The 2011 AMAA Award was held in Nigeria. The Congolese gangster movie, Viva Riva! directed by Djo Tunda wa Munga wins 6 Awards at the African Movie Academy Awards last night including Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Supporting Actor and Actress.
The film has been nominated in 12 categories including Best Director and Best Film. Viva Riva! also scooped the Best Feature Film Award at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles on Saturday 26th February.
This follows the film’s recent success at major festivals such as Berlin and Toronto. The film screened in Berlin in February to sold out houses and rave reviews in industry mags Variety and Hollywood Reporter. Viva Riva! has sold to USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. There are sales pending with Belgium, France and Germany. The film opens in cinemas in the United Kingdom on 27 May, followed by the USA release.
The producers are working on plans to release the film across Africa.
The film is written and directed by Djo Tunda wa Munga, Produced by Boris van Gils, Michael Goldberg, Djo Tunda wa Munga, Co-produced by Steven Markovitz. Starring Manie Malone, Patsha Bay, Hoji Fortuna. The film was shot on location in Kinshasa. World Sales are handled by Beta Cinema.
Best documentary – after d mine congo
Best long documentary-kondi et le juedi nationale cameroun.
Best diaspora feature – suicide dolls USA
Best diaspora documentary- stubbon as a mule USA
Best diaspora short film- precipe – uk
Best film by an african in diaspora- In America rahman oladigbolu nigeria
Amaa achievement in sound – shirley adams south africa
Acheivement in editing- soul boy kenya
Acheivement award in production – viva riva congo
Best costume- aramotu nigeria
Best nigerian film – aramotu
Best child actor – sobhle mkhbase south africa
Best soundtrack – inale
Best supporting actor- hoji fortuna
Best supporting actress – marlen longage in viva riva congo
Best visual effect – a small town called decent, south africa
Best yrfoung actor – edward kagutuzi south africa
Best actress ama abrebese
Best language film – izulani. – south africa
Best actor themba ndaba – south africa
Best screen play – sinking sand ghana
Best cinematography – Viva riva congo
Jury special prize – shirley Adama South Africa
Best director – tunda munga congo