AMAA 2022 is held on October 30
The 18th Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) is being held at Jewel Aeida Hall, Lekki, Lagos on October 30 at 7:00 p.m. However, media director Tope Ajayi said activities for the glamorous event will begin with the graduation of trainees from the African Film Academy’s Film-In-A-Box training program on October 25.
This will be followed by Wellbeing Day on October 27, while October 28 is dedicated to a series of talks which include a discussion on the diaspora, a discussion on music and film, and conclude with a parade of fashion.
A nominees party is expected to follow on Saturday, October 29, while the AMAA Gala will take place on October 30, 2022. Some of the dignitaries expected to grace the occasion include Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the Commissioner for Culture, Arts and Tourism, Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf.
MultiChoice inaugurates the next
Generation’ Of African Storytellers
THE MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy (MTF), a multidisciplinary training program that was launched in 2018 to develop the next generation of storytellers in Africa, held its annual graduation ceremonies this month.
The factory celebrated the talent and hard work of 57 students across three academies in West, East and Southern Africa, all of whom worked tirelessly to hone their skills and develop their craft.
In addition to receiving their degrees conferred by the three partner universities that day, the top graduates from each of the three academies were offered opportunities for further development with various internships sponsored by partner organizations of the MTF.
The top graduates who received an eight-week fellowship at the New York Film Academy (NYFA) are Melkamu Haile from Ethiopia, Lushinjilo Victor Kasanga from Zambia, and Adedamola Akapo from Nigeria.
The top graduates who secured a two-week Bollywood internship with Zee World are Emmanuel Horla Nuvor from Ghana, Audrey Egesa from Kenya and Yvonne Feresu from Zimbabwe. Additionally, top graduates Oluwatoyosi Fowode from Nigeria, Kenneth Msanjila from Tanzania and Larona Dichaba also secured a two-week internship at a local film and television production in South Africa.
“The common saying is the world is your oyster, but for TV creators and filmmakers, we say the world is your canvas! When you were chosen to be part of the MTF Class of 2022, you brought your talents and all the factory has done is help you structure and refine what was already there.It is for this reason that I am confident that you will wear the FIM alumni badge with pride. and excellence.
I challenge you to do one thing: tell the future stories of Africa with care, dignity, boldness and passion,” said Nwabisa Matyumza, Director of the Multichoice Talent Factory. Matyumza hinted that the last requirement of the talent program was to create and develop feature films that would air on local channels and Showmax.
“To all 2022 MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy graduates, I hope you hear the applause from all of us at New York Film Academy (NYFA) for successfully completing your one-year training. You have had an incredible opportunity to hone your craft, and NYFA feels honored to have played a role in your development as a global storyteller,” said New York Film Academy President Michael J. Young.
Now in its third cohort, the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) Academy through partnerships with renowned organizations such as Dolby Studios, Canon, Zee World, Pan-Atlantic University in Nigeria, Kenyatta University in Kenya and the University of Zambia has been able to establish itself as one of the leading media and technology training providers in Africa.
Film Mart Institute Names
Business Lab Participants
THREE Nigerians – Abisola Aboaba, Damilola Aleje and Fulfillment C. Awaturoucha – are among the 31 professionals selected for the Durban Film Mart Institute (DFMI) Business Lab initiative. The DFMI Lab is a 12-week business skills development program, aimed at training and empowering growers with the skills to engage effectively in a global marketplace.
The lab will focus on modules such as financial management, business management, intellectual property and entertainment law, and distribution. The other selected participants are Ahmad Mahmoud (Sudan), Aissa Djouamaa (Algeria), Alyaa Musa (Sudan), Ceke Mathenge (Kenya), Crizelle Anthony (South Africa) Daniel Abebe (Ethiopia), Emma Tollman (South Africa) and Essam Hayder (The others are Hallie Haller (South Africa), Hatibu Madudu (Tanzania) and Hayat Aljowaily (Egypt), Kondwani Banda (Zambia), Marwa Abdalla (Egypt), Mary (Wanjiku) Waweru (Kenya) and Mogomotsi Nsengathekwe ( Botswana Also taking part are Mohamed Kateb (Egypt), Nahom Abraham (Eritrea), Natasha Elkington (Kenya), Nkosilesisa Ncube (Zimbabwe), Obett Motaung (South Africa) and Olivier Medjigbodo (Benin).
The DFMI Lab is presented in partnership with DW Akademie and supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. The Durban FilmMart Institute receives core funding from the Durban Film Office and the Municipality of eThekwini.
The online program will begin in October 2022.