Two movies, ‘Life of Bim’ and ‘DreamChaser,’ produced by the inaugural class of the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) West Africa, have been nominated for the 2020 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award (AMVCA).
The movies were nominated alongside ‘Ensulo’ and ‘Promises’ (East Africa) and ‘Savannah Skies’ and ‘The Painting’ (Southern Africa) for the newly created MultiChoice Talent Factory award category of the AMVCAs.
“I am excited about the new MTF category in the AMVCA because it showcases the AMVCA’s commitment to the importance of professional training as a critical factor towards enabling richer storytelling,” said Femi Odugbemi, the MTF West Africa Academy Director and Head of the 2020 AMVCA panel of judges.
The new award category aims to reward excellence in storytelling and provide a platform for alumni of MTF Academies, a shared value-initiative of MultiChoice Africa launched in May 2018 to create a pipeline of skilled and talented movie professionals that produce high quality locally relevant, content that resonate with African viewers.
‘Life of Bim’ is a film about an aspiring footballer whose dreams of becoming a professional athlete are threatened by family pressure while ‘Dreamchaser’ follows the story of a young woman as she navigates the challenges of the music industry.
Seven of the AMVCA’s 28 categories are open to public voting and 21 categories, including the MultiChoice Talent Factory Award, will be decided by the AMVCA panel of judges. Voting for the awards is now open and closes at 00:00 CAT on Saturday, 7 March.
The 7th edition of AMVCAs, shown live across Africa on Africa Magic, is sponsored by Amstel Malta and will hold on March 14, in Lagos.