Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Congratulations to SA Winners at the Africa Movie Academy Awards


 Journ’Tau would like to congratulate South African movies that picked up Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) at an event held in Lagos, Nigeria, over the weekend. The nine wins by South African movies show that the dedication of the many who work in the under-funded film industry in this country are succeeding in making good quality films that are appreciated all over the African continent.

How to Steal 2 Million which stars Menzi Ngubane, Terry Pheto and Rapulana Seiphemo was named the Best African movie at the ceremony. South African beauty, Pheto who stars in American soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, received the Best Supporting Actress award for her role in How to Steal 2 Million while Charlie Vundla scooped the Best Director award for his work on the film. The movie was Vundla’s directorial debut. Film editor, Garreth Fradgely, received the Best Achievement in Editing award, making How to Steal 2 Million the biggest winner on the night with four trophies.
South African crime drama by Khalo Matabane, State of Violence, received two awards in Best Film in an African Language and Best Achievement in Sound categories.

Fana Mokoena received the Best Supporting Actor award for Man on Ground which is a South Africa/Nigeria co-production film about xenophobia.

Drama, Otelo Burning which is based on a true story about a group of black surfers during apartheid, received the prize for Achievement In Cinematography while the Best Child Actor Award went to Tsepang Mohlomi for her role in the movie.

Other nominees representing South Africa at the event were Akin Omotoso, Khalo Matabane, Hakeem Kae Kazim, Keith Fleisher, Bonginhlanhla ‘Mr B’ Ncube, Neo Ntlatleng, Rosie Motene and Megan Gill.

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