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The organizers of the African Movie Academy Awards, AMAA, have received over 800 movie entries from over 60 countries.

According to a release from the organizers, over 800 films have already been received for the 2015 edition from over 60 countries of the world mostly within Africa, South America, United States and North America.

In the words of Shaibu Hussein, a film critic and the Chairman College of Screeners, ‘’The enthusiasm and interest of Filmmakers from South America, Francophone countries  and North Africa are increasing by the day with the amount of films submitted for the awards from the countries in these regions. We are quite excited about this development.’’

Already the pre-selection screening has started-the stage where the entries are screened in line with entry rules before the films that comply with the entry requirements are sent to College of Screeners where the real job of adjudication starts.

The Chairman of the Jury for this year awards is Keith Shiri, a Zimbabwean, film festival organizer and programmer.

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