The average Nigerian young adult consumes hours of media on a daily basis across screens now used in everyday life — whether it be film, television, computer or device screens.
Though the end result of all media content is what the public ultimately sees or hears, the work that happens behind these screens is the vital infrastructure which provides the means for media to be created and distributed to the consumer.
“Here in MIC FILM INSTITUTE, we want our students to not just learn the art of film making but also the business which surrounds it,” said Michael Chineme Ike, “Surprisingly ignored by most film schools, it’s the business side of filmmaking that determines what is made, how it’s paid for, where consumers can access it, and provides a great opportunity for employment for those wanting a voice in the movie industry.”
He further added that the film institute is structured to allow anyone participate from anywhere in the world.
“The online portal is full equipped with one of the best systems for online education, allowing students and teachers to communicate via chats and video classes and with other functionalities that makes teaching and learning easy. I want everyone that loves filmmaking and acting to be able to receive proper training no matter where they are or what they are doing and I shall continue to work on expanding the institute accross Africa and beyond until It becomes even bigger than New York Film Academy amongst others”.
Michael Chineme added thus: “We are making further plans to acquire the necessary certifications and approvals to start offering degree courses in film production”
The institute currently offers a certificate course and short term workshop courses on the following;
- Introduction to Motion Picture
- Story Development (Script Writing)
- Costume, Make-up and Props for Film
- Acting for the Screen
- Film Directing
- Entrepreneurial Studies in Film
- Film Editing
- Copyright Administration and Censorship
- Practical Film Production
The school has one of the brightest minds in the Theater and Film Studies Department of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Prof Tracie Utoh-Ezeajugh as the Dean of Studies. Prof Tracie was also the former Dean, Faculty of Arts Nnamdi Azikiwe University as well and the current Director, Center for Arts of the same school.
There are also lecturers culled from different institutions accross the globe and an advisory board with Dr Chukwudi Okoye as Chairman and people like Legendary Actress Ngozi Ezeonu, American Filmmaker Joe McGee amongst others on the board as members.
How to join the school:
To apply for training visit: portal.mfi.ng/online_admission