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See Full List of the Accelerate Filmmaker Project Finalists & Vote for your Preferred Candidates




Juliet Nwaora

About fifteen youngsters are on their way to fame after being selected into the Accelerate Filmmakers Project.

Accelerate TV in partnership with The Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), had opened the competition for young filmmakers, giving them the chance to fulfil their filmmaking dream by posting a short video on our social media.

After rigorously going through submissions of over two hundred competitors for the Project, we announced our top thirty and after fulfilling the new testing assigned to them, fifteen participants have emerged.


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These fifteen participants have commenced a weeklong intensive filmmaking training under the tutelage of high flying Nollywood filmmakers.

The participants will engage in trainings in the areas of editing, writing, lighting, sound, directing, acting, and much more.

Now, here’s the drill! After being spoilt with a new wealth of knowledge, we will choose five of the most promising and hard working contestants, giving them the opportunity to have their short film premiered on a large scale at this year’s Africa International Film Festival.

One of these five will be selected by their ability to market themselves through Instagram if they are able to harness the highest number of likes on their short Instagram video. The other four will be chosen based on merit and their abilities demonstrated throughout the training period.

The five winners will be awarded a sizeable budget as well as supervision in the filming of their short film.

This will push them further into the industry, helping them make new connections, and giving them a head start into the world of filmmaking opportunities.

Congratulations to a new crop of excellent filmmakers!

See the full list of participants who made it below and the links to the videos:

Tayo Opatayo

Temitope Famakinwa

Emeka Chukwuleta

Lilian Dzioko

Priye Diri

Joshua Olarenwaju

Shittu Opemipo

Via @simply_dreezy Hello guys, please I need your vote on the #acceleratefilmmakerproject by @accelerate_tv ,please help me make it to the Top 5 film makers whose film will premiere at the next edition of the #africaninternationalfilmfestival #2017 ..please kindly like on @accelerate_tv page, and don’t forget to tag a friend… Thanks and God bless. #africa #african #fitmodel #fitnessmodel #fro #Nigerian #scoutme #modelscouts #20modelsmanagement #bossmodelsa #icemodels #fordmodels #yogi #gold #melanin #wcw #princess #royalty#AccelerateFilmMakerProject #Cinema #Film #Movies #Production #Setlife #Film #Cinema #Movies#shortfilm @nasmagnificent @wontratravels @queenextel @_abake @tholu_piupa @davonemedia @isaacoki @dancegottrendy @ay_blackbeany

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Ibukunle Ibitayo

Wole Popoola

Luke Oyovbaire

Michael Akinrogunde

@amapsalmist Hayyyyyy!!!! You sef, ‘lukat’ God! We’re in the academy! ??? Thank you guys for all your support in the previous stages. It’s time for the finals. ACCELERATE FILMMAKER PROJECT! 1. Go to @accelerate_tv and LIKE THIS VIDEO. 2. Tag EVERYONE to LIKE THIS VIDEO on @accelerate_tv page. NOT HERE. Thanks a million and God bless you! #acceleratefilmmakerproject #acceleratetv #africa #africa #film #actor #filmmaker #content #AFRIFF #filmfestival #cannes #covenant #covenantuniversity #cinema #movie #comedy #vote #shortfilm #thespian Cc @fiyin.gambo @thefemitaiwo @amsami_a @mz_tomiiee @tomiwa_immanuel @dadaben_ @rotimiokungbaye @temilolawonder @cu_fashion @campuslifecu @covenantuniversityota @cu_memes @cualumning @boddsng @hopefoundation0 @accelerate_tv @bameezy @pem.z @my_futureboss @chyk_ambush @davinaoriakhi @mynameisbukola

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Adenike Adebayo

Emmanuel Oiseomaye

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1 Comment

  1. Tosin

    June 7, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    g’luck y’all. where are the films tho’ ?

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