The organizers of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) have unveiled plans for this year’s edition starting this October.
AMAA’s Director of Media, Tope Ajayi, made the revelation that the 18th edition of the AMAAs will begin with events leading to the gala night at the Jewel Aeida hall in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria.
The graduation of trainees by the African Film Academy on October 25 will properly kick off things, followed by Wellness day on October 27, then a series of conferences that includes diaspora discussion, music and film discussion for October 28, and so forth.
Filmmaker Bolanle Austen-Peters had this to say about this year’s edition:
“It’s not just about the awards, it’s about people getting recognition for their work. Making films isn’t easy and we need the AMAA to keep up the good work of encouraging burgeoning filmmakers on the continent.”
Austen-Peters’ film, The Man of God, is nominated in multiple categories, including best director, best actor, and best actress.
A summary of AMAA 2022 events:
- The graduation of trainees by the African Film Academy – October 25, 2022.
- Wellness day – October 27, 2022.
- Conferences for discussions on music and film discussion – October 28, 2022.
- Nominees’ party – October 29, 2022.
- AMAA gala – October 30, 2022.