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Opportunities for Young Filmmakers unveiled

May 24, 2012, 11:00 AM | Article By: Adama K. Jallow

Journalists from various media houses were on Monday briefed by Désiré Bergo, an Ivorian national who is the director of operations under the Ivorian Ministry in charge of Culture, about a competition festival of short films for young nationals and residents in member countries of WAEMU and ECOWAS.

The press conference was held at the French Teachers Association office on top of Stop Step Shop pharmacy, Kairaba Avenue located.

According to him, their aim is to select competent film actors and actresses in the country to partake in an international film festival due to be held in Abidjan from 3 to 9 September 2012.

He used the briefing to extend invitation to people with the intention of taking film acting as a career to come up and make good use of this opportunity.

“The film is going to be performed in French language in two categories; one on fiction and the other on documentary,” he said.

The competition, known as CLAP Ivoire, aims to identify talent, provide youth cinema and audiovisual, provide training tool, promote careers in the film and audiovisual and develop the spirit of creativity.

It also seeks to create a framework for exchanges and meetings between professionals and young sector of audiovisual and cinema, promote cultural integration and encourage young people to learn new techniques of broadcasting.