“Egypt is to send a 20-man delegation to the 2011 Africa Movie Academy Awards, following the success of Egyptian movie, ‘Hanayns Shoe’ which won the Best Animation prize at the 2010 awards ceremony.
The 2011 AMAA holds on March 26 at Gloryland Cultural Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. Traditionally held in April, this year’s AMAA is happening in March because of the forthcoming April polls. A nomination night and concert in Nairobi, Kenya on February 25 and 26 will however precede the awards night.
Speaking during an interactive session, the chief executive officer of AMAA, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, disclosed that Egypt’s participation will strengthen the relationship between Nigerian filmmakers and their counterparts in North Africa. Amongst others, filmmakers Mahmood Ali-Balogun and Victor Okhai have at various times served on the jury of the Cairo International Film Festival.
Anyiam-Osigwe added that, Egypt’s participation will also stress the importance of the awards to other North African countries and make them realise it’s for the whole of Africa and not just parts of the continent. . .” More at 234Next.com.