As the 2010 edition of the African Movie Academy Awards draws near the organizer has released the guidelines for submission of entries by African filmmakers.
The Africa film Academy has called for entries by filmmakers to submit their Feature films, Shorts, and documentaries for consideration in the 6th AMAA the Premier Africa film Awards.
Each completed entry form for all the award categories must be accompanied by all the supporting materials listed on the submission forms, including the synopsis of the film, the list of credits and marketing stills of the film, filmographies of the main crew of the film Directors and producers to be precise, 10 DVD copies of the film must be provided and proof of right to submit.
Only films and documentaries produced and released between December 2008 and December 2009 would be entered for the 2009 celebration of African Cinema to be held in 2010.
All films must indicate year of copyright. The Africa film Academy will not accept any film that exceeds the 120 min run as a feature, or a short film is defined as an original motion picture that has a running time of not more than 50 minutes, including all credits for the shorts, the Africa film Academy awards two major category of short films animation and normal short films.
This year the academy announces a category for best Africa film in the Diaspora and best Diaspora short film Awards.
In a bid to avoid any litigation arising from copyright issues and other creative infringements filmmakers submitting their works for entries will sign an indemnity form to protect AMAA organizers from any law suit. AMAA Chief Executives, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe said,Â film makers across the continent can visit the organizationâ€™s website or contact regional coordinators for the guidelines.
â€œI encourage our filmmakers to submit their work early enough and avoid last minute rush which usually puts undue pressure on the screeners. I look forward to welcome Africa filmmakers to Nigeria next year when our country will be celebrating its 50th anniversary,â€ she said.
The deadline for all submissions is 30th December 2009 while late entry deadline will be considered till January 7th, 2010 after which entry will be finally closed.
The organizers of the awards said nominations will be announced in Ghana in February 2010. The AMAA will hold on the 10th April 2010 and will be televised across the world. Submission forms are down loadable from the AMA-Awards website.