AMAA unveils short story initiative tagged ‘Voices Africa’

7 years ago

As part of efforts aimed at encouraging the production of short films in Africa, the Africa Film Academy and organisers of the prestigious African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) has introducedVoices Africa, a platform that will drive change in narratives about Africa through short movies.

Voices Africa will be a monthly story challenge for upcoming filmmakers across Africa most especially trainees through the AMAA mobile Film training project (Film in a Box) and the best story from the challenge will be developed and produced into a short film according to Ms.Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, president of Africa Film Academy who recently announced the initiative at the ongoing American Film Market in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, United States of America.

‘We hope to produce tens of short movies every year. We have decided to sponsor only the stories that project the light in Africa. We shall use these stories to explore the beautiful cultures and traditions that Africa is known for. Also, we our stories will explore the challenges of Africans and draw attentions to critical issues often lost in the News. Over the next couple of months on our website, we shall be seeking stories through our monthly story challenge. For a month, Africa would share with us the sparks that keep her lights on. We would love to hear the story of our daily heroes and inspirations,’ she said.
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According to her, the best five stories would win a $500 prize and it would be produced during AFA’s Film in Box training while the short films would also be showcased during the 2015 AMAA Awards with the objective of using it to transform the hearts of many and show the possibility of a new Africa.

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