Category Archives: Awards

Kannywood Awards 2016


After many apologies for being gone from this site for two years (!), we resume service.

One of the big Kannywood Stories these days are the upcoming Kannywood Awards to be held beginning at 7pm in Abuja next week, 12 March, in Abuja, at the NAF Conference Centre.

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For more information about the awards, check out their official website. And also this interview with producer Dr. Sarari in Leadership and this opinion piece about the Kannywood Awards by Al Amin Ciroma that reviews last year’s awards and makes predictions for 2016.

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Call for Film Submissions to the 4th Eko International Film Festival: Deadline 30 September 2013


 

The 4th edition of the Eko International Film Festival, Lagos, which will take place from 18-23 November, is accepting film submissions until 30 September (with late submissions accepted until 15 October 2013).  See the rules on their site or quoted below:

SUBMIT ENTRIES FOR THE 4TH EKO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, NOVEMBER 18-23, 2013, LAGOS, NIGERIA.

SUBMISSION DEADLINES

Standard Deadline: September 30, 2013.

Late Deadline: October 15, 2013.

Call For Entry Form

THE MAIN SECTIONS

Feature Film
Short Film
Fiction
Comedy
Drama
Horror
Documentaries
Student Film
1 minute short films.

ELIGIBILITY

Films must fit into one of the nine categories:Feature,Short, Fiction, comedy, documentaries, drama, Horror, Student Film 1 minute.

All music and other copyrighted materials used in the films must be original or filmmakers must have obtained permission in writing from the owner, such permissions to be submitted with the film.

All films must be submitted in English or subtitled in English.


GENERAL RULES:

Films must be submitted on DVD NTSC or PAL (please test before sending) and be available for screening on 35mm composite condition, Beta SP or Digi-Beta Video (NTSC only for festival screening).

Films must be available for screening during the Eko International Film Festival.

Narrative and Documentary films with U.S. distribution (obtained prior to being selected for EKOIFF screening) or films produced, financed or initiated by a major film studio or television network are ineligible for competition, but may be considered for special screening. Selection for screening will be determined no later than one month prior to the festival. Films that have screened at major cinemas and on cable network or distributed to theaters prior to the festival dates are also ineligible for competition.

Films that have played in Nigeria in a theatrical setting to a public audience are not eligible to be screened at the EKOIFF 2013.

Additional Narrative Feature Film Entry Requirements:

Feature-length Films must be 60 minutes or longer (recommended length 90 minutes).
Open to anyone (and all nationalities) who wishes to enter.

Additional Narrative Short Film Entry Requirements:

Films must be short narratives of 40 minutes or less (recommended length 10 minutes).
Open to anyone who wishes to enter.

Additional Narrative Student Short Film Entry Requirements:

Films must be short narratives of 40 minutes or less (recommended length 10 minutes).
Open only to students (must include proof of enrollment from accredited university or college).

One Minute Short Film Entry Requirements:

Entries must be short films of 1 minute (recommended length).
Award will be given to the best 1 minute film.
Open to any form of animation.
Open to anyone who wishes to enter.

Additional Documentary Feature Films Requirements

Films must be Documentaries, 40 minutes or longer
Open to anyone who wishes to enter.
Additional Documentary Short Film Requirements
Films must be Short Documentaries, 40 minutes or less
Open to anyone who wishes to enter.

SUBMISSION IS FREE

Please Note: Eko International Film Festival does not collect entry fees.
In a similar respect the EKOIFF does not solicit films to be in competition.
Only films submitted will be considered for competition.

Returns and Acknowledgments:
VHS tapes, DVDs, and press materials will not be returned under any circumstances. They will be destroyed after the final screenings at the film festival.
Include a self-addressed, stamped postcard for each submission if you wish acknowledgment of the receipt of your entry.

Safety and piracy issue

The festival is concerned that filmmakers’ rights should be protected against piracy. EKOIFF is establishing procedures that will guarantee these are up to profession’s best practice. These are inspired by the anti piracy actions taken in the USA and worldwide.

FILM COMPETITION AWARDS:

Eko International Film Festival welcomes partners and sponsors for the following prizes.

Nollywood Divas Awards

Jury Awards:

Narrative Films Awards

Documentary Films Awards

Short Film Awards

Eko International Film Festival Film Submission Agreement Form

Submissions from July 1- October 15, 2013
I, (first name:)…………………………………………………..
(last name:)…………………………………………………………..
Act as right owner hereafter described as “The filmmaker” own right for the following film (film name)…………………………..

The filmmaker grants permission to Eko International Film Festival (EKOIFF) and Supple Communications Limited to use clips of your film for promotional use.

The filmmaker grants the non-exclusive right for EKOIFF and Supple Communications Limited to screen, exhibit and distribute your film in its entirety for any promotion or project under the festival or foundation’s name for up to one year after the 2012 festival. EKOIFF and Supple Communications Limited may also actively pursue other distribution opportunities for your film.

The filmmaker grants EKOIFF and Supple Communications Limited and other third parties at their discretion the right to film, videotape and/or photograph your appearance or voice for any and all marketing and promotional activities for the festival.

Your submission of an entry into the Eko International Film Festival constitutes an agreement between you and EKOIFF and Supple Communications Limited, and that by submitting your film for consideration, you agree to all of these rules, terms and agreements.

Date../../2013
Name: ………………………………
Signature: …………………………

Send with your DVD to
Hope Obioma Opara
The President
Eko International Film Festival
Supple Co mm unications Limited
1, Bajulaiye Road,
Morocco Bus Stop
Shomolu, Lagos,
Nigeria.
Email: submissions@ekoiff.org

PS: ONLY SPONSORED PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED.

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Campus End of the Year Party and Awards with Sani Danja and others, 30 November, Mozida Lounge, Kano


First Ever Freedom Fasaha 2011 Contemporary Hausa Music Championship Awards, 10 December, 6 pm


Freedom Radio and the Fasaha Association of Nigerian Musicians is hosting the first ever Hausa Music Championship Awards this weekend, as a way of honouring musicians who have contributed so much to the contemporary Hausa musical landscape.

Date: 10 December, 6pm

Venue: The Afficient, No. 74, Sultan Road, Nassarawa Kano.

Beautiful Africa short film script competition. Deadline: 31 January 2012


An opportunity for scriptwriters who are interested in directing here:

FilmContact.com, The Africa Movie Academy Awards and Beautiful Africa are giving 20 scriptwriters the opportunity to direct their own 3 – 5 minute scripts for a documentary series promoting Africa in a positive and entertaining light.

The best scripts will receive full production support to produce, shoot and edit their films anywhere in Africa.

Enter your Film Script into the Beautiful Africa Competition herehttp://www.ufilm.tv/enter

NOTE: If you are already registered on FilmContact.com, you can login with your same username and password at http://www.ufilm.tv

The short films will also compete at film festivals around the world, be entered into The Africa Movie Academy Awards, and be offered to international broadcasters as fillers.

Possible topics include:

• Arts • Economy • Environment • People • Technology • Traditions • Wisdom

The aim is to change perceptions of Africa, repositioning the continent as a place of beauty and opportunity.

There are prizes for the top three completed films.

First prize: $5 000 Second prize: $2 500 Third prize: $1 000

Deadline: 31 January 2012. Finalists to be announced during The Africa Movie Academy Awards in March 2012.

http://www.ufilm.tv/enter

Submit your film to the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA). Deadline:18 December 2011 Deadine


AMAA

The deadline for the submission of films for the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) is 18 December 2011.

The African Movie Academy Awards founded in 2005 celebrated their 7th edition on March 27th10 2011. Held annually in Nigeria, the AMAAs is without doubt becoming the most prestigious and glamorous African entertainment industry event of its kind on the Continent.

According to the AMAA website, the rules for submission are as follows:

Submission Rules

* All submissions must be films produced between December 2010 and December 2011
* All submissions must be received on or before 28th December 2011
 [NOTE FROM HHVRC: PLEASE NOTE THAT LATER IN THE SUBMISSION RULES THE DATE IS LISTED AS 18 DECEMBER 2011. PROBABLY WISEST TO GO WITH THE EARLIER DATE!]

Each completed entry form must be accompanied by all the supporting materials listed on the submission forms, including the synopsis of the film, the list of credits, marketing stills of the film, filmographies of the directors and producers, 5 DVD copies of the film and proof of the right to submit.

Submit your film to:

NIGERIA: African Movie Academy Awards. 17 A Abenubi Close, Ikeja, Lagos State or P.O. Box 4388 Lagos Nigeria

SOUTH AFRICA: 271 Kent Avenue (off Republic Avenue), Ground Floor, Randburg, Johannesburg or P.O. Box 10313 Lenasia 1820, South Africa

GHANA: 16 Busy Internet Ring Road Central, Accra, Ghana

KENYA: Mr. Ogova, Philadelphia House, 4th floor, Tom Mboya street, Hakati Road, Junction, Nairobi, Kenya 9EA

Have you filled in the form for submission? 
Submit your Film here

* or email: info@ama-awards.com or admin@ama-awards.com

* All films must be submitted to the above address on or before 18th December, 2010

* For further information call our hotline : +2341-7397248, +2348024265335

ALL FILMS TO BE SUBMITTED FOR AMAA 2012 MUST FOLLOW THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES BELOW

* Films that are more than one parts (2, 3, ect) should be director’s cut between 110 minutes and 120 minutes. Film must be conclusive
* Films should have full synopsis of the story
* Characters must be defined. Please indicate who played lead, supporting role, etc
* Films should contain names of the crew i.e. Director of Photography, Editor, Sound, etc
* All indigenous language films including pidgin English should be subtitled in English
* Music must be original scores, if not, appropriate credit should given. Preference is for original music
* Films should indicate date of actual release
* Screenplay credit/story must be defined

Homevida 2011 Script competition: Nigeria’s Integrity Film Awards, Submission Deadline: 31 August 2011 (EXTENDED to 9 September for short script competition)


UPDATE: 26 August 2011: Deadline now extended to 9 September. for the short film script competition

Homevida, an “initiative of the Public and Private Development Center (PPDC), a Nigerian Citizenship sector organization that seeks to assist and empower ordinary citizens to participate in governance and development” calls for nominations “for its feature film Awards and entries for the short film script competition in the following prize categories”:

The Family Friendly film prize (endowed by the National Film and Video Censors Board)

The winning film must be:

a) A film suitable for children or family viewing and

b) That captures the heritage, diversity and challenges of Nigeria and Nigerians OR

c) Depicts the moral values common to Nigeria

d) Have a storyline that is believable, realistic, dramatic and entertaining

The Due Process Film prize (endowed by the Bureau for Public Procurement)

The winning film must be a film:

a) A story encouraging integrity, true competition, transparency, accountability, especially amongst contractors and government officers OR

a) Showing interactions between stakeholders in the procurement process OR

b) Depicting due process as a standard for human conductOR

c) Comparing those who remain with the old practices of bribery, influence peddling, forgery, contract abandonment and use of fake materials and a new breed of contractors who are professional and competitive

d) Reasonably modeling the new procurement framework; its dos and don’ts.

The Faith Film Prize* (endowed in honour of Late Pastor Don Igwe)

 The winning film must be:1.A film that models individual citizens involvement in promoting the virtues of honesty, transparency, integrity and accountability as an expression of the Christian faith OR2.A film depicting individuals sense of duty to society and one another as a way of serving God3. The story must be believable, realistic, dramatic and entertaining.

The Public Conduct Film Prize (endowed by Code of Conduct Bureau)

The winning film must

a) Depict life in Public service in Nigeria and

b) Models what is right and wrong in conflict of interest situations and ethical implications of gift, OR

c) A film that portrays the consequences of choices that public servants make OR

d) Show (positive) effects of integrity reforms

e) Have a storyline that is believable, realistic, dramatic and entertaining.

To be eligible for entry all films must:

1. Have been produced in Nigeria

2. Be a drama film

3. Be between 60mins and 120mins

4. Technically be of broadcast standards with clear sound and vision

5. Be realistic, dramatic and entertaining

6. Produce documentation to show clearance of music rights, script and talent

7. Show evidence of registration with NFVCB (if the film has been released)

8. Be made by filmmakers who are 18 years and above

9. Have its Producer, Director and Screenwriter registered with the relevant industry guild or association.

10. Meet individual criteria for the prize being applied for

To nominate a film:

1. Complete an application form online

2. Include a synopsis of your nominated film in no more than 300 words

3. Send biographies of key production personnel (if known)

For more information, see the Homevida website or the Homevida Facebook site.

*When Carmen McCain, coordinator of the Hausa Home Video Resource Centre requested for more information on the awards, Homevida clarified that the scripts submitted must be in English and that the “faith film prize”, which is “endowed in honour of Late Pastor Don Igwe” is only for Christian faith films. The representative of the National Film and Video Censor’s Board at the Nollywood conference  in Lagos where the call for scripts was announced clarified that they would welcome endowments and sponsorships for prizes from other faith traditions….