By: Mathias Amoah
Entries for the fourth edition of the prestigious Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, (AMVCAs), which offers filmmakers the opportunity to send in their work done for awards will end on the 30th of October, 2015, according to the Africa Magic.
Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, Regional Director for M-Net (West), said: “Submissions for the fourth edition of the AMVCAs are still ongoing and we urge all filmmakers across the continent who meets the criteria to send in their works. All film and television works that are produced and broadcast or publicly exhibited between October 1st 2014 and September 30th 2015 qualify to enter for the 2016 AMVCAs.”
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 three editions, preparations for the 2016 edition are underway.
For the 2016 edition, a new head judge and three new voting categories were recently announced. The head judge, Njoki Muhoho, is a respected Kenyan filmmaker and she takes over from Mr. Femi Odugbemi who held the position for three years.
The three new voting categories are Best East African movie, Best West African movie and Best Southern African movie, all of which exist side by side with the overall best movie category.
Last week, Multichoice Ghana and M-Net (West) organized a forum in Accra to discuss with stakeholders from the Ghanaian content producing industry.
The forum was to brief the industry players and also to encourage them to enter the 2015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
The event was attended by representatives of the Ghanaian movie, music and TV industry and members of the country’s film and television regulatory agencies. The forum was also used as a platform to encourage Ghanaian film makers to submit their entries to the 2016 AMVCA
Efosa Aiyevbomwan, the Head of Public Relations & Talent Lead for Africa Magic and Lisa Ugheighele, a Marketing Executive at Africa Magic outlined the 3 new award categories for the AMVCA’s which includes the Best Movie West Africa as well as emphasized the importance of submitting work for the Awards before 30th October deadline.
The industry players in Ghana can go to www.africamagic.tv and submit their entries.