“… This is indeed an exciting opportunity for East African filmmakers to not only submit their films…”
According to the organizers, the entries for the fourth edition of the award will be closing on October 30, 2015.And the AMVCA has urged all filmmakers across the continent to send in their entries and also to participate in the 2016 AMVCA before the due date.
Margaret Mathore, the channel head of Maisha Magic East, emphasised more of it at the East African media stakeholders’ event for the AMVCAs which was held in Nairobi, according to her;
“The purpose of today’s session is to inform all stakeholders in the East African film and television industry of entries for the 2016 edition of the AMVCAs. This is particularly important, given that we have new categories for next year’s edition, and have also eased the entry process so that filmmakers across the continent can send in their works. For the upcoming edition, there are three new categories which are the best East African Movie, the best Southern African Movie and the Best West African movie. All these are voting categories, and will exist side by side with the best overall movie in Africa. This is indeed an exciting opportunity for East African filmmakers to not only submit their films, but also actively contribute to the retelling of the East African story through their craft.”
Recently, Njoki Muhoho from Kenya was announced as the new head of the 2016 AMVCAs panel of judges.