From fabulous red carpet moments to interesting acceptance speeches, are you ready for the 2018 edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs)? Well hold on a little bit because the AMVCAs is scheduled to take place in the latter part of 2018 ie. 1st of September. However if you are an African filmmaker and you feel, your work deserves a nom or two, check out this press release below.
Following months of speculation and anticipation, Africa Magic, in association with Multichoice, is proud to announce the call to entry for the 2018 edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs), the prestigious initiative that honours film and TV talent across the continent. Billed to hold on the 1st of September 2018. This year’s edition of the AMVCAs is proudly sponsored by Konga and supported by Nokia and Heritage Bank.
The 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 five editions, preparations are in top gear for the 2018 edition. Entries for the AMVCAs open on the 1st of March and close on the 30th of April, 2018.
Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, Director for M-Net West Arica, said: “Nearly one year after the last AMVCAs, we are pleased to announce the call to entry for the 2018 edition of the Awards. The African movie and television industry is brimming with exciting talent, and at Africa Magic 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.”
The AMVCAs celebrate filmmakers in different categories ranging from acting and directing to scriptwriting and cinematography. This year, a number of awards in different categories will be presented ranging from acting and directing to scriptwriting 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.
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, and 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 1st, 2016 to March 31st, 2018.
For more information about the submission process check out africamagic.dstv.com