The Africa Film Academy (AFA), organizers of the annual Africa Movie Academy Awards have officially commenced the screening of the 2012 award winning movies in 5 major cities across Nigeria.
Kicking off in Benin City, Edo State, the movies “Adesuwa” and “Otelo Burning”, produced in Nigeria and South Africa respectively, were screened on Saturday 13th October 2012 at the Nollywood Cinema Royal Hall, Oba Akenzua Cultural Centre, Benin. Other cities where AMAA will be hosting the screening include Ibadan, Lagos, Enugu, Port Harcourt and Abuja.
Speaking on the significance of the film screening, the Chief Executive Officer of the Africa Film Academy, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe noted that it was part of the academy’s efforts to promote African film and cinema both locally and internationally. She further said “Africa film makers work hard with very little and have managed to build a virile film industry, recognized worldwide in terms of both production, quality and profitability while also exploring film as a vehicle for development. AMAA was therefore conceptualized to reward African film makers”
This Friday 19th October 2012 at the Theatre Arts Hall, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo, Kunle Afolayan‘s blockbuster “Phone Swap” and “Alero’s Symphony” by Izu Ojukwu, will be screened live. To win invites, log on to AMAA’s Facebook Page – www.Facebook.com/AfricaMovieAcademyAwards or follow them on Twitter @AMAAwards with the hashtag #AMAA2012SCREENING
Phone Swap & Alero’s Symphony Screening
Date: Friday 19th October 2012
Venue: Theatre Arts Hall, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo