Motion Picture Association of Haiti Partners with the African Oscars-NAFCA

The G Management Group is proud to announce a partnership between the Motion Picture Association of Haiti (MPAH) and the African Oscars –NAFCA (Nollywood Film Critics’ Awards) The partnership is to form a bridge between the Haitian and the African Film Industries. 





Dr. Victor O. Olatoye 

President & CEO- African Oscars – NAFCA

Commenting on the historic agreement between the two organizations, Dr. Victor Olatoye, President of NAFCA, stated “these new alliances that Mr.Evenflow G. the President of The G management Group has established with MPAH will open doors to possible distribution deals for Haitian movies on the African continent” and also open doors for Nollywood filmmakers to market their films to the Haitian film lovers. This will also be a great opportunity for actors from both film industries to collaborate. Synergy is always good when there is unity. Our hands are on the right button and it is wired to something great, the future is bright, Dr Olatoye concluded.Dr. Victor Olatoye was one of MPAH award honorary recipients in 2013.

Patrick Han Dormercant

President – Motion Picture Association of Haiti

“We are very excited to get the Haitian movie industry to the next level.  Haitian movies will now be watched on the entire African continent.  It is a new market for us to promote our culture and talents” says Mr. Hans Patrick Domercant, the President and Founder of MPAH. Haitian Filmmakers are encouraged to submit their movies for the 2014 MPAH Movie Awards by March 31st, 2014.This new partnership will provide Haitian filmmakers who submit their movies to the MPAH with the opportunity to be reviewed by Nollywood Film Critics USA; and be considered for the new categories created by the African Oscars which include; Best Foreign Film, Best Foreign Actor, Best Foreign Actress and Best Foreign Director. All MPAH nominees will automatically be submitted for NAFCA







African Oscars-NAFCA

The Nollywood & African Film Critics’ Awards, commonly known as The African Oscars, are U.S. awards for achievements in the film industry and The NAFCA Special Honors are awarded to recognize outstanding individuals whose professional careers have been marked by extraordinary personal and professional accomplishments. Winners are awarded the NAFCA Trophies, officially the Award of Merit that is much better known by its nickname NAFCA. The awards, first presented in 2011 at the RTP Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham North Carolina, are overseen by the Nollywood Film Critics USA. The NAFCA Special Honors were presented for the first time in 2011 to President Nelson Mandela.  Recipients of this award in subsequent years include President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia, President Jonathan E. Goodluck and President Ellen J. Sirleaf. Presentations of the African Oscars and The NAFCA Special Honors are made yearly during the second weekend in September.  The African Oscars NAFCA is designed to globally promote African Cinema and culture. The prestigious Nollywood & African Film Critics’ Awards (African Oscars) are awards of merit and are considered the highest diaspora award.The 4th African Oscars – NAFCA Awards will be held on September 13th, 2014




Motion Picture Association of Haiti

The Motion Picture Association of Haiti (MPAH) is a non-profit corporation located in Boston, Massachusetts; and was founded in April 2007. Our long-term goals are to make the Haitian cinematography a professional career industry for all Haitian filmmakers; to create a structure in the Haitian market; to influence the distribution of Haitian films in the international markets; and to protect and defend the rights of the Haitian writers, directors, actors and other specialists in the field of filmmaking.

The Movie “THE LIMIT “ Ibinabo Fiberesima’s Production

The Movie “THE LIMIT “ Ibinabo Fiberesima’s Production.
It’s a story about a young couple so much in love, and the mother of the husband come visiting. The wife shows so much love to her, but she can’t understand their lifestyles. The mother dies and a lot of blames were passed around. Eventually the truth is heard, but too many heartbreaks already.

South Africa Has 8 Co-Production Treaties, But Does Nigeria Have Any?

To date, South Africa has 8 co-production treaties with Germany, United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, New Zealand, Australia, France and Ireland.
Germany has been the leading co-producing partner.
Between 2010 and 2011 a total of 18 films were co-produced by South Africa and Germany.

And we are still contesting for bragging rights with South Africa that with only a population of 53 million people,has over 125 cinemas with over 750 movie theater screens, whereas Nigeria does not even have up to 75 screens for the most populous nation in Africa with over 160 million people.

Does the Nigerian Film Corporation or National Film & Video Censors Board (NFVCB) have accurate reports of the Nigerian Box Office for the so called second or third largest film industry in the world?
Does the second or third largest film industry in the world have a film market?
How many foreign films have we bought the distribution rights and how many Nigerian films have we sold the distribution rights?
Does Nigeria have any film studios like the Cape Town Film Studios?
Who is fooling whom?

Can we PLEASE, tell ourselves some home truths and chew on the cud no matter how bitter?
Like the professional incompetence of some of those appointed to head film offices, corporations and organizations with dysfunctional administrations and the best thing one of them achieved in 2013 was having an unnecessary road show for “Half of A Yellow Sun” during the 38th annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
Am I kidding you?
No, they actually had a typical Nigerian jamboree?
Then they went with an entourage to woo foreign investors to the Nigerian film industry.
When they cannot even give accurate data and audit of the Nigerian Box Office or sales of DVDs of Nigerian movies?

Can we have a compendium or directory of Nigerian movies in the last five years that we can present at the next Cannes Film Festival?
Where can we get prints of feature films made in Nigeria since the first film “Palaver” was shot in Jos in 1904?

Can the Nigerian Film Corporation or Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) show us a documentary report of the first National Film Festival held in 1992 and address the ignorance of those making spurious claims over which is the first local and the first international film festival in Nigeria?

Can we see the Nollywood classic “Living in Bondage” at the cinemas?
It would have been great if we saw it at the cinemas or even on AfricaMagic to celebrate Nollywood at 20.
Well how about showing to mark Nollywood at 22 (1992-2014)?:)

Can we have an annual monthly screenings of classics of Nigerian Cinema like films from the “SIX DECADES OF MOTION PICTURE” as documented in “REEL VIEWS” by veteran filmmaker and author Afolabi Adesanya, published in 2012.

Does the National Library and National Museum have sections for Nigerians movies?


The SAFC is registered with the South African Chamber of Commerce and is now officially a Member of the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI).

This means that they are among approx. 350 registered Commissions from around the world and they are bound by their regulations in terms of how a Film Commission must be constituted, the work that they do and the professionalism of the organisation.

There are some key benefits that come from the establishment of this Commission, namely:

It increases the exposure of their local film industry internationally
It creates a platform for to send web content to them. If it is suitable they can upload it to give their industry a broader presence.

It enables them to apply to national funding bodies for funding for running the organisation – not just projects and trade missions
It makes the work of someone searching on the Internet for contact or information on their local film industry much easier as it has ‘South Africa’ and ‘Film’ in the company name.

As a Member of the AFCI they receive global coverage, this is especially important as many producers and scouts looking to film in a certain territory look to the local Film Commission as their first port of call.

Membership to the SAFC is free of charge, there is a Membership form on the website if you wish to be registered – please complete the form and return it to us.


Performance by an actor in a leading role

Christian Bale in “American Hustle”

Bruce Dern in “Nebraska”
Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Chiwetel Ejiofor in “12 Years a Slave”
Matthew McConaughey in “Dallas Buyers Club”

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

Barkhad Abdi in “Captain Phillips”
Bradley Cooper in “American Hustle”
Michael Fassbender in “12 Years a Slave”
Jonah Hill in “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Jared Leto in “Dallas Buyers Club”

Performance by an actress in a leading role

Amy Adams in “American Hustle”
Cate Blanchett in “Blue Jasmine”
Sandra Bullock in “Gravity”
Judi Dench in “Philomena”
Meryl Streep in “August: Osage County”

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

Sally Hawkins in “Blue Jasmine”
Jennifer Lawrence in “American Hustle”
Lupita Nyong’o in “12 Years a Slave”
Julia Roberts in “August: Osage County”
June Squibb in “Nebraska”

Best animated feature film of the year

“The Croods” Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco and Kristine Belson
“Despicable Me 2” Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin and Chris Meledandri
“Ernest & Celestine” Benjamin Renner and Didier Brunner
“Frozen” Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee and Peter Del Vecho
“The Wind Rises” Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki

Achievement in cinematography

“The Grandmaster” Philippe Le Sourd
“Gravity” Emmanuel Lubezki
“Inside Llewyn Davis” Bruno Delbonnel
“Nebraska” Phedon Papamichael
“Prisoners” Roger A. Deakins

Achievement in costume design

“American Hustle” Michael Wilkinson
“The Grandmaster” William Chang Suk Ping
“The Great Gatsby” Catherine Martin
“The Invisible Woman” Michael O’Connor
“12 Years a Slave” Patricia Norris

Achievement in directing

“American Hustle” David O. Russell
“Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón
“Nebraska” Alexander Payne
“12 Years a Slave” Steve McQueen
“The Wolf of Wall Street” Martin Scorsese

Best documentary feature

“The Act of Killing”Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen
“Cutie and the Boxer” Zachary Heinzerling and Lydia Dean Pilcher
“Dirty Wars” Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill
“The Square” Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer
“20 Feet from Stardom” Nominees to be determined

Best documentary short subject

“CaveDigger” Jeffrey Karoff
“Facing Fear” Jason Cohen
“Karama Has No Walls” Sara Ishaq
“The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life” Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed
“Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall” Edgar Barens

Achievement in film editing

“American Hustle” Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten
“Captain Phillips” Christopher Rouse
“Dallas Buyers Club” John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa
“Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger
“12 Years a Slave” Joe Walker

Best foreign language film of the year

“The Broken Circle Breakdown” Belgium
“The Great Beauty” Italy
“The Hunt” Denmark
“The Missing Picture” Cambodia
“Omar” Palestine

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

“Dallas Buyers Club” Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews
“Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” Stephen Prouty
“The Lone Ranger” Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

“The Book Thief” John Williams
“Gravity” Steven Price
“Her” William Butler and Owen Pallett
“Philomena” Alexandre Desplat
“Saving Mr. Banks” Thomas Newman

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

“Alone Yet Not Alone” from “Alone Yet Not Alone”
Music by Bruce Broughton; Lyric by Dennis Spiegel
“Happy” from “Despicable Me 2”
Music and Lyric by Pharrell Williams
“Let It Go” from “Frozen” Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
“The Moon Song” from “Her”
Music by Karen O; Lyric by Karen O and Spike Jonze
“Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”
Music by Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen; Lyric by Paul Hewson

Best motion picture of the year

“American Hustle” Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
“Captain Phillips” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca, Producers
“Dallas Buyers Club” Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter, Producers
“Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman, Producers
“Her” Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze and Vincent Landay, Producers
“Nebraska” Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa, Producers
“Philomena” Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan and Tracey Seaward, Producers
“12 Years a Slave” Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen and Anthony Katagas, Producers
“The Wolf of Wall Street” Nominees to be determined

Achievement in production design

“American Hustle” Production Design: Judy Becker; Set Decoration: Heather Loeffler
“Gravity” Production Design: Andy Nicholson; Set Decoration: Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard
“The Great Gatsby” Production Design: Catherine Martin; Set Decoration: Beverley Dunn
“Her” Production Design: K.K. Barrett; Set Decoration: Gene Serdena
“12 Years a Slave” Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Alice Baker

Best animated short film

“Feral” Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden
“Get a Horse!” Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim
“Mr. Hublot” Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares
“Possessions” Shuhei Morita
“Room on the Broom” Max Lang and Jan Lachauer

Best live action short film

“Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)” Esteban Crespo
“Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just before Losing Everything)” Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras
“Helium” Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson
“Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)” Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari
“The Voorman Problem” Mark Gill and Baldwin Li

Achievement in sound editing

“All Is Lost” Steve Boeddeker and Richard Hymns
“Captain Phillips” Oliver Tarney
“Gravity” Glenn Freemantle
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Brent Burge
“Lone Survivor” Wylie Stateman

Achievement in sound mixing

“Captain Phillips” Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith and Chris Munro
“Gravity” Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick and Tony Johnson
“Inside Llewyn Davis” Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland
“Lone Survivor” Andy Koyama, Beau Borders and David Brownlow

Achievement in visual effects

“Gravity” Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds
“Iron Man 3” Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash and Dan Sudick
“The Lone Ranger” Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams and John Frazier
“Star Trek Into Darkness” Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann and Burt Dalton

Adapted screenplay

“Before Midnight” Written by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
“Captain Phillips” Screenplay by Billy Ray
“Philomena” Screenplay by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
“12 Years a Slave” Screenplay by John Ridley
“The Wolf of Wall Street” Screenplay by Terence Winter

Original screenplay

“American Hustle” Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
“Blue Jasmine” Written by Woody Allen
“Dallas Buyers Club” Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack
“Her” Written by Spike Jonze
“Nebraska” Written by Bob Nelson


James Avery, the bulky character actor who laid down the law as the Honorable Philip Banks in “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” has died . Avery’s publicist, Cynthia Snyder, told the Associated Press that Avery died Tuesday. The Associated Press reported that he was 65, while TMZ, which said he died in a Glendale, Calif. hospital after heart surgery, said he was 68.