He said, “This time movies from the East African region will be invited, not as observers but to compete.”
This year, participating countries will include Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Uganda.
To apply, one must show proof of ownership of a movie he is submitting for the awards. The movie must have been released in 2018 or 2019, for Rwandan movies. For international films, they must have been released in 2019.
This year’s activities will see a Rwandan movie being shown in different towns around the country, take different actors outside Kigali to meet their fans, an exhibition of Rwandan movies, and will take Rwandan movie producers on benchmark visits abroad.
Rwanda Movie Awards was launched in 2012. Submissions for this year’s awards start this Wednesday, January 15, 2020, and the awards will be given on March 7, 2020.