Multichoice Ghana and M-Net (West) recently organized a forum to meet with stakeholders from the Ghanaian content producing industry, to encourage the entry to the 2015 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards and to update them on the new developments by Africa Magic for the Ghanaian market.
The event which held in Accra was attended by representatives of the Ghanaian movie, music and TV industry and members of the country’s film and television regulatory agencies. The forum was also used as a platform to encourage Ghanaian film makers to submit their entries to the 2015 AMVCA
The Africa Magic Channel was represented by Efosa Aiyevbomwan, the Head of Public Relations & Talent Lead for Africa Magic and Lisa Ugheighele, a Marketing Executive who outlined the 3 new award categories for the AMVCA’s which includes the Best Movie West Africa as well as emphasized the importance of submitting work for the Awards by the deadline of 30th of October .
Mr. Aiyevbomwan also touched on a dedicated 4 hour block of Ghanaian content on AfricaMagic World (DStv Channel and GOtv Channel 10 )as well as the confirmation of an Africa Magic desk and representative at the Multichoice office to ensure efficient liaison between with stakeholders and Africa Magic and to assist with the acquisition and onward transmission of content from the country.
The event provided a platform for the various stakeholders to discuss critical issues like the acquisition and marketing of content, and the necessary copyright frameworks for intellectual property protection.
Speaking at the event, the General Manager, Multichoice Ghana, Mr. Cecil Sunkwa-Mills, said: “Multichoice has always supported the development and showcasing of Ghanaian entertainment content across the African content through M-Net. Over the years we have seen an increase in content on the various Africa Magic channels and ultimately with the introduction of the Ghana block, we look to expand the numbers considerably.” We are aware of the various challenges Ghanaian filmmakers face with the production and distribution of their content, however we do not want this to be the primary reason why we lose out on several awards at events like AMVCA, and this forum is one of the ways we look at to try to solve some of these issues. ”
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Note: Entries for AMVCAS to Close on The 30th Of October
Entries for the fourth edition of the prestigious Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, (AMVCAs) close on the 30th of October, 2015, the organisers, Africa Magic, have announced.
Filmmakers from across the continent still have a chance to send in their entries and participate at the 2016 AMVCAs, but only if they send in their entries before the 30th of October. Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, Regional Director for M-Net (West), said: “Submissions for the fourth edition of the AMVCAs are still ongoing and we urge all filmmakers across the continent who meets the criteria to send in their works. All film and television works that are produced and broadcast or publicly exhibited from October 1st 2014 to September 30th 2015 qualify to enter for the 2016 AMVCAs.”
The AMVCAs were created to celebrate the contribution of African filmmakers, actors and technicians in the success of the continent’s film and television industry and with the success of the previous three editions, preparations for the 2016 edition are underway. For the 2016 edition, a new head judge and three new voting categories were recently announced. The head judge, Njoki Muhoho, is a respected Kenyan filmmaker and she takes over from Mr. Femi Odugbemi who held the position for three years. The three new voting categories are Best East African movie, Best West African movie and Best Southern African movie, all of which exist side by side with the overall best movie category.
For the 4th edition of the AMVCAs, the organisers are inviting all entries for film and television works produced and broadcast or publicly exhibited from October the 1st 2014 to September 30th 2015.
Please see entry guidelines below:
STEP 1; Prepare a 2 to 3 minute long show-reel for your online submission.
Step 2; Log on to www.africamagic.tv . Click on the AMVCA2016 banner which will take you to a submission page.
Step 3; Fill out the submission forms and upload the clip. A unique reference number will be allocated to each completed online submission
Step 4; quoting your unique reference number, send a hard drive of the submitted project to:
Attention: Head of Production
MSS Local Productions
Plot 1652 Olosa Str,
Victoria Island, Nigeria
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