Friday, June 24, 2016

Full list of winners at AMAA 2016….


EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM
1. Encounter – Nigeria
2. Le Chemin – Cote De Voire
3. Blood Taxi – Nigeria
4. Meet The Parents – Nigeria/Canada – WINNER
5. Nourah The Holy Light – Burkina Faso
6. Ireti – Nigeria
7. Life of Nigerian Couple – Nigeria

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION
1. The Pencil – Burkina Faso – WINNER
2. The Peculiar Life of a Spider – Ghana
3. Funsie Fast Fingers – Nigeria
4. Lazare Sie Pale – Burkina Faso

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY
1, My Fathers Funeral – Cameroon
2. Nollywood – Nigeria
3. Tchindas- Cape Verde
4. The Fruitless Tree – Niger — WINNER
5. Runs ‘I too Seek The Horizon’ – Nigeria/UK
6. Camera/Woman – Morocco

OUSMANE SEMBENE AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE
1. Brotherhood Eye – Mali
2. Bala Bala Sese – Uganda
3. Missing God – Nigeria
4. Cursed Treasure – Ghana
5. Wako – Uganda
6. Daggers of Life (Agbe Fe Akumehewo) – Ghana

MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD

1. Lambadina – Ethiopia/USA – WINNER
2. Skinned – Liberia/USA
3. LAPD African Cop – USA/Nigeria
4. Boxing Day – USA/Nigeria
5. MONA – Nigeria/UK

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT

1. Lines – USA
2. Raptors – USA
3. Across The Track – USA – WINNER

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY

1. Can You Dig This- USA
2. America’s Blues – USA
3. Spirits of Rebellion – USA — WINNER

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA FEATURE

1. America Is Still the Place – USA
2. Ben & Ara – USA – WINNER
3. Luv Don’t Live Here – USA

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN

1. The Cursed One – Ghana – WINNER
2. Soldiers Story – Nigeria
3. Ayanda- South Africa
4. Missing God – Nigeria
5. Out of Luck- Nigeria

AMAA 2016 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

1. Eye of the storm (Burkina Faso) – WINNER
2. Oshimiri
3. The Cursed One
4. Ayanda
5. Soldiers Story

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP

1. Oshimiri
2. The Cursed One
3. Missing God
4. Soldiers Story – WINNER

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK

1. O-Town – Nigeria – WINNER
2. Tell Me Sweet Something – South Africa
3. The Cursed One – Ghana
4. Hear me Move – South Africa
5. Le Pagne- Niger

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT

1. Hear me Move – South Africa
2. Oshimiri – Nigeria — WINNER
3. Stupid Movie – Nigeria
4. House Arrest – Uganda
5. Soldiers Story – Nigeria

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND

1. Eye of the Storm- Burkina Faso
2. Fifty – Nigeria — WINNER
3. The Cursed One – Ghana
4. Behind Closed Doors – Morocco
5. Falling – Nigeria
6. Rebecca- Ghana

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

1. The Cursed one — WINNER
2. Eye of the Storm
3. Ayanda
4. Tell me Sweet Something
5. Fifty

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING

1. Behind Closed Doors
2. Rebecca
3. The Cursed One
4. Eye of the Storm
5. Hear me Move —– WINNER

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY
1. The Cursed One
2. Tell me Sweet Something —- WINNER
3. The Visit
4. Eye of the Storm
5. Beyond Blood

AMAA 2016- RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT ENDOWED AWARD FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM
1. Beyond Blood
2. Dry —- WINNER
3. Fifty
4. Missing God
5. Falling
6. O’Town

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG/ PROMISING ACTOR
1. Nyanso Dzedze – Hear Me Move
2. Ophelia Klenam Dzidzornu – The Cursed One
3. Zubaidat Ibrahim Fagge – Dry — WINNER
4. Ifu Ennada – O’Town
5. Eve Esin – Oshimiri

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
1. Joseph Otsiman – The Cursed One
2. Uti Nwachukwu – Breathless
3. Abidine Dioari – Eye of the Storm — WINNER
4. Adeolu Adekola – Taxi Driver
5. Kenneth Nkosi – Ayanda
6. Thomas Gumede- Tell Me Sweet Something

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
1. Thishiwe Ziqubu – Tell me Sweet Something — WINNER
2. Maureen Okpoko – Missing God
3. Ijeoma Grace Agu – Jimi Bendel/ Taxi Driver
4. Bontte Modiselle – Hear Me Move
5. Nthati Moshesh – Ayanda
6. Linda Ejiofor– Out of Luck

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
1. Oris Erhuero – The Cursed One
2. OC Ukeje – Ayanda
3. Fragass Assande – Eye of the Storm
4. Masego ‘Maps’ Maponyane – Tell me Sweet Something
5. Daniel k. Daniel – Soldiers Story — WINNER
6. Biuferi Yakoubi – La Pagne

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
1. Zineb Odeib – Behind Closed Doors
2. Adesua Etomi- Falling
3. Fulu Mugovhani – Ayanda – WINNER
4. Maimouna N’Daiye – Eye of the Storm
5. Iretiola Doyle, Dakore Egbuson, Nse Ikpe Etim, Omoni Oboli – Fifty
6. Nomzamo Mbatha – Tell me Sweet Something

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR
1. MONA – Anthony Abuah
2. Beyond Blood – Greg Odutayo — WINNER
3. 8 Bars and a Clef- Chioma Onyenwe

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR
1. Nana Obiri-Yeboah – The Cursed One — WINNER
2. Biyi Bandele- Fifty
3. Sekou Toure- Eye of the Storm
4. Sara Blecher- Ayanda
5. Moussa Hamadou Djingarey- La Pagne
6. Stephanie Linus – Dry
7. Akin Omotoso – Tell me Sweet Something
8. Mohammed Ahed Bensouda – Behind Closed Doors

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM
1. The Cursed One – Ghana
2. Fifty – Nigeria
3. Eye of the Storm – Burkina Faso — WINNER
4. Ayanda – South Africa
5. La Pagne- Niger
6. Dry – Nigeria
7. Tell me Sweet Something- South Africa
8. Behind Closed Doors- Morocco

AMAA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Olu Jacobs & Joke Silva — WINNER

Richard Mofe Damijo — WINNER


Tony Akposhore — WINNER

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Queen Ebigieson film 'Ileri Ife'


Ileri Ife is a story  of a rich man’s daughter who believe men were after her not because they love her but for her money
In other to find love she turned to a recharge card seller and met a guy who was also facing the same problem in finding a true love… He also disguised himself in so as to not to scare her away because he believed as a recharge card seller his status might intimidate her not knowing that she is even richer than him. Find out in this amazing film Ileri Ife






Queen Blessing Ebigieson
Producer  of the film Ile Ife 



Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Shan George New Movie “One Good Man” featuring Segun Arinze, Lilian Bach, Lepacious Bose, Femi Branch & More stars


“One Good Man” marks Shan George‘s third self-produced movie.
The movie was written by the Nollywood actress is being directed by Stanley Williams.
“One Good Man” stars Segun Arinze, Eric Anderson, Lilian Bach, Femi Branch, Lepacious Bose, Ibok Ekpenyoung, Vivian Metchie, Bukky Wright and more and it is set to premiere in July.
Watch the trailer below.

Friday, June 17, 2016

69th Festival de Cannes Awards.




















The Jury of the 69th Festival de Cannes, presided by George Miller, has revealed the names of the 2016 prize-winners during the Awards Ceremony. Laurent Lafitte welcomed the prize-givers and winners onto the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière, to the sound of music playing. The American actor, Mel Gibson, had the honour of awarding the Palme d’or to the best of the 21 films in Competition.
The French actor, Jean-Pierre Léaud, received an honorary Palme d'or for his collected works from Arnaud Desplechin.
I, DANIEL BLAKE by Ken Loach, Palme d’or, was screened at the end of the Awards Ceremony to close this 2016 edition of the Festival.


FEATURE FILMS

Palme d'or
I, DANIEL BLAKE by Ken LOACH
Grand Prix
JUSTE LA FIN DU MONDE (It's Only the End of the World) by Xavier DOLAN
Award for Best Director Ex-Aequo
Cristian MUNGIU for BACALAUREAT (Graduation)
Olivier ASSAYAS for PERSONAL SHOPPER
Award for Best Screenplay
Asghar FARHADI for FORUSHANDE (The Salesman)
Jury Prize
AMERICAN HONEY by Andrea ARNOLD
Award for Best Actress
Jaclyn JOSE in MA' ROSA by Brillante MENDOZA
Award for Best Actor
Shahab HOSSEINI in FORUSHANDE (The Salesman) by Asghar FARHADI
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SHORT FILMS
Palme d'or 
TIMECODE by Juanjo GIMENEZ
Special disctinction
A MOÇA QUE DANÇOU COM O DIABO (The Girl Who Danced With the Devil) by João Paulo MIRANDA MARIA
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CAMÉRA D’OR
DIVINES by Houda BENYAMINA presented during The Directors' Fortnight

The Jury of the CST has awarded the VULCAN AWARD OF THE TECHNICAL ARTIST to:
SEONG-HIE RYU, for the artistic direction, with great inspiration, for the film MADEMOISELLE (The Handmaiden/Agassi) by PARK Chan-Wook. 

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

GIDI in cinemas 24th June. Produced and Directed by Femi Odugbemi





SYNOPSIS: “Akin is an indulged playboy from an affluent family who accidentally meets an interesting beauty in an unpredictable place. Nkem is a beautiful, confident but unusual young lady who devotes herself to her work as a community volunteer in the belly of the city’s worst slum. Their romantic encounter drags them both into a whirlwind experience that questions everything they know and unravels their world.”





GIDI BLUES is a feature film project by CUT24 Productions, Produced and Directed by award-winning filmmaker Femi Odugbemi, featuring a stellar cast and crew of the best and brightest of Nollywood. It is an unusual love story in a Lagos-state-of-mind!  It is high-quality entertainment with humour, music, drama and suspense. Filmed in iconic Lagos locations like Idumota market, Makoko, Victoria Island, Isale Eko, Lekki and Freedom Park, Broad Street. GIDI BLUES showcases Lagos city and the unique energy of its people. “Las GIDI” is the affectionate swag name of this unpredictable city where anything can happen…and it often does.
•GIDI BLUES also seeks to inspire young people to give back through community volunteer work. Makoko, the fishing slum under the 3rd Mainland bridge, is where our lead characters find meaning in their lives as they volunteer as teachers and also start a book club for the disadvantaged children of the community.

•GIDI BLUES is high-quality entertainment featuring award-winning superstars including: BANKY W., GIDEON OKEKE, HAUWA ALLAHBURA, LEPACIOUS BOSE, DANIEL LLOYD, TINA MBA and BUKI WRIGHT and singer/songwriter ADUKE!



Femi Odugbemi -Director/Producer

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Movie MEN in TROUBLE by Paul Omoruyi


Synopsis
Men in Trouble is a Romantic Drama that exposes the common issues that affect marriages. In this movie, an intruder is bent on causing havoc in every home leaving every man he comes across in serious trouble. Obinna a well behaved and very responsible man is faced with series of seductive acts with  his wife's younger sister Pat, who is secretly bent on putting every man under her control for the love of money and power as she must get what she want. This result is to a frame up and hell is let loose.  The  movie starts Kelechi Udegbe, Seun Akindele, Mary Uche, Damilola Awosemo, Gregory Ojeifua, Prisca Iwuoha and Eric Obinna. The movie is a PSI Multimedia production, Produced and Directed by Paul Omoruyi with support from Kehinde Clement films (co- Producer).




About The Director.
Paul Omoruyi is a Trained Artist and a Multimedia professional born in the 70s, He attended Federal Polytechnic, Auchi was he majored in Painting from the school of Art & Design. He went on to study Multimedia in NIIT Benin after which he moved to Lagos to work in Lagos as a Graphic Artist in some Print media Houses and Advertising Agencies before finally starting his own media company PSI Multimedia Ltd in 2009.
He ventured into filmmaking in 2011 and since then he has Produced and Directed five movies which include Jambitos Bag (short)2011, Love is not Enough (feature)2012, The Mind Game (short)2013, An indecent Past (feature)2013, Aisha(short)2014. His recent attempt which is his 6th movie titled MEN IN TROUBLEis set to be released in cinema nation-wide soon

Pau Omoruyi is the CEO of PSI Multimedia Ltd, He is happily married to his wife Precious  with two beautiful daughters Michelle and Victory.

Paul Omoruyi

Africa Movie Academy announces full list of 2016 Nominations

The president of this year’s AMAA jury, Shaibu Husseini, announced the nominations in 26 categories at a media event in Lagos.
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).
On 14 May, 2016 Mr Shaibu Hussein announced the AMAA 2016 Nominations in Ikeja Lagos. The Board of Jurors will meet in June 2016 to decide winners of each category.
1. EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM
1. Encounter – Nigeria
2. Le Chemin – Cote De Voire
3. Blood Taxi - Nigeria
4. Meet The Parents – Nigeria/Canada
5. Nourah The Holy Light – Burkina Faso
6. Ireti – Nigeria
7. Life of a Nigerian Couple – Nigeria
2. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION
1. The Pencil – Burkina Faso
2. The Peculiar Life of a Spider – Ghana
3. Funsie Fast Fingers – Nigeria
4. Lazare Sie Pale – Burkina Faso
3. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY
1, My Fathers Funeral – Cameroon
2. Nollywood – Nigeria
3. Tchindas- Cape Verde
4. The Fruitless Tree – Niger
5. Runs ‘I too Seek The Horizon’ – Nigeria/UK
6. Camera/Woman – Morocco
4. OUSMANE SEMBENE AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE
1. Brotherhood Eye – Mali
2. Bala Bala Sese – Uganda
3. Missing God – Nigeria
4. Cursed Treasure – Ghana
5. Wako – Uganda
6. Daggers of Life (Agbe Fe Akumehewo) - Ghana
5. MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD:
1. Lambadina – Ethiopia/USA
2. Skinned – Liberia/USA
3. LAPD African Cop – USA/Nigeria
4. Boxing Day – USA/Nigeria
5. MONA – Nigeria/UK
6. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT
1. Lines - USA
2. Raptors - USA
3. Across The Track - USA
7. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY
1. Can You Dig This- USA
2. America’s Blues - USA
3. Spirits of Rebellion - USA
8. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA FEATURE
1. America Is Still the Place - USA
2. Ben & Ara - USA
3. Luv Don’t Live Here - USA
9. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN
1. The Cursed One - Ghana
2. Soldiers Story - Nigeria
3. Ayanda- South Africa
4. Missing God - Nigeria
5. Out of Luck- Nigeria
10. AMAA 2016 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
1. Eye of the storm
2. Oshimiri
3. The Cursed One
4. Ayanda
5. Soldiers Story
11. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP
1. Oshimiri
2. The Cursed One
3. Missing God
4. Soldiers Story
12. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK
1. O-Town - Nigeria
2. Tell Me Sweet Something – South Africa
3. The Cursed One - Ghana
4. Hear me Move – South Africa
5. Le Pagne- Niger
13. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT
1. Hear me Move - South Africa
2. Oshimiri - Nigeria
3. Stupid Movie – Nigeria
4. House Arrest – Uganda
5. Soldiers Story – Nigeria
14. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND
1. Eye of the Storm- Burkina Faso
2. Fifty - Nigeria
3. The Cursed One - Ghana
4. Behind Closed Doors - Morocco
5. Falling - Nigeria
6. Rebecca- Ghana
15. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
1. The Cursed one
2. Eye of the Storm
3. Ayanda
4. Tell me Sweet Something
5. Fifty
16. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING
1. Behind Closed Doors
2. Rebecca
3. The Cursed One
4. Eye of the Storm
5. Hear me Move
17. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY
1. The Cursed One
2. Tell me Sweet Something
3. The Visit
4. Eye of the Storm
5. Beyond Blood
18. AMAA 2016- RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT ENDOWED AWARD FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM
1. Beyond Blood
2. Dry
3. Fifty
4. Missing God
5. Falling
6. O’Town
19. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG/ PROMISING ACTOR
1. Nyanso Dzedze – Hear Me Move
2. Ophelia Klenam Dzidzornu – The Cursed One
3. Zubaidat Ibrahim Fagge – Dry
4. Ifu Ennada – O’Town
5. Eve Esin – Oshimiri
20. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
1. Joseph Otsiman – The Cursed One
2. Uti Nwachukwu – Breathless
3. Abidine Dioari – Eye of the Storm
4. Odunlade Adekola – Taxi Driver
5. Kenneth Nkosi – Ayanda
6. Thomas Gumede- Tell Me Sweet Something
21. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
1. Thishiwe Ziqubu – Tell me Sweet Something
2. Maureen Okpoko – Missing God
3. Ijeoma Grace Agu – Jimi Bendel/ Taxi Driver
4. Bontte Modiselle – Hear Me Move
5. Nthati Moshesh – Ayanda
6. Linda Ejiofor– Out of Luck
22. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
1. Oris Erhuero – The Cursed One
2. OC Ukeje – Ayanda
3. Fragass Assande – Eye of the Storm
4. Masego ‘Maps’ Maponyane – Tell me Sweet Something
5. Daniel k. Daniel – Soldiers Story
6. Biuferi Yakoubi – La Pagne
23. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
1. Zineb Odeib – Behind Closed Doors
2. Adesua Etomi- Falling
3. Fulu Mugovhani – Ayanda
4. Maimouna N’Daiye – Eye of the Storm
5. Iretiola Doyle, Dakore Egbuson, Nse Ikpe Etim, Omoni Oboli – Fifty
6. Nomzamo Mbatha – Tell me Sweet Something
24. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR
1. MONA - Anthony Abuah
2. Beyond Blood – Greg Odutayo
3. 8 Bars and A Clef- Chioma Onyenwe
25. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR
1. Nana Obiri-Yeboah- The Cursed One
2. Biyi Bandele- Fifty
3. Sekou Toure- Eye of the Storm
4. Sara Blecher- Ayanda
5. Moussa Hamadou Djingarey- La Pagne
6. Stephanie Linus - Dry
7. Akin Omotoso - Tell me Sweet Something
8. Mohammed Ahed Bensouda – Behind Closed Doors
26. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM
1. The Cursed One - Ghana
2. Fifty – Nigeria
3. Eye of the Storm - Burkina Faso
4. Ayanda – South Africa
5. La Pagne- Niger
6. Dry – Nigeria
7. Tell me Sweet Something- South Africa
8. Behind Closed Doors- Morocco