The Multichoice Talent Factory (MTF) has announced that the MTF networking portal which was launched recently now has real time messaging component. This will enable members to network and interact directly with each other.
The messaging component will allow anyone with a registered profile to connect with any other creative within the portal’s network in real time. This forms part of MTF’s commitment to ignite Africa’s creative industries.
Launched in March this year, the portal is a pan-African, film and television digital marketplace for information about all aspects of this creative industry. The portal offers open, cost-free access to film creatives across Africa to showcase their talent, access opportunities, stay up to date with industry news and expand their industry network. To date, the portal has over 15,000 registered profiles.
The portal is the third touchpoint of the shared-value initiative, following the launch of the MTF Academy in three regions and the MTF Masterclasses. Launched in 2018, the MTF Academy is a 12-month film training programme aimed at upskilling the next generation of passionate young film creatives.
Following the successful start of its inaugural year, the MTF Academy is searching for 60 aspiring film and TV creatives from across the continent for the next year, to be part of the Class of 2019. Emerging filmmakers are required to apply for entry here before 14 June 2019 and follow the steps to enter.
The chosen creatives will be a part of the sought-after year-long and fully funded programme at three academy hubs located in Southern Africa (Lusaka, Zambia), East Africa (Nairobi, Kenya) and West Africa (Lagos, Nigeria) headed by industry leaders Berry Lwando, Njoki Muhoho and Femi Odugbemi respectively.