All-Africa Movie Awards Call for Entries
By Iminza Keboge
Published January 3, 2018
The deadline for submitting films to the 14th annual Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) is January 30, 2018.
Africa Film Academy (AFA), the organisers of AMAA, say eligible works for their nearly 30 categories of the awards are feature, short, animation and documentary movies produced and released between June 2016 and January 2018 that can be submitted via Film Freeway and/or in any of the AMAA offices across Africa.
Moviemakers are urged to ensure that each completed entry form is accompanied by all the supporting materials listed on the submission forms, including the synopsis of the film, the list of credits, marketing stills of the film, filmographies of the directors and producers, copies of the film in three DVDS or a hard drive plus a compulsory online submission via vimeo or we transfer and proof of the right to submit. All films must indicate the year of copyright.
While Nominations will be announced in April 2018 the 14th AMAA Gala Night, that will be televised globally, will be held on June 2, 2018.
Evolving from a televised one day event in 2005 to an annually chronicled African event, the AMA Awards is now an established engagement platform for filmmakers, industry professionals and all creative industry stakeholders.
AFA says 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, therefore, are presented to recognise and honour excellence in professional filmmaking in the African film industry and the African Diaspora.
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