Port of Spain, May 3 2023: The Trinidad and Tobago Film Company Limited (FilmTT) is thrilled to announce an exciting training opportunity for film professionals. FilmTT will be hosting a two-week capacity-building programme with a guerrilla-style filmmaking approach led by Nigerian Producer, Filmmaker and Fixer James Amuta. The Workshops, which fall under the Business of Film: Script to Screen Programme, will take place from Wednesday 17th May – Thursday 1st June 2023.
This intense two-week training will focus on Visual Storytelling, Producing, the Art of Fixing, Production Design, Locations, and Product Placement, as well as practical training in the areas of Guerrilla Cinematography and Directing with Purpose. Mr. Amuta will facilitate the sessions, which includes the practical filming of a short film. The workshops aim to bridge the gaps by providing filmmakers with the proper story/script writing skills, production tools, and marketing and distribution guidelines.
James Amuta is an award-winning filmmaker, writer and cinematographer. His critically acclaimed documentary film, Nightfall in Lagos won the “Best Documentary by an African” award at TINFF, Toronto and was also nominated for “Best Documentary” at the 2018 Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards. His screenplay for the AFRIFF 2021 Closing Film, Collision Course (currently streaming on NETFLIX), earned him an Africa Movie Academy Award for Prize for Achievement in Screenplay. The poet-turned-filmmaker is the author of Enigma: Beyond the Poet, a collection of 84 poems published in 2007, which included critically acclaimed poems which have been featured in international poetry anthologies and publications in the USA and the United Kingdom.
“FilmTT looks forward to working alongside Mr. Amuta to deliver this quality training programme which is the product of one of the opportunities coming out of FilmTT’s Mission to Nigeria in 2022. The programme provides avenues to attract productions and build international relationships while also building capacity. Content creators/ film industry professionals who are interested in continuing to improve their production skills as well as their ability to devise, create, deliver and achieve quality, international audience-pleasing screen content are encouraged to register.” – Leslie Ann Wills-Caton, General Manager, FilmTT.
To register for the workshops, visit www.filmtt.co.tt/boftraining. For more company updates, follow FilmTT’s Facebook and Instagram pages: @discoverfilmtt.
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