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Kenyan film makers to compete in Africa Magic awards

Kenyan film producers and actors have until the 15th of October, 2016 to submit their entries for the 2017 edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs).

Africa Magic, in association with Multichoice, have announced the call to entry for the prestigious initiative that honors film and TV talent across the continent.

The fifth edition of the awards will be held on 3rd and 4th of March 2017 in a country to be announced later.

The AMVCAs were created to celebrate the contribution of African filmmakers, actors and technicians in the success of the continent’s film and television industry and with the success of the previous four editions, preparations are in top gear for the 2017 edition.

“We are pleased to announce the call to entry for the 2017 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards. The African movie and television industry is brimming with exciting talent, and at Africa Magic we contribute to the industry by not only giving these talents the platform to showcase their skills and passion, but by celebrating their achievements whilst also encouraging them to continue honing their craft,” Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, Director for M-Net West Africa, said.


At the fifth edition of the AMVCAs, a number of awards in different categories will be presented, ranging from acting and directing to scriptwriting and cinematography.

Other categories will include editing, soundtrack, make-up, sound, and lighting among others. For 2017 there are 27 categories in all, with 16 open to viewers and 11 decided by the AMVCA panel of judges.

Films, made-for-television movies or television series previously entered into or nominated for an award, or awarded a prize in another film and television competition are eligible to be entered for the 2017 AMVCAs, and all films, made-for-television movies or television series are eligible for entry to the AMVCA if they are broadcast or publicly screened during the period of October 1st, 2015 to September 30th, 2016.

Entry for the AMVCAs is free and the closing date for submissions is the 15th of October 2016. Entry guidelines for awards are available on