British Council Film Lab Africa Accelerator Program for emerging filmmakers and TV producers in Nigeria

The British Council launched Film Lab Africa, a pioneering accelerator initiative designed to support aspiring filmmakers and TV producers in Nigeria. The curriculum has been precisely created to give an all-encompassing framework of support and growth opportunities, encouraging enhanced abilities, enriched knowledge, and extended networks, allowing participants to effectively present their creative output.

Film Lab Africa will run for three years, beginning in September 2023, and will feature a multi-phase approach that delves into mobile phone cinematography, short film production, the intricate realm of film and TV industry entrepreneurship, script refinement, and invaluable opportunities for public presentation.

Criteria for Eligibility
Between the ages of 18 and 35
Nigerian nationality
On the SoCreative E-learning portal, I completed the Creative Entrepreneurship module. To gain access to the site, go to https://communitytraining.britishcouncil.org.
Have at least one credit to your name, as well as a script and production bible ready to proceed into development.
The program is accessible to aspiring filmmakers between the ages of 18 and 35 who live in Nigeria and have at least one credit in filmmaking or TV production.

Program Advantages
Advanced skills in cell phone cinematography, short film production, and the complex landscape of film and television industry entrepreneurship.
Expert script consultations helped to improve storytelling abilities.
Realized short film works, demonstrating the participants’ budding talents.
A chance for filmmakers to show their work to a larger audience. Providing a channel for premieres, tours, distribution, and active involvement in prestigious film festivals.
Opportunities for networking with industry professionals, mentors, fellow participants, and possible collaborators, thereby growing their professional network.
Filmmakers join a welcoming community and interact with colleagues from all backgrounds, creating cross-cultural understanding and collaboration.Enhance your path as a filmmaker or TV producer with Film Lab Africa, where innovation meets expertise and aspirations are nurtured into captivating realities.

Programme roadmap

September 2023

  • Film Lab Africa Faculty members will be unveiled
  • Filmmakers Application Opens and close (Application period is 4weeks)
  • 60 Successful Filmmakers announced

October 2023
Capacity building Accelerator for Filmmakers

  • Data Stipend Allocation for Virtual Training 
  • Accelerator – Ten weeks of Virtual Training for Emerging filmmakers 
  • Script Consultations 
  • Pre-production training sessions 
  • Coaching and Mentoring by UK & Nigerian Industry Professionals 
  • The Business of Film & Television 

December 2023
Film production season

  • Production of short films of various categories 
  • Award of grants to produce films 
  • Post-production support  

To be announced dates
Showcase Season

  • Film Festival Tours 
  • Film Premiere in Nigeria, Africa & UK 
  • Film Screenings 
  • Marketing & Distribution 
  • Post-Program Support 

Film Lab Africa will unfold in phases over the ensuing three years, with subsequent cohorts joining in successive years.

Application Process

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