Africa Movie Academy Awards is seeking submissions

Entries have officially opened for movies to be considered for the AMAA.

By Samantha Ofole-Prince/Photo by Shola Orol

It’s an annual award show that rewards excellence in creativity on the continent of Africa and films such as the David Oyelowo starrer “Queen of Katwe” and Kunle Afolayan’s murder mystery “The CEO” have earned accolades at this prestigious event.

Established in 2005, the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) provides a platform for filmmakers on the continent and was founded by veteran filmmaker Peace Anyiam-Osigwe.

Entries have officially opened for movies made in the space of time under review (November 2017 to December 2018) to be considered for an AMAA. Filmmakers who would like their movies to be considered can check out the site

Some of the several categories for AMAA 2019, which will be held in Nigeria, include Best Short Film, Best Documentary, Best Diaspora Feature, Best Actor/Actress, Best Film by an African Living Abroad and Best Film in an African Language.

(Pictured PAFF's Ayuko Babu, Miki Goral, Ja’net Dubois, actress Sherly Lee Ralph and CEO of African Movie Academy Awards Peace Anyiam-Osigwe at the 2015 AMAA)