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Sunday, September 27, 2015

AMAA 2015: The Official Winners List


@TonyOElumelu was appointed Honorary Counsel for the Africa Movie Academy Awards, AMAA.
 The prestigious event was held last night at the Boardwalk International Convention Centre, Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth in South Africa. It is the first AMAA outside Nigeria and has attracted more attention than the previous editions hosted by Bayelsa State in the state capital of Yenagoa since the inaugural edition in May 2005, except for the 2008 edition of AMAA held in Abuja, federal capital of Nigeria and the 2012 edition held in Lagos.  
 Kunle Afolayan, Director of "October 1".
Samson Tadesse and director Ethiopian filmmaker Theodros Teshome Kebede of "Triangle - Going to America", a film based on issues of immigration.
 Ebele Okoye, Director of "The Legacy of Rubies". AMAA 2015   #AMAA2015 (@AMAAWARDS) | Twitter

EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM

Twaaga – Burkina Faso

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION

The Legacies of Rubies – Nigeria

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY
Egypt’s Modern Pharaohs  – Egypt

OUSMANE SEMBENE AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE

Timbuktu – Mauritania

MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD:
Fevers – Morocco

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT
Sound of Tears - Canada

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution – USA

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA FEATURE
Supremacy - USA

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN
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AMAA 2015 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

October 1 – Nigeria

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP
Njinga: Queen of Angola – Angola

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK

Triangle Going to America – Ethiopia

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT
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AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND

Lobraz Kaan – Mauritius

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

Lobraz Kaan – Mauritius

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING

Timbuktu

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY

Le President

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST COMEDY FILM

30 Days In Atlanta

AMAA 2015- BAYELSA STATE GOVERNMENT ENDOWED AWARD FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILMOctober 1

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST CHILD ACTOR

Layla Walet Mohammed and Mehdi A.G Mohammed – Timbuktu

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG/ PROMISING ACTOR 
IT’S A JOINT AWARD AND THE AWARD GOES TO Kemi Lala Akindoju (DAZZLING MIRAGE) and Hassan Spike Insingoma – (BODA BODA THIEVES)

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
 Samson Tadesse - Triangle Going to America

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Hilda Dokubo - Stigma

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Sadiq Daba – October 1

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Lesliana Pereira - NJINGA: Queen of Angola

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR
Destiny Ekaragha - Gone Too Far

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR
Abderrahmane Sissako - Timbuktu

AMAA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST FILM
 Timbuktu – Mauritania  

SPECIAL JURY
There are some occasions where the jury feels the need to acknowledge certain films for their forward vision. On this occasion, the jury would like to give special jury prizes to two films:
 Le President by Jean-Pierre Bekolo of Cameroun; and to Triangle: Going to America by Theodros Teshome Kebede of Ethiopia.
AMAA 2015 JURY STATEMENT DELIVERED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE JURY FOR 2015 MR. KEITH SHIRI: Saturday September 26, 2015. Port Elizabeth    South Africa

On behalf of the jury members I welcome you to the AMAA 2015 Awards. Over the last 11 years, the AMAA Awards has set itself the challenging but rewarding task of celebrating the best of our continent and its Diaspora’s filmmaking.

To this end, our aim has always been to reward and encourage African originality in film production; to seek out and bring attention to the continent’s unique and distinctive talents; to champion her distinctive voices and to encourage and nurture that rare combination of ambition and originality that is the best of our movie making.

Every year, hundreds of films from across the continent and its Diaspora arrive at the AMAA offices.  This year we received close to 800 movie entries from over 60 countries, mostly within Africa and also from around the world. This unprecedented number of entries, in all categories and from many African diaspora countries and communities. can lead only to this conclusion: AMAA is indeed, a truly Pan-African event and a global brand.

It is significant that this year for the first time in AMAA’s history, the nominations event was held in the African Diaspora, in Los Angeles:  and that the Awards themselves are held outside of Nigeria, here in South Africa.

And after our several weeks and months of consultations, we commend to you tonight, our roll call of the best for 2015.
Thank you and have a wonderful evening.

Keith Shiri, London based programme advisor BFI London Film Festival, Artistic Director of the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), President of the AMAA 2015 Jury.
Ambassador Filippe Savadogo, Former Secretary General FESPACO   Burkina Faso
John Akomfrah, OBE, London based Ghanaian filmmaker
Prof. Hyginus Ekwuazi, Professor of Broadcasting and Film, University of Ibadan
Former Managing director of the Nigerian Film Corporation, and until recently Head of the Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Ibadan,  Founding Director National Film Institute and former Director General Nigerian Film Corporation Jos, Nigeria.
Steve Ayorinde, Journalist and former MD of “National Mirror” newspaper, Nigeria
Dorothee Wenner, filmmaker and curator at the Berlin International Film Festival
Asantewa Olatunji, Programming Director of PAFF, Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles and Atlanta,
June Givanni,  International film curator based in UK,  Artistic Director of the Colours of the Nile Film Festival, Addis Abeba; and director of the June Givanni Pan African Cinema Archive  
Shaibu Husseini, film journalist and critic at Lagos based The Guardian newspapers, Nigeria
Berni Goldblat, filmmaker and producer based in Burkina Faso
Ayuko Babu, Executive Director of PAFF, Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles and Atlanta
Charles Burnett, filmmaker Los Angeles USA
SOURCE: Africa Movie Academy Awards, AMAA. 
 
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