Ms. Peace Anyiam-Osigwe is inviting filmmakers to submit their feature length, short and documentary productions for consideration for the 10th edition of the 2014 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA). The AMAA, often described by mainstream media outlets as ‘the African Oscars’, was founded in 2005 as a platform to honor and celebrate the best in African filmmaking.
The deadline for submissions is 15 January 2013, with the announcement of nominations scheduled for the first week of March. Only films produced, premiered and or released between May 2012 and December 2013, will be considered. Feature-length films cannot exceed 120 minutes and shorts should not be longer than 40 minutes.
In 2013, more than 700 films from over 40 countries and the diaspora were submitted. AMMA founder and CEO Peace Anyiam-Osigwe explains, “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.”
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION
SEND YOUR SUBMISSIONS ON DVD
1. View your film submission(s) at http://www.ama-awards.com/submissions/myfilms (you need to be logged in), select ‘Printer Version’ and print 5 copies which needs to accompany your submission. This is so the AMAA Jury has your information related to each of your films when viewing the film.
2. You are required to send 5 DVD copies of your film for jury consideration to any of the following offices:
The Africa Movie Academy Awards,
17a Adenubi close, behind St Leo’s Catholic Church
off Toyin Street, Ikeja, Lagos State
Telephone: +234708 404 9285, +2348028446792, +2348037763620
The Africa Movie Academy Awards
c/o Wembley Square Security
409 Wembley Square, 11 Solan Road, Gardens, Cape Town
Telephone: +27 83 3161014
Notify AMA that you have sent your Film!
Ms. Peace Anyiam-Osigwe and the AMAA Awards Team