November 2019 was really a busy month for Nigeria’s Foremost Film School, PEFTI, as almost every single day was busy with a wide range of practical workshops all in line with PEFTI’smission to improve the Entertainment Industry through providing diverse practical training for Practitioners, Students,and Aspirants.
Canon Cameras brought Austen Udoh who trained participants in Professional Photography, culminating in a Digital Photo Exhibition; as well as Nyacho NwaNri from Gambia who taught participants Practical Filmmaking, culminating in a premiere of participant short films produced during the workshop.
American Film Showcase, funded by US State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), and produced by University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts (SCA), brought Robert Hurst from America who facilitated Sound and Post-Production Masterclasses, as well as Kenneth Gyang who facilitated a Directing Masterclass and educated participants on raising Capital, Film Production, and Packaging Films for International Film Festivals.
According to Abiola Adenuga, Managing Director of PEFTI Film Institute, “We appreciate the United States Embassy as well as Canon Cameras for the continued trust and partnerships they have with our organisation. PEFTI is a Dream Factory; weelevate Film and Music production, Performing Arts, and Fashion Design. All the workshops we had in November 2019 were totally free and were attended by over two hundred people”.
PEFTI Film Institute offers Two-year National Diplomas in Film and Television Production, Performing and Media Arts, and Music Technology; as well as Three and Six Month Practical Professional Training in Script Writing, Acting and Presentation, Cinematography, Music Studio Production, Directing, and Editing; with two campuses – one at Ajao Estate, off Airport Road, Lagos State, and the other at Oyo Road, Old Mokola, Ibadan North, Oyo State.