SMA to award Gambian film makers

Special Movie Award under the auspices of afrinity productions recently convened a press conference for the maiden edition of the special movie award dedicated to recognize the work of filmmakers and actors in The Gambia.

This according to organisers is to celebrate films made in the Gambia, promote qualitative film contents, encourage the art of film making and to recognize key players in the industry and support film productions in the country.
Speaking at the conference, Franklin Adim, the program/Award coordinator of special movie awards (SMA) said afrinity productions is a recognised media house in the Gambia and has come up with this initiative.

“Special movie awards is an award that has been initiated some few months ago. This is an award that will be celebrated to bring film makers in the country. When we talk about film makers, producers, actors for both lines as well as other recognition in the process of making film. The publicity has been going on gradually over the weeks and we are here today to formally inform and involve the press in the whole process and the award is slated for 30th September 2016.”

“The award is meant to award the film makers, actors and actress in the country and secondly it is a way of publishing the activities of film makers and actors in the country and to call out more collaborations, more support for film makers and actors in the Gambia. It is an award for celebration, publicity and recognition for those who are into film making.” 

Special Movie Awards 2016 Press Conference
Also speaking at the conference, Sheikh Tijan Sonko, the producer of the SMA, said: “The maiden edition of SMA is to celebrate together with Gambian film makers and actors to at least recognize them. There are lot of people that are not aware of the good work the film makers are doing and we also want to at least promote quality films in the Gambia.
“And by doing this we decided to bring fifteen awardees in the film making and we will give out honorary award.”
Winners of the maiden edition will go home with certificates, a trophy and cash, according to the organizers of the event.
Special Movie Awards 2016 (Maiden Edition) is a night of glitz, glamour and paparazzi it is a night of unforgettable experience for movie starts to celebrate creative titles, diverse languages, beautiful colors, melodious sounds, graphical effects, styles and actions.

By Samsideen Ceesay & Juldeh Njie  The Standard Newspaper, The Gambia.

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