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MultiChoice and Africa Magic announce 2018 AMVCAS

MultiChoice and Africa Magic announce 2018 AMVCAS
March 07
10:38 2018
  • Sixth edition sponsored by Konga and supported by Nokia and Heritage Bank

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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 for 1 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. With the success of the previous five editions, preparations are in top gear for the 2018 edition. Entries for the AMVCAs opened on 1 March and will close on 30 April 2018.

Said Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, Director for M-Net West Africa: “Nearly one year after the last AMVCAs, we are pleased to announce the call to entry for 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. Other categories will include short film or online video, soundtrack, costume designing, sound and lighting.

This year there are 27 categories in all, with seven open to viewer voting and 20 decided by the respected AMVCA panel of judges.

John Ugbe, Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria, expressed his delight at the growing success of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, saying: “We have been inundated by calls from filmmakers across Africa with everyone asking when the AMVCAs would return for another edition.

“After a brief hiatus, we are thrilled to announce that 2018 will indeed mark the sixth consecutive year of MultiChoice and Africa Magic successfully hosting the AMVCAs and we remain proud of the improvements seen in the industry since the inception of the awards as we know that these cannot be ignored or overstated.

“Furthermore, our continued investment demonstrates our dedication in helping unearth and celebrate talent on the continent and we believe that the 2018 edition of the AMVCAs will leave an even bigger impact on the African film production industry than the previous five.”

Entry for the AMVCAs is free. 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.

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 1 October 2016 to 31 March 2018.

Kindly note these entry guidelines:

STEP 1

Prepare a 2 to 3 minute long showreel for your online submission.

STEP 2

Log on to www.africamagic.tv and navigate to the submission page.

STEP 3

Fill out the submission forms and upload the clip. A unique reference number will be allocated to each completed online submission.

Depending on their location, participants should send their entries to one of the following addresses, quoting their unique reference number:

Attention: Hadizat Ibrahim (Nigeria)

Mss Local Productions

4 Industrial Street, Off Town Planning Way, Illupeju, Lagos.

Attention: Buhle Ngcauzele (South Africa)

137 Braam Fischer Drive, Randburg, 2123, South Africa.

Attention: Margaret Mathore (Kenya)

2nd Floor, M-Net Offices

Local Production Studio, Jamhuri Grounds, Off Ngong Road, Nairobi, Kenya.

For more information on entry requirements and submission procedures, please log on to www.dstv.com

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