Africa Directions (AD) is a youth-led, national, non-governmental, non-profit making organization that was established in 2000 and is registered with the Zambian Registrar of Societies. AD currently runs national programmes and operates from Mtendere and Chilenje, two socially and economically deprived and high-density urban compounds in Lusaka, and Mansa, Luapula Province, a rural district with a high child mortality rate. (https://africadirections.com)

We are renowned for building the capacity and confidence of Zambian youth using the arts. The organisation is proud to work and partner with such an outstanding professional arts company WENA ARTS. We are super happy with what we will accomplish together. We are confident that our partnership will provide an opportunity for underprivileged young people to have affordable film and arts training and get a qualification that would make them thrive globally in the creative sector.

MARK CHILONGU
CO-FOUNDER | AD

I am pleased that Africa Directions and WENA ARTS have partnered to bring professional film training to Zambia. We at Africa Directions have taught youth for over 20 years. Now, we are adding a film program to our youth development plan. We want the next generation of Zambian films to go beyond our borders, and to represent not only Zambia but all of Africa positively.

WENA ARTS has designed introductory courses specifically for Africa Directions. These courses are offered ONLY through a partnership with WENA ARTS.

ACTING - TEEN

This is an intense introduction course for anyone who wishes to work as an actor in films and TV. This course introduces you to Screen Acting. We cover many topics that will get you ready to work not only in Zambia but in international films. We cover scene study, public speaking, confidence building, auditioning, improvisation, terminology of the Set, and more. Get your start in acting. Register Now!

ACTING - ADULT

This is an intense introduction course for anyone who wishes to work as an actor in films and TV. This course introduces you to Screen Acting. We cover many topics that will get you ready to work not only in Zambia but in international films. We cover scene study, creating a character, analysing the character, auditioning, improvisation, cold reading, terminology of the Set, interacting with the camera, the Business of Acting, and more. Get your start in acting. Register Now!

SCREENWRITING

There is no FILM or TV without the story, and screenwriting is where it all begins. Our screenwriting course covers the main elements of story structure and composition. In this course, we do not necessarily adhere to the rigid formula of screenwriting; instead, we explore writing from a creative narrative. This course is designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of screenwriting. Emphasis is given to story, character, and dialogue, we give you a better understanding of writing a script. Register Now!

DIRECTING

This course focuses on what a director does before filming begins. Much of what a director does during pre-production is organisational. The director needs to put all the pieces in place, such as hiring the above-the-line crew to locations, rehearsals, storyboarding, creating a shot list, and so on. We teach narrative storytelling and how to tap into our inner creativity to tell a great story This course gets the director ready to be a good storyteller. Register Now!