AMVCA Returns For Third Edition

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Funsho Arogundade

AfricaMagic has announced the call for entries for the 2015 edition of the AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards, AMVCA.

The organisers, in a statement, revealed that a special announcement will be broadcast on AfricaMagic channels on Wednesday, 3 September, and participants can then begin to send in their entries from the same day. Winners will be announced at an award night at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos in March 2015.

“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 art/efforts and celebrating their achievements, we also encouraging them to keep honing their craft,” said Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, Regional Director, M-Net West Africa.

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 2013 and 2014 editions, preparations are in top gear for the 2015 edition.

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This year, a number of awards in different categories will be presented ranging from acting and directing to script writing and cinematography. Other categories will include: editing, make-up, sound, and lighting among others.

John Ugbe, Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria, expressed delight at the growing success of the AMVCA.

His words: “The improvement this award has brought to African film production cannot be ignored. For us at MultiChoice, the success of these awards further showcases our commitment to recognising the amazing skills that exist in this ever-growing industry…I have much confidence that the next edition in 2015 will leave an even bigger impact on the African film production industry than the previous two.”

The awards, held in association with Multichoice and sponsors by Amstel Malta, is the prestigious initiative that honours film and TV talent across the continent. , Hannatu Ageni-Yusuf, Brand Manager, Amstel Malta, expressed the brand’s excitement for being part of the AMVCAs.

Entry for the AMVCAs is free and the closing date for submissions is 31 October.

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