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The much awaited GHALLYGOLD Awards set to honour hard working actors, producers, director, writers, technical crew and all involved in the Ghanaian movie industry, which was supposed to come off on Independence day March 6, has been postponed to Saturday 8th May 2010 at the National Theatre.

Mr. Rockson Adu Boahene C.E.O of Item 3 House, organizer of the event, disclosed this to peacefmonline in an interview. He explained that the event could not come off on March 6 because funding for the event is still not adequate. “We are yet to confirm with a company as the main sponsor of the event. It is very difficult to secure sponsorship for events in Ghana, especially when it is new like The GhallyGold Awards”, he said.

According to Mr. Adu Boahen, a few sponsors who were ready to come on board suggested that it be postponed for them to be able to meet the budget. Submission of movies for the awards was opened on the day of the official launching at the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel in Accra on Tuesday January 12 which was supposed to be closed on Friday March 12 has been extended to Monday March 22.

To give room for all movie producers who couldn’t submit their movies to do so. Interested applicants can pick a form at the Musician Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) head quarter on the High Street in Accra or log on to www.ghallygoldawards.com, to download forms and for more information.

Movies which qualify for the GhallyGold Awards are Ghanaian movies produced and released in Ghana, between 2007 and 2009.
Movies submitted so far include: “Asor” and “Adwenfi” from Neat Production, “Haunted House”, “The Mask” and “Ashanti” from Danfo BA Production, “Ma Triki wo”, Onyame Mmre”, “Passion & Soul”, “Pretty Queen”, “In The Eyes of My Husband”, “Wazinga” and “Me Die Ne wo” from AA Production, “Big Brother”, “God is wicked” and “Sub City” from Movie Africa.

The rest are “Life and Living it”, “Scorned”, “Perfect Picture” and “A sting in a tale” from Sparrow Production. Venus Films Production have submitted “Agony of the Christ”, “Crime to Christ”, Prince Bride”, “The King is Mine” and “Her Excellency”. Other movies like “Bomkasa” and “Sacred Beads” from Akwetey Kanyi Production, and “Asooden” and “Peaceful Election” (documentary) from Blue Eyes Production.
At the time of filling this report, Mr. Adu Boahen told peacefmonline that twenty or more other movies have also been submitted from Kumasi.

For the past three years, the Ghanaian movie industry has not had any award ceremony to honour its stakeholders, after the Ghana Actors’ Guild held the last one. This event is being organized by ITEM 3 HOUSE’ in collaboration with the Film Producers Association of Ghana, under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism.
Source: Eugene Osafo-Nkansah/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana

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