Sierra Leone Movie Stars Eye ZAFAA Awards 2013September 6, 2013
The African Film Festival and Academy Awards (also known as ZAFAA) has nominated Sierra Leone renowned Actor and producer, Desmond Finney in the movie title: IbuIn Sierra Leone for the Best New Comer 2013 awards category.
Another Sierra Leonean, Collins Archie Pearce will also be recognized for his contribution to the growth to The African Film Industry. This is the first time Sierra Leoneans have been nominated for the awards. Mr. Finney will be competition with his Nigerian and Ghanaian counterparts in that category.
The African Film Festival and Academy Awards is a highly regarded and anticipated film event within the African communities and has already become a part of the UK’s annual cultural calendar. Through ZAFAA Global Awards UK, the African film plans to rebrand its movie industry with the intention of re-launching itself into the international movie market on the same level as other global movie industries.
Nollyhood Entertainment Limited UK, nogeria Television Authority International (NTAI) ZAFAA Global L Awards UK and Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) are jointly organizing ZAFAA Global Awards this year. Two days will be used to project the diversity of African films, tourism and rich cultural heritage at the Greenwich Odeon Cinema Bugsby Way, London SE10, while the awards night will be held at The KIA Oval Kennington London, SE11 5SS.
ZAFAA Global Awards is an annual event that stands shoulder to shoulder with other reputable foreign awards such as the American Oscar, the British BAFTA and Indian Bollywood Movie Awards. It attempts to recognise African filmmakers, actors and other contributing personalities in the Diaspora. ZAFAA’s main aim therefore, is to promote African movies and culture, as well as compliment African artists with their foreign counterparts.
Categories include, Best Lead Actor, Best Lead Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Upcoming Actor (Male), Best upcoming actor (Female), Best child Actor (Male), Best child Actor (Female), Best Director, Best Producer, Best cinematography, Best African film 2013, Best Sound Editor, Best Film Editor, Best Screen Play,Best short film, Best African TV in UK and Best Lighting among others.