MTF Africa Film Academy Application Form Portal 2024/2025

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MTF Africa Film Academy 2024… Are you looking for a way to apply for the Multichoice Talent Factory Film Academy 2024? If yes, then this informative article is for you. You will be given detailed information about MTF Africa Film Academy 2024, Requirements, and How To Apply.

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.

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.


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

  • “Intellectual Property Rights” means any and all rights, titles, 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;
  • “MTF Academy” means the MultiChoice Talent Factory skills development programme;
  • “MultiChoice” or “us” means MultiChoice group of companies, including our partners, promoters and sponsors, and any other person involved with the MTF Academy;
  • “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
  • “Works” means any story outlines, treatments and scripts, or other outputs produced during the course of each participant’s participation in the MTF Academy.


Unless specifically stated otherwise in writing by MultiChoice, the MTF Academy is not open to:

  • Directors, members, partners, agents, employees, or consultants of MultiChoice;
  • The spouses, life partners, business partner or associate, or the natural or adopted parent, child, or sibling, of any of the persons specified above; and
  • A permanent resident residing in any of the countries specified below.

Eligibility Criteria

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

  • Have a qualification from a registered and/or recognised post-secondary education institution as set out below; and/or
  • Have experience in the film industry.

Qualified Applicants

Applicants who hold a qualification must:

  • Be between 18-26 years of age;
  • 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;
  • Be fluent in English in terms of speaking, reading, and writing;
  • Demonstrate a passion for the drama, film, television, and entertainment industry during selection interviews; and
  • 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.

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:

  • Meet the requirements stipulated above;
  • Have the highest secondary school qualification as recognised in the countries where they completed their secondary education;
  • Not more than 2 years work experience in the drama, film, television, or related media and entertainment fields;
  • Are able to demonstrate knowledge and passion for the drama, film, television, or related media and entertainment fields as indicated; and
  • Possess the foundational technical skills in the fundamentals of Production as determined by MultiChoice at its sole discretion.

How To Apply

If you are driven, committed to developing your skills, and interested in participating in the MTF Academy and meet the eligibility criteria, then:

  1. You must register on the MTF Academy website at;
  2. Correctly and fully complete the online application form;
  3. An online motivation letter; and
  4. Collate and electronically submit all of the relevant supporting documents listed below:
  • Your curriculum vitae; including contactable references
  • Certified copy of academic transcripts or certificate from a tertiary institution; and/or
  1. You may also be required to provide references or any other documents that MultiChoice may stipulate.
  2. Your application must be submitted online by no later than the Closing Date and Time.

Terms and Conditions for Applying

By applying to participate in the MTF Academy, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

  • It is your responsibility to ensure that the completed entry form together with all the relevant supporting documents are submitted online to the MTF Academy portal by the Closing Date. MultiChoice will not be responsible for any electronic or other failures that result in your application not reaching us before the Closing Date;
  • You consent to your data being processed and/or shared across borders by MultiChoice for purposes of the skills development programme and acknowledge the possible risks of your data being processed and/or shared;
  • Any costs or expenses which you may incur in obtaining the entry form and submitting your application and/or attending an interview, including but not limited to transport costs, airtime, or data usage are for your personal cost;
  • For the duration of your participation in the MTF Academy, you will be responsible to secure a place of residence and disclose such details to MultiChoice;
  • MultiChoice will not consider late applications, regardless of the reason for the late submission;
  • MultiChoice will not consider incomplete application forms including the application forms that are not accompanied by all the requisite supporting documents;
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that the information you provide to us is accurate, true, complete and up-to-date;
  • You agree to MultiChoice conducting a criminal record check and confirming your qualifications previous education and/or experience;
  • MultiChoice may ask you to provide it with such additional information and documentation as it may reasonably require in order to consider your application. If you refuse to provide this information within the timeframes provided, this may negatively affect your application;
  • If you are shortlisted, you will be required to attend an interview at your own cost at a location which will be determined by MultiChoice. The interview will be either face-to-face, telephone, or via video depending on logistical factors; and
  • MultiChoice’s decision in the selection of successful applicants is final and no correspondence will be entered into. No quotas or the like will apply in the selection process.

MultiChoice reserves the right to vary, postpone, suspend, expand, limit, cancel, and/or terminate the MTF Academy, or any aspects thereof, at any time, for any reason whatsoever, upon notice to you.

In the event of such variation, postponement, suspension, expansion, limitation, cancellation, and/or termination, we will endeavour to provide you with as much prior notice as possible and you agree to waive any rights that you have and acknowledge that you will have no recourse whatsoever against MultiChoice.

MultiChoice does not make any representations or give any warranties, whether expressly or implicitly, that:

  • You will be shortlisted or proceed to any particular stage of the selection process;
  • Any production that you work on will be broadcast; and/or
  • You will be employed by MultiChoice or any other entity on completion of your skills development programme.

On successful completion of the MTF Academy, you will be awarded an accredited qualification by a local institution in Nigeria, Kenya, or Zambia depending on where you attend the MTF Academy.

Should you wish to terminate or stop attending the MTF Academy at any time for whatever reason, you will not qualify for any benefits under the MTF Academy or the agreement and you will not be awarded a qualification.

Additional Conditions Applicable to Successful Applicants

Successful applicants:

  • Shall be required to be in possession of a valid passport;
  • Shall be required to participate in the MTF Academy and enter into an agreement for the 12-month academic and skills development programme at a location as advised by MultiChoice;
  • Agree to be bound by, and comply with, the terms and conditions of the skills development agreement and any production or other agreements that may be required to be concluded from Time to time, and any rules, policies, code of conduct, or other regulations applicable in relation to the MTF Academy;
  • Must be willing to relocate to Lagos, Lusaka, or Nairobi (as the case may be) for the full 12-month period of the MTF Academy programme;
  • May not be employed elsewhere for the duration of the MTF Academy programme. For the avoidance of doubt, a successful applicant must not be a party to any oral and/or written agreement (as the case may) that has, or may have, a negative or adverse impact on his/her involvement with, or participation in, the MTF Academy;
  • Must accept and sign a waiver and indemnity and such other form(s), documents, and/or agreements as may be required by MultiChoice from time to time;
  • Must, on the commencement date of the skills development programme, possess whatever documents and permissions that may be required in order to attend the MTF Academy, including holding a valid passport and meeting the VISA or immigration requirements of the various country authorities for the duration of their participation in the MTF Academy;
  • Must be willing to work under pressure, and accommodate the irregular hours often demanded by the media industry;
  • Provides for a psychometric evaluation;
  • Must successfully complete the relevant skills development programme, including all assessments, to meet the minimum requirements of the relevant qualification offered through the MTF Academy; and
  • Must be willing to assign to MultiChoice or any third party nominated by MultiChoice, all Intellectual Property Rights in and to any Work, idea, or any part thereof, created and/or developed by them during the course of the MTF Academy programme, and to waive all rights arising under any laws relating to copyright, patents, trademarks or other Intellectual Property Rights. In this regard, successful applicants acknowledge that the ownership of the copyright, for the duration of the copyright and any renewals thereof, in and to the Works and the production of the cinematographic films and ancillary rights, shall vest exclusively in MultiChoice. Accordingly, MultiChoice will have the right to exhibit, distribute and exploit the production via all forms of television, however, delivered now or in the future, and to any device.

Application Deadline: 14th July 2023

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