• Thursday, June 13, 2024
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Accelerate Studios Celebrates Success of 5th Edition of The Accelerate Filmmaker Project


Accelerate Studios proudly announces the successful conclusion of the 5th edition of The Accelerate Filmmaker Project (AFMP). This intensive two-week training program culminated in a riveting two-day pitch event, showcasing the talents of 50 aspiring filmmakers. Initially intended to select five winners, the exceptional quality of participants led to the recognition of seven outstanding talents: Iyke Osoka, Mann Kolade, Samuel Ajirebi, Tega Obahor, Loveth Ogbene, Rotipin Tobioba, and Ashimedua Odiachi.

The Accelerate Filmmaker Project, renowned for its award-winning training and mentoring, is committed to equipping emerging television and filmmakers with comprehensive skills across all aspects of production. Participants are immersed in a dynamic learning environment, connecting with industry veterans and experts who provide invaluable insights and experiences. This year’s training was facilitated by distinguished industry professionals, including Kemi Adetiba, Chris Odeh, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Stella Damasus, Yolanda Okereke, Adekunle “Nodash” Adejuyigbe, Theo Ukpaa, and Debo Adedayo “Mr. Macaroni,” among others. Their expertise and guidance were pivotal in shaping the next generation of filmmakers.

Expressing her enthusiasm for the completion of the Accelerate Filmmaker Project, CEO of Accelerate, Colette Otusheso, remarked: “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 endeavor 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, renowned 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 received global accolades and have had their works featured in prestigious film festivals globally.

About Accelerate

Accelerate is an African Multimedia Company dedicated to creating engaging African content for global audiences. Accelerate Studios produces compelling films, drama, documentary and lifestyle programming content curated for a global audience of Africans and lovers of African culture. Committed to showcasing Africa’s diverse narratives, Accelerate aims to support the development of the Nigerian creative industry, particularly the film industry, through initiatives such as The Accelerate Filmmaker Project, designed to train, empower, and create opportunities for young talents interested in the television and film industry.

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