Netflix to sponsor West African students in film, television courses
Netflix has asked West and Central African film and television students to apply for its Creative Equity Scholarship Fund (CESF).
In a statement on Tuesday, the streaming juggernaut announced the scholarship.
In accordance with the statement, chosen candidates would have the chance to study at institutions in a variety of countries, including Nigeria, Ghana, Benin, and Gabon.
According to Netflix, the CESF, which was established in 2021, will provide funding to a number of initiatives over the following five years in an effort to create a robust, diversified global pipeline of creatives.
The $1 million scholarship initiative, according to the streaming behemoth, is intended to enable aspirant creatives from West and Central African nations in obtaining legal education and training.
The scholarship fund will pay for beneficiaries’ tuition, lodging, books, and living expenses at particular partner schools for the 2022 academic year, according to the release.
In order to be eligible for the scholarship, according to Netflix, candidates must be residents of West and Central African nations.
Additionally, they had to have received admission to a program at one of its partner schools that offered courses linked to cinema and television.
Netflix listed the following institutions as partners: National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI), Ghana; National Film Institute (NFI), Jos, Nigeria; and Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria. Institut Philippe Maury de l’audiovisuel et du Cinéma (IPMAC-Groupe EM GABON-UNIVERSITE), Gabon; Institut Supérieur des Métiers de l’Audiovisuel (ISMA), Bénin;