In 2009 we opened the doors to the Freetown Media Centre (a.k.a WeOwnTV Media Center) together with the support of the WeOwnTV program which was founded by American Filmmaker Banker White. Today our center, led by Sierra Leonean media makers Arthur V. A. Pratt and Lansana ‘Barmmy Boy’ Mansaray is one of the most respected professional filmmaking collectives in Sierra Leone. Through our work we also support other filmmakers, musicians, artists and journalists through media education, mentorship, promotion.
Through our continued partnership with WeOwnTV we have been able to launch “The WeOwnTV Filmmaker Fellowship”, a regional film fund and professional development program supporting the production of independent documentaries directed by Guinean, Sierra Leonean and Liberian filmmakers.
The vision of the Freetown Media Centre is to contribute to the advancement of creative arts and digital media in Sierra Leone and the world at large and to continue to lead in the promotion of storytelling and self-expression.
Our mission is to promote freedom of expression through the development of digital media, cinema for development the creative industry using community engagement, education and capacity building programs.
Our goal is to ensure that Sierra Leone in particular and Africa generally takes it rightful position in the world stage of creative entrepreneurship and digital media production.
Documentary, Fiction and Short films. We conduct filmmaking workshops for all areas of filmmaking such as script writing and story development, Cinematography, Editing and directing. We also train human rights campaigners on how to use video and conduct human right campaigns on video and radio. We are also involve in all aspect of performing art and provides professional services geared towards production of Journalistic and other contents. We rent professional media gears and manage trained fixers.
We facilitate open air as well as in house screenings and help in the mobilization of audience irrespective of location.