Multi-award-winning filmmaker Elvis Chucks has described it as surreal that his film Jewel won the Best South African Film award at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, thanking his fans and vowing to constantly strive to improve.
PUNCH reports that the AMVCA held on May 20, 2023 at the Balmoral Convention Center and Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos. The Jewel, a Netflix movie, took home a plaque beating off stiff competition from nominees including Emmanuel Mwape for “Silver Lining” and Leburugraphy for “Ke Bona Spoko”.
Jewel’s win is Chuck’s third AMVCA after winning the AMVCA for his film “A Wish” in 2013, “All About Love” in 2017 and his second AMVCA for “All About Love” in 2017 .
The latter cements his position as one of Africa’s finest and most accomplished filmmakers and also highlights his profound influence on the continent’s cinematic landscape.
“Jewel” mesmerized audiences and critics alike with its compelling narrative that traverses the rich cultural tapestry of South Africa. His visionary stories took the audience into a world full of beauty, emotion and depth. The compelling script of the film, combined with the brilliant performances of the actors, captivated the audience and left a lasting impression.
Speaking of the latest prize, Chucks vowed not to rest on his oars. He expressed his gratitude to the AMVCA organizers, the cast and crew of “Jewel” and his fans who have stood by him throughout his career. He dedicated the award to the African film community and pledged to continue creating innovative and thought-provoking films that reflect the diversity and beauty of the continent.
He said: “It’s always surreal to be awarded for creativity, it’s almost unbelievable to win at the Jewelery Awards. We are happy that the organizers and our fans have recognized our hard work. This award is a call to do more; to be more creative, to research more and to put our best foot forward at all times.
“My fans should expect more from us. We are launching a new series on Netflix soon with RMD (Richard Mofe Damijo) and other seasoned actors and actresses playing important roles.”
The AMVCA is one of Africa’s most prestigious film awards, celebrating excellence and creativity in the industry.
Other awards to his credit include; Los Angeles Film Awards, 2020 New York International Film American Black Film Festival, United Nations Human Development Award, UNMC -2013, Nigerian Film Integrity Award (HOMEVIDA 2012), TAVA Awards 2011, Best Director of the Year (5th City People) Entertainment Awards-2014).