African Movie Academy Awards nominees to be announced 2011 February 12 at event in Nairobi, Kenya

The Seventh African Movie Academy Awards Nomination Night will take place on February 12, 2011, in Nairobi, Kenya. Filmmakers — from all over Africa, and from the African diaspora worldwide — will attend the event at the Safari Park Hotel, which will start Saturday afternoon at four o’clock. Over 300 African motion pictures had been submitted in 2010 for consideration by the Africa Film Academy.

The AMAA Nomination Night will be an all-Africa event: Fifty-three countries will represented at the gathering, which expresses the aspirations of players among the continent’s burgeoning audiovisual media.

The African Movie Academy Awards

The awards recognize and honor excellence among the directors, actors, and writers who create Africa’s audiovisual media. They also promote exemplary works of African filmmaking.

The Seventh African Movie Academy Awards ceremony will be held in Nairobi on March 26, 2011. The glamorous ceremony has become a prestigious event in the African entertainment industry calendar.

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[This story is based on reporting by Cinema Minima Correspondent Ogova Ondego in Nairobi. Lilian Baksalevowicz at FilmContact.com in Cape Town, South Africa, also contributed to this story.]

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