The major aim of smedLAB is to promote skill acquisition towards self-actualization and economic independence.
Through intensive lectures, case studies and interactions with award-winning international and local industry professionals, the participants will learn the core skills and techniques necessary for a career in animation film making and to build expert animation capacities in Nigeria and the West African region for a tangible contribution to the film making industry.
Down the line, through an internship in an animated feature film production, they will get a first-hand knowledge of an international co-production in a real working environment.
At the end of the course, the participants will be able to handle a full-fledged animation production, from story idea to finished film the final outcome of which would be a group short film targeting festivals all over the world while seeking broadcast and distribution deals with TV stations and short film distribution services both locally and internationally.
Additionally, participants will receive a one-on-one entrepreneurial coaching which would provide them a stepping stone towards establishing a business in animation, be this as freelancers or as studio owners