All films submitted should comply with the following;

The festival organizers must have received the completed and signed entry form together with a SOFT COPY OF THE FILM AND 3 DVDs PAL. Submission deadline will be end of day 29th September 2018.

The 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 a soft copy and 3 DVDs delivered to the addresses above.

B) Submission Requirements
a) The film(s) for submission for Festival should have been produced after May 2017 and must not have featured in any of the previous Uganda film Festivals.
b) Films from any country other than from Africa shall not be accepted at the festival.
c) A dully filled and signed Film submission form.

C) Eligibility of Films

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

  • Animation (2 min+.)
  • Short films (up to 35min or less)
  • Feature-length films (60+ min.)
  • Documentary films (5+ min-40mins)
  • TV Drama/Series: Producer submits (2 episodes only between 5Mins – 40 Mins)  
  • Student films: Post –graduate film works are excluded from submission in the student category for competition.

E) Other Regulations

  • Participation in the 2018 festival implies acceptance of the rules and regulations by filmmakers and producers.
  • All selected films maybe screened or broadcasted in the selected media outlets on the discretion of the Festival organizing Committee.
  • Films that were previously submitted to other festivals other than Uganda Film Festival are acceptable into the submission of Uganda Film Festival 2018.
  • There is NO fees for submission of the film(s) for UFF 2018.
  • Film(s) that are submitted for the Festival in any other format shall not be screened. The film(s) in their INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE should have ENGLISH SUBTITLES.
  • All film submissions should have been classified by the Media Council of Uganda.

For programming consideration, the Festival only accepts soft copies (not more than 3GB) and DVD submissions.

  • DVD’s must be formatted in MPEG-4 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.
  • DVD’s must be labeled with the following:
    • TITLE
  • 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.
  • When you send in your film, it’s a must to provide a digital copy for archiving, screening and adjudication purposes.
  • You are required to thoroughly test your DVDs before submission for Festival.
  • All submissions, documentation materials and DVD’s must be sent–fully prepaid by the sender.

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.

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

Requirements If Your Film is selected for UFF 2018;

a) 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.

b) 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 date(s), time(s) and location(s) of exhibitions of the films shall be at the discretion of the Festival organisers.

The selected films for screening and those nominated for the competing categories will be publicized by November 12th 2018.

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