AfricaMagic, in association with MultiChoice and proud sponsors Amstel Malta, is announcing the call to entry for the 2017 edition of the AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs), the prestigious initiative that honours film and TV talent across the continent.
Billed to take place on the 3 and 4 March 2017, this will also mark the fifth consecutive year of the awards.
The AMVCAs was 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 four editions, preparations are in top gear for the 2017 edition. Entries for the AMVCAs opened on 1 August and close on 15 October, 2016.
Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, Director for M-Net West Africa, said: “We are pleased to announce the call to entry for the 2017 AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards. The African movie and television industry is brimming with exciting talent, and at AfricaMagic 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.”
At the fifth edition of the AMVCAs, a number of awards in different categories will be presented ranging from acting and directing to scriptwriting and cinematography. Other categories will include editing, soundtrack, make-up, sound and lighting among others. For 2017, there are 27 categories in all, with 16 open to viewers and 11 decided by the AMVCA panel of judges.
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 2017 AMVCAs, and 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 2015 to 30 September 2016.
Entry for the AMVCAs is free and the closing date for submissions is 15 October 2016.
Please see entry guidelines below:
Prepare a two to three minute long showreel for your online submission.
Log on to the AfricaMagic website and navigate to the submission page.
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 either of the following addresses, quoting their unique reference number:
Attention: Hadizat Ibrahim (Nigeria)
MSS Local Productions
4 Industrial Street, Off Town Planning Way, Ilupeju, Lagos
Attention: Neo Phele (South Africa)
137 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg, 2123, South Africa.
Attention: Margaret Mathore (Kenya)
Second floor, M-Net Offices
Local Production studio, Jamhuri Grounds off Ngong Road, Nairobi, Kenya.
For more information on entry requirements and submission procedures, please visit the AfricaMagic website.