NAFTI, Canon partnership hold second training workshop for students

February 20, 2017
Source: Ophelia Laryea/
NAFTI, Canon partnership hold second training workshop for students

The National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI), in collaboration with Canon –a provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions– is holding it second series of workshop as part of a three year partnership agreement.

As part of the three year partnership, the training is to help show professional skill training and development in the field of photography in Ghana. The partnership will produce six workshops through the three years stretch, not only to the students at NAFTI but to the film and photography industry as a whole.

The Rector of the Institute, Linus Abraham, explained that this second workshop will take different sessions which will be of great benefit to the skills and knowledge of students and participants.

“This is the second in the series of workshops; the first was held last July and it runs for a week, on different topical areas so in this week too, the workshop is running from 13th to the 17th and there are four different workshops on basic video, camera work, sports photography and lighting which is very important.”

Canon has brought down international experts who will be leading this workshop to teach both the theory and practical. In addition, the company is also donating some modern equipment of theirs to add up to the quality of equipment for training at NAFTI to uphold the institute’s professional skills.

Sales Manager for Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA), Amine Djouahra expressed that Canon has been represented in Africa for more than 15 years through distributors and partners that have successfully built a solid customer base in the region.

“Our partnership with NAFTI is aimed at supporting the nation’s goal of training the next generation of talent. The workshops provide the required skills and knowledge needed to promote creative talent and encourage the growth of the film and photography sectors in the country.”

He further explained that “the partnership with NAFTI is the company’s strategic one in Ghana after Invest in Africa to launch the Canon ‘Professional Print Excellence’ programme aimed at training and mentoring small and medium sized printing companies in Ghana.”

The third workshop series of the partnership is to come off in August, 2017, after which the rest will follow. There will be a review and assessment of how the workshop has being after the series of workshops.

Some private film schools who are participating in this training are Accra Film School (AFS), GH Media, and Mexx Film School in Takoradi.