Africa Magic, in association with Multichoice and proud sponsors Amstel Malta, is announcing the call to entry for the 2017 edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs), the prestigious initiative that honours film and TV talent across the continent. Billed to hold on the 3rd and 4th of March 2017, this will also mark the fifth consecutive year of the awards.
The AMVCAs were created to celebrate the contribution of African filmmakers, actors and technicians in the success of the continent’s film and television industry and with the success of the previous four editions, preparations are in top gear for the 2017 edition. Entries for the AMVCAs opened on the 1st of August and close on the 15th of October, 2016.
Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, Director for M-Net West Africa, said: “We are pleased to announce the call to entry for the 2017 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards. The African movie and television industry is brimming with exciting talent, and at Africa Magic we contribute to the industry by not only giving these talents the platform to showcase their skills and passion, but by celebrating their achievements whilst also encouraging them to continue honing their craft.”
At the fifth edition of the AMVCAs, a number of awards in different categories will be presented ranging from acting and directing to scriptwriting and cinematography. Other categories will include editing, soundtrack, make-up, sound, and lighting amongst others. For 2017 there are 27 categories in all, with 16 open to viewers and 11 decided by the AMVCA panel of judges.
Charles Hamya, General Manager of MultiChoice Uganda said ‘the AMVCA’s are the biggest movie platform in the continent for our talented Ugandan film makers to be rewarded and recognized. The awards set the bar for what they should aspire towards to ensure that Ugandan talent and film is exhibited to the rest of the continent’.
Films, made-for-television movies or television series previously entered into or nominated for an award, or awarded a prize in another film and television competition are eligible to be entered for the 2017 AMVCAs, and all films, made-for-television movies or television series are eligible for entry to the AMVCA if they are broadcast or publicly screened during the period of October 1st, 2015 to September 30th, 2016.