“Hopeville” has received nine nominations for the AMAA, (African Movie Academy Awards) which will take place from March 21 to 27 in Yenagoa, Nigeria.
The nominations are for:
Best Production Design
Best Young Actor- Junior Singo
Best Actress in Supporting Role- Mary Twala
Best Actor in Supporting Role- Desmond Dube
Best Actor in Leading Role- Themba Ndaba
The 2011 Africa Movie Academy Awards are now in their 7th year and take place in Nigeria.
“Hopeville” was first developed by HEARTLINES, Curious Pictures and SABC Education as a six part mini-series which was broadcast on SABC. The mini series went on to win a Rose’Dor in Switzerland and a coveted nomination at the International Emmy’s in New York City. It also won Best Film in the Television and Video category at FESPACO recently.
Hopeville will also be screening at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, Afrika Film Festival in Belgium and Tiburon Film Festival in California.
HEARTLINES CEO, Dr Garth Japhet, said that he was thrilled that the film, which has a compelling message of ordinary citizens taking action for the good of the community, was reaching audiences worldwide. “With this film, and the previous series of eight award-winning values-based films, HEARTLINES is making a significant contribution to building the social fabric, not only of South Africa, but internationally as well.”