MultiChoice and Africa Magic Unveil Eighth Edition of ‘AMVCAs’ Entries Close Jan, 14

Hailed as the premium awards for filmmakers in Africa, the AMVCAs has recognized and celebrated outstanding achievements in the African film and TV industry both in front and behind the cameras.

Entries for the eighth edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) have been opened and will close on Friday, 14 January 2022, Africa Magic, in association with MultiChoice announced Monday.

Hailed as the premium awards for filmmakers in Africa, the AMVCAs has recognized and celebrated outstanding achievements in the African film and TV industry both in front and behind the cameras. 

Films, made-for-television movies or television series previously entered or nominated for an award, or awarded a prize in another film and television competition are eligible to enter for the AMVCAs. 

In addition, all films, made-for-television movies or television series are eligible for entry to the AMVCA if they were broadcast, publicly screened or exhibited from 1 December 2019 to 30 November 2021.

Following the seventh edition in 2020, plans for the next instalment were put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the attendant concerns on the health and safety of all stakeholders. 

The AMVCAs will now take place in Lagos, Nigeria in 2022 with Amstel Malta as the headline sponsor.

Chief Executive Officer, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, said: “Last year (2020) was indeed a tough one for the world with the global pandemic, however, the industry continues to thrive against all odds. We are proud of the improvements seen across different fields in the industry since the inception of the awards in 2013.”

For the eighth edition, organizers have announced the introduction of a new category for Best Online Social Content Creator in recognition and acceptance of the growing popularity and quality of social media content across the continent.

“We are very excited about the Best Online Social Content Creator category as we believe this will further underscore our commitment to represent all content creators and inspire new talent. There is no better time than now to recognize and celebrate this growing digital community as we stage the eighth edition of the awards,” said Dr Busola Tejumola, Executive Head, Content and West Africa Channels at MultiChoice Nigeria. 

The eighth edition will also see the return of the Best Africa Magic Original Drama Series, Best Africa Magic Original Comedy Series as well as the Best Dressed Male and Female, which will be voted for on the night of the event.

Entry guidelines for the eighth AMVCAs 

  • Prepare a 5-minute-long showreel for your online submission
  • Log on to the Africa Magic website. Click on the AMVCA eighth edition banner that will take you to a submissions page.
  • Fill out the submission forms and upload the clip. A unique reference number will be allocated to each completed online submission
  • Please ensure the video edit represents the category of entry and is under 300MB

For more information, please visit www.africamagic.tv/AMVCA