The award scheme which seeks to celebrate and honour creative disciplines in the movie industry held a press conference at NMJ in Adenta, Accra.
The 4th edition of the award scheme has been officially launched and nominations are now open for filmmakers across the African continent to submit their films for the various categories for review and possibly making it into the official nomination list.
The director of Golden Movie Awards, Mrs. Andani-Michaels, announced that nominations have been opened now for the submission of films for the various categories and that nominations are now open from the 1st of February-1st April, 2018.
Filmmakers who in Ghana and other African countries who would want to submit their films, would have to fill up forms or visit the awards scheme official websitewww.goldenmovieawards.com and follow the steps as listed on their to submit their movie.
She also disclosed that this year’s edition will have 3 Jury members from 3 other African countries to join the already existing Ghanaian Jury. She added that one entertainment journalist would also be selected to be a part of the Jury. Nigeria, Kenya, and Cameroon are the 3 African countries, where the juries would come from.
Speaking to the media, Mrs Andani Michaels also disclosed that, as part of activities leading to the run-up of the main event which will be on 2nd June 2018, the organizers would be visiting the film industry in Tamale and Kumasi to interact with the various stakeholders there as they have always cried about being neglected in the award scheme.
Although the main event would be held right here in Ghana, the official launch and nominees announcement will take place in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire for the first time as it’s an award for the whole of Africa.
This year’s edition will also not sell tickets to the general public like it was done in previous years as they want to be able to get every filmmaker, actor, producer from every part of Africa involved in this year’s edition but some selected few who may not be major stakeholders or industry players would be given the chance to win tickets to attend the main event.