December 22, 2013 – Africa Movie Academy Awards, AMAA 2014 To Hold In Nigeria
The 10th edition of AMAA, Africa Movie Academy Awards for 2014 is about to kick start.
The organizers of the awards ceremony said in a press briefing that the event will hold in Nigeria come 2014.
While briefing the press, the producers, jury head, ambassador and supporters shared experiences on the awards ceremony in the last 9 years.
The occasion, which had the presence of Peace Fiberesima, Sunny McDon, Steve Ayorinde, Lydia Forson, Seun Akinfolami, Mike Mora, Kingsley Ogoro, Frank Dallas and Tope Ajayi amongst others, held in Lagos recently.
Speaking to the media, AMAA CEO, Peace Fiberesima explained how and why AMAA berthed while the jury head for the 10th edition, Steve Ayorinde took the audience down memory lane as well as the organizers plan to better their previous breakthrough.
Peace Fiberesima founded Africa Movie Academy Awards, AMAA would be holding it’s 10th edition in 2014 and the producer of Africa Film Academy has budgeted over $50,000 for winners.
According to the producing company under the auspices of Peace, the awards ceremony, which was founded to continually honour and promote excellence in the African movie industry as well as uniting the African continent through arts and culture, would be going a step further by adding monetary rewards!
In a press statement, Peace and members of the organizing committee noted that a whopping $10,000 would be shared among journalists, who have exceedingly display a proper propagation of the AMAA brand in the last 9 years.
The cash prize would be shared among 3 winners-first prize, $5,000, 2nd prize is $3,000 and while the third prize is $2,000 for journalists who emerge winners.
Not resting on its oars, AMAA promises to reward winners of the Africa’s Best People’s Choice Awards-nominees are past winners in major categories of the AMAA in the last 9years!
Eventual winners of Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Film, Best Director and more from the Africa’s Best People’s Choice Awards, would be awarded a sum of $10,000 each.
With over 500 movies submitted, Peace noted that the Africa Movie Academy team have trained over 2500 people across the continents in film making and acting related courses.
Speaking further, the trained legal practitioner hinted that AMAA’s credibility can’t be questioned or judged as the jury headed by popular film critic, Steve Ayorinde consist of major curators of the African cinema at all major cinemas and film festivals all over the world.
The exact date for the awards ceremony will be announced soon.
[Reported by Gbenga Bada & James Dikko, Movie Moment, PR by AMAA Organizers]