The Benin Film Academy Half Hour, Bfa1/2 Hour, a record breaking 30 minutes Social, Style and Entertainment Variety Programme, scripted, packaged and directed by students and graduates of Benin Film Academy has hit the screens.
This is the first time in Nigeria and the sub-Saharan Africa that students of a film school will achieve such feat.
The programme according to the founder of the school, Ambassador Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen hit the screens on Independent Television, (ITV) Benin on Wednesday July 3, 2019 at 6 pm and on Delta Broadcasting Service (DBS TV) at 4 pm and Saturday 1pm on both terrestial and satellite stations.
Lancelot celebrated 24 years behind the camera. “The vision for creating BFA half hour was borne out of our desire to constantly engage and provide a visible platform for our products.”
“At Benin Film Academy, it’s not just about the teaching but more of hands on practical. We also provide opportunity for our products to continually find a space for expression.”
“The scripts are written by them, produced by them and presented by them. Ours is just to supervise.”
“What this does is to foster trust and belief on themselves to be able to face the rigors and struggles of the industry.”
BFA half hour, a production of Benin Film Academy, according to industry observers will open a new window to young sets of actors who intend to learn the trade of movie making through the right channel.
It will be an avenue for Niger-Deltan States to provide an alternative means of livelihood for their teeming youths.
Admission is currently on-going for new set of young minds who want to fulfil their dreams.