Digital hub launched as premiere destination for connecting Africa’s creative industries
WINDHOEK, MARCH 19 – MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF), MultiChoice Africa’s flagship Pan-African shared-value initiative has launched the MTF Portal on www.multichoicetalentfactory.com!
The online portal is the third touch-point of the initiative following the launch of three regional MTF Academies (in West, East and Southern Africa), a 12-month film training programme aimed at vamping up the next generation of passionate young film creatives launched in October 2018 and the MTF Masterclasses launched in January this year to upskill industry professionals.
“The interactive online portal is aimed at profiling and connecting Africa’s industry creatives and bringing pan-African talent and opportunities together in one place. The digital portal will allow filmmakers across the continent to network, find talent and showcase their work. Access to the portal is through registration on www.multichoicetalentfactory.com which will serve as an authoritative source of industry news, supported by MultiChoice’s long-standing position of being Africa’s leading storyteller,” according to MultiChoice Namibia.
Users of the portal – up-and-coming talent and industry professionals – can also network with each other, connect and collaborate. The MTF Portal will also provide information on the MTF Academies and Masterclasses.
The MTF Portal forms part of the investment MultiChoice has made to improving the quality and supporting the production of local content and storytelling across the continent. The MTF Portal will serve both seasoned professionals and aspiring talent in Africa’s film and TV industry.
“With increasing cross continental coverage filmmakers are looking for networks beyond their own borders. As a producer in Nigeria it is exciting to know it is possible to co-produce in Angola for example with access to local talent and production partners. The Portal is made for mobile and is therefore accessible to any filmmaker anywhere in the world,” says Cheryl Uys-Allie, Director MultiChoice Talent Factory.
For Berry Lwando, MTF Academy Southern Africa Director, the establishment of portal was the next step for the industry.
“Our progression as African storytellers has been so rapid over the years that the timing couldn’t be more perfect for the establishment of the portal. Our industry’s professionals have always been able to connect with one another but not as ideally as the industry has demanded. With the portal, we can seamlessly access our talents and knowledge and share them across the world with one another. It’s an incredible time to be working in creative African film and television,” he said.
Are you looking to connect with other creatives across Africa? Please visit www.multichoicetalentfactory.com today to register, create your profile and enjoy exclusive online access to showcase your talent, connect and network with other industry individuals, scout for skills and stay up-to-date with the latest opportunities in Africa’s creative industries!
Join the MTF social media conversation on the hashtag #SignUp2MTF and follow/join:
• Instagram: @multichoicetalentfactory;
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