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Journalists briefed ahead of SMA 2016 movie award

Sep 20, 2016, 10:28 AM | Article By: Njie Baldeh

(Issue, Friday, 16 September 2016)

Members of the Special Movie Awards Thursday briefed entertainment journalists for the SMA award, as well as the October 1st premiere of Ibu in Sierra Leone, which will be held at the Joint Officers Mess in Kotu.

Speaking at the press briefing, Sheik Tijan Sonko, producer and the vice president Screen Actors Guild Gambia, said the aim of the press conference was to thank the general public for the support during the online voting, and to inform them of the successful completion of the online public vote for the Special Movie Award 2016.

There are three nominees in each of the 15 categories with regards to 37 films submitted by 24 films production houses based on the films and actors or actresses nominated by their independent jury.

Sonko added that the special movie awards night will be held at Coco Ocean on 30 September 2016 at 8pm prompt; the red carpet starts at 7.30, and attendance is based on invitation.

Frank the project coordinator said this was the third press conference since the awards process started, and thanked the journalists for following up from the first conference, where they did the introduction of the SMA awards to second the conference.

They gave them a breakdown of how events will take place, and also going to look at the outcome of the vote that took place in the last one month and preparations ahead.

They have barely two weeks to the events; and so they want to put them in the picture of what is going on, so that they would also have a full knowledge on the coverage of the whole event.