Africa Film Academy (AFA), the organiser of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAAs), has called for submissions ahead of its 18th edition.


Announcing this in a statement on Saturday, the organiser of the award event invited filmmakers to submit their feature, short, animation, and documentary work for consideration in the nearly 30 film categories of the awards.

It said the submission is open to only films produced and released between May 1, 2021, and April 31, 2022.

All entries for the 18th AMAAs, it said, will be made via Filmfreeway.


AFA said it will not accept any film that exceeds the 120-minute run as a feature or a short film that is longer than 40 minutes.

It said the proposed date of the nomination’s gala night for the 18th AMAAs is August 26, 2022, while the award ceremony will run from October 26 to October 30, 2022.

The 17th edition of the AMAAs was held at the Lagos Marriot Hotels, Ikeja.


It hosted filmmakers, movie executives, and government officials from different parts of the world.

During the event, Nigeria’s ‘Eyimofe’, a movie directed by Chuko and Arie Esiri, scooped five awards.

Somalia’s ‘The Gravedigger’s wife’ also shined at the 17th AMAAs, scooping five awards and winning the best film.

Joan Agaba, a Ugandan actress, beat top Nollywood actresses like Funke Akindele and Rita Dominic to win the AMAA 2021 awards for ‘Best Actress in a Leading Role’.


Kelechi Udegbe also won the award for ‘Best Actor in a Supporting Role’ for his role in ‘Collision Course’ while the actress Wilmah Munemera won the AMAA 2021 award for ‘Best Young/Promising Actor’.

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