All you need to know about the Nollywood Empowerment Program before applying

All you need to know about the Nollywood Empowerment Program before applying

The Training is for all, not limited to the Benue youths. Anybody who wish to be empowered can be part of the training, but our aim is to create employment for the Benue youths by training and empowering them to make good money from the movie industry.

Benue is not entirely new to movie making, but it’s talents and resources has not been fully tapped. We intend to make ready enough talent for our investors, who will come to Benue to produce movies.


It’s a massive project we have here. The training which is expected to last one month with a short film production by the trainees has no sponsorship yet and that’s why we are calling on companies and individuals to join us in supporting this project and also promote their brands.

Trainees shall be split into 5 groups for a short film project which will be screened for awards. Trainees shall also be awarded in individual category of training. Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cinematographer, Best Editor, Best Screen writer, Best in continuity, Best Makeup, Best Director, Best Gaffer, Best Sound. These awards shall be given at the awards/gala night.

The Annual capacity building and empowerment training will achieve the following objectives:

• Build capacity of Benue youths by training them in film production

• Discover talents in various guilds in the industry

• Prepare youths to take up active roles/ positions in Nollywood

• Inculcate moral and cultural values in them

• Expose them through healthy competitions and best practices in the Nigerian Film Industry aka Nollywood.

Resource persons are drawn from seasoned and well trained Nollywood practitioners.

ANTICIPATED TAKE OFF DATE: 1st November-30th November, 2016 (4 weeks intensive)

All participants will carry out a film project at the end of the training which will be premiered at the award/ gala night

    AREAS OF TRAINING                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

  • Script writing
  • producing
  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Cinematography
  • Makeup
  • Costuming
  • Editing
  • Continuity
  • Sound
  • Lighting



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