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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. 01/05/2013 AFRICAN FILM DEVELOPMENT AWARDS (AFDA) awards@theafricanfilmconsortium.org www.theafricanfilmconsortium.

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STAKEHOLDERS IN AFRICAN AND DIASPORA FILMMAKING INDUSTRY GEAR UP FOR AFRICAN FILM DEVELOPMENT AWARDS ON JUNE 29 2013 IN DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA.
-Pan African Film Development and Advancement Foundation, PAFDAF; through its registered project African Film Development Foundation, AFDF holds the African Film Development Awards, AFDA. The event marks a reawakening of the need for African sensitive filmmaking ventures. It will also further such sentiments in Diaspora Africa filmmaking projects from concept to exhibition practices. AFDA...in the spirit of Africa will run through Lectures/Symposium on African Cinema, June 28; African Cultural Night also on June 28 and Awards/Gala Night on the 29th. The awards after party will be on June 30 at Zanzibar Island. PAFDAF is partnering with Boss Africa Magazine, while event is managed by Clouds Entertainment, Tanzania. Major media project partner, DSTV; and AFDA is supported by various television, radio and print partners across Africa. Vixen Red Carpet is the official Red Carpet partner for the African Cultural Night, The Award and after party and are also our media partner in Nigeria. Social media partners in Africa and the Diaspora include Filmbiz Africa and Africulture online magazine. Touba Life, Tanzanian Film Federation, Unique fm Gambia, Media for Development International, Asifa Egypt, Options for Homes, MusicatLoud and Reaction Media are our other support partners.

According to PAFDAF's Tanzania Country Rep Jonathan Mnyela, Gambian President, H.E Yahya Jammeh will be the Special Guest of Honour, while Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan will receive an award for his outstanding development of Nigeria's film industry, Nollywood. Special Recognition Awards will go to Morgan Freeman and Whoopi Goldberg. Most Outstanding Ministers of Culture in Central Africa, Ama Tutu Muna of Cameroon; North Africa, Dr Saber Arab of Egypt ;Southern Africa, Mr Paul Mashatile of South Africa; West Africa, Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare of Ghana and East Africa, Dr. Fenella Mukangara of Tanzania. The AFDA will also award Nigerian Governors, Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta and Godswill Obot Akpabio of Akwa Ibom States respectively. The Senior Special Assistant, SSA, Oronto Douglas to President Jonathan and Youssou N'Dour of Senegal are also billed for recognition. PAFDAF's AFDA award categories include 30 categories (See nominations herewith attached) including one dedicated to Kiswahili films, to recognize Tanzania's hosting of the event.

AFRICAN FILM DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION AWARDS 1. CATEGORIES FOR NOMINATIONS 2. CATEGORIES DIRECT AWARDS NOMINEES LIST 1. BEST AFRICAN ACTOR IN DIASPORA Chinwetel Ejiofor Djimon Hounsou Idris Elba Lazaro Ramos Yao B Nunoo 2. BEST AFRICAN ACTRESS IN DIASPORA Thandie Newton Charlize Theron Sophie Okonedo Gubourey Sidibe Rachel Mwanza

3. MOST SUPPORTIVE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN AFRICA TOWARD FILM DEVELOPMENT Nigeria Tanzania South Africa Egypt Cameroon

4. MOST SUPPORTIVE BANK IN AFRICA United Bank of Africa Standard Chartered Access Bank Ecobank NMB

5. MOST OUTSTANDING FILM VENTURE IN AFRICA Iroko TV Africa Metropolis AMAA African Magic African Women in Cinema

6. MOST OUTSTANDING FILM FESTVAL IN AFRICA Abuja International Film Festival Durban International Film Festival Cairo International Film Festival Zanzibar International Film Festival FESPACO Festival Du Film Carthage

7. LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN FILM MAKING Sotigui Kouyate (Actor/Mali) Died 2010 Omar Seck (Actor/Senegal) Died 2010 Omar Sharif (Actor/Egypt) Steven Kanumbe (Actor/Tanzania) Died 2012 Moustafa Alassane (Director/Niger)

8. BEST AFRICAN ACTOR Wale Ojo (Nigeria) Phone Swap Mohammed Bastaoui (Morocco) Rough Hands Joseph Wairimu (Kenya) Nairobi Half Life Deon Lotz (RSA) Beauty Amr Waked (Egypt) Winter of Discontent

9. BEST AFRICAN ACTRESS Eva Mugalela (Mozambique)Virgin Margarida Houda Rihana (Morocco) Rough Hands Florence Masebe (RSA)Elelwani Omotola Jalade Ekeinde (Nigeria) Ije Ama K Abrese (Ghana) Ties That Bind

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BEST AFRICAN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE John Dumelo (Ghana) Ties That Bind Salah Al- Hanafy (Egypt) Winter of Discontent Thomas Gumede (RSA) Otelo Burning Olwenya Maina (Kenya) Nairobi Half Life Joseph Benjamin (Nigeria) The Contract

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BEST AFRICAN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Patience Ozokwo (Nigeria) Turning Point Hermelinda Cimela (Mozambique)) Virgin Magarida Ada Ameh (Nigeria) Phone Swap Michelle Scott (RSA) Beauty Mame Astou Diallo (Senegal) La Pirogue

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BEST AFRICAN FILM Otelo Burning (RSA) La Pirouge (Senegal) Ties That Bind (Ghana) Ninahs Dowry (Cameroon) Nairobi Half Life (Kenya) BEST AFRICAN DIRECTOR Moussa Toure (Senegal) La Pirouge Faouzi Bensaidi (Morocco) Death For Sale Leila Djansi (Ghana) Ties That Bind Kunle Afolayan ( Nigeria) Phone Swap Sara Bleacher (RSA) Otelo Burning

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BEST AFRICAN PRODUCER Pedro Pimenta (Mozambique) Virgin Margarida Sara Blecher(RSA) Otelo Burning Chineze Xandria Anyaene (Nigeria) Ije Leila Djansi (Ghana) Ties That Bind Amr Waked, Ibrahim El Batout, Salah Al Hanafy(Egypt)Winter of Discontent

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MOST OUTSTANDING AFRICAN FILM MAKER Izu Ojukwu (Nigeria) Steven Markovitz (RSA) Moussa Toure (Senegal) Fawzi Ben Saidi (Morocco) Shirley Frimpong-Manso (Ghana)

MOST ACCESSIBLE FILM FUND PROJECT Nigerian Entertainment Intervention Fund National Film and Video Foundation (RSA)

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MOST OUTSTANDING FILM PROMOTER Mariama Sylla (Senegal) Thierno Ibrahima Dia (Senegal) Victor Okhai (Nigeria) Hans Christian Mahnke (Namibia) Lilian Baksalevowicz (RSA)

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MOST OUTSTANDING FILM DISTRIBUTION COMPANY Indigenous Films Silverbird Cinemas Arab Film Distribution Cote Ouest Audio Visual Steps Entertainment Limited

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MOST PROMISING AFRICAN FILMMAKER Joel Karekazi (Rwanda) Tosh David Gitonga (Kenya) Chineze Xandria Anyaene (Nigeria) Victor Viyuoh (Cameroon) Sherrif L. Bandary (Egypt)

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BEST AFRICAN FILMMAKER IN DIASPORA Alain Gomis Newton Aduaka Gavin Hood Akosua Adoma Owusu Mahamat Saleh Haroun

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BEST AFRICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER Thomas Letellier (Niger) La Pirouge Jonathan Kovel (RSA) Of Good Report Lance Gewer (RSA) Otelo Burning Yinka Edwards (Nigeria) Phone Swap Victor Credi (Egypt) Winter of Discontent

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BEST AFRICAN EDITOR Meagan Gill (RSA) Otelo Burning Hisham Saqr (Egypt) Winter of Discontent Avril Beukes (RSA) Ties That Bind Mkaiwawi Mwakaba (Kenya) Nairobi Half Life Achille Brice (Cameroon) Obsession

23. BEST SCREENPLAY IN AN AFRICAN FILM Sheila Frimpong Manso (Ghana) A Perfect Picture Ibrahim El Batout, Ahmed Amer, Yasser Naeem, Habi Seoud (Egypt) Winter of Discontent Potash Charles Matathia, Samuel Munene, Serah Mwihaki (Kenya) Nairobi Half Life James Whyle, Sara Blecher, The Cast Workshop (RSA) Otelo Burning Victor Viyuoh (Cameroon) Ninahs Dowry

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BEST MUSIC SCORE IN AN AFRICAN FILM Alan Ari Lazar (RSA) Otelo Burning Ahmed Mostafa Saleh (Egypt) Winter of Discontent Wasis Diop (Senegal) A Screaming Man Chris Letcher (RSA) Elelwani Ben Ludik (RSA) Beauty

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BEST AFRICAN ANIMATED FILM Haza Lambo (Madagascar) Omnimon (Comoros) Mzee Wa Kibajaji (Tanzania) What a Big Birthday Party (Nigeria) Boom Boom (Egypt)

26. BEST SHORT FILM BY A FILM STUDENT Category still open till 1st of June. Duration Max: 15mins

27. BEST DOCUMENTARY BY AN AFRICAN African Cypher (RSA) Brian Little The Kachikally Code (The Gambia) Efe Omo Igori Touba (Senegal) Elizabeth Chai Vasarhely Fuelling Poverty (Nigeria) Ishaya Bako Mkwawa (Tanzania) Alkemist Media

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MOST OUTSTANDING FILM JOURNALIST Claire Diao Chiaka Orjiako Azuh Amatus Gerald Langiri

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BEST KISWAHILI FILM Chumo Jordan Riber Network John Kallage Mdundiko Jackson Kabirigi Sunshine - Karabani Zamora Shams Bhanji

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SPECIAL JURY AWARD TO A FILMMAKER WILL BE DECIDED BY THE JURY DURING SELECTION OF THE RECIPIENTS

31. SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD OF EXCELLENCE AS AN ACTOR Morgan Freeman Whoopi Goldberg

SPECIAL RECOGNITION LIST The President of Gambia The President of Tanzania The President of Nigeria Governor Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria) Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan (Governor Delta State, Nigeria) Oronto Douglas Youssou N Dour (Senegal)

Please note that nominations were made in consultation with eminent film jurists/panelists from various international film events in recent times. These lists were put together through criteria of achievements in quality picture, sound, editing, arts direction, cinematography, and script Directions. Their lists were compared and we selected films with the highest inclusion on these lists.
For further information about African Film Development Awards (AFDA) browse, African Film Development Foundation website: www.theafricanfilmconsortium.org

Contacts for more information: Country Representative Tanzania Jonathan N Mnyela +255 714060608 Email: letters@theafricanfilmconsortium.org 1. Central Africa Awards Coordinator Neba Lawrence +237 74817816 Email: mforlems@gmail.com 2. East Africa Awards Coordinator Nasikiwa Abbas Berya +255 787121221 Email: nasiabba@yahoo.co.uk 3. West Africa Awards Coordinator Mike Nliam +234 8023186573 Email: mikenliamofficial@gmail.com 4. Southern African Coordinator Jonathan Kovel Email: jonathankovel@gmail.com +27 82 8049727 5. North Africa Coordinator Mohamed Ghazala, PhD Email: ghazalaegypt@yahoo.com +201 006977116

6. United Kingdom Coordinator Justine Atkinson Email: j.atkinson@ayadistribution.org +44 7971740678 7. United States Of America Coordinator Nikki Sparks Email: letters@theafricanfilmconsortium.org +1 8572515310 8. Europe Coordinator Tessy Tromp Email: vintess59@yahoo.fr +336 31008163 Forthestudentshortfilmcategory,pleasecontacttheregionalcoordinatorclosesttoyoufor instructionsonhowtosendinentries.

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