The National Association of Media Arts ( NAMA ) says that only paid up members are eligible to make their entries for the 2015 Zambia Film, Television and Radio ( ZAFTAR) annual awards.
And the Association has encouraged all broadcasting and production houses and individual artists wishing to participate in this year’s ZAFTAR week to pay their membership fees before the 30th September deadline.
The 2015 ZAFTAR week will take place on the Copperbelt from 6th November to the actual awards night on Friday 13th November 2015 at Kitwe’s Metro Cinema.
Speaking at a media briefing at Government Complex in Lusaka, today, NAMA President Patrick Mwamba Salubusa says the Ministry of Tourism and Arts through the National Arts Council of Zambia (NACZ ) has already prepared the venues while the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services has taken up the task for awards.
The awards will among others include:The Greg Lungu Award for the Best Film, the Augustine Lungu Award for the Best TV Show, the Danny ‘’Sauzande’’ Kanengoki Award for the Best Screen Actor and the Agness ‘’Esnart Kabanana’’ Award for the Best Screen Actress.
Others are the Joseph Kabwe Award for the Best Radio Drama, the Chris ‘’Mongri’’ Zulu Award for the Best Sound Engineer, the Antonio Katakwe Award for the Best Picture and the Maximo Chanda Mwale Award for the Best TV Series.
Last bjut no0t the least are the Alfred ‘’Ziye Banja’’ Award for the Best Screen Director and the Joemwa Mtsinje Mwale Award for the Best Screenwriter.
The 2015, ZAFTAR awards will be graced by the Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services Chishimba Kambwili and supporting artists will Bob Nkosha and Mulaza Kaira alias Mark II, among others .
Meanwhile, Mr Salubusa added that the film industry creates jobs and promote the country’s tourism potential.
He says media arts play bigger role than any other art form because media arts are in charge of broadcasting as media arts include film, music, video, new media, radio and television.
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