Over 400 youth in the country have undergone Film in a box training sessions since African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) started running the film making courses in March.
This according to AMAA local officials, shows the huge potential in aspiring Malawian film-makers.
“The huge numbers show the commitment that AMAA has in building and improving the African movie industry. It also shows the confidence and zeal the youth have in Malawi’s budding film industry,” AMAA official responsible for press Wezi Mzumara.
She added that: “The interest is amazing for a country that is yet to be known on the continent. And the ability of the participants to work as a team is an example to take home. Even the films that they made at the end of the training were amazing; their sense of story-telling, the ability to express themselves visually”.
Currently, about 100 youth are undergoing training in Lilongwe.
Meanwhile, a team of AMAA trainers including Nigeria’s Akasa Stephen Angba and Julius Monro, Toni Muli from Kenya and Uganda’s Jayant Maru are in the country facilitating the training.