The African Movie Academy Awards (Amaa) is set to hold the second Film in a Box training for Malawian movie makers.
The training, which is scheduled to take place from May 27 to June 16, is a follow-up to the one held in March prior to the Amaa Awards Gala that took place in Malawi.
“In order to provide skilled film technicians, Amaa has gone further to offer Film in a Box training which it conducts in Nigeria, Gambia and South Africa, among other countries.
“This training is available to 1 000 young people in Blantyre, Mzuzu and Lilongwe. So far, about 600 have registered and the majority of registrations are from Lilongwe. Normally charged at $1 000, the training is offered for free in Malawi. [Participants are, however, required to pay] a registration fee of K5 000 (about $12) for materials for those taking the actual film course,” said Carl Gilbrete head of Malawi Amaa office.
Amaa seeks to promote Malawi as a filming location and, therefore, local skills will be required.
“We hope a number of excellent scripts will be produced in the workshop which will be circulated among Nollywood directors. The make-up course in Lilongwe and Blantyre will be headed by a Nigerian company, House of Tara,” he said.