Zimbabwe prepares digital broadcasting migration

A four-day training course on creative content creation took place in Zimbabwe for forty attendees to ready the migration of broadcasting services from analogue to digital.  The workshop covered script writing, editing, production, cinematography and other skills development courses required for the process to be carried out. 

The director of the Zimbabwe Film and Television School of Southern Africa (Ziftessa), Rino Zhuwarara said, “The idea is to empower our filmmakers so that they acquire basic skills and funding that is required.” He also said that the course would be rolled across the country and is meant to improve filmmaking skills of the concerned people within the industry. 

“We need to train more, to trigger the film production on industrial basis. We also need to broaden the numbers of people participating in the sector and upgrade the skills as much as we can,” Zhuwarara added.

Ziftessa, through ZimDigital, has already carried out similar training in Binga, Lupane and Hwange in Matabeleland North. Zhuwarara said their next target would be people in Marondera, Bindura, Chimanimani, Nyanga, Chipinge, Chinhoyi and Kariba. The training courses are said to be deployed to aid the digital migration and sustainability of the process in the country.