AMVCA 2017 Africa Magic and MultiChoice announce awards, call for entries

The 2017 AMVCA will award talent in 27 categories ranging from acting and directing to scriptwriting and cinematography.

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Kemi 'Lala' Akindoju at the 2016 AMVCA play

Kemi 'Lala' Akindoju at the 2016 AMVCA

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Africa Magic and Multichoice are offering some major updates today, August 8, among which are the date of the upcoming 2017 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) and the call for movie submissions.

The fifth edition of the AMVCAs are scheduled to hold on March 3 and March 4, 2017.

2017 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards play

2017 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards

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The ceremony that honours film and TV talent across the continent has also called filmmakers, actors and technicians to submit their entries for next year’s award. Entries for the AMVCAs opens today and close on the October 15, 2016.

Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, Regional Director M-Net/Africa Magic play Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, Director for M-Net West Africa at the 2016 AMVCA nomination announcement party (Pulse)

 

Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, Director for M-Net West Africa, said in a statement: “ We are pleased to announce the call to entry for the 2017 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards.

The African movie and television industry is brimming with exciting talent, and at Africa Magic 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.”

WATCH: Stephanie Linus, Falz, Daniel K Daniel's reaction to winning at AMVCA 2016

The 2017 AMVCAs will award talent in 27 categories ranging from acting and directing to scriptwriting and cinematography. 16 of these categories will be open to fans to vote while the other 11 will be decided by the AMVCA panel of judges.

The Regional Director M-Net/Africa Magic Wangi Mba-Uzouku, Multichoice Nigeria Managing Director John Ugbe and M-Net CEO Yolisa Phahle at the AMVCA Nominees announcement and party play Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, Director for M-Net West Africa, John Ugbe, Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria and M-Net CEO Yolisa Phahle at the AMVCA Nominees announcement and party (Pulse)

 

John Ugbe, Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria, expressed his delight at the growing success of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards.

The improvements seen in the industry since the inception of the AMVCAs cannot be ignored or overstated and for us as MultiChoice, the success of these awards further showcases our commitment to recognising the amazing skills that exist in this ever-growing industry.

Furthermore, our continued investment demonstrates our dedication in helping unearth and celebrate talent in the whole continent. It is our belief that the 2017 edition will leave an even bigger impact on the African film production industry than the previous four.”

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Last year's edition of the AMVCA hosted by IK Osakioduwa and Minenhle ‘Minnie’ Dlamini in Lagos saw Nigerians leading the winner's list with Stephanie Linus' "Dry" winning the award for Best Overall Movie (Africa) and Adesua Etomi and Daniel K. Daniel winning Best Actor and Best Actress in a Drama.

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