The four NFVF films that were nominated are Man On Ground with seven nominations for Best Film, Best Director (Akin Omotoso), Best Actor (Hakeem Kae-Kazeem), Best Supporting Actor (Fana Mokoena), Best Editing, Best Cinematography and Best Sound; Otelo Burning with 13 nominations for Achievement in production design, Soundtrack, Visual effects, Sound, Cinematography, Editing, Screenplay, Best Film in African Language, Best Child Actor (Tshepang Mohlomi), Best Young/Promising Actor (Thomas Gumede and Sihle Xaba), Best Actor in a leading role (Jafta Mamabolo), Best Director (Sara Bletcher) and Best Film.
How 2 Steal 2 Million received 11 nominations that included Achievement in Soundtrack, Sound, Cinematography, Best Actor in a Supporting role (Rapulana Seiphemo),Best Actress in a Supporting role (Terry Pheto), and Best Actor in a Leading role (Menzi Ngubane).
State Of Violence was also nominated in a number of categories including Best Feature in African Language, Best Young/Promising Actor (Neo Ntatleng), Best Director Khalo Matabane, and Best Film.
The NFVF is proud of all the South African films achievements at the AMA Awards 2012.
Being nominated alone means a lot about the quality of our films and the country itself.
“We would like to congratulate all the South African nominees, particularly the four NFVF funded films Otelo Burning, State of Violence, Man on the Ground and How to Steal 2 million, for their nominations for Best Film of the year,” says Thandeka Zwana NFVF Production and Development Executive.
Other South African films nominated for the awards are Hidden Life
(Short Film) Dear Mandela for Best Documentary, Egu for Best Animation,
Algiers Murder for Best achievement in Sound and Editing, and 48 for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Millicent Makheido).
For more information on the awards visit:ama-awards.com/ http://www.ama-awards.com/