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Head judge for Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards named

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One of South Africa’s leading filmmakers Desiree Markgraff has officially named as the Head Judge for the 2017 edition of Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) which takes place in Lagos, Nigeria on 3 and 4 March next year.

Speaking on Desiree’s appointment, the CEO of M-Net, Yolisa Phahle said: “We are delighted to announce Desiree as the Head Judge of the AMVCAs. Desiree brings a wealth of experience and industry knowledge to the role.

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“The AMVCAs is an acknowledgement and celebration of the contribution made by Pan African filmmakers, actors and technicians to the success of the continent’s film and television industries, and we believe the appointment of Desiree further restates our commitment to professionalism and true Pan-African representation at the awards.”

For the 2017 edition, a number of awards in different categories will be presented ranging from acting and directing to scriptwriting and cinematography. Other categories will include: editing, soundtrack, make-up, sound, and lighting amongst others. There are 27 categories in all, with 16 open to viewers and 11 decided by the AMVCA panel of judges.

Markgraff is co-owner and CEO of The Bomb Shelter Productions, a leading South African film and television production company.

By Ahmed Boulor…

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