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Gambia to host movie awards ceremony

Aug 19, 2016, 11:09 AM | Article By: Njie Baldeh

In a bid to recognize and award outstanding personalities in the movie industry, the first-ever movie award ceremony is to take place in the Smiling Coast of West Africa.

Dubbed Special Movie Awards (SMA), it is scheduled to take place on 30 September 2016.

This was disclosed recently at a press conference held at the Joint Officers Mess in Kotu by Afrinity Productions.

The movie award is out to recognize the work of film-makers and actors in The Gambia.

According to the organizers, it is to celebrate films made in The Gambia, promote qualitative film content, and encourage the art of film-making, among others.

Afrinity Production is a Pan-African specialist one-stop-shop interactive media.

The successful completion of screening of the SMA 2016 film entries were submitted by 24 film production houses, and after a weeklong screening by an independent jury; based on the films submitted, the jury came up with three nominees in each of the 15 categories.

The production houses, categories and nominees are as follows:

Hopeful Youths Advocacy Foundation

Zaidi Entertainment Production

Maya’s Production

Hero Stars Movie Production

Climax Entertainment Production

Vine Yards Movies

Smiling Coast Movie Production

Atlantic Stars Production

A.J International

Runway Enter10ment

Trustars Production

Mount of Olives Film

GodGift Film Production

WAX Media

Jarama Production

Sonko Jileng Films

Tedungal Multimedia

Sanxaanu Kaggoro Film Kaffo

Don Entertainment


Folonko Drama Group

Black Smith Media

Cinatrix Media

State of Films Production