Calling all film makers: Entries for Africa Movie Academy Awards 2013 open

by Doyin Jaiyesimi

Are you a budding film-maker?
Do you want your film to be featured at one of the biggest movie awards in Nigeria?
Then you don’t want to miss this.

The Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) is calling for feature length films, short films and documentary entries for its 2013 edition which is scheduled to hold in April in Nigeria, home to Nollywood – the world’s third largest film industry.

“There is this great awareness of the possibilities in Africa. This has been an exciting year for African cinema as many big budget productions have been on going on the continent and distribution becoming more accessible to African films,” says founder and Academy CEO Peace Anyiam-Osigwe.

Since its inception in 2005, AMAA has established itself as the most prestigious and glamorous awards celebrating film making on the continent. The gala event, which is televised live around the world, attracts Hollywood celebrities alongside their African counterparts, as well as African politicians and media.

The theme for the 2013 edition is ‘Africa-One-Africa: Without Borders the Integration Cinematically’ and the deadline for submission is 30 December 2012. Only films produced, premiered and or released between December 2011 and November 2012 are eligible.

Features should not exceed 120 minutes and shorts should not be longer than 40 minutes. The winning films for AMAA 2012 include ‘How to Steal Two Million’, ‘Otelo Burning’, and ‘Shattered’.

Submission forms can be downloaded from the AMAA website.

Nominations will be announced in February 2013.


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