AMAA set for June in honor of Michael Anyiam-Osigwe
The nominations event for this year’s edition of Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) has been fixed for April 2015 as the organisers seek to continue the tradition of celebrating the best in filmmaking across Africa and beyond.
The awards proper, now in its 11th year, will hold in June 2015. Unlike previous editions usually held in April, this year’s edition was shifted to honour the memory of Michael Anyiam-Osigwe, elder brother of AMAA founder, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe who passed on recently.
According to Tony Anih, Director of Administration: ‘Michael has been a great pillar of support for AMAA since its inception and his untimely death has sure thrown some immediate challenges to us as a body but we are pressing on and we have to change the date from traditional month of April to June to allow us prepare and respond to the current realities. We will announce the actual date for Nominations and the main award in April and June soonest.’
The Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), regarded as the most prestigious film awards for African filmmakers with extensive sphere of influence spanning other climes including South America and the Caribbean Islands. AMAA officials reiterate that entries remain open until January 31, 2015.
Source: Filmcontact 26 January 2015