All films submitted should comply with the following;

1.1  WHERE TO SUBMIT & DEADLINES                                                                                                                      The festival organizers must have received the completed and signed entry form together with (3) DVDs PAL. Submission deadline will be end of day JUNE 10TH 2016.

The actual film(s) must be delivered to Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) offices Plot 42-44 Bugolobi, Communications House and at the UCC regional offices in Mbarara, Mbale, Gulu and Masindi or sent to UCC P.O.Box 7376 Kampala, Uganda.


A dully filled Film submission form can be sent to the Uganda Film Festival website ( and the DVDs delivered to the addresses above

1.2 Submission Requirements

  1. The film(s) for submission for Festival should have been produced after May 2014 and must not have featured in any of the previous Uganda film Festivals.
  2. Films from any country other than from East Africa shall not be accepted at the festival.
  3. A dully filled and signed Film submission form.

Eligibility of Films

To be eligible for consideration, all films must meet the following requirements:

  • Animation (1min+.)
  • Short films (up to 59 min or less)
  • Feature-length films (60+ min.)
  • Documentary films (15+ min.)
  • Tv Drama : Producer submits two of the best episodes
  • Student films Post – graduate film works are excluded from submission in the student category for competition during the festival.

1.4 Other Regulations

  • Participation in the 2016 festival implies acceptance of the rules and regulations by filmmakers and producers.
  • Films that were previously submitted to other festivals other than Uganda Film Festival are acceptable into the submission of Uganda Film Festival 2016.
  • There is NO fees for submission of the film(s) for UFF 2016.
  • The film submitted on DVD shall be screened. Film(s) that are submitted for the Festival in any other format shall not be screened. The film(s) in their ORIGINAL LANGUAGE not in English should have SUBTITLES in English.

For programming consideration, the Festival only accepts DVD submissions.

    1. DVD’s must be formatted in MPEG-2 video, and must be playable on an ordinary DVD player. The DVD is authored as a video DVD and is not burned as a data disk containing QuickTime or other similar file formats.
    2. DVD’s must be labeled with the following:
      • Title
      • Production Company
      • Address
      • Telephone Number
      • Director’s Name
      • Length in Minutes
      • Submission form number
    3. There is no programming value for DVD submissions arriving in unusual or unorthodox containers. Please avoid excessive packaging and the inclusion of any materials other than what are specified.
    4. When you send in your DVD, we will make a digital copy for archiving and adjudication purposes.
    5. You are required to thoroughly test your DVDs before submission for Festival.
    6. All submissions, documentation materials and DVD’s must be sent–fully prepaid by the sender.

    1.7   The following shall not be accepted at the Festival:

      • Content burned to Read/Write (RW) discs;
      • Trailers for selection purposes;
      • Rough-cuts or work-in-progress.

1.8    Return of Materials

Any material submitted will not be returned but will instead be stored in the Uganda Film Festival Archives.

 1.9   Selection of Films

The selected films for screening and those nominated for the competing categories will be publicized by August 12th, 2016.

If you have not heard from the festival organizers by then it means your film has not been selected.

1.10  Requirements If Your Film is selected for UFF 2016;

1.10.1  Publicity Materials

You will be required and must submit publicity materials including, but not limited to: filmmaker biography, trailers, images, posters, clips and an electronic press kit. All publicity materials are to be sent at the sender’s expense by the deadlines provided at the time of selection.

1.10.2        Scheduling                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Scheduling and the timetabling of both public screenings and press screenings of films is at the sole discretion of the festival and their decision is final and irrevocable. The Festival assumes your consent to up to five screenings. The date(s), time(s) and location(s) of exhibitions of the films shall be at the discretion of the Festival organisers.