Industry Workshops Beginner Level Poster
Thursday 02 November 2017 -
10:00 to 12:00

As part of the Film Connections Programme, there will be Film Industry Workshops for beginners led by young film makers on the following topics;

Black Diasporic Cinema| 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.| Shola Amoo                    

Shola Amoo will talk across 3 key film projects Touch, A Moving Image and Dear Mr. Shakespeare breaking down the overlapping themes including race, control, spirituality and the unique nature of the form. He will further discuss the use of multidisciplinary practise in cinema compared to the traditional narrative model and the influence of African American independent scene on his own practice.

The D.I.Y of Filmmaking| 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Morayo Akande and Moyo Akande     

Join the creators and stars of the critically acclaimed short film 1745; Morayo Akandé and Moyo Akandé, as they share their insights and experience of transitioning from being in front of the camera, to behind the camera. They will discuss and address the challenges within the film industry and how to do-it-yourself and become your own boss.


Shola Amoo

Shola studied at The National Film and Television School. His debut feature film, A Moving Image, had its World Premiere at The LA Film Festival 2016 in competition for the World Fiction prize, received The Special Recognition Award at The Blackstar Film Festival and  won the 2017 Screen Nation Award for the best independent production. Shola is currently developing a feature film called The Last Tree with the BFI.

Moyo Akande

Moyo trained at the prestigious Arts Educational Schools in London. She has an extensive list of television credits in particular for the BBC. Moyo has also worked in many theatre’s across Britain with Olivier and Tony award winning directors in companies including The Shakespeare’s Globe. Moyo recently completed filming with The Fast & The Furious director, Rob Cohen on the feature The Hurricane Heist where she will be playing one of the leading roles.

Morayo Akande

Morayo started out as an actor and is now a writer with ambitions to direct. Her debut short film, tense period drama 1745 – in which she also starred - was funded by the Scottish Film Talent Network via Creative Scotland and BFI.NETWORK. Morayo has been nominated for the 'Best Writer Award' at the Underwire Film Festival 2017, she is one of the 17 participants selected for the BFI London Film Festival Talent Lab Network.