AMAA 2022: the organizers extend the submission of applications until June 15
By Guardian Nigeria May 14, 2022 | 02:03 The race for the 2022 African Movie Academy Awards aka AMAA has officially begun as the African Movie Academy has called for African filmmakers to submit their films. After the calls for entries in early January 2022,…Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, The race for the 2022 African Movie Academy Awards aka AMAA has officially begun, with the African Movie Academy calling on African filmmakers to submit their films. After the calls for entries in early January 2022, the organizers have extended the submission of entries until June 15, 2022. In a recent statement signed by the founder of the awards ceremony, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, the organizers called on the filmmakers to submit their film genres vying for nomination in nearly 30 film award categories. “The Africa Film Academy, organizer of the AMAAs, is now accepting applications for the 18th Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAAs). The Africa Film Academy invites filmmakers to submit their feature films, shorts, animations and documentaries for consideration in nearly 30 film categories of the awards,” the multi-part release reads. The AMAA team also pointed out that film submission is strictly open to films produced within the year. “This submission is officially open only to films produced and released between May 1, 2021 and April 31, 2022 (last day for submission). All registrations for the 18th AMAA will be made via Filmfreeway. The Africa Film Academy will not accept any film exceeding 120 minutes in length as a feature film or a short film over 40 minutes. The 17th edition of the AMAAs was held at the Marriott Hotels in Lagos, Ikeja, in the presence of the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, several filmmakers from Africa and the Diaspora, executives and representatives of the government. At the event, the Governor pledged to host the AMAA for the next three years. Sanwo-Olu also called on Africans around the world to work together to boost the creative industry, saying “there is power in unity as a continent”. He explained that the creative sector has played a very important role in the growth of the state and contributed immensely to the entire African continent through impressive and captivating stories brought to the screen. “Now is the time for us to come together. And with the creative world, you can see that when we work together, there is power in unity in Africa; there is power in unity. This is why the Lagos State Government is committed to hosting AMAA for the next three years,” Sanwo-Olu asserted.