The Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) 2023: Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to host
The Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) 2023 is set to unveil its plans for the 19th edition of 2023.
The AMAA awards are a celebration and appreciation of true creativity and professionalism in filmmaking. The award ceremony was declared open for movie entries as it begins its 2023 activities. The unveiling was held in Lagos at Radisson Blu Hotel, Ikeja, on December 1, 2022.
The founder and president of AMAA, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, was at the unveiling event. In addition, she announced a call for entries for movies across Africa to be submitted for consideration by the academy.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu was announced as the host of the 2023 edition of the ceremony.
“We’re winning the war against terrorism”, said Kingsley James, as AMAA unveiled its plans for 2023. “This is an avenue to officially rest the 18th edition of the AMAAs under the supervision of the Africa Film Academy and begin the journey to 2023″.
Also, the academy invites filmmakers to submit their feature, short animation and documentary work for consideration in nearly 30 film categories of the awards.
Anyiam-Osigwe said, “One of the aims for creating AMAA is to provide and create a networking platform and avenue for African filmmakers. And, practitioners to interact while getting rewarded for their creativity, uniqueness, authenticity, and professionalism”.
Moreover, he said, “We are not a popularity contest, we are a professional contest that rewards professionalism. Hence, why AMAA has two faces to it, which are the critical look & judgment of professionalism and the glamorous part”.