AMAA’s on the march again – 8th edition announced for April 2012

by Chi Ibe

The Africa Film Academy (AFA) invites filmmakers to submit their Feature, Short, and Documentary works for consideration by the 8th AMAA, the premier Africa film awards, from June 01 to 30 December 2011.

The African Movie Academy Awards – founded in 2005 – celebrated its 7th edition on March 27, 2011. Held annually in Nigeria, AMAAs has become one of the continent’s most prestigious entertainment awards. Since its inception in 2005, it has maintained its promise as a continent-wide platform to honour and celebrate the best in the art of film-making.

Evolving from a one-day event – televised live – to a diarised annual African event, it is now an established engagement platform for filmmakers, industry professionals and all creative industry stakeholders. The primary aim of the AMAA Awards is to facilitate the development and showcase the social relevance of African Film and Cinema.

The 8th edition will hold in April 2012 and will be televised globally.

According to a statement from the organisers, “AMAA is calling for submissions from the public and stakeholders in the film industry. Nominations will be announced in February 2012. Submission forms can be downloaded from the AMA-Awards website.”

Each completed entry form must be 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, 5 DVD copies of the film and proof of the right to submit.

Only films produced and released between December 2010 and December 2011 would be entered for the 2012 celebration of African Cinema. All films must indicate year of copyright. The Africa Film Academy will not accept any film that exceeds the 120 min run as a feature or a short film that is longer than 40 minutes.

More information is on www.ama-awards.com.


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