AMAA Award Submissions Window Extended Till June 2022

AMAA Extension

Africa Film Academy, organisers of the premier and the most prestigious movie award in Africa, has extended the submissions window for the 18th Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAAs). The AMA Awards is widely known throughout the globe for its reputation for rewarding the brilliance of players in the African movie industry.

Filmmakers now have till 15 June 2022 to submit their feature, short, animation, and documentary work for consideration in nearly 30 film categories of the awards. This submission is open to films produced and released between the 1st of May 2021 and April 31st, 2022 (the last day of submission).

The Africa Film Academy will not accept any film that exceeds the 120-minute run as a feature or a short film that is longer than 40 minutes. AMAA awards two major categories of short films and animation. The proposed date of the nomination’s gala night for the 18th AMAAs is Friday, Sept 2022 while the Award ceremony will run from Wednesday, October 26th, 2022 to Sunday, October, 30th, 2022.

All entries for the 18th AMAAs will be made via FilmFreeway. Click here to check out Africa Movie Academy Awards on FilmFreeway.

The Africa Movie Academy Awards was founded in 2005. Mostly held annually in Nigeria, the AMAAs is, without doubt, becoming the most prestigious and glamorous African entertainment industry event of its kind. Evolving from a one-day event – televised live – to an annually chronicled African event, the AMA Awards is now an established engagement platform for filmmakers, industry professionals, and all creative industry stakeholders. The primary aim of the AMA Awards is to facilitate the development and showcase the social relevance of African film and cinema.

Over the years, numerous international media representatives, Hollywood celebrities, Nigerian
politicians, other African politicians, journalists, film industry professionals, and actors and actresses from across Africa have attended the award presentation.


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