SMEDAN Leads Charge with Nigeria’s First Creative Film Tech Academy

In a landmark move aimed at revitalizing Nigeria’s vibrant film sector, the Federal Government unveiled the nation’s inaugural Creative SME Film Tech Academy in Abuja on Friday.

SMEDAN Leads Charge with Nigerias First Creative Film Tech Academy
SMEDAN Leads Charge with Nigeria’s First Creative Film Tech Academy

This groundbreaking initiative, spearheaded by the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), in collaboration with Ideal Box and Citi Polytechnic, signals a pivotal step towards nurturing talent and fostering innovation in the country’s burgeoning film industry.
With Nigeria’s film sector poised for exponential growth, the academy seeks to address the pressing need for skilled professionals proficient in various facets of film production and technology.

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Leveraging SMEDAN’s expertise in enterprise development, IdealBox’s innovative prowess, and Citi Polytechnic’s educational excellence, the academy endeavors to empower aspiring filmmakers and entrepreneurs with the requisite knowledge and tools to excel in today’s dynamic creative landscape.

At the inauguration ceremony, Mrs. Charity Abah, representing SMEDAN Director-General Mr. Charles Odeh, underscored the pivotal role of SME empowerment in driving job creation and fueling economic expansion. Emphasizing the academy’s commitment to providing comprehensive training materials, she highlighted its potential to cultivate a new generation of industry leaders.

Echoing this sentiment, Mr. Adeolu Adeyemo, CEO of IdeaBox, expressed enthusiasm for the transformative impact of the partnership on Nigeria’s film ecosystem. He emphasized the initiative’s dual focus on skills acquisition and certification, affirming its potential to unlock new opportunities and drive sustainable growth.

Dr. Fatima Ibrahim, Rector of Citi Polytechnic, represented by Mr. John Dennis, highlighted the institution’s dedication to nurturing creativity and innovation. Embracing the academy’s hands-on educational approach, he affirmed its alignment with Citi Polytechnic’s core values, aimed at preparing students for success in the competitive realm of film production.

The Creative SME Film Tech Academy will offer a diverse array of programs and courses tailored to the needs of aspiring filmmakers, covering essential areas such as cinematography, video editing, sound design, animation, and digital marketing. Moreover, students will benefit from mentorship initiatives, industry networking events, and incubation support, empowering them to translate their creative visions into thriving enterprises.

With its ambitious agenda and collaborative ethos, the Creative SME Film Tech Academy heralds a new era of innovation and excellence in Nigeria’s film industry, promising to shape the future of cinema both domestically and on the global stage.

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