Accelerate Studios Announces 7 Winners of 5th Accelerate Filmmaker Project - Nollywire

Accelerate Studios Announces 7 Winners of 5th Accelerate Filmmaker Project

Accelerate Studios has successfully concluded the 5th edition of The Accelerate Filmmaker Project (AFMP). This two-week intensive training programme culminated in a competitive two-day pitch event, showcasing the talents of 50 aspiring filmmakers. Originally set to select five winners, the exceptional quality of participants led to the selection of seven outstanding winners: Iyke Osoka, Mann Kolade, Samuel Ajirebi, Tega Obahor, Loveth Ogbene, Rotipin Tobiloba, and Ashimedua Odiachi.

The Accelerate Filmmaker Project, known for its award-winning training and mentorship, aims to equip emerging television and filmmakers with comprehensive production skills. The programme connects participants with industry veterans and experts, offering invaluable insights and experiences. This year’s training featured prominent industry professionals, including Kemi Adetiba, Chris Odeh, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Stella Damasus, Yolanda Okereke, Adekunle “Nodash” Adejuyigbe, Theo Ukpaa, and Debo “Mr. Macaroni” Adedayo. Their expertise and guidance were crucial in shaping the next generation of filmmakers.

Colette Otusheso, CEO of Accelerate, expressed her delight at the completion of the programme, saying, “I am truly amazed by the tremendous strides made during the last two weeks of our 2024 Accelerate Filmmaker Project training. The level of instruction, facilitation, and support provided by our industry peers has surpassed all expectations. The compelling story concepts presented by our students during the culmination of this intensive training, the two-day pitch, are a testament to the depth of knowledge instilled by our committed facilitators. It’s an immense privilege to contribute to this endeavour dedicated to nurturing filmmakers who will champion the rich narratives of Africa. With the steadfast backing of our esteemed partners, Access Bank and AFRIFF, this initiative is poised to cultivate even more exceptional talents for the film and television industry.”

The Accelerate Filmmaker Project, celebrated for its comprehensive curriculum and hands-on approach, has been instrumental in launching successful careers in the film and television industry. Alumni of the project have gone on to receive accolades and have had their works featured in prestigious film festivals globally.

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