BACKGROUND In 2013, the Uganda Communications Commission organized the maiden Uganda Film Festival that attracted a large cross section of Uganda film industry stakeholders. It included various activities, such as ; film exhibition, film screenings, workshops and forums, organized within the festival week. “The Uganda Film Festival” initiative is intended to help showcase what the local film industry is doing, generate interest in the Ugandan film industry both locally and internationally and to bring all the industry players together in a more focused and structured environment. OBJECTIVES OF THE UGANDA FILM FESTIVAL To stimulate, popularise and give a spot light to the young Uganda Film & Video industry To build capacity in the film & Video industry through training To give opportunity for Ugandan Film & Video makers to showcase their work to local and international audiences To promote business linkages and development of the film industry through the festival To create a forum to encourage linkages between local and international film producers, distributors and exhibitors through creating a Uganda film & Video market within the festival. To promote in general the Uganda creative industry by giving opportunity to local creators of the film and video works as well as music in the creative industry in Uganda to support the film industry through performances during festival.