AMAA 2019: The organizers of the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) have announced open film submissions for the 2019 Edition of AMAA which will be held from 7th to 10th June 2019.
The organisers invite African Filmmakers or others with African narratives from across the world to submit their Short, Documentary or Feature Fiction films for the awards.
According to the organisers, AMAA will be celebrating her 15th Anniversary in 2019, and will look back at the 15 Best Directors and Best Films of the last 15 years of AMAA as an ode to where AMAA began.
The theme for AMAA 2019, which is the I5th edition of the Awards is “Engaging the Narrative”.
“We invite filmmakers who believe that the world should see the beauty of African stories to submit their films for the 15th Edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards. AMAA is the most prestigious and transparent reward for African Cinema.
“AMAA has been the launch pad for many young talents in the film industry in Africa and has been at the forefront of celebrating the best of African Cinema from Across the Globe.
“We also want to Engage the Narrative, ask: “are we really telling our stories ?” stated the organisers.
The Africa Movie Academy Awards, popularly known as AMAA is presented annually to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry.
AMA Awards was founded by Peace Anyiam-Osigwe and run through the Africa Film Academy. The awards are aimed at honouring and promoting excellence in the African movie industry and Africans in the diaspora as well as uniting the Africans from across the globe through arts and culture. The award presentation is attended by numerous media representatives, celebrities, politicians, journalists, actresses and actors from all across the world.
The AMA awards are widely considered to be Africa’s most important film even and the most prestigious film award in for people of African descent.
The following are the Awards and Prizes:
Best Short Film, Best Documentary, Best Diaspora Feature, Best Diaspora Documentary:
Best Animation, Achievement In Production Design, Achievement In Costume Design:
Achievement In Make-Up, Achievement In Sound DESIGN, Achievement in Visual Effects:
Achievement In Cinematography, Achievement In Editing, Best Film by an African Living Abroad, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actress In A Leading Role, Best First Feature Film by a Director, Best Diaspora Short Film, Achievement In Screenplay, Best Film in an African Language, Most Promising Actor, Best Child Actor, Best Actor In A Supporting Role:
Best Actress In A Supporting Role, Best Director and Best Film.