It’s official!. Trust us to serve you with the press release for the AMAA 2013:
“The AMAA 2013 Call for entries for the Africa movie academy awards to be held 14th April 2013 in Africa, the Nominations will be announced the first week of March 2013.The Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) is calling for feature length films (not more than 2hrs long), short and documentary entries for its 2013 edition, to be held on 14th April in Africa, home to Africa where the world’s third largest film industry. The deadline for submissions is 30 December 2012 and the theme for the 2013 edition is Africa-One-Africa without borders the integration cinematically.
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 on going on the continent and distribution becoming more accessible to African films says founder and Academy CEO Peace Anyiam-Osigwe. However only films produced, premiered and or released between December 2011 and November 2012 are eligible. Features may not exceed 120 minutes and shorts should not be longer than 40 minutes.
The winning films for AMAA 2012 included How to steal two million, Otelo Burning, and Shattered Since its inception in 2005, AMAA has established itself as the most prestigious and glamorous awards celebrating filmmaking on the continent. The gala event, which is televised live around the world, attracts Hollywood celebrities alongside their African counterparts, as well as African politicians and media. Submission forms can be downloaded from the AMAA website, http://www.ama-awards.com/.