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Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) invites entries for the 2022 edition

The prestigious awards ceremony would take place in October of this year.

The Africa Film Academy, organizers of Africa’s premier and most prestigious film awards, is now accepting nominations for the 18th Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAAs).

The AMA Awards are well-known around the world for rewarding the brilliance of African film industry players.

The Africa Film Academy invites filmmakers to submit their feature, short, animation, and documentary films for consideration in nearly 30 film categories.

This submission is only open to films produced and released between May 1, 2021 and April 31, 2022. (last day of submission).

The 17th edition of the AMAAs was held at the Lagos Marriott Hotels in Ikeja, with filmmakers, executives, and government officials from all over the world in attendance.

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During the event, Nigeria’s “Eyimofe,” directed by Chuko and Arie Esiri, won five awards, including the NFVCB Award for Nigerian Best Film. “The Gravedigger’s Wife” from Somalia also shone at the 18th AMAAs, winning five awards and best film.

Somalian actor Omar Abdi won the award for “Best Actor in a Leading Role” for his performance in the multi-award-winning film The Gravedigger’s Wife. Joan Agaba, a Ugandan actress, beat out top Nollywood actresses such as Funke Akindele and Rita Dominic to win the AMAA 2021 Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Kelechi Udegbe also won the award for best actor in a supporting role for his role in “Collision Course”, while Wilmah Munemera won the AMAA 2021 Award for Best Young/Promising Actor.

All entries for the 18th AMAAs will be made via Filmfreeway. The Africa Film Academy will not accept any film that exceeds the 120-minute run as a feature or a short film that is longer than 40 minutes.

AMAA awards two major categories of short films and animation. The proposed date of the nomination’s gala night for the 18th AMAAs is Friday, August 26th, 2022 while the Award ceremony will run through Wednesday, October 26th, 2022 to Sunday, October, 30th, 2022.

The Academy also awards the category for Best Africa Film in the Diaspora and Best Diaspora Short Film Awards inclusive of Caribbean Shorts and Caribbean features.

AMA AWARDS The Africa Movie Academy Awards was founded in 2005. Mostly held annually in Nigeria, the AMAAs is, without doubt, becoming the most prestigious and glamorous African entertainment industry event of its kind.

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 showcase the social relevance of African film and cinema.

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, and actors and actresses from across Africa.

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