AMAA received 328 entries from across Africa, which included 134 feature films, 88 short films, 57 documentaries and six animations. 43 entries came from Africans in the Diaspora, with the other entries coming from 23 countries across the continent. South Africa received 45 nominations.
Representing South Africa at the awards were the nominees, which included Akin Omotoso, Khalo Matabane, Hakeem Kae Kazim, Keith Fleisher, Neo Ntlatleng, Terry Pheto, Rosie Motene and Megan Gill, amongst others.
Head of Marketing and Public Affairs Azania Muendane, says the NFVF congratulates all South African winners at the AMA Awards. The country won awards in most of the highly contested categories, demonstrating the outstanding quality of our local productions, says Azania Muendane.
The AMAA 2012 prize for Best Film award went to How To Steal 2 Million. The film was competing against State of Violence, Adesuwa -Nigeria, Otelo Burning, Rugged Priest- Kenya, Ties That Bind- Ghana and Man On Ground.
The Best Film in an African Language went to State of Violence.
Other South African winners were: AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND – State Of Violence;
AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY- Otelo Burning;
AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING – How To Steal 2 Million;
AMAA 2012 BEST CHILD ACTOR – Tsepang Mohlomi (Ntwe – Otelo Burning);
AMAA 2012 BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – Fana Mokoena (Man On Ground);
AMAA 2012 BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – Terry Phetto (How To Steal 2 Million),
AMAA 2012 BEST DIRECTOR, How To Steal 2 Million- Charlie Vundla.
The AMAA Special Jury Award went to Akin Omotoso.