EBS SPECIAL : The 1st “Gumma” Film Award Nominees and Winners March , 2014 – P.3

EBS SPECIAL : The 1st “Gumma” Film Award Nominees and Winners March , 2014 – P.3

“Gumma” Ethiopia Film Award is an Ethiopian film award annually hosted by EBSTV and Ethiofilm plc .
Gumma film award is visioning to cultivate in bringing up the Ethiopian film industry into world standard cinema industry . It has also a vision of creating a plat form for the Ethiopian film industry professionals to work together in creating a film industry which promotes Ethiopian culture, value and Ethiopian stories world wide among others .
The ‘Gumma’ film award is a reward for greatest cinema achievements in Ethiopian film industry as determined by the Ethiopian film industry professionals. This award has roughly about 100 member/Jury/ votes each year using secret ballots which has a follow up by different media journalists.
The ‘Gumma’ award is presented for outstanding individual or collective efforts up to 17 categories. Gumma members or ‘ jury’ select winners from as many as five nominees in each category, which determined by members of the relevant branch( for instance, only Directors may nominate for achievements in Film Directing Gumma award) except the People’s choice , Student and Life achievement awards.
‘Gumma’ award earned its name from the title of the 1st Ethiopian color film presented in Ethiopia and Europe countries representing the Ethiopian Culture and story .
According to different sources the word ‘Gumma’ is Oromiffa which has an equivalent meaning with the English word ‘compensation’. We use this name as ‘Mr/Ms X received Gumma for their performance in the film industry ‘ as the award gives acknowledgment for best skill and effort in the Ethiopian film industry .
The fore each year, We (Ebs tv and Ethiopian film plc) is planning the entertainment community and film fans turn to the Gumma Award. Interests and anticipation builds to a fevered pitch leading up to the Gumma telecast , when million of Ethiopian movie lovers tune in to watch the glamour’s ceremony and learn who will receive the highest honors in film making.

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