The Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), the continent’s most prestigious awards for filmmakers, has received 328 entries from across Africa, up from 220 in 2011. This includes 134 feature films, 88 short films, 57 documentaries and six animations. 43 entries came from Africans in the Diaspora, with the other entries coming from 23 countries across the continent.
The nominees will be announced this Saturday, 17 March 2012, in Banjul, the capital of Gambia, at an exclusive ceremony attended by celebrities, top government officials and capitals of industry from Gambia and other African countries.
The winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony hosted by Heroes star Jimmy Jean-Louis on 22 April 2012 in Lagos, Nigeria.
For more information, keep an eye on ama-awards.com