Founder, Africa Movie Academy Award, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, says there will be an opportunity for fans to watch all the flicks nominated in the best movie category of the 2017 edition of the awards.
According to the organizer, the movies will be shown at Terra Kulture for three days.
“This year, we plan to show all the movies nominated in the best movie category at Terra Kulture so that people can relate with these movies and see why they are in that category.”
Movie shortlisted in the best film category include The Last of Us, A Mile in my Shoes, 76, Vaya, 93 Days, Queen of Katwe, Felicite, Wulu and Call me Thief.
“This year, we are going to have one of the biggest events because of the kind of films that have been nominated and because of the people that are likely to come,” she said.
“It’s not something we can do alone because some of these people want the government or tourism guys to show that they in a way committed to this because of the security issues.
“Media is coming in from everywhere because of the kind of movies that have been nominated. Even Lagos state needs to understand that AMAA is for them that this is a way to show what we have to the world.
“I want to pass a message to states this year, if you are going to host AMAA, then understand what it is for your state, make sure you can show them places with potential for shooting a movie and other tourist attractions.”
Anyiam-Osigwe also explained why some box office hits never make it to the nomination list of the awards.
“People often wonder why some big hit movies don’t make the nomination list and there are reasons for that.
“The owners of the movie have to submit the movie before the jury considers it besides, the fact that a movie does well at the box office does not mean it can win an Academy award because AMAA is not any kind of award, it’s an Academy award.”