AFRIFF Festival Trains Upcoming Actors

By November 29, 2013News

As part of efforts to professionally train actors, organizers of the just ended weeklong Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) in Calabar Nigeria held an intensive acting workshop for some upcoming African actors.
The training programme was supervised by popular Nollywood actor, Segun Arinze and mainly focused on acting for beginners.

Classes were taken in speech, diction, vocalization, characterization, gestures, acting for television, film and more, using the school of thoughts of Robert Benediti, Stanivlasky, Peter Brooks and Antoine Chekov through theory and practical.

On Thursday, over two hundred upcoming actors who took part in the programme were offered certificates for their participation.

There were other workshops for script writing, sound, cinematography and talent development to inculcate more professionalism in film making in Africa.

A large number of Nigerian youth who took part in the various workshops didn’t just receive certificates but also went home with souvenirs from organizers of the films festival.

This year’s AFRIFF ended on Sunday after a Saturday night award ceremony which presented South African film, Of Good Report as the best film of the festival.

By Francis Addo.

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