After naming Plateau-born Dorcas Bello as the 2018 Best African documentary filmmaker, the African International Documentary Festival Foundation will this December train more Nigerians in video storytelling, MKB learns.

Among those to be trained are the AFIDFF's 2018 top two contenders, Miss Dorcas Bello and Mr. Eddymark Onoja, both from Jos, the capital of Central Nigeria's Plateau State.

The training holding in the capital of the West African State, Abuja on 17th and 18th December, 2018 brings renowned filmmakers from around the world.

Emmy Award winner, Dr. Janice Marie Collins and a Grammy awardee, Mr. Ranadeb Choudhury, as well as Ms. Lisa Alfred, another award winning professional from the USA are expected to coach the trainees in film production, script writing, directing, film editing and video journalism.

Themed "Africa Telling her Own Story", the training aims to expand the capacity and market for Africans to report their own experiences themselves for the development of the continent.

Director General of AFIDFF, Malame Mangzha told MKB that the event is preparatory to an international film festival the foundation aims to host in California, USA next year.

AFIDFF has subsidized the training fee by over 50% with only training materials and feeding to be sponsored by participants, it is learnt.