Training programme

As part of The Nolly Awards, we host a week long intensive capacity building program in Lagos aimed at developing young talents in the Nollywood industry, providing world-class tuition.

For our inaugural edition, we collaborated with the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), British Council, Enterprise Creative and Hatch Africa in delivering one of the most intense but enriching short courses in film making. Our goal is to impart key skills that bring us on par with global standards. The cross continental approach to tuition is aimed at growing our knowledge base with international best practices and providing foreign film makers with the opportunity to learn from our proven ingenuity.

In the next decade we look forward to sourcing more home grown experts in equipping these young minds for global competitive practice in film making. The future of film making is truly in the hands of our gifted young film makers.


Raising Home Grown Talents in Nigeria

  • Nurturing and championing skills and creativity in the Nigerian film industry
  • Meeting the need in Nigeria’s Film and TV industry for higher production values
  • Providing a leadership role to support the rapid growth of Nigeria’s film industry.
  • Providing training in Actors skills, screenwriting and film production

1-day Actors Masterclass

Delivered by Femi Elufowoju Jr. Actor

Participants experienced an intensive crash course to provide the foundations for a further successful career in TV acting. Participants left with an understanding of the difference between acting for film and TV.
Participants gain the support to develop an acting style, which is quintessentially Nigerian, but global in its appeal. This masterclass involved text, movement and vocal work, audition
techniques and an opportunity to learn how to make an actor’s CV inspire that crucial elusive meeting.

2-day Screenwriting workshop

Delivered by Ade Solanke, award winning writer

Programme participants had the privilege of hearing from guest speaker Nk’iru. Njoku, Head Writer of ‘Tinsel’ about the considerations when writing for TV in Nigeria. Course participants gained knowledge on:

  • Developing the Characters
  • Developing the Action
  • Developing the project / development documents
  • Drafting the scenes and sequences
7-day Film Production
Delivered by Frank Adekunle Macaulay, FMA Productions Ltd

For novice and beginner filmmakers Course participants gained theoretical and practical understanding of the film making process from pre-production, production to post production. Programme participants were coached through the film making process by producing their own high quality ready-to-air short film.

The Nollys Capacity Building Programme

2014 Edition 

Dates: 11th October to 11th November
Capacity: 52
Applications received: 168


NMA Capacity Building Programme, hosted as part of the Nollywood Movies Awards consisting of an industry seminar and training workshops to support the development of established Nollywood practitioners as well as aspiring actors, screenwriters, filmmakers, producers, editors and camera persons.

  • Film Production Training
  • Actors Masterclass
  • Screen writing

The programme was promoted as part of the UKTI Creative Nigeria Month, who hosted an industry reception on 17th October at the Yacht Club in Lagos and invited high profile professionals from Nigeria’s Creative sector and UKTI also hosted a private breakfast Creative practitioners from both the UK and Nigeria to meet.The programme was delivered in partnership with:

  • Actors (Masterclass)
  • Film Production
  • Screenwriting
  • Enterprise Creative

The 2014 edition was promoted as part of the UKTI Creative Nigeria Month, who hosted an industry reception on 17th October at the Yacht Club in Lagos and invited high profile professionals from Nigeria’s Creative sector and UKTI also hosted a private breakfast Creative practitioners from both the UK and Nigeria to meet.

The programme was delivered in partnership with:

  • British Council
  • UKTI
  • FMA Productions
  • Enterprise Creative
  • Tenneh productions
  • Hatch Africa Solutions

How to Apply

Our Film making Capacity building programme is tailored annually according to the industry’s needs; targeting high demand skill areas. The courses available for the 2016 edition will be published shortly. In the meantime, you can register your interest below and we’ll be in touch!

Who can apply?

Our slogan remains, “Nollywood is for Everyone”. This course is open to anyone who is passionate, dedicated and most of all believes they can make it in Nollywood, either in front of or behind the camera. Candidates will be selected on their individual merit based on responses to the application form.

How to apply

To participate, please fill the attached application form, selecting the course you would like to participate in. (Application forms for next edition will be released soon)

Course Costs

There is no cost to participate each individual course. Food, refreshments and project materials for all participants will be supplied.

Please send the following details to receive information for this year’s edition

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Bushmeat and the hunter

Film production trainees gained hands on experience by creating THEIR OWN short film. Rough cut: “Bushmeat and The Hunter” (1 minute 8 seconds)

The thief, the mob and the Naija Big Boy

Film production trainees gained hands on experience by working on a real live shoot. “The Thief, The Mob and The Naija Big BoY” Rough cut film opening (4 minutes 11 seconds)

Training Programme Feedback

"I want to use this opportunity to say a big thank you to FMA productions, Mr Frank Macaulay and Nollywood Movies for the two day’s hand on training. I learnt a lot in just two days. May GOD bless you and your endeavours. Once again I say a BIG THANK YOU"

− Olu Alvin

"It was a wonderfully rich learning experience which no doubt already makes me a better writer"

− Amaka Ugbomah

"I want to thank you for the opportunity to attend the actor masterclass. It was a memorable and life changing moment for me"

− Rita Edwards

"Thank you for a wonderful workshop. It was very insightful and helpful"

− Nike Odetola

"An extremely beneficial workshop. Thank you"

− Femi Durojaiye

"Thanks a million for the opportunity. Deeply appreciated"

− Adeniyi Mopelola

"Warm appreciation. Will forever be grateful"

− Shadrach Uche