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Training on film production

An intensive training programme on film production was organized by the PFDJ Department of Cultural Affairs this month. 84 local artists and film producers took part in the one-month long courses.  The current programme is a follow-up to a short training course that was organized last year.

Asmara, 31 July 2017- An intensive training programme on film production was organized by the PFDJ Department of Cultural Affairs this month. 84 local artists and film producers took part in the one-month long courses.  The current programme is a follow-up to a short training course that was organized last year.

Assistant Professor Ambassajer Berhe, a film producer and instructor at Howard University; Mr. Issayas Tesfamariam, Head of the Microfilm Department and Lecturer at the African and Middle Eastern Languages Department at Stanford University; as well as Mrs. Mahlet Habte, sound designer and film director in London delivered the lectures in the integrated theoretical and practical training programme.

The graduation ceremony was held at Cinema Asmara on July 28th.

Speaking on the occasion, a representative of the participants, Artist Samuel Adonai, emphasized the significance and relevance of the training programme in imbuing new methodologies and techniques to the artists and its potential dividend to the local cinema industry.

Assistant Professor Ambasajer Berhe on his part spoke on plans to organize similar training programmes in the future.

The participants received certificates from the Secretary of the PFDJ, Mr. Alamin Mohamed Seid. A film produced by the graduates as part and parcel of the training programme was also shown at the event.

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