UK/Nigeria Documentary mentoring and training programme

banner berrydocu trainingNaija Street Stories in partnership with British Council, Triggshot Productions and FMA Productions, Hatch Africa is offering aspiring filmmakers the opportunity to benefit from a hands on training and mentoring programme, where they will get to shoot a documentary film, which will be shown as part of the British Council’s UK/NG Cultural Season 2015/2016.

The training and mentoring programme is scheduled to take place in Nigeria between October and November 2015. The programme will be led by Producer/Director Frank Adekunle Macaulay of FMA Productions Nigeria Ltd along with British based Grierson Award winning Documentary Director/Producer Adeyemi Michael.

Programme Mentors include:

Kim Longinotto – BAFTA Award winner, two time Amsterdam International Documentary Award winner, CICAE Award winner at Cannes, two time Sheffield International Documentary Festival winner, two time Sundance Film Festival Award winner

Brian Woods – Founder of True Vision, BAFTA Award winner, two time News and Documentary Emmy winner

John Willis – Chief Executive and Tinopolis Group Creative Director, Deputy Chair of BAFTA, BAFTA Award winner, Chair of One World Media, John introduced legendary documentary strands Cutting Edge and True Stories to our screens.

Femi Odugbemi – Award-winning Nigerian Documentary Maker, Winner of Best Documentary, Africa Movie Academy Awards, Former President of the Independent Television Producers Association of Nigeria

Who can apply?

This course is open to aspiring documentary makers aged 18 – 25 who are passionate, dedicated, and have a powerful story to tell. A documentary is a type of film that is based on the real world and real people, depicting things as they are or telling about historical events in a truthful and objective manner.

The course is open to all candidates with a Nigerian passport who have been resident in Nigeria for a minimum of five years, full criteria and guidelines can be found on the application form below located in the How To Apply section.

How to apply

Please fill the application form and release form at this link Naija Street Stories Application Form_Filmmaker training programme by 10am on 7 September 2015. If you want to receive the application form by email please send your request to

Candidates will be selected based on the strength of their story idea and on their responses to the application form. Stories about women will be favourably looked upon. Course Costs There is no cost to participate in the course, though travel, food and accommodation is not supplied during the training programmee


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