Every year, the Canada high commissioner in Ghana gets some lectures in Film and Television from Canada to have a workshop with film makers in Ghana.
This year’s workshop started on the 5th to 7th of December. During the workshop, they had some guests like the Deputy Minister of Education and a member of parliament at Cape Coast North (HON. BARBARA AYISI ASHER) who gave a brief talk about how we can promote our culture through our movies and also she gave an assurance that the film industry will rise up again.
The main guest speaker MR. SOCRATE SAFO (the director of National commission on culture) was enthused by the words from the Deputy Minister of Education, and backs her up by saying that with the Creative Art sector in conjunction with the government they will try their possible best to support the industry to be able to reach it maximum height. He also said, it will be best if we can have one data for film industry and also a fixed price that any artist will take from a producer. As he spoke, some of the industry players such as BOB SMITH JNR. Popularly known as DIABOLO MAN, WAAKYE, MR.AKWETEY KANYI, and other organizations and institutions such as FIPAG, GAMI VISION, CREW ASSOCIATION, FLASH MEDIA TRAINING STUDENTS, AND NAFTI STUDENTS gave him a full support on his words.CLEMENT AMANKWAH popularly known as OPAM a Director and Producer was the main organizer for the workshop. He said that if this workshop will continue every year, then it should be like how this year has been which was supported and sponsored by the Canada High Commissioner in Ghana, Commission on culture , Multichoice , GO TV and the coordinator JAMES ABOAGYE ( Formal Secretary of FIPAG ).
The facilitators (MR. PAUL ANDREW AND HELGA- LIZ HABERFELLNER) a renowned Film lectures in France was very proud at the end of the workshop. They said this workshop has been the best ever and promised to be available anytime they call.
Mercy M. Amankwah.
(Flash media Training & consult.)