The Africa Movie Academy Awards, popularly known as AMAA and The AMA Awards, are presented annually to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry. It was founded by Peace Anyiam-Osigwe and run through the Africa Film Academy. The awards are aimed at honouring and promoting excellence in the African movie industry and Africans in the diaspora as well as uniting the Africans from across the globe through arts and culture. The award presentation is attended by numerous media representatives, celebrities, politicians, journalists, actresses and actors from all across the world. The AMA awards are widely considered to be Africa's most important film even and the most prestigious film award in for people of African descent

Best Short Film:
Best Documentary:
Best Diaspora Feature:
Best Diaspora Documentary:
Best Animation:
Achievement In Production Design:
Achievement In Costume Design:
Achievement In Make-Up:
Achievement In Soundtrack:
Achievement in Visual Effects:
Achievement In Sound:
Achievement In Cinematography:
Achievement In Editing:
Best Film by an African Living Abroad:
Best Actor in a Leading Role:
Best Actress In A Leading Role:
Best First Feature Film by a Director
Best Diaspora Short Film
Achievement In Screenplay: s
Best Nigerian Film:
Best Film in an African Language:
Most Promising Actor:
Best Child Actor
Best Actor In A Supporting Role:
Best Actress In A Supporting Role:
Best Director:
Best Film:

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Overall Rating
  • Thanks for organizing the event. I must have been upset with the delay in kicking off the Award night on time which obviously needs improvement. That said, my film was screened before school children and I got feedback from them which is a good thing. I wish you a successful hosting of AFRIFF 2018

    April 2018
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    Response from festival:

    We are AMAA not Afriff ,MA