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OFFICIAL NOMINEES FOR SPECIAL MOVIE AWARDS (SMA 2017)

We are pleased to inform you of the successful completion of movie screening by the Independent Jury. For this year’s Award 46 films were submitted by 30 film production houses in The Gambia, Nigeria and Sierraleone. Where in 31 films in total were submitted in The Gambia, 10 films from Sierraleone and 5 films from Nigeria. After a weeklong screening by the Jury, nominees for this year is out based on the films submitted. The Nominees for Special Movie Awards 2017 are as follows and to vote for your favourite Nominee in any of the Categories, please go to SMA Vote page on www.afrinitypro.com, Voting officially opens on Monday 14th August and Closes 25th September 2017. Good Luck to all the Nominees!!!

FILM CATEGORY

No. CATEGORY PRODUCTION HOUSE NOMINEES
1 Best Documentary Ø  Mohamed Fofanna Production

Ø  Wax Media

 

Ø  My Story

Ø  30,000 Litres

 

2 Best Short Film Ø  GAP Media

Ø  Climax Entertainment Production

Ø  Trustars Production

Ø  Adam and Eve

Ø  Holy Baby Girl

Ø  A day for the wicked

3 Best Indigenous Film Ø  Fandema Theatre&Film Production

Ø  Fandema Theatre&Film Production

Ø  Fandema Theatre&Film Production

Ø  Sariba

Ø  Nakoh

Ø  My Boss

4 Feature Film Ø  Gallywood House of Entertainment

Ø  Princess Production

Ø  Collins Archie Pearce Production

Ø  Love is the answer

Ø  Mysterious Wedding Planner

Ø  Banjul My Love

5 Best Comedy Ø  Fandema Theatre&Film Production

Ø  Wax Media

Ø  Gamstar Movie Production

Ø  Kitabu Comedy

Ø  The Long Man

Ø  San Pour San

PERFORMING ARTS CATEGORY

NO. CATEGORY PRODUCTION HOUSE NOMINEES FILM
6 Best Leading Male Actor Ø  Fandema Theatre&Film Production

Ø  Fandema Theatre&Film Production

Ø  Collins Archie Pearce Production

Ø  Kitabu Fatty

Ø  Sherifo Kanuteh

Ø  Collins Archie Pearce

ü  Sariba

ü  My Boss

ü  Banjul My Love

7 Best Leading Female Actress Ø  Fandema Theatre&Film Production

Ø  Gallywood House of Entertainment

Ø  Shalom Production

Ø  Dadou Jawara

Ø  Banna Sibi

Ø  Ola T. Johnson

ü  Sariba

ü  Love is the answer

ü  Joko Boku Tok

8 Best Supporting Male Actor Ø  Gallywood House of Entertainment

Ø  Fandema Theatre&Film Production

Ø  T-Plus Production

Ø  Femi Nosa James

Ø  Kitabu Fatty

Ø  Modou Musa Ceesay

ü  Love is the answer

ü  My Boss

ü  My Gambian Holiday

9 Best Supporting Female Actress Ø  Princess Production

Ø  Gallywood House of Entertainment

Ø  Fandema Theatre&Film Production

 

Ø  Jatou Mbowe

Ø  Yamu Gidang

Ø  Kadijatou Jallow

 

ü  Mysterious Wedding Planner

ü  Love is the answer

ü  Sariba

PRODUCTION CATEGORY

NO. CATEGORY PRODUCTION HOUSE NOMINEES FILM
10 Best Director  

Ø  Fandema Theatre&Film Production

Ø  Gallywood House of Entertainment

Ø  Princess Production

 

Ø  Shiekh O. Sawaneh

Ø  Babucarr Zaidi Jallow

Ø  Afe Olumowe

 

ü  Sariba

ü  Love is the answer

ü  Mysterious Wedding Planner

 

11 Best Hair/Makeup Artist Ø  Fandema Theatre&Film Production

Ø  Fandema Theatre&Film Production

Ø  Princess Production

Ø  Andrea Akyea

Ø  Andrea Akyea

Ø  Fatisha

ü  Sariba

ü  Nakor

ü  Mysterious Wedding Planner

12 Best Costumier Ø  Fandema Theatre&Film Production

Ø  Fandema Theatre&Film Production

Ø  Shalom Production

Ø  Shiekh O. Sawaneh

Ø  Shiekh O. Sawaneh

Ø  Oladin Gabisi

ü  Sariba

ü  Nakor

ü  Joko Boku Tok

13 Best Visual Effects Ø  Gallywood House of Entertainment

Ø  Princess Production

Ø  Shalom Production

Ø  Abel Madu

Ø  Studio 300

Ø  Alex Vine

ü  Love is the answer

ü  Mysterious Wedding Planner

ü  Joko Boku Tok

14 Best Sound Ø  Fandema Theatre&Film Production

Ø  Shalom Production

Ø  Gallywood House of Entertainment

Ø  State of Mic

Ø  G. Stars

Ø  Ayisatu Ayegbo

ü  Sariba

ü  Joko Boku Tok

ü  Love is the answer

15 Best Editor Ø  Fandema Theatre&Film Production

Ø  Gallywood House of Entertainment

Ø  Gam-Sie Media

Ø  Pa Ebou Sosseh

Ø  Abel Madu

Ø  Yusuf Kanesie

ü  Sariba

ü  Love is the answer

ü  Tashi

16 Best Picture Ø  Fandema Theatre&Film Production

Ø  Fandema Theatre&Film Production

Ø  Gallywood House of Entertainment

Ø  State of Mic

Ø  State of Mic

Ø  Abel Madu

ü  Sariba

ü  Nakor

ü  Love is the answer

 

Special Movie Awards {SMA 2017}

Special Movie Awards SMA 2017 Second edition to be held on the 30th of September  in The Gambia. We are pleased to inform you of the successful completion of submission for the SMA 2017 Awards. Submission closed on Monday 31st July and 46 films were submitted by 30 film production houses in The Gambia, Nigeria and Sierraleone. Where in 31 films in total were submitted in The Gambia, 10 films from Sierraleone and 5 films from Nigeria. Movie screening is on as the Jury retreat commenced on Wednesday August 2nd 2017. After a week long screening by the Jury, nominees will be released based on the films submitted. The Production Houses, Submissions and  Categories are as follows:

NATIONAL ENTRIES
FEATURE FILMS
No. PRODUCTION NAME FILM TITLE FILM GENRE RUN TIME

Hr/Min/Sec

PRODUCER
1 Hero Stars Movie Production ·         Feel my Pain Drama 00.56.43 Mustapha S. Kamara
2 Collins Archie Pearce ·         Banjul My Love Drama 01.32.43 Collins Archie Pearce
3 Pan African Theatre/Film Production ·         Kadijah Drama 01.43.20 Aishatu Jallow
4 Mount of Olives ·         Possessed Child Drama 00.02.28 Blessing Etchie
5 G-Empire Films ·         Kora Kids

·         Pain of sorrow

Drama 01.07.17

01.51.30

Bakary Sonko
6 T- Plus Production ·         My Gambian Holiday 1

·         My Gambian Holiday 2

Drama 01.00.17

01.00.33

T- Plus
7 Supdeee  Movies ·         Beyond Greed Drama 1.49.04 Desmond Finney
8 Gallywood House of Entertainment ·         Love is the answer Drama 01.52.53 Gallywood House of Entertainment
9 Princess Production ·         Mysterious Wedding Planner Drama 01.20.00 Princess Shyngle
10 Trustars Production ·         Back to the Land 1

·         Back to the Land 2

·         A Day for the Wicked (SCREENER COPY)

Drama 00.58.02

00.42.26

00.38.30

Temple Chinomso Iheanacho

Temple Chinomso Iheanacho

Linda Eghodaghie/ Franklin Adim

11 Gamsie Productions ·         Tashi Drama 01.23.10 Mariama Kombo
12 Climax Entertainment Production ·         Who wants to be a  Millionaire Drama 01.39.41 Ikechukwu Ukoha
13 Gamstars Movie Production ·         The Great Big Tree Kingdom Drama 01.48.48 Pa Modou Cham
No. of Production Houses= 13

No. of Films Submitted= 15

SHORT FILMS
No. PRODUCTION NAME FILM TITLE FILM GENRE RUN TIME

Hr/Min/Sec

PRODUCER
1 Climax Entertainment Production ·         Holy Baby Girl Short 00.24.50 Ikechukwu Ukoha
2 GAP MEDIA ·         Adam and Eve Short 00.22.41 Collins Banks Ajayi
3 Trustars Production ·         Respect my Feeling Short 00.44.28 Franklin Adim/ Ebrima Ceesay
4 State of Films Media ·         My Mistake Short 00.29.48 Seray Dainkeh
No. of Production Houses= 4

No. of Films Submitted= 4

DOCUMENTARY FILMS
No. PRODUCTION NAME FILM TITLE FILM GENRE RUN TIME

Hr/Min/Sec

PRODUCER
1 Mohamed Fofana My story Documentary 00.43.14 Mohamed Fofana
2 Wax Media 30,000 Litres Documentary 00.10.28 Wax Media
No. of Production Houses= 2

No. of Films Submitted= 2

INDIGENOUS FILMS
No. PRODUCTION NAME FILM TITLE FILM GENRE RUN TIME

Hr/Min/Sec

PRODUCER
1 Fandema Theatre/ Film Production ·         My Boss Indigenous 00.35.31 Shiekh Omar Sawaneh
2 Fandema Theatre/ Film Production ·         Sariba Indigenous 00.28.58 Shiekh Omar Sawaneh
3 Fandema Theatre/ Film Production ·         Nako Indigenous 00.29.41 Shiekh Omar Sawaneh
4 Shalom Productions ·         Joko Boku Talk Indigenous 01.14.56 Ola T. Johnson
No. of Production Houses= 2

No. of Films Submitted= 4

COMEDY FILMS
No. PRODUCTION NAME FILM TITLE FILM GENRE RUN TIME

Hr/Min/Sec

PRODUCER
1 Climax Entertainment Production ·         Who wants to be a  Millionaire Comedy 01.39.41 Ikechukwu
2 Sissohor Production ·         Kolo World Comedy Comedy 00.17.40 Mohamed Sisssohor
3 Trustars Production/ Lekmedia Filmworks ·         Funny Identities Comedy 00.29.12 Franklin Adim/ Olamilekan Idowu
4 Fandema Theatre Group ·         Kitabu Comedy Comedy 00.24.52 Kitabu Fatty
5 Wax Media ·         The Long Man Comedy 00.04.52 Wax Media
6 Buka Jeff Drama Group ·         Comedy San pour San Comedy 00.31.53 Pa  Modou Cham
No. of Production Houses= 6

No. of Films Submitted= 6

TOTAL NUMBER OF FILMS SUBMITTED= 31 Films
INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES

(SIERRALEONE)

NO. PRODUCTION NAME FILM TITLE FILM GENRE RUN TIME

Hr/Min/Sec

PRODUCER
1 Premier Media Films ·         Beauty Curse Drama 01.06.21 Sheku M. Sheriff
2 Premier Media Films ·         Dagadi Drama 01.04.22 Sheku M. Sheriff
3 New Life Entertainment ·         Tears of an Orphan Drama 01.42.21 Lamin Jalloh
4 Destiny Movie Stars Production ·         Desperate Journey Drama 02.11.31 Amara Lugbou Kamara
5 UK Movies ·         Angel of Relief Drama 01.04.09 Umaru Kamara (UK)
6 Sierra Pictures ·         Bitter Experience Drama 02.41.48 Idrissa Jalloh
7 Sierra Pictures ·         Hannah Drama 00.21.32 Idrissa Jalloh
8 Kanji Movie Production ·         The Earth Drama 01.56.57 Marie Smith (Miss Smith)
9 Supdeee Movies ·         Mobile Lovaz Comedy Desmond B. Finney
10 Supdeee Movies ·         Zymat Drama Desmond B. Finney
No. of Production Houses= 7

No. of Films Submitted= 10

 

 

NO. NATIONAL PRODUCTION HOUSE
1 Hero Stars Movie Production
2 Climax Entertainment Production
3 Trustars Production/ Lekmedia Filmworks
4 Mount of Olives Film
5 WAX Media
6 Sissohor Production
7 State of Films Production
8 Collins Archie Pearce
9 Pan African Theatre/Film Production
10 G-Empire Films
11 T- Plus Production
12 Supdeee  Movies
13 Gallywood House of Entertainment
14 Princess Production
15 Gamsie Productions
16 Gamstars Movie Production
17 Mohamed Fofana-  Independent Film Maker
18 GAP Media
19 Fandema Theatre/ Film Production
20 Shalom Productions
21 Buka Jeff Drama Group
  INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTION HOUSES
SIERRALEONE
22 Premier Media Films
23 Kanji Movie Production
24 New Life Entertainment
25 Destiny Movie Stars Production
26 UK Movies
27 Supdeee Movies
28 Sierra Pictures

 

 

SPECIAL MOVIE AWARDS 2017 CATEGORIES

 

PERFORMING ARTS  CATEGORY

  • Best Leading Male Actor
  • Best Leading Female Actress
  • Best Supporting Male Actor
  • Best Supporting Female Actress

PRODUCTION CATEGORY

  • Best Hair/Makeup Artist
  • Best Customier
  • Best Sound
  • Best Editor
  • Best Visual Effects
  • Best Picture
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Indigenous Film
  • Best Short Film
  • Best Feature Film
  • Best Comedy (Introducing)
  • Best Story/ Screenplay (Introducing)
  • Best Director

 

SPECIAL MOVIE AWARDS (SMA 2017) CO-HOST MERCY ALEXANDER ARRIVES BANJUL, THE GAMBIA

 

On the 15th of July the (SMA) committee received Mercy Alexander the co-host for this year’s Special Movie Awards alongside Lt Col MS Adamu, Commander Nigerian Contingent Ecomig in The Gambia at the Banjul International Airport Yundum.

Special Movie Awards SMA 2017 that will hold on September 30th tentatively in a prestigious location here in The Gambia is an initiative geared towards the common good of film making and film makers in The Gambia as well as Actors and Actresses.

Special Movie Awards first edition was a great success as the event was graced by Ministers, Heads of Institutions, Members of diplomatic corps, Film Makers, Actors and Actresses, Traditional Rulers and Religious leaders. Over thirty Film makers in the Gambia participated and submitted thirty seven films which were screened by a panel of Independent Jury for nominations and awards. Fifteen Best Awards and Ten Honorary Awards was announced on the night of the event (Award night) last September 2016 at Coco Ocean Resort and Spa.

Our Special guest all the way from Nigeria, The Host of D’ Gallery TV Show, Mercy Alexander. She is the founder and host of D’ Gallery TV Show which is a 30 minutes motivational and inspirational television talk show aired every Saturday on the NTA and MITV UHF43, Channel 225 on DSTV, 94 on Gotv and 119 on startimes.

The program dwells on Interviews, Documentaries, Education, Politics, Entertainment event and culture related activities. The show is deliberately designed to concisely project individual lifetime achievements so as to deeply and permanently imprint their footprints in the sands on time.

We will like to specially thank His Excellency Adama Barrow the president of the republic of The Gambia and the ministry of Culture and tourism for supporting and endorsing this event.

Thanks to National Centre for Art and Culture, Media, FPAG and other films associations for their support.

      

 

AFRINITY PRODUCTIONS LAUNCHES AN ONLINE CHANNEL “AFRINITY TV” ON WAAZI TV IPTV PLATFORM

AFRINITY PRODUCTIONS LAUNCHES AN ONLINE CHANNEL “AFRINITY TV” ON WAAZI TV IPTV PLATFORM

On the 16th of June 2017, An Android Google App was launched by WAAZI TV which features sub TV Productions in The Gambia including Afrinity TV. Waazi (meaning Open in Swahili) is an open IPTV platform created to help Gambian content owners (Producers, Directors, Artist etc) monetize their content. The aim is to promote Gambian content across the globe, help expand the reach of their content beyond the Gambian border and make it available to a more diverse customer base. Waazi TV serves as a medium for exporting Gambian culture, brands and productions to parts of the world never thought of before.

Afrinity Productions is a Pan-African specialist one stop shop interactive media, event and content management. We have mastered the art of creating fantastic formats and turning them into exciting experiences on media touch points like Television, Radio, Mobile, Internet and Print. We provide brands and advertisers with unique value added cost saving brand building & advertising windows to connect with target markets in a meaningful, significant & sustainable way. Our Media house produces feature stories, series programs, documentaries, films and photography.

We have also established partnerships with top media organizations like Gamcel, Gambia Chambers of Commerce and Industry etc and other reputable organizations from around the globe, which provide us with the finest video and still material available anywhere. Our ability to provide quality professionals for any kind of video or photography venture in Africa, makes Afrinity Productions a unique media organization. With products designed specifically for mobile distribution, websites, publications, as well as a variety of TV formats, Afrinity Productions enables broadcaster, media agencies, mobile phone providers, corporate markets and freelance journalists to see what content is available and how to acquire it quickly and easily.

We identify what is new in the marketplace as well as how to locate specific visual gems to make your production special. This keeps us in the frontline all times. With seasoned professional staff and relationships with some of the finest international television individuals, Afrinity Productions also provides quality training in disciplines ranging from television production to management, personal brand building to Pan-African storytelling. Broadcast Partnership We can create programs for audience and/or give readymade content that include: Short Features, Series program, Soaps and Drama, Documentaries, talk shows and much more.

You can access Afrinity TV on Channel 5 of the WAAZI TV Android App to watch and enjoy our interesting contents like Sports Link, Market Link, Showbiz Link, Movies, Comedy etc.

The Movie Making : Beyond Greed

SYNOPSIS OF BEYOND GREED

TAG LINE: Her life is dominated by greed, will she allow love to be the reason of being in a relationship.

SYNOPSIS

Jankeh a young girl barel

y 25years old lives a life of insecurities. She lives with two friends Kadijah and Fatrish, Fatrish is her culprit whilst Kadijah is an exact opposite as she is never in line with her plans. Jamil a young entrepreneur, only son of a rich man Chief Ousman Saine, CEO of Saine’s petroleum meets with Jankeh, falls head over heels for her. Jankeh on the other hand, only had plans of being with him for his money. She steals from him and flees. The story began when she meets Jamil who happens to be the son of her once culprit of which she had no idea. Jamil falls for her and propose then decides to introduce her to his father. Chief goes against the wedding as he knew Jankeh was nothing but a goal digger and threatens to disown Jamil if he goes against him to marry her. Jankeh wanted Chief out of her way, she attempts to kill him but he is saved by Dominic a best friend to Jamil. Upon believing that Chief is dead, she finally gets married to Jamil. During the course of their marriage she plotted plans together with Fatrish to steal everything from Jamil. Will Dominic who knows Jankeh’s plans allow her to destroy his childhood friend? What will Jankeh do when she finds out that Chief isn’t dead and the only friend she trusted betrays her? After falling in love with Jamil in the long run, will she give up her plans? Find out from “BEYOND GREED” a beautiful story of betrayal, love, murder, lies, distrust and family life.

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