UNESCO Lists EbonyLife Creative Academy As One Of The Leading Private Initiatives In African Film Education

As part of the UNESCO report, ‘Focus on the Film & Audiovisual industry in Africa’, certain major educational gaps in the African Film and TV industry were listed as follows: 

  • ‘Few specialized programs exist, and most are obsolete or too focused on filmmaking theory vs technical aspects.’
  • ‘This education gap limits both filmmakers’ ability to tackle creatively ambitious projects and the industry’s growth potential.’

We were very honoured that the EBONYLIFE CREATIVE ACADEMY (ELCA) was listed in the UNESCO report as one of the ‘LEADING PRIVATE INITIATIVES’ in African film education. This is largely because ELCA offers FREE short courses that cover not only academic teachings but focus on immersive learning through extensive practical sessions which even include the production of four short films per semester. In ELCA’s first year, five of these short films were successfully selected for festivals.

ELCA could not have realised this immense impact on the African film industry without the support of The Lagos State Government through the Lagos State Creative Industry Initiative which fully sponsors ELCA.

Register here if you are interested in attending a short course:  (https://ebonylifecreativeacademy.com/apply-now/)