Filmmaking to reframe your future.
Film Lab Africa is a pioneering accelerator initiative launched by the British Council, tailored to empower emerging filmmakers and TV producers in Nigeria. Our programme is meticulously designed to provide an all-encompassing framework of support and avenues for growth, fostering enhanced skills, enriched knowledge, and expanded networks, enabling participants to showcase their creative productions effectively. Scheduled to kick-off in September 2023, Film Lab Africa will span three dynamic years, characterised by a multi-phase approach that delves into mobile phone cinematography, short film production, the intricate realm of film and TV industry entrepreneurship, script refinement, and invaluable opportunities for public presentation.
- Film Lab Africa Faculty members will be unveiled
- Filmmakers Application Opens and close (Application period is 4weeks)
- 60 Successful Filmmakers announced
Capacity building Accelerator for Filmmakers
- Data Stipend Allocation for Virtual Training
- Accelerator - Ten weeks of Virtual Training for Emerging filmmakers
- Script Consultations
- Pre-production training sessions
- Coaching and Mentoring by UK & Nigerian Industry Professionals
- The Business of Film & Television
Film production season
- Production of short films of various categories
- Award of grants to produce films
- Post-production support
To be announced dates
- Film Festival Tours
- Film Premiere in Nigeria, Africa & UK
- Film Screenings
- Marketing & Distribution
- Post-Program Support
Film Lab Africa will unfold in phases over the ensuing three years, with subsequent cohorts joining in successive years.
- Aged between 18 to 35 years old
- Based in Nigeria or the UK (Nigerians in the UK)
- Completed Creative entrepreneurship module on the SoCreative E-learning platform. To access the platform, use this link - https://communitytraining.britishcouncil.org
- Possess a minimum of one credit to your name, with a script and production bible ready to go into development.
- Fill out the online application form. For ease, download the application questions (found at the bottom of this page) and prepare your responses.
- Provide details about your creative background and aspirations.
- Shortlisted filmmakers will be contacted for further steps.
Application is open for 4 weeks.