Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards open for entries till December 13, 2019

Africa Magic, in association with MultiChoice Nigeria, has announced that entries are now being accepted for the seventh edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA). Entries opened Wednesday, November 13 and close on Friday, December 13, 2019.

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 editions, preparations are now underway for the seventh edition which will hold in March 2020.

Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, Channel Director, Africa Magic, said: “It’s been a long wait, but we are pleased to finally announce that the seventh edition of the AMVCAs is here and set to once again celebrate film and television talent across Africa. Every year the industry continues to grow in leaps and bounds and we are proud to be a part of its success story through the AMVCAs. The AMVCAs remain Africa’s most prestigious awards and most reputable celebration of talent in front and behind the camera”.

 John Ugbe, the CEO of MultiChoice Nigeria, said: “Beyond celebrating talent, the AMVCAs represent a significant investment in the African film and television industry, igniting ancillary industries in the process. Each year, revenues are increased and jobs are created to cater to the opportunities presented in areas like fashion, styling, photography and make-up.  The AMVCAs also present a unique opportunity for the world to see and experience Africa beyond the headlines, telling its own story and celebrating its best storytellers.”

Films, made-for-TV movies or TV series previously entered or nominated for an award, or awarded a prize in another film and TV competition are eligible to be entered for the AMVCAs. Also, all films, made-for-TV movies or TV series are eligible for entry to the AMVCA if they are broadcast or publicly screened or exhibited during the period of April 1, 2018 to November 30, 2019.

Below are the entry guidelines:

  • Prepare a 5-minute-long show reel for your online submission
  • Log on to the Africa Magic website. Click on the AMVCA Seventh edition banner which takes one to a submissions page.
  • Fill out the submission forms an upload the clip. A unique reference number will be allocated to each completed online submission
  • Please ensure the video edit represents the category of entry and is under 300mb
  • Quoting your unique reference number, send a hard drive of the submitted project to one of the following, based on your region:


Busola Komolafe

Africa Magic

No 4 Industrial Street, Ilupeju 

South Africa

Mathapedi Dhlamini

Magic Center 137 Bram Fischer Dr, Ferndale, Randburg, 2194


Margaret Mathore

Secod floor, MNET offices

Local Production Studio

Jamhuri Grounds off Ngong road

Nairobi Kenya


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