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The Most Prestigious Awards for African and African Diaspora Cinema

The 13th Africa Movie Academy Awards - Know More About the Most Prestigious Film Awards for African Cinema; The most prestigious film awards for Africans across the world “The Africa Movie Academy Awards,” is one of the most awaited film events in the continent. Interested filmmakers shall be able to submit their films in various categories.

The Most Prestigious Awards for African and African Diaspora Cinema
Lagos, Nigeria, January 16, 2017 --( The world is now looking at African film with a lot of expectation and respect. The entertainment industry in the continent has gone ahead by leaps and bounds over the years. The top actors and musicians, and of course, directors are all getting fame not just in Africa but also worldwide.

In a bid to honour their service and contribution to the film industry and to the society through their work, the Africa Movie Academy Awards, popular as AMAA confers the most prestigious film awards.

As a subsidiary of the Africa Film Academy, the AMAA today stands tall to promote filmmaking and developing this entertainment industry.

The AMAA has recently notified the interested filmmakers to submit their films for over thirty categories for the upcoming Awards ceremony. The categories range from short films, to feature films, to documentaries and even animated movies. Though the initial deadline for all the submissions was 31st December 2016, the late entry deadline was kept on 25th January 2017. Check out Africa Movie academy awards on

All of the nominations will be announced on 15th April 2017. The grand celebration of Africa Movie Academy Awards will take place on June 3, 2017. The attendees of this ceremony will include international several media representatives, Nigerian politicians, Hollywood celebrities, industrialists, celebrities from across Africa.

More about the AMAA and African films:
Right from 2005, when the event began, the main objective was to establish a platform for the meeting of filmmakers from Africa and beyond. The Africa Movie Academy Awards is not just the event, but its main objective is to unify Africa and help in opening wide networks and channels for the professionals and artistes.

This also helps in television and film media people to explore other media and work on amalgamating both of them. The event per se is resplendent with glitz, high-voltage performances by the top artistes from Africa and the stunning well-dressed actors on the red carpet. The artistes, who work in the entertainment industry, feel honoured on attending this event, being nominated and even winning an award for their hard work and talent opens them to a world of more offers and opportunities.

2017 Jury President is Bernie Goldblat:
Nationality: Swiss. Born in 1970 in Stockholm, Berni Goldblat is a founding member of Cinomade with Daphne Serelle. An association based in Burkina Faso, whose objective is the creation and dissemination of advocacy tools, including film. As part of their activities with the association, they made thirteen films and numerous theater tours interactive debate in Africa. He also created "Les films du Djabadjah," a production company based in Burkina Faso. Berni Goldblat is also the author of a trilogy called "Micro à ta portée."

About AMAA:
Peace Anyiam-Osigwe founded the “Africa Movie Academy Awards.” The submissions for the 13th awards ceremony would remain open until January 13, 2017. It is a grand opportunity for the people to win an award for their work in African film. Visit the site for more details.

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Africa Movie Academy Awards
17a Adenubi close, behind St Leo’s Catholic Church off Toyin Street,
Ikeja, Lagos state, Nigeria
Phone: +234-708-404-9285, +234-8134042276
South Africa +27747234689
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Africa Film Academy
Therese Emmanuels

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