The 2018 edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) calls for entry from filmmakers in different categories ranging from acting and directing to scriptwriting and cinematography actors and script writers.
The yearly event is aimed at celebrating and honoring the immense contribution of African filmmakers, actors and investors to the development of the film industry in the continent. From AMCVA, various talents are discovered across the continent.
AMCVA 2018 is scheduled to hold on September 1 and entries are now open, from March 1st to April, 30th. The AMVCA 2018 spans 27 categories in all, with 7 open to viewers and 20 decided by the AMVCA jury.
Expressing delight towards the upcoming award festival, the Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, has this to say:
“We have been inundated with calls from filmmakers across Africa, with everyone asking when the AMVCAs would return for another edition. After a brief hiatus, we are thrilled to announce that 2018 will indeed mark the sixth consecutive year of MultiChoice and Africa Magic successfully hosting the AMVCAs and we remain proud of the improvements seen in the industry since the inception of the awards as we know that these cannot be ignored or overstated.
“Furthermore, our continued investment demonstrates our dedication in helping unearth and celebrate talent on continent and we believe that the 2018 edition of the AMVCAs will leave an even bigger impact on the African film production industry than the previous five”.
The Director for M-Net West Africa, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, further stated: “Nearly one year after the last AMVCAs, we are pleased to announce the call to entry for 2018 edition of the awards. The African movie and television industry is brimming with exciting talents and at AfricaMagic, 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.”
Entry for the AMVCAs is free and the closing date for submissions is April 30, 2018. 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 AMVCAs.
Films made-for-television movies or television series that have been broadcasted or publicly screened during the period of October 1, 2016 to March 31, 2018 can also be entered for the AMVCA.