The first-ever public screening of films produced in Limpopo as part of a 12-month learnership programme will be held on 25 and 26 October in Tickyline village outside Tzaneen.

This follows a year-long intensive training in film and television production. A 21-team of young people produced five documentary films.

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After a two-day film showcase, Bolobathaba Media Group will host a graduation and award-giving ceremony on Friday, 27 October.

“We have been working tirelessly behind the scenes planning for this day. The seed funding from the NFVF through PESP4 gave this project a boost, and we now have sponsors and stakeholders on board supporting this course,” said project founder Molatelo Bossman.

LIMPOPO FILMS PRODUCERS TO REAP THEIR REWARDS

“It’s not every day that you get learners on such a programme to produce films of this nature, it’s unheard of. We knew we had to do something about the films, and we worked tirelessly in ensuring the learners get rewarded for their hard work, and their films get to be enjoyed by audiences,” he said.

The project has gone as far as hosting a five-day Career Guidance week from 16-20 October 2023 in Mopani District.

The schools that benefited from the creative sectors career week in Mopani are:

  1. Greater Letaba Municipality – Mohumi Secondary School [Sekgopa village]
  2. Maruleng Municipality – Seagotle Secondary School [Sofaya Village, Sekororo]
  3. Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality – Lepato High School [Makhushane Village]
  4. Giyani Municipality – Nwamavimbi High School [Shimausa Village]
  5. Greater Tzaneen Municipality – Mahwahwa Secondary School [Nkambako Village]

 “We are grateful for the support of our sponsors, MTN, Absa, Love Life, and Film and Publication Board [FPB] during the media and creative sector career week,” added Bossman.

*Bolobathaba Media Group is a multimedia production company and training academy based in Tickyline, Tzaneen. They are one of the few successful private training providers that offer media-related qualifications in Limpopo. They have been in existence for 13 years, and implement skills development programmes with support from MICT SETA and NFVF.