The city of Owerri is set to play host to the graduation ceremony of this year’s edition of its “So You Wanna Act” workshop organised by Africa Film Academy.
The graduation event scheduled for the 24th of August, 2017 marks the end of a highly educative and interactive workshop for the participants and is billed to take place at the Imo Trade and Investment Centre, Owerri.
Expressing his enthusiasm for both the project and graduates, the host, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu emphasized the need for refining creative skills and showcasing local talents. “We started the workshop on the 25th of April and concluded it on the 10th of May 2017. In a class that featured hundreds of students and some of the creative maestros from eastern Nigeria, you can be certain that they will not only surprise the film industry with their productions but also with the quality of content and messages that will follow.”
The Africa Film Academy continued by explaining the rationale behind a myriad of activities scheduled for the graduation, most notably the unveiling of Eastern Heartland Film Festival and the launch of the Africa Film Academy Eastern Heartland Film Fund. “We have found a formula that works, and this is consistent with our vision at Africa Film Academy. It is to empower indigenous talents like we have done with the students at the “So You Wanna Act” workshop; empower them with the Africa Film Academy Eastern Heartland Film Fund so they can access resources to execute viable creative projects and showcase their works through the Eastern Heartland Film Festival.”
“Nigeria, Africa, and the world should brace for the impact we are about to make” Owelle Rochas Okorocha is quoted as saying during the commencement of the training.
At the graduation ceremony as the special guest of honour will be his excellency, the executive governor of Imo state, Owelle Rochas Okorocha alongside illustrious guest speakers , Other notable figures from the creative space across Nigeria are also expected to be in attendance.