Ernest Kanjo / Saturday, 03 May 2014 11:18
Organizers of the Cameroon Movie Merit Awards CMMA have promised people who are envious, proud, tribalistic and full of hate, that they will not have the chance to be part of the jury of the 2014 edition of the recognition event. Members of the said jury which will have five to seven people drawn from the various areas of the seventh art, according to a release sent to our newsroom, will be obliged to take an oath of confidentiality. They will also vow to vomit any practice that can work in favour of some over other contestants, the note stipulates further.

Outlining the rules of CMMA III, the organizers insisted that only submitted movies, not trailers, will be scrutinized, nominated and awarded. Submission which is supposed to have begun will end on August 31, 2014.

This year, 15 trophies are out for grabs in some of the most contested movie awards categories including, best actor in lead role, best actress in lead role, best actor in supporting role, best actress in supporting role, best child actor and best movie in the diaspora.

CMMA III is billed for Saturday December 20, 2014 at the sumptuous Chariot Hotel in Buea, headquarters of the South West region of Cameroon.

With young and visionary Cameroonians such as entertainment promoter and UN staff, Fred Keyanti and USA-based Cameroonian actress, Mairo Sanda behind this great initiative, the Cameroon Movies Merit Awards, CMMA is an annual recognition platform, organized by the Cam Movies. It rewards creativity, exceptionality, hard work and excellence in filmmaking. It kicked off in 2012 and has since then been acclaimed as one of the frontline recognition events in the country.

Here is the full copy of the CMMA release…

The Cam Movies Merit Awards (CMMA 3)

1.      Brief Over View of the CMMA II

The CAM MOVIES MERIT AWARDS (CMMA) is an annual Cameroonian movie merit awards, organized by the Cam Movies. The CMMA honors creativity, exceptionality, hard work and excellence in filmmaking. First started in 2012, the CMMA is at its 3rd Edition. The Award has achieved 100% percent recognition amongst Cameroonian film makers and within the community.


2.      Eligibility for CMMA

Movies submitted for the CMMA must be produced by a Cameroonian or if produced by a foreigner, 60% of its cast and crew must be Cameroonians. This applies to movies produced both at home and abroad. Movies may be submitted in English, French and Cameroonian Pigin.


3.      Rules for the CMMA

The CMMA has been divided into 2 phase. Phase 1 which covers 90% of the CMMA points is based on actually film screening by a qualified Jury appointed amongst renounced film makers by the Cam Movies. The JURY takes an oath of confidentially and vows to avoid favoritism, regionalism, tribalism and hate. After the closing date for submission, the Cam Movies will appoint members of the CMMA JURY and set up a timetable for film screening. Only submitted movies will be screened by the JURY and trailers shall not be accepted. Unreleased films as well as films in postproduction may however be accepted for screening. After screening the movies, the JURY shall nominate films and artist into various category of the CMMA.


Phase 2 of the CMMA shall involve an online voting on the CMMA website. Those nominated by the Jury in Phase 1 above shall be eligible to compete online for 10 points through our website ( Points obtained online shall be added to the points issued by the JURY.

A winner in all categories shall them be announced at the night of the CMMA.


4.      Award Prize

Each winner in each category of the award shall take home a CMMA trophy as well as a cash price (depending on the availability of funds). Trophies shall be designed and produced in the US.


5.      Submission and Closing date

Submission for CMMA 3 opens from the 01st May 2014 to the 31st of August 2014. No films shall be accepted after closing date. However, exceptions shall be granted to films shipped from abroad which only arrives in Cameroon after the 31st of August 2014 but was shipped before the closing date.


6.      Submission points

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7.      JURY

The Jury will be made up of professional movie makers, actors, directors, coach, editors that have not been nominated in any of the categories. It shall be made up of 5 to max 7 people who are free from hate, jealousy, envy, pride, tribalism, regionalism etc


8.      Date and venue

CMMA III 2014 is set for Saturday the 20th of December 2014 at Chariot Hotel Banquet Hall, Buea. The event itself will have an early red carpet photo session and interviews with celebrities at about 2pm to 5pm.

9.      Award categories


1.      Best Actor LR

2.      Best Actress LR

3.      Best Actor SR

4.      Best Actress SR

5.      Best Child Actor/Actress

6.      Best multi task artist

7.      Best Diaspora Movie

8.      Best Movie of the year

9.      Best Film Editing

10.   Best motion pictures

11.   Media/TV award

12.   Jury special Award

13.   Best Short film

14.   Best comedy film

15.   Best film animation


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The Cam Movies Team


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