Africa Magic, in association with MultiChoice and sponsors Amstel Malta, have announced the call to entry for the 2015 edition of the Africa Magic Viewersâ€™ Choice Awards (AMVCAs), the prestigious initiative that honours film and TV talent across the continent. A special announcement will be screened on all Africa Magic channels on Wednesday 3 September at 20:00 CAT, when entry for the awards will be officially opened.
Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, Regional Director for M-Net (West), said: â€œWe are pleased to announce the call to entry for the 2015 Africa Magic Viewersâ€™ 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 art and celebrating their achievements, we also encourage them to keep honing their craft.â€
The first edition of the AfricaMagic Viewersâ€™ Choice Awards ceremony took place in Lagos in March, 2013, and was broadcast live to DStv and GOtv audiences across the continent. The event drew big names from across the continentâ€™s TV and film industry and saw the Best Actor and Best Actress in a Drama awards going to Nigerian OC Ukeje and Ghanaian Jackie Appiah, in the respective categories.
In the 2014 edition, multi-award winning actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim, took home the award for best while Ghanaian film producer/director, Shirley Frimpong-Mansoâ€™s movie The Contract won in several categories. The 2014 AMVCAs also saw renowned film and TV veteran, Pete Edochie, clinching the prestigious lifetime achievement award.
This year, a number of awards in different categories will be presented ranging from acting and directing to scriptwriting and cinematography. Other categories will include: editing, make-up, sound, and lighting amongst others.
Entry for the AMVCAs is free and the closing date for submissions is the 31 October, 2014.
Entries should be sent to: AfricaMagic Viewersâ€™ Choice Awards, PO Box 2963, Pinegowrie, 2123, South Africa, with attention to the Manager, Local Productions Africa.
You can also log on to africamagic.tv for more details on the submission procedure and requirements.