Feb. 22, 2021


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Film club opens new doors for young actors

Film club opens new doors for young actors

Chairman of FSG Aubrey Silinyana

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YOUTH aspiring to enter film production will score big through free workshops established to scout and refine local talent in acting and filmmaking.

A film production company called Film Sector Groundbreakers - Lesotho (FSG) has set up a social media group platform under a programme titled Maseru Film Club, initiated to bring together members of the general public of all age groups who have interest in watching and making films.

“The club will organise social events of film screenings, facilitate workshop opportunities and invite film and television industry gurus to run the workshops. For now membership is free,” explained Aubrey Silinyana of FSG.

The benefits to members include free film production workshops, networking with other filmmakers and actors; as well as placement in film productions, he noted.  

Silinyana said a series of workshops will be arranged and will have categories of scriptwriting, producing, directing, acting, cinematography, digital film editing along with SFX make-up.

“Have you ever wondered how they make cuts, wounds, bruises, swollen faces, pus and bloody scenes in films? Here is your chance to learn from the very best at no charge. Film Sector Groundbreakers Lesotho has hired three young Basotho experts in their fields of specialty to deliver a four-day film production workshop in Maseru in April. One of these is on film SFX make-up and only registered members of the Maseru Film Club qualify to attend the workshop,” he explained

The exact dates of the training, Silinyana was quick to show will be announced at a later stage.

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Under the Maseru Film Club, there are four small branches – including the Ha Thetsane Film Club that will, according to Silinyana, accept applicants from the villages of Lesia, Ha Tsolo, Ha Tikoe and Ha Thetsane – the Khubetsoana Film Club which will cover Khubetsoana, Lakeside, Mohalalitoe, Sekamaneng, Naleli and Ha Tšosane.

Then there is the Main South 1 Road Film Club which has Ha Thamae, Lekhalaneng, Borokhoaneng, Lithabaneng, Ha Leqele, Ha Matala, Ha ’Nelese and Ha Abia while the fourth club named the Maseru Central covers town centre suburbs that comprise Hillsview, Happy Villa, New and Old Europa, Katlehong, Sea-Point, Thibella and Moshoeshoe II.

On the application (obtainable via Facebook and WhatsApp links) candidates are amongst requested to explain why they wish to join the club and show what they hope to contribute and gain from being part of the crew.    


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