Ugandan Filmmaker wins New York Film Academy scholarship

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MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy graduating class of 2020. By Our Reporter A Ugandan filmmaker has won a scholarship to study at the New York Film Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (NYFA) with another film editor securing a training opportunity with Jasco Broadcast Solutions, in what will be a major skills boost for the country’s entertainment field, particularly film. The two Ugandans were among a fresh cohort of filmmakers that graduated from the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) Academy Class of 2020. Uganda’s Daisy Masembe won an 8-week scholarship from the prestigious New York Film Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (NYFA) while Isiko Abubaker will get an AVID media composer licence from Jasco Broadcast Solutions, a video and audio tech company. The NYFA 8-week scholarship goes to the top performing graduate per region. For the scholarship, Daisy will be joined by Abisola Aboaba (Nigeria) and Maira Tauacale (Mozambique). Jasco Broadcast awarded the AVID media composer licence to the most-promising film video editor per region. Besides Abubaker, the other two recipients are from Nigeria and Zambia. Commenting on the graduation, Hassan Saleh, the Managing Director of MultiChoice Uganda, said; “We are elated by how well our Ugandan film makers did. We...

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