Officials of the Golden Movie Awards Africa event paid a visit to Kumasi to interact with stakeholders in the industry.
The session was held at Ceeta Kel Hotel in Asokwa and attracted movie practitioners and media personnel from the metropolis.
The officials from Ghana Movie Awards Africa were Mrs. Mimi Andani Michaels, Director for Golden Movie Awards Africa and Mr. Ken Addy, Media Director.
The director spoke about the need to change the negative narrative of Africa through films and why it was crucial for film makers in Ghana and particularly a film hub such as Kumasi to come up with compelling stories to match their compatriots on the African continent.
She debunked the unsubstantiated allegations that the Golden Movie Awards Africa was only interested in movies in the English language and pointed to the fact that one of their own ,Mr. Kenneth Yeboah, producer for Made in Agege had sixteen nominations and three awards in the maiden edition.
On his part Mr. Ken Addy took the stakeholders through the calendar of the awards and explained the procedure for submission of films which he said was opened on the 1st of February 2018 and ends on the 1st of April 2018.
He informed the gathering that the jury for this year’s edition will include members from Kenya, Nigeria and Cameroon and that the Nominations announcement will take place in Cote D’Ivoire on 3rd May 2018.
The main event is slated for 2nd June 2018 in Accra Ghana.
There was a question and answer segment to address the issues the stakeholders had.