameson and Heritage Bank.
Collectively, their four-week investment in creative Nigerians has been immensely beneficial to the individual destinies of the participants and indeed, the country’s future.

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Tunie. said...

My dear Tamara looking "dapper hot"...congrats guys.

OMG!WOMAN said...

But this Stephenie's man meeehhhhnnnnn... damn!!!! He's so cute.

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Anonymous said...

See my coursemates, miss u loads. Ugo uyana, Deji, etc. Love u all. $£.

Anonymous said...

Cool pics

Anonymous said...

Dear Linda, please learn to punctuate your headlines. Thank me today :) Nice pictures, sure they had fun.

Bolade said...

I've seen some of the shortfilms that were produced by the students of this DCA and they were amazing! Kudos to the Del-York Team.

Bolade said...

I've seen some of the shortfilms that were produced by the students of this DCA and they were amazing! Kudos to the Del-York Team.

Haresh D said...

Kudos to the Federal Government and Project ACT for sponsoring this kind of Academy. It's really great to know that our film industry is taking giant steps forward.

Anonymous said...

These are the kind of people who are going to change the face of Nollywood.

Tinuke said...

All the trainers were from Hollywood! Wow! said...

Lovely event, lovely location, classy guests. Bravo!

Anonymous said...

Nice one

Anonymous said...

Monalisa, pls try not be tempted by the devil, pls don't steal Steph's husband from her like Stella pls and pls.

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