The Africa Film Academy, organisers of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), has called for submissions for the 18th edition of the awards.
According to a statement issued during the weekend, the organisers invited filmmakers to submit their feature, short, animation and documentary works for consideration in nearly 30 film categories of the awards.
The submission is however opened to only films produced and ⁴released between May 1, 2021, and April 31, 2022 (last day of submission).
All entries for the 18th AMAAs are to be submitted via ‘Filmfreeway’. AFA also stated that it would not accept any film that exceeds the 120-minute run as a feature, or a short film that is longer than 40 minutes.
The proposed date of the nomination’s gala night is Friday, August 26, 2022, while the award ceremony will run from October 26 to October, 30, 2022.
The academy also awards the category for ‘Best Africa Film in the Diaspora’ and ‘Best Diaspora Short Film Awards’, as well as categories for Caribbean shorts and features.
TCN had reported that the 17th edition of the AMAAs, which held at the Lagosi Marriot Hotels, was attended by filmmakers, executives and government officials from different parts of the world.
During the event, a Nigerian movie, ‘Eyimofe’, which was directed by Chuko and Arie Esiri, scooped five awards, including the ‘NFVCB Award for Nigerian Best Film’. Somalia’s ‘The Gravedigger’s Wife’ also won five awards.
Founded in 2005 and mostly held annually in Nigeria, the AMAA has evolved from being a one-day event that is televised live to an annually chronicled African event. The primary aim of the AMAA is to facilitate the development and showcase of African film and cinema.
Over the years, the award presentation has been attended by numerous international media representatives, Hollywood celebrities, African politicians and other people.