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The organiser of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAAs), Africa Film Academy, has expressed its readiness to accept submissions from filmmakers for the 17th edition of the annual showpiece.
Founded in 2005, the AMAAs facilitates development and showcases the social relevance of African film and cinema.
The organiser in a statement informed that entries for the 2021 edition of the awards could be submitted from now till July 31, adding that the deadline for early submissions was scheduled for May 31 while late submissions ends July 31.
The organiser said nominations would be announced on September 30, while the award ceremony would be held in November.
Read the statement: “The Africa Film Academy invites filmmakers to submit their feature, short, animation and documentary works for consideration in nearly 30 film categories of the awards. This submission is opened to only films produced and released between January 2020 and July 31st, 2021 (last day of submission).
“Each completed entry form for 2021 entries must be accompanied by all the supporting materials listed on the submission forms, including the synopsis of the film, the list of credits, marketing stills of the film, filmographies of the directors and producers, copies of the film in 3DVDS or a hard drive plus a compulsory online submission via vimeo/we transfer, proof of the right to submit and active contact details of anticipated nominees”.
The 16th edition of the AMAAs was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the virtual event, “The Milkmaid”, a film by Desmond Ovbiagele, movie producer, carted away four awards, including award for the best film.