Gollywood Productions, organizers of the prestigious Ghana Movie Awards christened MAG Awards has opened entry for Ghanaian filmmakers to submit their works for consideration.
The second edition of the awards ceremony which is aimed at honouring excellence in Ghana’s movie industry is scheduled for December 25 2011. It will also be televised to millions of viewers across Africa and beyond.
Nominations will be announced in November 2011 with an anticipated huge party at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Kumasi.
Deadline for all submissions is in October 2011 and submission forms can be downloaded from the Ghanamovieawards.com or handpicked at the Gollywood productions offices opposite Cottage Annex adjacent Metro TV.
Each completed entry form must be accompanied by all the supporting materials listed on the submission forms- the synopsis of the film, producers, 2 DVD copies of the 120 minutes movie, proof of the right to submit etc.
Also submitted movies must be movies released from the editing bench of production houses within October 2010 and October 2011 and not necessarily movies that were released on the movie market in year under review. Hence all movies must indicate year of copyright.
The awards ceremony was on Wednesday morning launched via a shot ceremony in Accra at the Golden Tulip Hotel. This brought together a number of stakeholders including actor, producers, director and crew members as well as the inky fraternity and Government officials.
Among them were David Dontoh, Majid Michel, Van Vicker, Nadia Buari, Augustine Abbey, Socrates Sarfo, Nana Ama McBrown, Mr. Beautiful, Juliet Ibrahim, Emelia Brobbey, Rose Mensah aka Kyeiwaa, Fred Nuamah Executive Producer of the awards and more.
In all, over 30 awards will be given in various categories including Best Actor and Actress In Lead Roles during award’s night in December.
Ghana Movie Awards’ Committee headed by ace actor, David Dontoh has added three more categories to the previous categories, namely ‘Best Cameo’, ‘Best Actor’ & ‘Best Actress TV Series’ and finally ‘Best Picture TV Serie’.
The Ghana Movie Awards is being organized by GP Ltd in collaboration with Multi TV’s Cine AFRIK channel and Film Producers Association of Ghana and supported by Lufthansa Airlines, Golden Tulip Hotel (Accra, Kumasi & Lagos), United Airlines and Brussels Airlines.
Further details about the award ceremony will be communicated to the media later on.
The award ceremony was established last year to honour excellence in Ghana’s movie industry. Last year’s event honoured and brought together movie stakeholder across the country including Nigeria’s top actress Genevieve Nnaji and actor cum Big Brother All Stars winner, Uti Nwachukwu.