By Andrew Irumba
Kampala: The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has finalised preparations for this year’s annual Uganda Film Festival, which will be held at various cinemas in Kampala, starting November 25th to 29th, 2019.
This festival involves screening of various films and documentaries produced in Uganda, by local film makers, actors and actresses, as a way of promoting Uganda’s film industry.
The general public will enjoy watching several movies that have been nominated by UCC for awards at the end of the Festival which include among others; Bed of Thorns, Between the Lines, My Kingdom, Country of Men, Test of Faith, Grade 7 Girl Lailah, to mention but a few.
Edy Kasawuli, one of those whose films have been nominated for an award told the media that “I can’t express how excited I am to be nominated in the Uganda Film Festival awards in the category of Best Cinematography for the movie ‘Country of Men.’
Uganda Communications Commission in streamlining and developing the film industry in Uganda, has carried out a number of initiatives which include The Uganda Film Festival.
The major aim is to stimulate the film industry so as to enable it achieve its full potential as a source of employment, revenue creation, and preserve culture through local content.
The festival showcases local content in the film industry but also focuses on other facets of promoting the industry e.g. trainings.
The aim is to generate interest in the Ugandan film industry both locally and internationally, professionalism, bring all the industry players together in a more focused and promising environment.