12 January 2017


Deadline looms for the Africa Movie Academy Awards 2017

Time is running out to enter into the 2017 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA). 

The AMA Awards, are presented annually to recognise excellence of professionals in the film industry. It was founded by Peace Anyiam-Osigwe and run through the Africa Film Academy. The awards are aimed at honouring and promoting excellence in the African movie industry and Africans in the diaspora as well as uniting the Africans from across the globe through arts and culture. The award presentation is attended by numerous media representatives, celebrities, politicians, journalists, actresses and actors from all across the world.

Awards and prizes

Best Short Film

Best Documentary

Best Diaspora Feature

Best Diaspora Documentary

Best Animation

Achievement In Production Design

Achievement In Costume Design

Achievement In Make-Up

Achievement In Soundtrack

Achievement in Visual Effects

Achievement In Sound

Achievement In Cinematography

Achievement In Editing

Best Film by an African Living Abroad

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Best Actress In A Leading Role

Best First Feature Film by a Director

Best Diaspora Short Film

Achievement In Screenplay

Best Nigerian Film

Best Film in an African Languag

Most Promising Actor

Best Child Actor

Best Actor In A Supporting Role

Best Actress In A Supporting Role

Best Director

Best Film

The initial deadline for entry was on 31 December 2016. The extended deadline falls on 26 January 2017.