Acclaimed actor and film activist, Danny Glover will host the launch of ?Dreams to Reality: The AMAA Legacy?, a coffee table book chronicling the works of a major initiative of the Foundation Africa Film Academy and its offshoot the AMAA Awards at the Oriental Hotel Victoria Island Lagos this weekend. Mr Glover is also the
Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Africa Film Academy. The book largely chronicles a decade of the work of the Africa Film Academy, an initiative of the Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation.This is to be one of the memorable highlights of this year?s events marking the 10th anniversary of the Africa Film Academy and most especially its major project the AMAA awards Africa?s most respected reward system for African Film.
The Africa Film Academy celebrates African filmmakers through the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), held annually to reward the extraordinary works of Africa?s creative talents. Since its inception in 2005, The Africa Movie Academy Awards has contributed immensely to the growth of Africa?s movie industry, generating both interest and appeal for African films across countries and continents.
AMAA?s 10th anniversary is thus an eloquent testimony to a decade of creative progress, human capital development and the reward of excellence.
As the Africa Film Academy (AFA) aims to promote film making in all of Africa, the funds raised from the book presentation will be used in financing the work of the Africa Film Academy in training young filmmakers across Africa, via The Film in a Box initiative. It is important to note that, since its establishment, The Film in a Box initiative has trained 2500 filmmakers, whilst also working with Cinemart Africa on the establishment of rural cinemas across Africa.