The AMVCAs were created to acknowledge and celebrate the contribution made by Pan-African filmmakers, actors and technicians in the success of the continent’s film and television industry.
The official announcement of the 2014 AMVCAs was made recently on Africa’s biggest reality show, Big Brother.
This was after Big Brother invited 2013 AMVCA award winners, Ghanaian actress Jackie Appiah and director Akin Omotoso, to judge a movie task that was presented by the housemates.
This year 28 awards in 26 categories will be awarded ranging from acting and directing to scriptwriting and cinematography, with new of those categories being voted for by the viewers.
Other areas in which honours will be given are editing, make-up, sound, lighting, including the most anticipated of the whole ceremony, the Industry Merit Award and the Trailblazer of The Year Award.
Last year the two awards were awarded to veteran Nigerian actor Olu Jacobs and Nigerian actress Ivie Okujaiye, respectively.
Zambia artistes, Preston Mwila, Christine Ngoma and Bernard Mulenga failed to win an award at the prestigious AfricaMagic AMVCA ceremony.
Mulenga was nominated for Best Art Director for the movie titled Kawanu, Mwila competed for the Best Costume Designer while Ngoma was nominated for Best Make-up Artist for the same movie.
However, nominees for the next awards are yet to be announced because October 18 is the closing date for submissions.
The inaugural AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards ceremony took place in Lagos on March 9, 2013. Sponsored by Nigeria’s number one low-sugar malt drink, Amstel Malta, the ceremony was broadcast live from Lagos to DStv and GOtv audiences in more than 50 countries across the continent.
The event was attended by some of the big name actors and actresses across the continent’s TV and film industry.
Some of the movies that took top honours were Otelo Burning (Best Movie Overall), Skeem (Best Movie- Comedy) and The Mirror Boy (Best Movie – Drama).
The Best Actor and Best Actress in a Drama accolades went to Nigerian OC Ukeje and Ghanaian Jackie Appiah.
Entry is free and the deadline for all submissions is Friday, October 18 at 19:00 (CAT).
Entries can be sent to AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards, P.O. Box 2963, Pinegowrie, 2123, for attention – Manager: Local Productions Africa.
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