The Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) is calling for feature length films (not more than 2hrs long), short and documentary entries for its 2013 edition, to be held on 14th April in Africa, home to Africa where the
world¹s third largest film industry. The deadline for submissions is 30 December 2012 and the theme for the
2013 edition is ŒAfrica-One-Africa without borders the integration cinematically.
“There is this great awareness of the possibilities in Africa. This has been an exciting year for African cinema as
many big budget productions have been on going on the continent and distribution becoming more accessible to
African films,” says founder and Academy CEO Peace Anyiam-Osigwe. However only films produced, premiered and or released between December 2011 and November 2012 are eligible. Features may not exceed 120 minutes and shorts should not be longer than 40 minutes.
The winning films for AMAA 2012 included How to steal two million, Otelo Burning, and Shattered
Since its inception in 2005, AMAA has established itself as the most prestigious and glamorous awards
celebrating filmmaking on the continent. The gala event, which is televised live around the world, attracts
Hollywood celebrities alongside their African counterparts, as well as African politicians and media.
Submission forms can be downloaded from the AMAA website, http://www.ama-awards.com/. Nominations
will be announced in March 2013.