Organisers of the most prestigious movie awards in Africa, The African Movie Academy Awards are calling for entries for the 2018 edition of the award which seek to honour achievements in the African Movie Industry.
This years edition of the AMAAs, marking the 14th year cordially invites filmmakers to submit their feature, short, animation and documentary works for consideration in about 30 categories of the awards.
The deadline for all submissions is 30th January, 2018 for early birds and a late entry deadline is fixed on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2018. Works are to be submitted Film Freeway and in any of the AMAA offices across the continent. Nominees list would be announced on April, 2018 while the grand finale of the 14th edition of the highly coveted movie awards would be held on 2nd June, 2018 and globally televised.
Only films produced and released between June 2017 and January 2018 may be entered for this celebration of African cinema.
HISTORY OF AMAA
The Africa Movie Academy Awards was founded in 2005 and has been successfully held in every other subsequent year. Mostly held in Nigeria, the Awards Scheme is described as one of the most revered and coveted events of its kind on the African continent.
Evolving from a one day event — televised live — to an annually chronicled African event, the AMA Awards is now an established engagement platform for filmmakers, industry professionals and all creative industry stakeholders.
The primary aim of the AMA Awards is to facilitate the development and the showcasing of the social relevance of African film and cinema. The awards are presented to recognise and honour excellence in professional filmmaking in the African film industry and the African Diaspora.
Over the years, the award presentation has been attended by numerous international media representatives, Hollywood celebrities, Nigerian politicians, other African politicians, journalists, film industry professionals, actors and actresses from across Africa.
By: Gabla Godwin/ Showbiz Network Ghana
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