By Ogova Ondego
Published January 3, 2013
Tony Anih, the Executive Secretary of AMAA, says this extension is aimed at giving filmmakers across Africa more time to submit their films.
Anih states that the extension was occasioned by the crash of the ama-awards.com website that made it impossible for AMAA to “retrieve some of the entries that were submitted and uploaded online” and the inability of “some practitioners(mostly from northern, central and southern Africa)to submit their entries online.”
“Some of them have had to send in their entries again via post and because of poor transportation infrastructure across Africa, many entries have not arrived in Nigeria,” Anih says.
The second reason for extending the deadline, Anih says, is that many filmmakers asked for it.
Anih notes that the extension will not affect the AMAA calendar as the award will still take place in April 2013.
The Nomination party of AMAA 2013 is scheduled for March 2013 in a southern African country that is yet to be decided upon.
“We will announce the country that will host the nomination party within the next couple of days,” Anih says. “One or two countries have shown interest and we hope to decide on who will host us over the next few days.”
Filmmakers in eastern Africa–Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, eastern Congo-Kinshasa, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia–are advised to send their work to the AMAA Eastern Africa office in Nairobi, Kenya.
The address is:
Attn: Ogova Ondego
Eastern Africa Director
Africa Movie Academy Awards
c/o Lola Kenya Screen
PCEA Enchoro Emuny Church compound
Ngong Road, Ngong Hills
P O BOX 20775-00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya (EA)
Cell 254 733 703374, 254 722 486531