The country’s MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) for the second cohort Mphatso Makamo and Chisomo Livason are back from Zambia where they have been undergoing training at an academy for Southern Africa.
The two returned last Wednesday due to coronavirus fears.
Makamo and Livason are participating in the MTF programme following in the footsteps of the first recipients Jonathan Kapumba and Chimwemwe Mkwezalamba.
“It’s been great participating in the trainings and so far, so good. But we are back for now because of coronavirus threat. It is actually all academies – Southern Africa, East Africa and West Africa,” Livason said.
He said they were not sure when they will return to continue the one-year training.
“For now, it will depend on official communication from them,” Livason said.
Livason said they have been equipped with the technical know-how.
“Most of the filmmakers in Malawi and other African countries are self-taught but with MultiChoice Talent Factory, we are getting new things in terms of improving our products,” he said.
Makamo and Livason were selected to represent Malawi in the Academy which picked close to 60 participants with 20 for each region.
The Academy has 20 participants in East Africa whose hub is in Kenya with Southern Africa where Malawi lies also having 20 participants with its academy in Lusaka, whereas the West Africa hub is in Nigeria.
MultiChoice Africa introduced MTF and other platforms as part of building Africa’s creative industry particularly filmmaking.
MultiChoice Africa has said the African continent needs to tell its stories in a better way hence the training.