Namibia will be represented by three aspiring filmmakers in the latest cohort of the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF), MultiChoice Namibia (MCN) has announced.

The three are Fimanekweni Paulus, Tekla Nakale, and Romeo Urikeraka, who were chosen from 60 applicants to participate in the MTF's 12-month training program in Lusaka, Zambia.

According to a press release issued by MultiChoice on Tuesday, the program focuses on theory and hands-on filmmaking experience, including scriptwriting, cinematography, editing, and audio post-production.

It also includes an impressive roster of award-winning specialists from across the continent, many of whom create content for M-Net group channels.

The top graduates from each of the three academies will also be given the incredible opportunity to further develop their skills through internships sponsored by MTF partner organizations such as the New York Film Academy, Zee World, and others.

In the statement, MCN Managing Director Roger Gertze said their commitment as Africa's most loved storyteller is not only to tell authentic African stories but also to invest in them.

He stated that some alumni are already working on M-Net and Showmax productions, assisting MultiChoice in realizing its vision of taking African stories to the world and producing relevant content within the Southern African region.

Nwabisa Matyumza, MTF Director for Africa, stated that filmmaking is a wonderful art, and because it is ever-evolving, this year's chosen students are encouraged to explore and exploit various emerging technologies that are revolutionizing the industry.

"We are extremely excited about the Class of 2023, and we wish them the best of luck as they start their new journey. I encourage the Class of 2023 to be bold and curious in their pursuit of telling African stories," he said.

Since its inception in 2018, MTF has been a consistent success, honing the skills of over 120 emerging filmmakers in 13 countries across the continent.

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