NFVCB gives grant to 250 young filmmakers in Ogun
The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), has given a start-up grant to 250 young filmmakers in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.
Speaking during a two-day training session in Ogun state, Executive Director of NFVCB, Alhaji Adedayo Thomas, stated that the initiative was a deliberate effort by the board to bridge the gap between established industry players and upcoming ones across Nigeria. He noted that he would ensure that every Nigerian film-stakeholder under his watch got motivated, irrespective of geographical divide.
According to him, the training in Ijebu-Ode was the fifth in the series, as the board has had trainings in Amuwo-Odofin, and Oshodi in Lagos; Port Harcourt in Rivers State, and Nnewi in Anambra State.
Adedayo noted that as the key regulator of the Nigerian motion picture industry, the board has decided to bring practical knowledge of how to be successful in the sector to the passionate youths.
He reiterated that experts from the academia and seasoned practitioners in the industry were brought in to train the youths to enable them build a successful career in the sector.
“As part of the empowerment initiative, we have brought experts from the academia and seasoned practitioners in the industry, to train these youths to enable them build a successful career in the sector.
“We do not only train them but we are also giving grants to 250 selected ones, as part of our efforts at assisting stakeholders in the industry, especially the young ones.
“This is to enable them start something or go for more practical training in filmmaking business, by attending filmmaking courses in acting, script writing, directing and production,” Adedayo stated.
Explaining further he said the board has operational offices in the six geo-political zones of the country, adding that the NFVCB began the empowerment programme for all the zones from January 2019.
The event was attended by several filmmakers such as the president of Theatre Art and Movie Producers Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), Bolaji Amusan, aka Mr. Latin and some other seasoned industry practitioners and theatre arts lecturers such as Associate Professor Tunji Azeez of the Lagos State University (LASU), Professor Olu Obafemi of the Department of Theatre and Performing Arts, University of Ilorin; Professor Shola Fosudo of the Department of Theatre and Music, Lagos State University; Professor Ayo Akinwale of the Department of Theatre and Performing Arts, University of Ilorin and Professor Rasaki Ojo-Bakare of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti.
As NFVCB gives grant , the participants were offered insights into a successful career in filmmaking.
NFVCB gives grant to 250 young filmmakers in Ogun.