The industry took a big fall and has for the past number of years found some stability but the industry still shows that there is more room for improvement.
It is in this light that the British Council through the Creative Enterprise Support Programme is delivering training, mentoring and support the business development of young and emerging entrepreneurs in Ghana’s film industry.
The programme which is being delivered by The First Creatives (Ghana), Henley Business School (UK) and Afrinolly Creative Hub (Nigeria) will ensure that film entrepreneurs in Accra are supported to develop knowledge, skills and relevant networks aimed at building sustainable livelihoods. It also hopes to increase collaboration and partnerships within West Africa and between Ghana and the UK, to support the film ecosystem.
The first stage which ended on 20th February was a two-week intensive training for 60 film entrepreneurs which include artistic, technical and enterprise training tailored to aid the storyteller for the international scene.
The second stage will see the selection of 30 film entrepreneurs who will continue their journey in the programme. This stage is a 6 – month incubation with an internship, training, business support and mentoring.
10 film entrepreneurs from stage 2 will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges who will give grants to 5 entrepreneurs to develop business plans, start/scale-up existing businesses or produce new film projects in Ghana. This cumulates our final stage of the Creative Enterprise Support Programme.