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The 20th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards will take place.


February 16, 2024

The 20th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), which honours and showcases accomplishments in the African film industry, is now taking submissions.

In a news release, AFA board member and designated chair Raymond Anyiam-Osigwe stated that the event this year would honour the late founder Peace Anyiam-Osigwe as well as the contributions the academy has made to the African film industry since its founding.

“This is an avenue to officially end the 19th edition of the AMAAs under the supervision of the Africa Film Academy and begin the journey to AMAA 2024. The 20th Edition of the AMAA, will serve as a testimony to African Creativity as we celebrate and toast not just the founder, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe of blessed memory and her contribution in placing African film and filmmakers on the Global stage [and] also 20 years of AMAA which showcases the finest in African Film and Cinematography,” he said.

The organisers also announced the official call for submissions, which invites filmmakers to submit their feature length, short films, animation, and documentary work for consideration in the nearly 30 film categories of the awards.

The necessity of submitting work that features Africans and people of African origin was highlighted by Shaibu Husseni, the current DG of the Nigeria Film and Video Censor Board, who is back for the 20th edition as the head of AMAA’s College of Screeners.

“We look forward to getting great films from African filmmakers,” the speaker said. Submissions in AMAA categories (documentaries, animations, feature films, and more) are eagerly anticipated. I want to stress once more that a film’s country of origin is not the same as its country of origin. We don’t support films that don’t feature African actors or directors. You can post movies to the “Film Motorway.”

The 20th edition of AMAA is going to be huge, Anyiam-Osigwe added. He went on to say that Lagos is the host state and that Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor, will return to serve as host for the AMAAs’ 20th anniversary. Additional events would be jury sessions, nomination announcements, and AFA-sponsored human capacity development.