Deadline: June 3,2022

If you frame your world through camera angles, narrate reality like a movie script, and edit the montage of your life like a film director, then here’s a flash-forward into your future – MultiChoice Africa is calling all aspiring film directors, DOPs, sound guys, and scriptwriters to help us ignite Africa’s creative industries. Who knows, perhaps one day your name will be rolling across the closing credits on our DStv channels.

In May 2022, on the occasion of Africa Month, we’re launching a call to entry for the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) Academy class of 2023. We’re recruiting aspiring African talent – that’s you – to gain theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in cinematography, film editing, audio production and storytelling. Sixty talented students from 13 African countries will get the chance to hone their film and television production skills alongside industry greats. This year-long, funded, programme will be supported by MultiChoice Talent Factory academies hosted in Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia. Students will create quality local content that will be broadcast on our local M-Net channels on the MultiChoice platform.

MultiChoice Talent Factory graduates will also get to showcase their portfolio of work on the MTF Portal – a database for film professionals across the continent, where they can access job opportunities, keep up to date with industry news, and expand their network.

At MultiChoice Africa, the African entertainment industry is at the core of who we are and what we do. This social investment programme shows our commitment – alongside long-term partnerships with government, stakeholders and creative organisations – to develop Africa’s creative industries into vibrant, economic centres. This is how MultiChoice uses the power of entertainment to enrich lives.



  1. MultiChoice is inviting eligible applicants to apply for the MultiChoice Talent Factory film skills development programme. The MTF Academy offers eligible applicants who are passionate about telling their own stories a unique opportunity to improve their skills and ultimately contribute to the growth of the local and pan African film and broadcasting industries.
  1. The MTF Academy initiative will operate in Lagos, Federal Republic of Nigeria; Nairobi, Republic of Kenya and Lusaka, Republic of Zambia for 12 months, with a production break to be determined by MultiChoice at its sole discretion
  1. Interpretation

    In this document, the following terms shall have the definitions set out below:

    1. “Closing Date and Time” means 17h00 on 3rd of June 2022;
    2. “Intellectual Property Rights” means any and all rights, title and interest in and to past and future copyright, patents, production rights, performance rights, rights in and to scripts, utility models, trademarks, trade names, service marks, designs, databases, graphics, icons, semi-conductor topography, know-how, trade secrets and inventions (whether patentable or not), goodwill and all other intellectual property as may exist anywhere in the world;
    3. “MTF Academy” means the MultiChoice Talent Factory skills development programme;
    4. “MultiChoice” or “us” means MultiChoice group of companies, including our partners, promoters and sponsors and any other person involved with the MTF Academy;
    5. “Production” means “production” as the term is generally understood in the film and entertainment industry including, without limitation, scripting, cinematography, sound, editing, set design, directing and casting; and
    6. “Works” means any story outlines, treatments and scripts or other outputs produced during the course of each participant’s participation in the MTF Academy.
  1. Eligibility
    1. Unless specifically stated otherwise in writing by MultiChoice, the MTF Academy is not open to:
      1. directors, members, partners, agents, employees or consultants of MultiChoice;
      2. the spouses, life partners, business partner or associate, or the natural or adopted parent, child, or sibling, of any of the persons specified in clause 4.1.1 above; and
      3. a permanent resident residing in any of the countries specified in 4.3.2 below.
    2. Eligibility criteria

      To be eligible to participate in the MTF Academy, applicants must:

      1. have a qualification from a registered and/or recognised post-secondary education institution as set out in clause 4.3.5 below; and/or
      2. have experience in the film industry.
    3. Qualified applicants

      Applicants who hold a qualification must:

      1. be between 18-30 years of age;
      2. be citizens and residents of the countries from which they are selected by MultiChoice to participate in the MTF Academy initiative, namely Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe;
      3. be fluent in English in terms of speaking, reading and writing;
      4. demonstrate passion for the drama, film, television and entertainment industry during selection interviews; and
      5. have completed a relevant qualification from an accredited and/or recognised tertiary education institution in drama, film, television or a related media field, within the last 2 years. For the avoidance of doubt, the said qualification must be obtained only from a post-secondary education institution which has been accredited or recognised by a relevant registered institution.
    4. Applicants with relevant experience

      Applicants who have experience in the drama, film, television or related media and entertainment industry and who do not hold a qualification from an accredited and/or recognised tertiary institution will be considered for admission to the MTF Academy if they:

      1. meet the requirements stipulated in clauses 4.3.1 to 4.3.4 above;
      2. have the highest secondary school qualification as recognised in the countries where they completed their secondary education;
      3. not more than 2 years’ work experience in the drama, film, television or related media and entertainment fields;
      4. are able to demonstrate knowledge and passion for the drama, film, television or related media and entertainment fields as indicated in clause 3.4; and
      5. possess the foundational technical skills in the fundamentals of Production as determined by MultiChoice in its sole discretion.
  1. How to apply
    1. If you are driven, committed to developing your skills and interested in participating in the MTF Academy and meet the eligibility criteria set out in either clauses 4.2, 4.3 or clause 4.4, then:
      1. you must register on the MTF Academy website at;
      2. correctly and fully complete the online application form;
      3. an online a motivation letter; and
      4. collate and electronically submit all of the relevant supporting documents listed below:
        1. your curriculum vitae; including contactable references
        2. certified copy of academic transcripts or certificate from a tertiary institution; and/or
      5. You may also be required to provide references or any other documents that MultiChoice may stipulate.
      6. Your application must be submitted online by no later than the Closing Date and Time.


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