Over 438 films submitted as AMAA rolls out nominations for 2017

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[Rwanda]–More than 438 films were submitted for the 2017 edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).

This was revealed by Mr. Shaibu, one of the Jury, at the AMAA Nominations announcement on Sunday, May 14, at the Raddison Blu Convention Centre Kigali, Rwanda.

According to him, “entry period was from June 2016 to January 30th 2017 and the jury first met and deliberated for over 2 weeks in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.”

While announcing the nominations, Berni Goldblat,president of the 2017 AMAA noted that there are films from Southern Africa, West Africa East Africa and North Africa that made the cut.

See the nominations list below:

Best Short Film Category

Bout ~ Nigeria Clementine’s ‘A place for myself’

Silence ~ Nigeria

Malabo ~ Senegal

Best Diaspora Feature

Film Fences
Birth of a nation
Double play
Moonlight

Achievement in production design

Call me thief
76
Queen of Katwe
The last of us

Felicitae

Best Designs Category

Logun lofe
Ayanma
Queen of Katwe
93 days
76
A mile in my shoes
Felicitae
Why we live

Award For Best Nigerian Film

Green White Green
93
CEO
76
Oloibiri
Ayanma

AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION

1. Black Barbie – Ghana

2. Got Flowers – Nigeria

3. Gyrow – Nigeria

4. Pull – Nigeria

AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY

1, Legacy Of The Hills – ??

2. Makoko: Future Afloat -??

3. House in the Field – ??

4. Vivre Riche – Cote D’Ivoire

5. House of Nwapa – ??

6. Mama Colonel – DRC

7. The African Who Wanted To Fly – ??

8. La Colere Dans Le Vent (Anger in the Wind) – ??

5. MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE

AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD:

1. Saving Dreams – ??/??

2. While We Live – ??/??

3. Theory of Conflict- ??/??

4. A Mile in My Shoes – ??/??

5. Hell’s Fury- ??/ ??

AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT

1. Kbela – ??

2. Ca$h Out – ??

3. The Tale of Four – ??

4. 90 Days – ??

AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY

1. I Am Not Your Negro – ??/??

2. 13th – ??

3. Les heritiers du Vietnam ?? Martinique

4. Horace Tapscott, Musical Griot – ??

Check the rest here:

Meanwhile, AMAA 2017 will take place at the National Theatre, Lagos, on Sunday, June 11.

Akinwumi Ambode, Lagos state governor, had earlier accepted the hosting right of the award ceremony.




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