A New Date Has Been Fixed For Special Movie Awards SMA 3.0

Saturday 1st December 2018, is the final date for Special Movie Awards SMA 3.0

Special Movie Awards (SMA) It is a night of Glitz, Glamour and Paparazzi and unforgettable night to celebrate movie makers in The Gambia and around Africa. A special night were we award film, cast and crew generally celebrating excellence in films and film making.

We are privileged and humbled to formally write to inform you about the 3rd edition of the Special Movie Awards SMA 2018 that will hold 1st of December 2018 tentatively. This is an initiative geared towards the common good of film making and film makers in The Gambia and around Africa as well as Actors and Actresses.

Special Movie Awards first and second edition was a great success as the event was graced by Ministers, Heads of Institutions, Members of Diplomatic Corp, Film Makers, Actors and Actresses, Traditional Rulers and Religious leaders. In the First edition 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, Special Movie Awards second edition was a great success on the 30th of September 2017 at Djembe hotel Senegambia. The memorable night was filled with glitz, glamour and paparazzi as it generated a fantastic exposure for movie makers in the Gambia and beyond. Out of 48 nominees, 16 lucky winners went home with beautiful SMA awards for the 16 different categories. His Excellency Adama Barrow, The president of the republic of The Gambia was awarded “Pillar of SMA 2017” and Desmond B. Finney a veteran Sierra Leonean actor received a life time achievement award. 6 Awards were also won for the international category out of 18 nominees for Sierra Leone.

Below is the finalized Special Movie Awards (SMA) Calendar for 2018.

Movie Submissions Opens 3rd July (9am-4pm)(Mon to Fri)
Movie Submissions Closes 31st July, Saturday
Jury Retreat for Movie Screening 1st August – 5th August
Launching of SMA 3.0 (Press Conference) 29th October, Thursday
Public Voting Opens 1st November, Thursday
Public Voting Closes 29th  November, Thursday
Collation of Nomination Results 30th   November, Friday
Special Movie Awards Night  1st December 2018. Saturday

This is a win-win situation as film makers will be submitting all genre and styles of movies made in the Gambia to be screened by a team of International and experienced Jury.
The memorable night which will generate fantastic exposure is scheduled to hold on special date in a prestigious location in the Gambia and will be attended by a host of resident and international film makers.

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