Submissions to the awards are scheduled to close in March 2023.
The organisers of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) have revealed the plans for the 2023 awards, which is now in its 19th year.
The reveal was made in Lagos in a media roundabout with Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, founder and president of AMAA; Kingsley James, Chief Operating Officer of AMAA; and Shaibu Husseni, head of AMAA’s College of Screeners present.
According to Anyiam-Osigwe, the decision to reveal the plans and activities for the award next year is to allow for the more active participation of stakeholders both in the Nigerian and international spheres.
Anyiam-Osigwe further noted that the call for entries in all open and active categories for the 2023 awards will close in March 2023.
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She notes that, “We are currently calling for entries in all categories, and this will last till March 2023. The Africa Film Academy invites filmmakers to submit their feature, short, animation, and documentary work for consideration in nearly 30 film categories of the awards.”
“One of the aims for creating the Awards is to provide and create a networking platform and avenue for African filmmakers and practitioners to interact while getting rewarded for their creativity, uniqueness, authenticity and professionalism,” she added.
It was also revealed by the Awards team that Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu is billed to return as host of the 2023 awards.
Speaking on the events during the award, James added that, “For the AMAA proper, we will be having a 7-days complete creative week that will encompass music, film, fashion and arts.”
The 18th edition of the AMAA was held in Lagos on October 30th, 2022.