Africa Magic have announced that submissions are now open for the seventh edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs). Entries opened on Wednesday, 13 November and will close Friday, 13 December 2019.

The seventh edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards is an initiative of Africa Magic in association with MultiChoice and is sponsored by Amstel Malta. The winners will be announced at an event in March 2020.

The AMVCAs are an annual celebration of African filmmakers across different categories such as acting, directing, scriptwriting, cinematography among others. Kenyan winners have included: Ngendo Mukii, Maureen Koech, Barbara Minishi and Elayne Okaya.

Channel Director, Africa Magic, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu said: “It’s been a long wait, but we are pleased to finally announce that the seventh edition of the AMVCAs is here and set to once again celebrate film and television talent across Africa. Every year the industry continues to grow in leaps and bounds and we are proud to be a part of its success story through the AMVCAs. The AMVCAs remain Africa’s most prestigious awards and most reputable celebration of talent in front and behind the camera”.

Films, made-for-television movies or television series previously entered or nominated for an award, or awarded a prize in another film and television competition are eligible to be entered for the AMVCAs. Also, all films, made-for-television movies or television series are eligible for entry to the AMVCAs if they are broadcast or publicly screened or exhibited during the period of 1 April 2018 to 30 November 2019.

Entry guidelines are below

  • Prepare a 5-minute-long showreel for your online submission
  • Log on to the Africa Magic website and submit AMVCA7-Nominations-Entry-Form
  • Fill out the submission forms and upload the clip. A unique reference number will be allocated to each completed online submission
  • Please ensure the video edit represents the category of entry and is under 300mb
  • Quoting your unique reference number, send a hard drive of the submitted project to one of the following, based on your region:


  • Busola Komolafe
  • Africa Magic
  • No 4 Industrial Street, Ilupeju

South Africa

  • Mathapedi Dhlamini
  • Magic Center 137 Bram Fischer Dr, Ferndale, Randburg, 2194


  • Margaret Mathore
  • 2nd floor, MNET offices
  • Local Production Studio
  • Jamhuri Grounds off Ngong road
  • Nairobi Kenya