Lights, Cameras and Red Carpet action at Port Harcourt, Rivers State in Nigeria as this year’s African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) are scheduled to take place on Saturday 11 June; unfortunately Malawi has missed out on all nominations in 28 categories.
Popularly known as “African Oscars”, the awards are aimed at honouring and promoting excellence in the African movie industry as well as uniting the African continent through arts and culture.
According to media reports, many Malawian film makers had failed to submit their productions on time hence missing out the chances of bringing an accolade home.
Among the local film makers, Flora Suya who has recently launched her movie was quoted in the media saying she thought of launching the movie at home first before submitting it to AMAA for consideration.
However, the Malawi Media Crew arrived in Nigeria on Friday to cover the event.
The media team is being led by Zilanie Gondwe Nyundo, Director of Blackamoore Creatives, a media and PR company which has been entrusted to coordinate Malawi media.
Zilanie said one of the reasons for Malawi to cover the event is to strengthen African unity.
“There is a good relationship between AMAA and Malawi. As you may recall, the 2013 AMAA nominations took place in Lilongwe. Our own Flora Suya has once won an AMAA and B’ella movie was also nominated in 2015,” she stated.
Some of the nominees are:
EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM
1. Encounter – Nigeria
2. Le Chemin – Cote De Voire
3. Blood Taxi – Nigeria
4. Meet The Parents – Nigeria/Canada
5. Nourah The Holy Light – Burkina Faso
6. Ireti – Nigeria
7. Life of Nigerian Couple – Nigeria
AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION
1. The Pencil – Burkina Faso
2. The Peculiar Life of a Spider – Ghana
3. Funsie Fast Fingers – Nigeria
4. Lazare Sie Pale – Burkina Faso
AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY
1, My Fathers Funeral – Cameroon
2. Nollywood – Nigeria
3. Tchindas- Cape Verde
4. The Fruitless Tree – Niger
5. Runs ‘I too Seek The Horizon’ – Nigeria/UK
6. Camera/Woman – Morocco
OUSMANE SEMBENE AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE
1. Brotherhood Eye – Mali
2. Bala Bala Sese – Uganda
3. Missing God – Nigeria
4. Cursed Treasure – Ghana
5. Wako – Uganda
6. Daggers of Life (Agbe Fe Akumehewo) – Ghana
MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD
1. Lambadina – Ethiopia/USA
2. Skinned – Liberia/USA
3. LAPD African Cop – USA/Nigeria
4. Boxing Day – USA/Nigeria
5. MONA – Nigeria/UK
AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT
1. Lines – USA
2. Raptors – USA
3. Across The Track – USA
AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY
1. Can You Dig This- USA
2. America’s Blues – USA
3. Spirits of Rebellion – USA
AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA FEATURE
1. America Is Still the Place – USA
2. Ben & Ara – USA
3. Luv Don’t Live Here – USA
AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN
1. The Cursed One – Ghana
2. Soldiers Story – Nigeria
3. Ayanda- South Africa
4. Missing God – Nigeria
5. Out of Luck- Nigeria
AMAA 2016 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
1. Eye of the storm
3. The Cursed One
5. Soldiers Story
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