The 2016 AMAA nominations were announced by the president, of this year’s AMAA jury, Shaibu Husseini at a media event yesterday.
According to Husseini, AMAA received over 420 films from filmmakers across 25 African countries of which 250 feature films and eight short films were nominated by the jury.
However, competing for the best film slot are Dry (Nigeria), Ayanda (South Africa), Tell Me Sweet Something (South Africa), The Cursed One (Ghana), Fifty (Nigeria), Eye of the Storm (Burkina Faso), La Pagne (Niger) and Behind Closed Doors (Morocco).
Husseini disclosed that AMAA received nominations from Cape Verde, Gambia, Morocco, Uganda, Togo, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Cameroun, Mali, Ethiopia, Niger, Kenya, Algeria and Egypt, including Nigeria and expressed satisfaction about the quality of the films
Here are the nominees