By Ayo Onikoyi
The race to the 2022 African Movie Academy Awards aka AMAA has officially begun as the African Movie Academy has called on African filmmakers to submit their films.
After calls for the entry submissions in early January 2022, the AMA has extended the entry submission till June 15, 2022.
In a recent statement signed by the founder of the awards ceremony, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, the organisers called on filmmakers to submit their genres of films to vie for the nomination in almost 30 categories of the film award.
“Africa Film Academy, organisers of the AMAAs, is now accepting submissions for the 18th Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAAs). The Africa Film Academy invites filmmakers to submit their feature, short, animation, and documentary work for consideration in nearly 30 film categories of the awards,” the statement read in parts.
The AMA team also stressed that submission of films is strictly open to films produced within one year.
“This submission is officially open to only films produced and released between 1 st of May 2021 and April 31st, 2022 (last day of submission). All entries for the 18th AMAAs will be made via Filmfreeway. 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.”
The 17th edition of the AMAAs was held at the Lagos Marriott Hotels, Ikeja with Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, several filmmakers across Africa and diaspora, executives, and government officials in attendance. At the event, the governor pledged to host AMAA for the next three years.