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Recognition: DAMA awards set for second rendezvous
News / Latest / Ernest Kanjo / Tuesday, 25 September 2012 07:27

damaawardsThere is nothing as noble as celebrating achievements. Gratification is one big thing in film making that inspire creativity and hard work. Good enough, young Cameroonians have accepted this fact and would not wait for others to hail them while they watch their drama unfold. To this effect, movie awards have been sprouting in the country at an interesting rate. Be there in Kumba, Buea, Yaounde, Bamenda and what have you, film promoters have been trying to share these joyous moments with those who make the ball roll.

One of such promoters is Quibeku Film Empire (QUFE), a film critique and promotion outfit. QUFE is about now stepping up preparations for the second edition of Dream Africa Movie Awards (DAMA) which the outfit founded to be one of the outlets for appreciating hard work and exposing the people who deserve praise in film production. “We are calling on film makers in and out of Cameroon to massive attend the event,” a statement from QUFE, sent to our newsroom reads. The event which takes place at the magnificent Azam Hotel in Bamenda, North West region of Cameroon on 24 November will definitely be a crowd-puller. “I can’t wait to be part of this year’s DAMA,” a movie fan based in Tiko, South West region of Cameroon told TIPTOPSTARS. “It’s an initiative I wholeheartedly support and would encourage many of such in our country.”

To Etiendem R. Etiendem, DAMA organizer, they are spending sleepless nights to give the event the grandeur it deserves. “This is going to be another historic event holding in Bamenda after the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Cameroonian military in 2010,” he says. He further urges potential sponsors and good helpers to come on board so that Cameroon could be proud of having had a recognition event of that magnitude.

Meantime, the Quibeku Film Empire is a film promotion structure founded to put best traditional film techniques and research in the limelight. Made up of writers, designers, critics, producers, directors, sound composers, etc, QUFE encourages and offers training in the various aspect of film making in a bid to share in the credence of the renaissance in African film civilization. One of its principal missions is to reward creativity to meritorious individuals and outfits.

Here are the categories from which laureates will be drawn at this year’s DAMA:

    Best achievement motion picture film

    Best achievement director of a feature film

    Best achievement actor of a feature film

    Best achievement actor in supporting role

    Best achievemtent actress in a feature film

    Best achievement actress in supporting role

    Best original screenplay of a feature film

    Best adapted screenplay of a feature film

    Best elderly actor/actress

    Best up-coming actor/actress

    Best cinematography

    Best editing

    Best special effects

    Best sound/musical score

    Best wardrobe

    Best short film

    Best actor in short film

    Best actress in short film

    Best student short film

    Best documentary

    Best diaspora fil maker

    Best foreign film

    Best animation film

    Honorary Achievement Award

    Jury’s prize

    Best trailer to be determined by the public


For more information on DAMA contact its organizers +237 33777991 / +23774099575 / +237 96926870 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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