AMAA, StarTimes to reward filmmakers at short film festival

AMAA, StarTimes to reward filmmakers at short film festival

The Africa Movie Academy Awards has partnered pay-TV company, StarTimes, to hold a unique film festival for short films.

Making the announcement, AMAA’s founder, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, said, “I am happy to announce a new venture in the long-term partnership between AMAA and StarTimes. The two media and television companies have partnered to grow the Nigerian and African film industry through a film festival solely for short films.

“Our partnership will see short films airing from Mondays to Fridays on StarTimes.

“This partnership is big to us because it enables us to grow the short film industry in Nigeria and across Africa. We are happy that StarTimes keyed into this journey with us to give opportunities to young and existing filmmakers.”

Anyiam-Osigwe added that the festival would include a competition of some of the best short films registered and winners will be rewarded with cash prizes of up to six thousand dollars.

She said, “We have begun a massive call for the submission of entries from filmmakers, who specialise in or have short films. Entries can be submitted between March 20, 2022 and April 14, 2022.

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“The festival will commence on April 25, 2022 and run for a whole month till May 25.”

On his part, StarTimes’ Chief Executive Officer, Alex Jian, said the collaboration with AMAA is very crucial and strategic with the growing demand for quality local content by Nigerian and African film practitioners. He added that the company is glad to strengthen its partnership with AMAA to make a significant impact on the Nigerian and African film industry by ensuring the growth of filmmakers and getting value for their productions.

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