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‘Ties That Bind’ Movie and Casts For 2013 AFDA Awards

Africa Film Development FestivalCommendable Ghanaian movie ‘Ties That Bind’ together with some of its cast members have been nominated for honours in the various categories of the 2013 Africa Film Development Awards (AFDA).

The film which was nominated in the ‘Best African Film’ category had casts Ama K. Abebrese and John Dumelo been nominated for the ‘Best African Actress’ and ‘Best African Actor in a Supporting Role’ respectively. Among those nominated were the director of the movie Leila Djansi (‘Best African Director and ‘Best African Producer’) and editor Avril Beukes (‘Best African Editor).

Also up for honours is celebrated movie producer cum director Shirley Frimpong-Manso in the ‘Most Oustanding African Filmmaker’ and ‘Best Screenplay in an African Film (Perfect Picture)’ categories. American-based Ghanaian filmmaker Akosua Adoma Owusu has also been nominated for the ‘Best African Filmmaker in Diaspora’ category.

The AFDA is a film honour that celebrate individuals for their immense contribution to African film development.

The year’s event which will be held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Saturday, June 29 will be preceded with a Symposium on African Cinema and an African Cultural Night on Friday, June 28.

The 31 awards category is also calling on film students that are interested in submitting their short film for the short film category which closes entry on Saturday, June 1.

Interested applicants can contact the following persons and addresses:

West African Awards Coordinator: Mike Nliam |+234 8023186573 |Email: mikenliamofficial@gmail.com

 United Kingdom Coordinator: Justine Atkinson |+44 7971740678 |Email: j.atkinson@ayadistribution.org

 United States of America Coordinator: Nikki Sparks |+1 8572515310 |Email: letters@theafricanfilmconsortium.org

 Europe Coordinatior: Tessy Tromp |+336 31008163 |Email: vintess59@yahoo.fr

You can also visit allafricancinema.com for more information.

 

Source: Yaw Sarpon | GlitzGhana

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