Ghana: The 2011 Ghana Movie Awards set for this year

By Peterking Quaye – This year’s Ghana Movie Awards event is expected to be an improved edition from last year’s event, at a grand launch in the Ghanaian capital of Accra at the Golden Tuli Hotel.

Ghana Movie AwardsThe 2011 Ghana Movie Awards promises a lot and recognized as the only movie awards for the industry, stamping its authority on quality, professionalism among other unique approaches to modern day film production.

This was contained in a release from the event organizers of the Ghana Movie Awards, dated 3rd August,2011, which says  movie producers are therefore expected to submit their works for the awards ceremony which is slated for December 25 2011. The closing date for the submission of entries is October 15, 2011.

Speaking at the launch of the awards, ace Actor and President of the Ghana Movie Awards committee David Dontoh said even though the maiden edition of the awards was fraught with challenges, this year’s event will see a marked improvement.

“We are very much aware that most people were not very pleased with the award system last year and the fact that, three people were supposed to share one car as a prize. That is expected in the beginning of every project. This year promises to be exciting. Instead of the normal one day event, we will be holding the event for three days to enable us meet the expectations of all,” he said.

He noted that the categories for this year’s event will be broadened to cover many deserved areas. To make the event even richer, Multi TV’s CINE AFRIK channel is partnering this year’s event.

Programmes Director for Multi TV, Abdulai Awudu said Multi TV was proud to be associated with this year’s event explaining that “it’s the dawn of a new day for the African Film Industry as more and more creative minds are showcasing their artistic works in the Production of great African Films and Content – a passion Cine Afrik shares”.

He expressed optimism that the station’s association with the events will go a long way to promote Ghanaian movies across the West African sub-region where Multi TV is readily available to over 250 million viewers and counting.

Last year’s event saw actor and comedian, Agya Koo and his contemporary Rose Mensah popularly known as Kyeiwaa wining the top awards in the local language category, with Majid Michel and Jackie Appiah leading the pack for the English category.

The launch was attended by leading actors and actresses like Nadia Buari, Van Vicker, Majid Michel, Rose Mensah and other industry players.