The Nollywood Studies Centre is pleased to invite you to its Filmmakers’ Forum coming up this weekend. The session will be focused on film awards and the guest is Ms Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, Founder, Africa Movie Academy Awards.
Film awards play a two-fold role in that they are both a recognition of excellence and an encouragement to aim for new heights. Film awards are more than just the sparkling trophies given to filmmakers in recognition of their hard work and talent; such awards play a significant role in influencing how players in the industry are perceived, rated and paid. The awards indicate a stamp of approval and contribute to shaping the overall perception of the quality of films produced by an industry. They are, consequently, key in the development of any industry.
Ms Peace Anyiam-Osigwe is well-recognised for her role in spearheading the development of the culture of awards In the Nigerian film industry. She is the founder of the Africa Film Academy, a body that governs the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA). AMAA is aimed at honouring, promoting and rewarding excellent narration in African films as well as establishing unity in the African continent through arts and culture. It is acclaimed as the most prestigious film event and award in Africa.
Ms Anyiam-Osigwe, who is also a filmmaker and entertainment executive, is currently the president of the Association of Movie Producers (AMP). She has a degree in Law and Political Science from Oxford Brookes University in the UK. As a social entrepreneur, she has been involved in various social projects. In 2012, Ms Anyiam-Osigwe was bestowed with the honour of MFR by the Nigerian government for her contribution to the entertainment industry. She is a poet and has published three books of her poems.
Join her this Saturday, 6 November 2021, at the Filmmakers’ Forum as she discusses AMAA and more.
Time: 11: 00 am – 12:30 pm
Venue: Zoom. Click here to register.