The 11th edition of Africa’s foremost movie award, Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), is expected to come off in June 2015 instead of its traditional hosting month of April 2015. The delay was due to Nigeria’s general elections in March and April.
The awards academy announced it had over 800 films across the continent and the Diaspora for consideration.
The films came from over 60 countries, mostly within Africa, South America, United States and North America.
According to Mr Shaibu Hussein, a film critic and the chairman of College of Screeners, the organisers received a good number of entries from what could be considered new territories for AMAA from such countries as Cuba, Brazil, Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica.
‘The enthusiasm and interest of filmmakers from South America, Francophone countries and North Africa are increasing by the day with the amount of films submitted for the awards from the countries in these regions.
‘We are quite excited about this development,’ said Mr Hussein.
‘Already the pre-selection screening has started—the stage where the entries are screened in line with entry rules before the films that comply with the entry requirements are sent to College of Screeners, where the real job of adjudication starts.
A meeting of the Board of International Jurors will then be held after the College of Screeners to decide films that will make it to nomination,” Hussein added.
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