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Peace Osigwe

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Peace Anyiam-Osigwe is a visionary and catalyst who is one of African film’s leading proponents. She has been at the forefront of the process to develop the film industry in Africa, creating several national and pan-continental programs and initiatives to bridge Africa’s filmmaking communities with financial and international sectors.

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Peace Anyiam-Osigwe is a visionary and catalyst who is one of African film’s leading proponents. She has been at the forefront of the process to develop the film industry in Africa, creating several national and pan-continental programs and initiatives to bridge Africa’s filmmaking communities with financial and international sectors.

An experienced producer and filmmaker,Peace Anyiam-Osigwe chairs the African Film Academy and is the founder and CEO of the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), which has grown in the past decade into the premiere award program for African film. AMAA has brought not only much needed peer review and acclamation but has also introduced international critique, appraisal and acceptability to the industry. She is also a Trustee of the Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation.

She was selected as a TED Fellow in 2009 and serves as a jury member for various international film festivals, including Berlin Film Festival, ION International Film Festival and Cines del Sur. Peace serve as the Creative Director of Africa International Film Festival and is a frequent commentator and lecturer on African film and Arte.

Recently, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe received the Pan African Film Festival/Africa (PAFF) Channel Visionary Award for her efforts in promoting African culture through her internationally recognized African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA). She was also nominated for ‘Creative Entrepreneur of the Year’ by the Creative Entrepreneurs Association of Nigeria and bestowed with the African Vision Award for Innovative Initiatives for African Cinema at the 60th edition of Cannes Film Festival.