The Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) is now calling for entries for the 2013 edition to be held in April next year. The deadline for submissions is 30 January 2013 and nominations will be announced in the first week of March.
AMMA, An annual glamorous celebration of artistry honoring excellence in African Filmmaking and Cinema, seeks to present and project the African Film Industry to Africa and the rest of the world.
In AMAA founder, Academy CEO Peace Anyiam-Osigwe’s words, “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 produced on the continent and distribution is becoming more accessible to African films.”
Acceptable genres for the awards include feature length films, shorts and documentary entries. Only films produced, premiered and or released between December 2011 and November 2012 are eligible. Features may not exceed 120 minutes and shorts should not be longer than 40 minutes.
The winning films for AMAA 2012 included How to Steal Two Million, Otelo Burning, and Shattered.
Since its inception in 2005, AMAA has established itself as the most prestigious and glamorous awards celebrating filmmaking 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.
To qualify for the award, enter your film (you need to be logged in) at: http://www.ama-awards.com/node/add/films
For more information, visit: www.ama-awards.com