ACCRA, 25 th APRIL, 2017 – A Director of the Golden Movie Awards Africa (GMAA), Ms. Mimi
Andani has announced that the 2017 edition of the awards will be held on 8 th July 2017 at a venue
soon to be announced in Accra.
“We are very delighted about the third anniversary of the awards and we are looking forward to it,” she
said. “We have taken the feedback from the previous event in good faith and although we had a great
show last year, we intend to even make it greater come July 8 th .”
Ms. Andani made the announcement when she addressed journalists and bloggers during the media
launch for the event held at the newly established International Students and Guest Centre at Teiman
near Abokobi on Tuesday.
She called on filmmakers in Africa who have works produced between 1 st January, 2016 and 31 st
January, 2017 to submit them for consideration in the 2017 edition of the awards.
“The process of the GMAA begins with the opening of entries for filmmakers to submit their works and
this year has been no exception,” she said. “Since April 1 we have been asking filmmakers in Africa and
the African diaspora to submit their works and thus far we have had encouraging response from across
the continent. This will go on until 10 th May when entries will close officially.”
She took the media through the procedure for submitting of films for the GMAA as below:
Download the forms
Fill them out
Add your 3 DVDs
Submit through DHL to:
o NMJ Ghana Office
o Number 35 Apkorfio street Adentan – Greater Accra – Ghana OR
Submit online through Vimeo and email us the viewing password through
Call the number on the website for further information
“The scheme is accepting films of all genres and lengths with any official language or
subtitled in any official language. All films presented shall be watched by the Selection
Committee and a shortlist made based on the awards’ criteria for the consideration of the
Grand Jury,” she emphasized.
According to her, the theme chosen for this year’s celebration was “Empowering the African
Filmmaker”, because they believe there is the need to empower the African filmmaker in all aspects and
that they “shall use the occasion of the 3 rd anniversary of the GMAA to do so.”
“As part of empowering the African filmmaker in the 3 rd year of the GMAA, we shall give special
recognition to three film industry personalities who have contributed immensely to the growth of the
African film industry over the years in different roles. These three people who will be selected by our
eminent jury would be recognized and rewarded on the night of the main event.”
Ms. Andani also revealed that the scheme would reward those who have been loyal to it over the years.
“We shall reward three people who have been part of the audience at all the three Golden Movie
Awards Africa events. We have a database of those who have patronized the event over the time that
we have been here and three of such people who would be at this year’s event would be heavily
As part of exploiting the 3 rd anniversary theme, there would be three ambassadors for the 2017 edition
of the GMAA. “We are currently finalizing talks with these ambassadors we have chosen and when all is
done we shall announce their names,” Ms. Andani told the media.
The Chief Executive Officer of the GMAA Mr. Sosthenes Galevo, said the organisers of the event would
seek to make it a better event every year to ensure that all stakeholders and partners get the best out of
it. He said the event is a pan-continental one and as such they would try to ensure that all regional
interests were well represented.
On his part, the Communication Director of the GMAA, Mr. Francis Doku commended the media for
supporting the scheme since its inception and appealed for its continued support. He also indicated,
during question time, that a robust system of accreditation will be put in place so ensure that relevant
media personnel would be accredited to cover the main event.
The Golden Movie Awards Africa (GMAA) is an annual event that seeks to award excellence in movie
making on the African continent and the African diaspora.
Instituted and organized by NMJ Ghana and its partners, the GMAA brings together professionals in
filmmaking in Africa once every year to celebrate, promote and reward those who have excelled in their
area of the film industry.
For further information contact kindly Francis Doku via firstname.lastname@example.org