AMAA 2024: Committee Appeals for Submissions

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Peace Anyiam-Osigwe

The Africa Film Academy (AFA) is gearing up for the milestone 20th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), inviting submissions from filmmakers across Africa and the diaspora.

In anticipation of the prestigious event, AFA has announced its plans and activities for the 2024 edition, signaling a deliberate effort to engage film practitioners continent-wide.

Shaibu Husseni, the Director-General of the Nigeria Film and Video Censor Board, will once again lead AMAA’s college of screeners for the 20th edition, ensuring a thorough evaluation of submissions.

Raymond Anyiam-Osigwe, the designated CEO of the AFA board, emphasized the inclusivity of the upcoming AMAA, aiming to involve every film practitioner in Africa and beyond. Entries for all award categories are open until April, providing filmmakers ample time to showcase their creativity and talent.

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The 20th edition of AMAA will see the return of Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the host, marking a significant milestone in the history of the awards ceremony.

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“This marks the official conclusion of the 19th edition of AMAA under the stewardship of the Africa Film Academy and heralds the beginning of the journey towards AMAA 2024,” said Anyiam-Osigwe.

He highlighted the importance of AMAA in celebrating African creativity and honoring the contributions of filmmakers to the global cinematic landscape over the past two decades.

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Reflecting on the essence of AMAA, Anyiam-Osigwe emphasized its role as a platform for networking and recognition of professionalism, authenticity, and creativity in African cinema.

“We are not just a popularity contest; we are a professional platform that rewards excellence and best practices across Africa and the diaspora,” he remarked.

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Husseni, speaking on behalf of the jury and screeners, expressed anticipation for receiving outstanding films from African practitioners, emphasizing the importance of films that reflect African heritage and are crafted by filmmakers of African descent.

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“We encourage submissions that uphold the spirit of African storytelling and showcase the diversity of our continent,” he added, underscoring AMAA’s commitment to promoting African cinema on the global stage.

Filmmakers are encouraged to submit their entries via the film freeway, with AMAA serving as a beacon for celebrating Africa’s rich cinematic heritage and fostering collaboration within the filmmaking community.

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