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Golden Movie Awards Africa has opened entries  for the third annual Awards which will be held in the last week of June in Accra, Ghana Communications Director of GMAA,  Francis Doku has said.

GMAA gives the opportunity to African filmmakers from around the world to receive praise, recognition and be awarded for their efforts at telling the African stories to both Africans and the rest of the world during the period under review.

According to Doku, 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 and shortlists made based on the awards’ criteria for the consideration of the jury.

“Award winning films in the various categories of the scheme will be chosen based on merit and the content of the films by a jury made up of experienced filmmakers and film industry practitioners of different nationalities.

“Only films made between January 1, 2016 and January 31, 2017 should be submitted for consideration in the 2017 edition of awards,” he added.

To make fair and just decisions in its choice for the various winners at the GMAA, the jury will consider relevant African stories, relevant methods of storytelling, technical excellence and other important factors of filmmaking.

Submissions should be made via the GMAA website: or delivered by courier to or by dropping copies of the film in MP4 format at the NMJ Ghana offices at Number 35 Akoofio Street, Adenta, Accra, Ghana.

The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2017. The annual GMAA is an initiative of NMJ Ghana and its Ghanaian and international partners to reward excellence in filmmaking on the African continent and among Africans in the diaspora.

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.