Nigeria: AMAA 2022 – call organizers for submissions

The submission is officially only possible for films that were produced and published between May 1, 2021 and April 31, 2022 (the last day of submission).

The Africa Film Academy, organizer of the most important film award in Africa, is now accepting submissions for the 18th Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAAs).

The AMA Awards are known for their reputation for honoring the brilliance of players in the African film industry.

The Africa Film Academy invites filmmakers to submit their feature, short, animated and documentary films in almost 30 film categories for the award.

This submission is officially only possible for films that were produced and published between May 1, 2021 and April 31, 2022 (the last day of submission).


All submissions for the 18th AMAAs will be submitted via the film freeway. The Africa Film Academy will not accept a film that is longer than 120 minutes as a feature film or a short film that is longer than 40 minutes.

AMAA awards two main categories for short films and animation.

The proposed date for the nomination gala night is August 26, 2022, while the award ceremony will run from October 26, 2022 to October 30, 2022.

The Academy also awards the Best Africa Film in the Diaspora and Best Diaspora Short Film Awards, including Caribbean Shorts and Caribbean Features.

Edition 2021

The 17th edition of the AMAAs was held at the Lagos Marriott Hotels, Ikeja, and was attended by filmmakers, executives and government officials from different parts of the world.

During the event, Nigeria’s ‘Eyimofe’, directed by Chuko and Arie Osiris, received five awards including the NFVCB award for best Nigerian film.

Somalia’s “The Gravedigger’s Wife” also shone at the 17th AMAAs with five awards and the best overall film.

The Somali actor Omar Abdi was named “Best Actor” for his role in the multiple award-winning films “The Gravedigger’s Wife”.

Ugandan actress Joan Agaba beat top Nollywood actresses like Funke Akindele and Rita Dominic and won the AMAA 2021 Awards for Best Actress.

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Kelechi Udegbe also won the Best Supporting Actor award for his role in “Collision Course,” while Wilmah Munemera won the AMAA 2021 Award for Best Young / Promising Actor.


The Africa Movie Academy Awards were founded in 2005.

Held mainly annually in Nigeria, the AMAAs have become the most prestigious and glamorous event in the African entertainment industry of its kind.

The AMA Awards have evolved from a one-day event – broadcast live on television – to an annually recorded African event and are now an established platform for the commitment of filmmakers, industry professionals and all stakeholders in the creative industry.

The main aim of the AMA Awards is to facilitate development and highlight the social relevance of African film and cinema.

Over the years the awards show has been attended by Hollywood stars, Nigerian politicians, African politicians, journalists, filmmakers and African actors.

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