AMAA: Selection committee calls for movies submission for 2022 edition

AMAA founder, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe

The Africa Film Academy, organisers of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) is now accepting submissions for the 18th edition.

In a statement sent to, the Africa Film Academy invited filmmakers to submit their feature, short, animation and documentary works for consideration in nearly 30 film categories of the awards. The submission officially opened to only films produced and released between May 1, 2021, and April 31, 2022 (last day of submission).

All entries for the 18th edition are to be submitted via ‘Filmfreeway’. The organisers of the awards ceremony also stated that they would not accept any film that exceeds the 120-minute run as a feature, or a short film that is longer than 40 minutes.

The proposed date of the nomination’s gala night is Friday, August 26, 2022, while the award ceremony will run from October 26 to October, 30, 2022.

The academy also awards the category for ‘Best Africa Film in the Diaspora’ and ‘Best Diaspora Short Film Awards’, as well as categories for Caribbean shorts and features.

Recall that the 17th edition of the award ceremony was held at the Lagos Marriot Hotels, Ikeja, Lagos, and it was attended by filmmakers, executives and government officials from different parts of the world.

Movie stars like Rita Dominic, Funke Akindele, Dayo Amusa, Chinedu Ikedieze, Chidi Ihezie, Chigul, Funnybone, Lateef Adedimeji, Maureen Solomon, Gloria Anozie-Young and others attended the event.

During the event, a Nigerian movie, Eyimofe, which was directed by Chuko and Arie Esiri, scooped five awards, including the ‘NFVCB Award for Nigerian Best Film’. Somalia’s The Gravedigger’s Wife also scooped five awards.

Founded in 2005 by Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, AMAA has evolved from being a one-day event that is televised live to an annually chronicled African event. The primary aim of the AMAA is to facilitate the development and showcase of African film and cinema.