The organizers of the Zylofon Ghana Film Industry Awards have scheduled 30th of March, 2019 as the date for the maiden edition of the Zylofon Ghana Film Industry Awards.
The Public Relations Officer for the organizers, Ken Fiati disclosed this during an interview with Zylofon FM’s Sammy Flex on Showbiz Agenda earlier today.
Ken Fatie said in the interview that the motive for coming up with the award scheme was to put the Ghana film industry on the right path and also to award excellence in the Ghana Film Industry.
He told Sammy Flex that the award scheme was born out of the Zylofon Art Fund and that they held various consultations with stakeholders in the movie industry before they decided to organise the event this year. “The idea was born out of the Zylofon Art Fund. They decided to organise an award scheme that would award the excellence of film makers in the country and also put the film industry on the right pedestal so they called together the film industry makers and decided to come up with something that would be national”he noted .
As monitored by ghlinks.com.gh , Ken emphasized that by far, most of the stakeholders in the Ghana Film Industry such as Ghana Actors Guild, Film crew and a host of others have given their blessings for the maiden edition of the awards awards to come off. He added that the venue would be at the Theater in Accra.
Asked about nominations and categories, he disclosed that nominations are open and that the deadline for submission of nominations is 31st of January, 2019. He went further to say that there was 26 categories in all, amongst them are the outstanding actor of the year, discovery of the year, outstanding location manager of the year, short film of the year, outstanding make-up artiste of the year, editor of the year and a lot more.
He also disclosed that hopefully for the first five years, some categories of the awards would be named after some prominent stakeholders in the industry. Some of them are the outstanding picture of the year named after Kwaw Ansah and called the Kwaw Ansah Award, outstanding producer of the year named after King Ampaw and called the King Ampaw Award, outstanding child actor of the year named after John Dumelo and called the John Dumelo Award, outstanding actor of the year named after Grace Nortey and called the Grace Nortey Award, etc. “These are not going to be the names of these categories forever. Hopefully for the next 5 years, this will be their names”.
When asked what the difference was with the Ghana Movie Awards, he said the categories alone tells a different story about the award scheme. He explained that they were generated with the consent of prominent industry players who would also see to the fairness of the awards scheme.
He called for the support of all to make the award scheme a success. “Ideas are welcome as to what can be done to make this work a success and we are still appealing to the corporate world to come on board”.
About Zylofon Ghana Film Industry Awards
ZYLOFON GHANA FILM INDUSTRY AWARDS is an annual film event organized by Zylofon Media CO. LTD and stakeholders of the Ghana Film Industry to recognize, reward and honor excellence in the Ghanaian Film Industry and appeal to the international film community to exhibit our rich Ghanaian culture through films, for the purpose of tourism and economic growth.
The Ghana Film Industry has over the years, contributed to raising the standards of the Ghana Creative arts as well as improved the economic conditions of industry players. Therefore, the Zylofon Ghana Film Industry Awards aim to provide the platform needed to award excellence and recognize industry players who have worked tirelessly within the year under review, 2018.
The ZYLOFON GHANA FILM INDUSTRY AWARDS is adjudged by a Jury Academy featuring prestigious members of the Ghana Film and Creative Arts Industry and the public, with the aim to give fair judgment and honor to most deserving industry players who have been featured in films within the year under review.
In order to serve the industry and film lovers with something worth investing precious time and resources in, Zylofon Media Co. Ltd have decided to introduce the LEGENDARY HONORARY AWARDS.
The honorary awards will be given to selected individuals who have contributed to what and where the Ghana film Industry is today. Hence selected categories will be named after these honored individuals and will be captured in subsequent years as an award category.
By : K. Oteng/ Gh Links