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.


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

African Movie Academy Awards 2011 call for entries deadline 2010 November 30

Logo of African Movie Academy Awards BY OGOVA ONDEGO. NAIROBI, KENYA (CINEMA MINIMA) — Filmmakers in Eastern Africa — Burundi, Eastern Congo (Kinshasa), Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda — are invited to submit their best works (made between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010) for consideration by the jury of the continent-wide African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).

Deadline. Such works are to be sent to Nairobi, Kenya on or before November 30, 2010.

The AMAA accepts all kinds of films — fiction, documentary, animation. It accepts shorts, and long films (up to 120 minutes).

AMAA accepts films by professionals, amateurs, students, and children.


The 7th AMAA Nomination Night is slated to take place in Nairobi on February 12, 2011 at the Safari Park Hotel. More than 700 film practitioners — from all over Africa, the African diaspora, and the world — will be expected in Nairobi for this epoch-making event to be held.

About the African Movie Academy Awards

AMAA is an all-Africa — 53 countries — platform that gives voice to players in the audiovisual media sector. It recognizes and rewards exemplary works of African cinema.

African Movie Academy Awards are presented to recognise and honour excellence among professionals and practitioners in the African audiovisual media sector — directors, actors, and writers — as well as at to unite the African continent through arts and culture.

Presented annually, the AMA Awards is without doubt becoming the most prestigious and glamorous African entertainment industry event of its kind on the continent. Evolving from a one-day event — televised live — to a diarised annual African event, the AMA Awards is now an established engagement platform for filmmakers, industry professionals, and creative industry stakeholders.

AMAA Eastern Africa secretariat

Eastern Africa To ease communication — and because of the strategic importance of eastern Africa — the AMAA has opened an Eastern Africa secretariat in Nairobi. It is coördinated by ComMattersKenya and Lola Kenya Screen.


Films and/or queries about AMAA in Eastern Africa are to be sent to:

  • Physical address:
    Philadelphia House
    Tom Mboya Street
    Hakati Road
  • Postal address:
    Post Office Box 20775-00100


Africa Film Academy

East Africa Countries