Africa Magic, in association with MultiChoice Nigeria on Wednesday, called for film submission ahead of the 7th edition of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, (AMVCA).
The AMVCA organizers announced that entries are now being accepted from Wednesday, November 13, 2019, till Friday, December 13, 2019, and the 7th edition of the Africa movie awards is scheduled for March 2020
National Sportslink understands that AMVCAs were created to celebrate the contribution of African filmmakers, actors, and technicians in the success of the continent’s film and television industry and with the success of the previous editions, preparations are now underway for the seventh edition which will hold in March 2020.
Channel Director, Africa Magic, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu said: “It’s been a long wait, but we are pleased to finally announce that the seventh edition of the AMVCAs is here and set to once again celebrate film and television talent across Africa.
“Every year the industry continues to grow in leaps and bounds and we are proud to be a part of its success story through the AMVCAs. The AMVCAs remain Africa’s most prestigious awards and most reputable celebration of talent in front and behind the camera”.
The organizers reiterated that all films, made-for-television movies or television series are eligible to enter for the AMVCA if they are broadcast or publicly screened or exhibited during the period of April 1, 2018, to November 30, 2019.
The 6th edition of the AMVCAs held on September 1, 2018, at the Eko Convention Centre inside the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos, Nigeria. Jade Osiberu went home with the Best Film in West Africa and Best Overall Film while Omotola Jalade Ekeinde won the award for Best Actress for her role in ‘Alter Ego’.
Other winners at the 6th edition include Bisola Aiyeola, who won the award for Trailblazer, Lilian Afegbai, whose film won the award for the Best Indigenous film (Igbo), Odunlade Adekola, who won the award for Best Actor Comedy and Femi Adebayo, who won the award for Best Indigenous film (Yoruba)
Also, Chief Executive Officer, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe: “Beyond celebrating talent, the AMVCAs represent a significant investment in the African film and television industry, igniting ancillary industries in the process.
“Each year, revenues are increased and jobs are created to cater to the opportunities presented in areas like fashion, styling, photography, and make-up. The AMVCAs also presents a unique opportunity for the world to see and experience Africa beyond the headlines, telling its own story and celebrating its best storytellers.”
Films, made-for-television movies or television series previously entered or nominated for an award, or awarded a prize in another film and television competition are eligible to be entered for the AMVCAs. Also, all films, made-for-television movies or television series are eligible for entry to the AMVCA if they are broadcast or publicly screened or exhibited during the period of 1 April 2018 to 30 November 2019.