AMAA 2021: Peace Anyiam-Osigwe Reveals 17th Edition Activities
The event will be held in Lagos in November of this year.
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, the founder of the Africa Movie Academy Awards, has highlighted the events that would take place in advance to the 17th edition of the awards ceremony.
At a press conference, Anyiam-Osigwe presented members of the AMA team as well as her ambitions to produce 100 in 18 months.
Abiola Durodola and Oyinkan Talabi have joined the team as new members. Durodola and Talabi will be joined by AMA director Babajide Fadoju and jury president Steve Ayorinde for the 17th edition.
During her address, Oyinka Talabi, the project manager, revealed that the 2021 edition will be held on November 28, 2021, with the nomination list to be announced on October 21, 2021.
She also stated that preparations for a spectacular awards event are already underway.
Abiola Durodola, who is in charge of the 100 films project, stated in his address that the goal is to build a platform to better organize the ecosystem in order to produce films that satisfy worldwide standards.
“To tackle the perennial unemployment many youths are facing, we, at African Film Academy, are committed to creating a platform that gives African creative voices and access to the global market,” he said.
“This, we believe can be achieved through partnerships and collaborations with big brands across the continent. Thus, we introduce our 100 film project as our next project targeted at the creative industry and also increasing brand value.”
Durodola went on to say that at least 10,000 creatives will be involved in all of the projects that will be produced in the next 18 months, creating at least 100,000 employment for creatives.
“The aim is to finance 100 movie titles and 100 persons per project. This has the potential to employ 5,000-10,000 people per cycle and as a revolving fund will over time create over 100,000 jobs.”
“The 100 Films Projects will incorporate the 3-week Film in A Box Training that has been structured by the Africa Film Academy. The 100 Film Project is targeted at African creatives, it will allow creatives to collaborate and partner on new film projects.”
“Through these projects, partner organizations will have their brand/products placed strategically in the films.”
Anyiam-Osigwe, a great filmmaker and corporate leader, stated that the Africa Film Academy will begin operations in September 2021 with projects planned for the year and next.
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