MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) Program 2023

South Africa

Company Info

Large organization

200 + Employees

The MultiChoice Group

MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) has announced applications for its film and television training, for class of 2024. MTF Academy is open to emerging filmmakers with some industry experience or relevant post-school qualification in film.

Title: MultiChoice Talent Factory Program

Location: South Africa


  • Do you have a passion for TV & Film production?
  • Then we want you! MTF is inviting you to apply for a 12-month sponsored film production training.
  • Enter below to complete your registration and upload the necessary documents.
  • Students will also get enhanced training from the Academy’s partnerships, including New York Film Academy (NYFA), Henley Business School, Dolby, and Canon.
  • Previous cohorts have also worked with the United Nations’ Verified campaign, and pitched projects to Partners Against Piracy (PAP).

The 12-month fully-funded training programme requires students to be enrolled at the academies full time and they will be based in either Zambia, Kenya or Nigeria.

Who qualifies?

  • Students between the ages of 18-26
  • Students with a qualification from a registered post-secondary education institution or have some experience in the film industry
  • Be fluent in English in terms of speaking, reading and writing
  • Citizens of the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Students who demonstrate a passion for the TV & Film industry


To be eligible to participate in the MTF Academy, applicants must:

  • have a qualification from a registered and/or recognised post-secondary education institution or
  • have experience in the TV and film industry.
  • be between 18-26 years of age;
  • be citizens and residents of the countries from which they are selected by MultiChoice to participate in the MTF Academy initiative, namely Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe;
  • be fluent in English in terms of speaking, reading and writing;
  • demonstrate passion for the drama, film, television and entertainment industry during selection interviews; and
  • have completed a relevant qualification from an accredited and/or recognised tertiary education institution

Applicants with relevant experience

Applicants who have experience in the drama, film, television or related media and entertainment industry and who do not hold a qualification from an accredited and/or recognised tertiary institution will be considered for admission to the MTF Academy if they:

  • meet the requirements stipulated in clauses 1.1.3 to 1.1.6 above
  • have the highest secondary school qualification as recognised in the countries where they completed their secondary education;
  • not more than 2 years’ work experience in the drama, film, television or related media and entertainment fields.;


Unless specifically stated otherwise in writing by MultiChoice, the MTF Academy is not open to:

  • directors, members, partners, agents, employees or consultants of MultiChoice;
  • the spouses, life partners, business partner or associate, or the natural or adopted parent, child, or sibling, of ny of the persons specified in clause 1.1.1 above
  • anyone older than 27 years and younger than 18 at the time of commencement of the academic programme (January 2024)

collate and electronically submit all of the relevant supporting documents listed below:

  • your curriculum vitae; including contactable references
  • certified copy of academic transcripts or certificate from a tertiary institution; and/or
  • You may also be required to provide references or any other documents that MultiChoice may stipulate.
  • Your application must be submitted online by no later than the Closing Date and Time (14 July 2023 at 23:59 CAT).

Terms and conditions for applying

By applying to participate in the MTF Academy, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

  • it is your responsibility to ensure that the completed entry form together with all the relevant supporting documents are submitted online to the MTF application website by the Closing Date (14 July 2023 at 23:59 CAT). MultiChoice or any of its affiliates will not be responsible for any electronic or other failure that results in your application not reaching us before the Closing Date;
  • you consent to your data being processed and/or shared across borders by MultiChoice for purposes of the skills development programme and acknowledge the possible risks of your data being processed and/or shared;
  • any costs or expenses which you may incur in obtaining the entry form and submitting your application and/or attending an interview, including but not limited to transport costs, airtime or data usage are for your personal cost;
  • MultiChoice will not consider late applications, regardless of the reason for the late submission;
  • MultiChoice will not consider incomplete application forms including the application forms that are not accompanied by all the requisite supporting documents;
  • it is your responsibility to ensure that the information you provide to us is accurate, true, complete and up to date;
  • you agree to MultiChoice conducting a criminal record check and confirming your qualifications previous education and/or experience;
  • MultiChoice may ask you to provide it with additional information and documentation as it may reasonably require in order to consider your application. If you refuse to provide this information within the timeframes provided, this may negatively affect your application;
  • if you are shortlisted, you will be required to attend an interview at your own cost at a location which will be determined by MultiChoice. The interview will be either face-to-face, telephone or via video depending on logistical factors; and
  • MultiChoice’s decision in the selection of successful applicants is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

MultiChoice reserves the right to vary, postpone, suspend, expand, limit, cancel and/or terminate the MTF Academy, or any aspects thereof, at any time, for any reason whatsoever, upon notice to you. In the event of such variation, postponement, suspension, expansion, limitation, cancellation and/or termination, we will endeavour to provide you with as much prior notice as possible and you agree to waive any rights that you have and acknowledge that you will have no recourse whatsoever against MultiChoice.

MultiChoice does not make any representations or give any warranties, whether expressly or implicitly, that:

  • you will be shortlisted or proceed to any particular stage of the selection process;
  • any production that you work on will be broadcast; and/or
  • you will be employed by MultiChoice or any other entity on completion of your training.
  • On successful completion of the MTF Academy, you will be awarded an accredited qualification by a local institution in Nigeria, Kenya or Zambia depending on where you attend the MTF Academy.
  • Should you wish to terminate or stop attending the MTF Academy at any time for whatever reason, you will not qualify for any benefits under the MTF Academy or the agreement and you will not be awarded a qualification.

Additional conditions applicable to successful applicants

Successful applicants:

  • shall be required to be in possession of a valid passport;
  • shall be required to participate in the MTF Academy and enter into an agreement for the 12-month training programme at a location as advised by MultiChoice;
  • agree to be bound by, and comply with, the terms and conditions of the training agreement and any production or other agreements that may be required to be concluded from time to time, and any rules, policies, code of conduct or other regulations applicable in relation to the MTF Academy;
  • must be willing to relocate to Lagos, Lusaka or Nairobi (as the case may be) for the full 12-month period of the MTF Academy programme;
  • may not be employed or academically enrolled elsewhere for the duration of the MTF Academy programme. For the avoidance of doubt, a successful applicant must not be a party to any oral and/or written agreement (as the case may) that has, or may have, a negative or adverse impact on his/her involvement with, or participation in, the MTF Academy;
  • must accept and sign a waiver and indemnity and such other form(s), documents and/or agreements as may be required by MultiChoice from time to time;
  • must, on the commencement date of the training programme, possess whatever documents and permissions that may be required in order to attend the MTF Academy, including holding a valid passport and meeting the VISA or immigration requirements of the various country authorities for the duration of their participation in the MTF Academy;
  • must be willing to work under pressure, and accommodate the irregular hours often demanded by the TV & Film production industry;
  • must be willing to participate and complete a psychometric evaluation as and if required;
  • must successfully complete the training programme, including all assessments, to meet the minimum requirements of the relevant qualification offered through the MTF Academy; and
  • must be willing to assign to MultiChoice or any third party nominated by MultiChoice, all Intellectual Property Rights in and to any Work, idea, or any part thereof, created and/or developed by them during the course of the MTF Academy programme, and to waive all rights arising under any laws relating to copyright, patents, trademarks or other Intellectual Property Rights. In this regard, successful applicants acknowledge that the ownership of the copyright, for the duration of the copyright and any renewals thereof, in and to the Works and the production of the cinematographic films and ancillary rights, shall vest exclusively in MultiChoice. Accordingly, MultiChoice will have the right to exhibit, distribute and exploit the production via all forms of television, however delivered now or in the future and to any device.

Deadline: 14 July 2023 at 23:59 CAT

How to Apply: Interested applicants should Click Here to apply online.