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Celebrating African Cinema Live in Sierra Leone 🇸🇱

Afrinity Productions in collaboration with AYV Media Empire presents

The Special Movie Awards 2021 under the patronage of Her Excellency the first lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone Fatima Bio.

A special night of glitz, glamour and paparazzi to celebrate movie makers, cast and crew in Sierra Leone and Africa

Send in your films now for nominations! @ www.afrinitypro.com/sma

Submission of films opens on the 14th of December 2020 and closes 14th January 2021

The Special Movie Awards (SMA) will be held on the 27th of March 2021 and will be graced by some of Sierra Leone and Africa’s biggest celebrities.

The Theme is ‘Promoting Sierra
Leone Culture and Tourism through films’.

For sponsorship, call +23276727744 or +23230816011

(Special Movie Awards)….. Celebrating excellence in films!

Celebrating African Cinema Live in Sierra Leone 🇸🇱

Afrinity Productions in collaboration with AYV Media Empire presents

The Special Movie Awards 2021 under the patronage of Her Excellency the first lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone Fatima Bio.

A special night of glitz, glamour and paparazzi to celebrate movie makers, cast and crew in Sierra Leone and Africa

Send in your films now for nominations! @ www.afrinitypro.com/sma

Submission of films opens on the 14th of December 2020 and closes 14th January 2021

The Special Movie Awards (SMA) will be held on the 27th of March 2021 and will be graced by some of Sierra Leone and Africa’s biggest celebrities.

The Theme is ‘Promoting Sierra
Leone Culture and Tourism through films’.

For sponsorship, call +23276727744 or +23230816011

(Special Movie Awards)….. Celebrating excellence in films!

SMA 2018 OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

Special Movie Awards 3rd edition was a great success on Saturday 1st December 2018 at Djembe
hotel Senegambia. The event Special Guest of honour H.E Fatima Maada Bio, First Lady of the
Republic of Sierra Leone was ably represented by the Sierra Leonean High Commissioner to The
Gambia. The Gambia Government officials, The Nigerian High Commissioner, The Oba of Yoruba
community in The Gambia, Film Makers, Actors and Actresses, Heads of institution, Private/
cooperate bodies and other sophisticated guests. The memorable night was filled glitz, glamour
and paparazzi as it generated a fantastic exposure for movie makers in the Gambia and beyond.
Out of 45 nominees, 16 lucky winners went home with beautiful SMA 2018 awards for the 16
different categories. 9 SMA Honorary Awards and certificates of appreciation was also given on the
night.
Her Excellency Fatima Maada Bio, First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone our Special Guest of
honour was awarded “SMA 2018 Life time Award”

SPECIAL AWARD AWARDS (SMA 2018) 25 AWARDS GIVING AS FOLLOWS:
SMA 2018 Best Leading Male Actor ………JOHN JAITEH in Fatou 2
SMA 2018 Best Leading Female Actress…. MONICA DAVIES in Jangi Jollof
SMA 2018 Best Supporting Male Actor…….. ABOU MBYE in Beyond Greed
SMA 2018 Supporting Female Actress ……..MARIAMA BAJO in Don’t I Have A Right To Education
SMA 2018 Best Hair/Makeup Artist………….OMO IRABOR in Desperate of Wealth
SMA 2018 Best Costumier ………………….. MARIE MARENA in Why Me
SMA 2018 Best Sound ………………………..AYISATOU AIYEGBO in Beyond Greed
SMA 2018 Best Editor ………………………… ABEL MADU in Fatou 2
SMA 2018 Best Picture ……………………….. ALHAGIE MANKA in Sarata
SMA 2018 Best Documentary ………………… MY AFRICA Documentary
SMA 2018 Best Indigenous Film……………… KUBUKALABANG Movie
SMA 2018 Best Short Film …………………….. DESPERATE OF WEALTH Movie
SMA 2018 Best Feature Film …………………. SARATA Movie
SMA 2018 Best Comedy ………………………. AM FASTING Comedy
SMA 2018 Best Story/Screenplay……………. MOMODOU SABALLY in Jangi Jollof
SMA 2018 Best Director ………………………IBRAHIM CEESAY in Sarata
SMA 2018 HONORARY AWARDS
SMA LIFE TIME AWARD H.E FATIMA MAADA BIO. THE FIRST LADY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SIERRA
LEONE
SMA 2018 BEST INTERNATIONAL MEDIA AYV TV
SMA 2018 BEST MEDIA PARTNER PARADISE TV
SMA 2018 SPECIAL RECOGNITION PRINCE BUBACARR AMINATA SANKANU
SMA 2018 SPECIAL RECOGNITION AYODELE IYKE-IBEH
SMA 2018 ROYAL FATHER OF THE DAY HRH OBA (DR) MOSHOOD K.B ABOLADE (JP) ARIWAJOYE 1
SMA 2018 PARTNER AFRICELL
SMA 2018 PARTNER GAMCEL
SMA 2018 PARTNER AFRI ESTATE AND CONSTRUCTION

SMA Partners

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Special Movie Awards Nominees 2018 SMA 3.0

FILM CATEGORY
No. CATEGORY NOMINEES
1 Best Documentary Ø  My Africa

Ø  Pride of new Gambia

2 Best Short Film Ø  Desperate of Wealth

Ø  Democracy

Ø  Why me

 

3 Best Indigenous Film Ø  kubukalabang
4 Feature Film Ø  Sarata

Ø  Fatou 2

Ø  Jangi jollof

 

5 Best comedy Ø  Am fasting

Ø  False representation

Ø  Cheque is money

PERFORMING ARTS CATEGORY
    FILM NOMINEES
6 Best Leading Male Actor Ø  Pain of sorrow

Ø  Beyond greed

Ø  Fatou 2

Ø  Bakary S. Sonko

Ø  Momoud  Bahsoon

Ø  John Jaiteh

7 Best Leading Female Actress Ø  Beyond Greed

Ø  Jangi jollof

Ø  sarata

Ø  Rohey Camara

Ø  monica Davies

Ø  Vivi Amy Chris

8 Best Supporting Male Actor Ø  Don’t I have the right to education

Ø  My mistake

 

Ø  Beyond Greed

Ø  Lamin Ceesay

 

Ø  Daniel V. Okarie  

 

Ø  Abou Mbye

9 Best Supporting Female Actress Ø  Don’t I have right to education

Ø  In ya face

Ø  Fatou 2

Ø  Mariama Bajo

 

Ø  Sally Jobe

Ø  Ida Sambo

 

PRODUCTION CATEGORY
10 Best Director Ø  Sarata

Ø  In ya face

Ø  Desperate of wealth

 

Ø  Ibrahim Ceesay

Ø  Sheikh omar Sawaneh

Ø  Okoha L. Joseph

11 Best Hair/Makeup Artist Ø  Desperate of wealth

Ø  Sarata

Ø  Pain of sorrow

Ø  Omo Irabor

Ø  Faticia Gassama

Ø  Andy Trans

12 Best Sound Ø  Beyond Greed

Ø  Sarata

Ø  Democracy

Ø  Ayisatou AIyegbo

Ø  Silver P

Ø  Alpha Omar Jallow

13 Best Editor Ø  Sarata

Ø  Fatou 2

Ø  Jangi jollof

Ø  Lamin Manneh

Ø  Abel Madu

Ø  Koolife

14 Best Picture Ø  Beyond greed

Ø  Sarata

Ø  In ya face

Ø  Abel Madu

Ø  Alhagie Manka

Ø  Alieu B. Bittaye

15 Best Screenplay Ø  Sarata

Ø  Jangi jollof

Ø  The woman of my life

Ø  Aikay Osunbor

Ø  Momodou Sabally

Ø  Aisha J. Jobe

    Ø    Ø   
16 Best Costumier Ø  A day for the wicked

Ø  Why me

Ø  Who is my mother

Ø  Ayodele Lyke Ibeh

Ø  Marie Marena

Ø  Arts inspired muiltimedia

 

NOTE FOR SMA 3.0  

            To vote for your favorite Nominee in any of the Categories, please go to SMA Vote page on www.afrinitypro.com Voting officially opens 1st November and Closes 29th November 2018. Good Luck to all the Nominees!!!

 

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.

SPECIAL MOVIE AWARDS (SMA) 2018
ACTIVITIES DATE
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.

PICTURES OF SMA 2017, THE GAMBIA

Special Movie Awards second edition was a great success on the 30th of September 2017 at Djembe hotel Senegambia. The event was graced by Government officials, Film Makers, Actors and Actresses, Heads of institution, Private/ cooperate bodies and other sophisticated guests. The memorable night was filled 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.

Special Movie Awards Committee with SMA 2017 intern’l winners from Sierra Leone visit to Ambassador Sulaiman Daramy

On the 5th of October 2017, Special Movie Awards Committee with winners from Sierra Leone of the recent held SMA 2017, Lamin Jalloh and Jamieu Sky Bakarr paid a courtesy call visit to the Sierra Leonean Ambassador to The Gambia. Ambassador Sulaiman Daramy gave words of encouragement that despite the lack of support in the movie industry, Film makers and Actors/Actresses should not relent and stay focus, he added that he will support in his own way at any given possible time. He commends The Special Movie Awards team to continue the good work in bridging the gap between film makers within the African Sub Regions. The Ambassador was presented a “PATRON” Award Certificate for SMA 2017. Below are few pictures:

SMA 2017 OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

SMA 2017 OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

Special Movie Awards second edition was a great success on the 30th of September 2017 at Djembe hotel Senegambia. The event was graced by Government officials, Film Makers, Actors and Actresses, Heads of institution, Private/ cooperate bodies and other sophisticated guests. The memorable night was filled 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. Below are the winners for the special movie awards 2017:

 

WINNERS
1.      Best Documentary 2017 My Story
2.      Best Feature Film 2017 Love is the answer
3.      Best Short Film 2017 Adam and Eve
4.      Best Indigenous Film 2017 Sariba
5.      Best Comedy 2017 Kitabu Comedy
6.      Best Visual Effects 2017 Abel Madu
7.      Best Director 2017 Sheikh Omar Sawaneh
8.      Best Hair/ Makeup Artist 2017 Andrea Akyea
9.      Best Costumier 2017 Sheikh Omar Sawaneh
10.  Best Editor 2017 Pa Ebou Sosseh
11.  Best Picture 2017 Sate of Mic
12.  Best Sound 2017 State of Mic
13.  Best Leading Female Actress 2017 Dadou Jawara
14.  Best Leading Male Actor 2017 Kitabu Fatty
15.  Best Supporting Female Actress 2017 Yamou Gidang
16.  Best Supporting Male Actor 2017 Kitabu Fatty
17.  Best International Film 2017 Desperate Journey
18.  Best International Female Actress 2017 Fatty Sheriff
19.  Best International Male Actor 2017 Alpha Yaya Janneh
20.  Best International Director 2017 Julius Spencer
21.  Best International Editor 2017 Jamieu Sky Bakarr
22.  Best International Picture 2017 Raymond Finney
23.  SMA Pillar 2017 President of the Republic of the Gambia, His Excellency Adama Barrow
24.  SMA Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 Desmond B. Finney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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