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Kenyan film makers, actors urged to submit entries for AMVCA’s

Kenyan film makers and actors have until October 28, 2016 to submit their entries for the 2017 edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs).

According to Head of Production M-Net West, Ms Risper Muthamia, Kenya has some of the best and well produced shows in Africa, but the problem arises when it comes marketing them.

“I have seen what Kenyans have submitted but it pales in comparison to what Nigerians have,” said Ms Muthamia during a road show event on Friday night in Nairobi.

Organisers, Africa Magic in association with Multichoice have been to South Africa and Nigeria in an effort to attract more entries.

“These awards are also an opportunity for some of the best film makers to be recognized and awarded for their exemplary work in the industry as the African film and television industry continues to show tremendous growth,” said MultiChoice East Africa Regional Director Stephen Isaboke.

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Kenya producer Mr Abel Mutua of Hapa Kule Show which airs on NTV every week, said he had no idea the AMVCA’s were already being submitted, but promised to submit before the deadline.

Entries for the AMVCAs opened on August 1 and will close October 28, 2016.

Categories open for entries include acting, directing, script writing and cinematography. Other categories are editing, soundtrack, make-up, sound, and lighting.

All all their are 27 categories, with 16 open to viewers and 11 decided by the AMVCA panel of judges.

Films, made-for-television movies or television series previously entered into or nominated for an award, or awarded a prize in another film and television competition are eligible to be entered for the 2017 AMVCAs.

All films, made-for-television movies or television series are eligible for entry to the AMVCA if they are broadcast or publicly screened during the period of October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016.