African Movie Academy Awards 2024 Calls For Submissions

The Story

Africa Movie Academy Awards makes its highly anticipated return for its 20th edition as it opens submissions.

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The 20th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) has commenced its call for submissions, marking two decades of celebrating African cinema and honouring the late founder, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, for her pioneering contributions.

Raymond Anyiam-Osigwe, a board member, emphasized the event’s significance in showcasing African creativity and cinematography globally.

Filmmakers are encouraged to submit feature films, shorts, animations, and documentaries across nearly 30 categories, with a focus on works featuring Africans or people of African origin.

Lagos will host the event, featuring additional activities such as jury sessions, nominations, and capacity development initiatives, with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu returning as host.

Key Background

The Africa Movie Academy Awards, also known as AMAA or The AMA Awards, is an annual event that celebrates excellence in the African film industry. Founded by Peace Anyiam-Osigwe and operated by the Africa Film Academy, the awards recognize professionals within Africa and beyond who have made significant contributions to African cinema.

The primary objective of the awards is to honour and promote excellence in African filmmaking while fostering unity across the continent through arts and culture. Attended by media representatives, celebrities, politicians, journalists, and actors from around the world, the AMA Awards is widely regarded as Africa’s premier film event and is often referred to as the “African Oscars” by international observers.

2023 Winners

Best Achievement in Screenplay

• Xalé – Senegal

National Film and Video Censors Board

(NFVCB) Award for Best Nigerian Film

• Mami Wata

Best Young/Promising Actor

• Maleek Sanni – Gangs of Lagos

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

• Jimmy Jean-Louis -Rise – United States

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

• Rokhaya Niang – Xalé – Senegal

Best Actor in a Leading Role

• Tobi Bakre – Brotherhood – Nigeria

Best Actress in a Leading Role

• Nse Ikpe-Etim – 4-4-44 (Four Four Forty-Four) –Nigeria

Debut Feature by a Director

• Baloji – Omen – DRC

Best Director

• Apolline Traore – Sira

Best Film

• Xalé – Senegal

In Summary

Nearly 30 categories are available for submission, which will last till April 2024.


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