MultiChoice Talent Factory Programme 2024

MultiChoice Talent Factory Programme 2024
MultiChoice Talent Factory Programme 2024

Talent Programme For Aspiring Film and TV Content Creators

Applications are currently being accepted for the MultiChoice Talent Factory programme, inviting eligible candidates to join the MultiChoice Talent Factory South Africa Academy. MultiChoice Group has announced the rebranding of the M-Net Magic in Motion (MIM) programme to MultiChoice Talent Factory South Africa (MTF South Africa), aligning it with the broader MultiChoice Africa MTF programme.

About M-Net Magic in Motion (MIM) Programme

Established in 2014, the MIM Academy has played a pivotal role in transforming the South African film and TV industry by providing students with enhanced skills and valuable knowledge. Launched in 2018 by MultiChoice Africa, the MultiChoice Talent Factory Programme (MTF) similarly focuses on upskilling the next generation of passionate young film creatives.

MTF South Africa is a 12-month industry readiness programme, offering the opportunity to learn from leading TV producers in the country. Participants gain valuable experience in various aspects, including directing, producing, cinematography, commissioning, art direction, and other essential skills, making it a comprehensive and enriching learning experience.

Why Apply For MultiChoice Talent Factory Programme

The M-Net Magic in Motion (MIM) program has successfully trained 58 students who are currently leaving a notable impact in the video entertainment sector. Participants of this initiative have collectively produced approximately 16 Mzansi Magic films. Additionally, nine graduates from the program have gone on to establish their own production firms, including notable names such as A Tribe Called Story, Eccentric Circus, and Beyond Black.

Structure of MTF Programme

The MTF South Africa program is structured around three key pillars:

1. MTF South Africa Academy: A one-year internship academy designed for university graduates from eligible institutions who meet the specified academic criteria.

2. MTF South Africa Scriptwriting Incubator: A one-year program tailored for aspiring scriptwriters. Unlike the Academy, this initiative is not restricted to university graduates, offering opportunities to a broader range of participants interested in scriptwriting.

The MTF South Africa Bursary Programme encompasses a full one-year tuition sponsorship targeting second-year or higher university students enrolled in qualifying institutions. Eligibility criteria include meeting academic and financial need requirements, with consideration given to national Economically Active Populations (EAP) targets. Applicants meeting these criteria will be considered for the bursary, facilitating their educational pursuits.

Who Qualifies For MultiChoice Talent Factory Programme?

  1. Internships only available to South African citizens
  2. Must have completed (in 2021/2022), a 3year Diploma / Degree in Film and TV or related qualification.
  3. Must have achieved a minimum of C + Aggregate

How to Apply For MultiChoice Talent Factory Programme

  1. Visit the official MTF application webpage and download the application form.
  2. Complete the MTF application form.
  3. Provide all the supporting documents listed below and
  4. Email the completed form and supporting documents, directly to: mtfza@multichoice.co.za by 28 February 2024 12pm. Quote the subject line: MTF South Africa Academy 2024 application

Required documents For The MTF South Africa Academy Programme

  1. CV – not more than 2 pages
  2. Personal motivation letter of not more than 500 words (why should you be chosen?)
  3. Copy of South African Identity Document – certified
  4. Copy of matric certificate – certified
  5. Copy of academic transcripts / Tertiary qualification Certificate – certified
  6. Confirmation of banking details – verified by bank with bank stamp and/or letter
  7. Proof of residential address

Important Information About MTF Academy Programme

  1. Applicants must ensure that all information included in their entry is valid and true.
  2. All applicant information will be subject to credit, criminal and verification checks.
  3. MultiChoice decision in the selection of the interns for the 2024 MTF South Africa Academy is final.
  4. MultiChoice shall not be responsible for any electronic system failure that results in any particular entry not being received for consideration.
  5. MultiChoice is not liable for the costs any applicant incurs during the process of their electronic application (example: airtime usage or payment at Wi-Fi café)
  6. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all information which they include in their submission is valid and true.
  7. MultiChoice has the right to expand, limit, downscale and/or terminate the MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy at its discretion.
  8. Entry is limited to citizens of South Africa who meet the stated entry criteria.
  9. Previous MTF Academy interns are prohibited from being selected again.
  10. There is no guarantee of employment at the end of the internship.
  11. MultiChoice reserves the right to terminate any internship at any time.
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