The organisers of the prestigious Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA), MultiChoice Nigeria, and Africa Magic, have invited African filmmakers to submit their movies and films publicly exhibited or broadcast for the 10th edition of the award ceremony. Mrs. Busola Tejumola, Head of Content and Channels West Africa at MultiChoice, made this announcement in a statement in Lagos.
Tejumola specified that films and movies to be submitted should be the ones publicly exhibited or broadcast from December 1, 2022, to December 31, 2023. The entry portal opened on January 15 and will close on February 14.
She mentioned that all films aired in cinemas or otherwise, made-for-television movies, and television series, as long as they meet the terms and conditions, are eligible. Filmmakers can submit their movies for consideration through this online portal.
For the 10th edition, winners will be awarded in 27 categories, including 16 non-voting, 9 audience voting categories, and 2 recognition awards: Lifetime Achievement and Trailblazer Awards. The performance awards have undergone streamlining and will fall under the categories of Best Actor or Best Actress in leading or supporting roles, determined by the jury, deviating from the previous audience voting system.
Tejumola explained that the jury consists of experienced filmmakers from across the continent, led by a head juror, who will determine the winners in the 16 non-voting categories. The public will determine the winners in the remaining eight audience voting categories.
Her statement read, “As always, Deloitte will audit the judging process and verify the voting results. The non-voting categories include the best lead actor and actress, best-supporting actor and actress, best director, art direction, cinematography, and costume design.
“More categories include best writing in a movie and TV series, best movie and TV series, best short film, best documentary, and best sound design, editing, and makeup.
“The public can vote in categories like best scripted and unscripted Africa magic original, best digital content creator, best indigenous language (West, East and Southern Africa), best MultiChoice talent factory film and best indigenous Africa Magic original.
“The AMVCA remains committed to celebrating the incredible talents in the African film and television industry, the amazing people who do the work in front and behind the cameras and you, our viewers who continue to support the hard work of the television and film industry.
“The 10th edition of the AMVCA is brought to you by Africa Magic in association with MultiChoice, with Amstel Malta as the headline sponsor,” Tejumola said.