African Magic in association with Multichoice has announced the call to entry for the 2018 edition of biggest movie awards in Africa AMVCA (Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards) 2018.
Entries for the 6th edition of AMVA opens 1st March and closes on 30th April while the main event is set to hold on the 1st of September 2018.
Speaking on the event, Director for M-Net West Africa, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu said “Nearly one year after the last AMVCAs, We are pleased to announce the call to entry for 2018 edition of the Awards. The African movie and television industry is brimming with exciting talents and at AfricaMagic, we contribute to the industry by not only giving these talents the platform to showcase their skills and passion but by celebrating their achievements whilst also encouraging them to continue honing their craft.”
Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards is one of the biggest film awards in Africa and it awards filmmakers in different categories ranging from acting and directing to script-writing and cinematography. Other categories will include: short film or online video, soundtrack, costume designing, sound and lighting amongst others. For 2018 there are 27 categories in all, with 7 open to viewers and 20 decided by the respected AMVCA panel of judges.
With regards to the growing success of AMVCA, John Ugbe, Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria said
“We have been inundated with calls from filmmakers across Africa, with everyone asking when the AMVCAs would return for another edition.
After a brief hiatus, we are thrilled to announce that 2018 will indeed mark the sixth consecutive year of MultiChoice and Africa Magic successfully hosting the AMVCAs and we remain proud of the improvements seen in the industry since the inception of the awards as we know that these cannot be ignored or overstated. Furthermore, our continued investment demonstrates our dedication in helping unearth and celebrate talent on the continent and we believe that the 2018 edition of the AMVCAs will leave an even bigger impact on the African film production industry than the previous five”.
Entry for the AMVCAs is free and the closing date for submissions is the 30th of April 2018. Films, made-for-television movies or television series previously entered into or nominated for an award, or awarded a prize in another film and television competition are eligible to be entered for the AMVCAs. All films, made-for-television movies or television series are eligible for entry to the AMVCA if they are broadcast or publicly screened during the period of October 1, 2016, to March 31, 2018.
Entry guidelines below:
Prepare a 2 to 3 minute long showreel for your online submission.
Log on to www. africamagic.tv and navigate to the submission page.
Fill out the submission forms and upload the clip. A unique reference number will be allocated to each completed online submission
Depending on their location, participants should send their entries to either of the following addresses, quoting their unique reference number:
Attention: Hadizat Ibrahim (Nigeria)
Mss Local Productions
4 industrial street, off town planning way, Illupeju, Lagos.
Attention: Buhle Ngcauzele (South Africa)
137 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg, 2123, South Africa.
Attention: Margaret Mathore (Kenya)
2nd floor, M-Net Offices
Local Production studio, Jamhuri Grounds off Ngong Road, Nairobi, Kenya.
For more information on entry requirements and submission procedures, please log on to www.africamagic.tv