MFF
Academy

MFF is implementing an interdisciplinary “knowledge centre”, an Academy, with a wide range of activities as part of a coherent year-long program.

Because MFF always defined itself as a multidisciplinary platform aimed at developing creativity and innovation in different areas, foster collaboration across these diverse areas produce knowledge in various formats and increase international networking and partnerships with actors not only from other African countries but also form other continents, the MFF Academy is framed accordingly to these defining characteristics.As one of the 3 pillars of MFF (Festival, Academy & Publications), it is divided in 2 interconnected branches: Researches & Residencies.

Bi-anual Calendar

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September

Academy New Kids and Radar

Academy
Choice and definition of axes, concepts, areas of intervention, identification of synergies and potential partners

Residencies
2nd month of residency for New Kids, vol. 2

Publication
Weekly Radar in two languages (Portuguese and English), construction of the online platform

October

Online platform, Radar, Academie and New Kids

Publications
Launch of the online platform, Radar goes into 3 languages, with the addition of French, and becomes bimonthly

Academie
Academy working residency with the coordination team, finalisation of concepts, definitions and networking with partners, definition of a coherent programme of residencies, research and training.

Residencies
Show season for New Kids vol. 2

November

R.U.I., research and residencies

Publications
Editing of issue zero of R.U.I. Paper magazine

Radar Academy
Work by the coordination team on drafting the 2 calls for residencies and research, definition of the festival programme

Residencies
Potential New Kids concerts, launch of the New Kids concept, volume 3

December

Launch of the MFF Academy

Official launch of the Academy, date and more information coming soon

January

Open calls for residencies and research

Academy
Formalisation of the 2024 coordination team

Research
Open call

Residences
Open call, launch of the new New Kids 2024 concept

Publications
Development of a financing plan and dissemination of the R.U.I. magazine

February

Selections and casting

Research
Selection of research for MFF2024

Residencies
Selection of the international residency project

New Kids 2024″ casting call opens

March

Ongoing activities

Composition of the Festival’s initial programme

Research and residency in progress

Casting of the New Kids 2024

April

Ongoing activities

Composition of the initial Festival program

Research and residency in progress

Casting the New Kids 2024

May

Ongoing activities

Finalisation of the Festival programme

Research and residency in progress

New Kids
Developing the show

June

Ongoing activities

Festival organisation

Research and residency in progress

New Kids
Looking for complementary skills for training courses.

July

Ongoing activities

Festival organisation

Research and residency in progress

New Kids
Pre-production of the residency

August

Ongoing activities

Research
Proposal for final products

Residencies
Proposal for final output

1st month of the New Kids residency

September

Ongoing activities

Research
Finalising the products for the festival

Residencies
Finalising the exhibition or installation for the festival

2nd month of residency for the New Kids

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December

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