Centre of Excellence in Multimedia & Cinematography

2019 Certificate Course Programme and Vocational Training for Secondary Schools.

This to inform all interested film enthusiasts that 2019 Certificate Course programme in
    • Cinematography
    • Film Editing
    • Scriptwriting
    • Digital Still Photography
    • Acting/Directing
    • Makeup, and Special Effects.
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NFI LECTURER, SHIMA LOSUN STEPHEN WINS AMAA 2019 AWARD FOR "BEST ANIMATION"

A lecturer with the National Film Institute, Jos, Mr Shima LOSUN Stephen has emerged the Winner of the "BEST ANIMATION" category of the prestigious AMAA Awards for the year 2019. Mr Shima's film"CHOICES" competed with other animation entries from across Africa and was adjudged the Best by the Festival's jurists after a keen contest. "CHOICES" tells the story of two young ladies who were faced with important decisions they had to make in order to achieve their desires and the consequences they each lived with. It shows that the end does not always justify the means. Before now, the "CHOICES" project has attracted attention from within and outside Africa. To cite an instance, the project got the attention of the Goethe Institute and the Institute Francaise on the platform of the "Women Superheroes." Also, earlier in 2019, Losun's "CHOICES" was premiered at the 2019 Silicon Valley's African Film Festival in the United States of America. It has also gotten reviews amongst the circles of animation film critics and writers and is considered to have raised the bar of animation film making in Nigeria and of course Africa. It is expected that with the 2019 AMAA Award, Shima's Film "CHOICES" will win more laurels to the young man who said hard work and more hard work is the driving force for his success. He said he dedicates the Award to his family, colleagues and friends for their support. It is worthy of note that Mr Shima is the leading lecturer in film animation at Nigeria's premier film school, the National Film Institute, Jos. His approaches to teaching the course has been described by his colleagues and students as intensely practical. He has guided students of the Institute to several animation workshops and projects in Nigeria wherein the NFI students have proven their mettle as products of the leading film school in Nigeria. The NFI was established some 25 years ago to provide training and build manpower capacity for Nigeria's motion picture industry. With the current expansion of academic activities ongoing at the Institute to meet current demands and challenges, it is expected that the NFI will continue to take its prideful place in motion picture industry in Nigeria.

INAUGURATION OF THE FIRST SET OF STUDENTS (MASTER IN FILM CULTURE & ARCHIVAL STUDIES) AND THE UNDERGRADUATE MATRICULATION TAKES

The Nigerian Film Corporation/National Film Institute, Jos and the University of Jos Tuesday, October 22, 2019 officially announced the commencement of the newly introduced Master Degree Programme in Film Culture & Archival Studies. The Also, newly admitted students into the Bachelors Degree Programme in Film Arts of the National Film Institute have had their matriculation, same day. The two events which ran back to back was attended by distinguished personalities and representatives of the sponsoring partners of the Master Pregramme, parents, guardians and principal offers of the University of Jos and the Nigerian Film Corporation/National Film Institute. Others included traditional leaders, members of the public. Professor Sebastian Maimako Vice Chancellor, University of Jos; and Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, Managing Director/Chief Executive, Nigerian Film Corporation, were represented by Prof. Tanko Ishaya _Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics and Mr, Edmund Peters, Head, Production and Industry Services Department, respectively. All events took place at the permanent site of the National Film Institute, Nukpis-Lamingo, Beside JUTH, Jos in Plateau State.

NIGERIAN FILM CORPORATION/NATIONAL FILM INSTITUTE, UNIVERSITY OF JOS TO ANNOUNCE THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE MASTER DEGREE PROGRAMME IN FILM CULTURE & ARCHIVAL STUDIES

The Nigerian Film Corporation/National Film Institute, Jos and the University of Jos will next week Tuesday, October 22, 2019 officially announce the commencement of the newly introduced Master Degree Programme in Film Culture & Archival Studies. Also, newly admitted students into the Masters Programme are expected to be inaugurated, same day. The announcement to flag off the programme will be performed by Professor Sebastian Maimako Vice Chancellor, University of Jos; and Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, Managing Director/Chief Executive, Nigerian Film Corporation, who also doubles as the Chairman, Governing Council of the National Film Institute. The Press Conference will take place at the permanent site of the National Film Institute, Nukpis-Lamingo, Beside JUTH, Jos in Plateau State. Goethe University, (Frankfurt) Deutseches Film Institute & Film Museum, Arsenal Institute for Film & Video (DFF) Frankfurt, and Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), Germany, Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Arts Berlin as well as Lagos Film Society, who are collaborating partners, will equally be in attendance at the Press Conference/Inauguration. Part of the events lined up; include formal address presentation by the Chief Executive Officers of the University of Jos and the Nigerian Film Corporation. Others are the presentation of Research Materials and Books to the NFI Library. The Master Degree programme, the first of its kind in Nigeria and Africa, is objectively designed to meet the trajectory necessities of providing depth of knowledge for the management of creative works and audio-visuals. Courses to be taught during the two year period will cover broad range of practical, theoretical and thematic film archiving. Key elements of the strategic approach of the postgraduate degree programme are the development of advanced archiving skills and management, for the preservation of cultural and audiovisual heritage. The Master Degree module has an incorporation of a blended learning approach that combines classroom lectures, tutorials, workshops, personal and field studies that will eventually lead students to attain specialized knowledge and skills in restoration, digitization, preservation, codification and classification.

NUC Ups NFI Admission Quota and Carrying Capacity

The National Universities Commission has considered and approved an upward review of the admission quota of the National Film Institute Bachelor of Film Arts Degree to 150 from 40, which was the former quota. The approval was conveyed in a communication to the Institute by the Management of the Commission through its Director Academic Planning, Dr. G.B. KUMO on behalf of the Executive Secretary. The increment in the capacity and admission quota takes effect from the 2018/2019 academic sessions and is an indication of the expansion exercise of the management geared toward improving learning and infrastructure at the nation's premier film school.

NBTE Grants NFI Full Accreditation for its National Innovative Diploma in Film and Television Production

The National Board for Technical Education has granted full accreditation to the NFI's National Innovative Diploma in Film and Television Production. This is sequel to the accreditation visitation carried out bt the Board in November, 2018. The acting Director, Vocational, Technical and Skills Development of the NBTE

The Filmmakers


The Institute is designed to cater for filmmakers and intending filmmakers in Nigeria and abroad. With courses modified for intensive theoretical and practical needs of students, the Institute offer tailor-made courses to meet the needs of professionals as well as novices who want to pursue a career in filmmaking. All programmes are on full time basis, for professionals, however, a short-term course is designed for them to suit their needs. The cost of training in film making is very high worldwide but considerable efforts have been made to see that students enjoy training at appreciable cost.

Every student gets the opportunity to directly or indirectly participate in a production workshop a regiment for practical experience before the end of the academic session. Students also undertake SIWES (Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme) from 3 to 6months which expose them to work with, and under professionals in the industry. .

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