Introduction

The Uganda Communications Commission will hold the 8th edition of Uganda Film Festival from 29th March 2021 to 2nd April 2021. The festival will entail various activities, which include; film screenings, workshops and forums, organized within the festival week. .


“The Uganda Film Festival” initiative was established in 2013 to promote the local film industry both locally and internationally, and to bring all the industry stakeholders together in a more focused and structured environment. This is aimed at creating a lucrative industry economically and socially to preserve our national values through film just like many countries Nigeria and USA

Objectives

  • To stimulate and give a spot light to the young Uganda Film & Video industry both locally and internationally.
  • To help build capacity in the budding film & Video industry through training.
  • To sensitize the industry on best practices through seminars and keynote addresses.
  • To give opportunity for Ugandan Film & Video makers to showcase their work to local and international audiences.
  • To create a forum to encourage linkages between local and international film producer, distributors and exhibitor through creating a Uganda film & Video market within the festival.
  • To create a forum for industry players to interact with each other and give peer reviews.
  • Enable Uganda film industry players get opportunities to gain exposure by facilitating visits to other international festivals and scholarships to international and local short courses on film.
  • Financially supporting film initiatives of high potential film/Video industry players through provision of film grants.
  • To promote in general the Uganda creative industry by giving opportunity to local musicians and other member in the creative industry in Uganda to support the film industry through performances during festival.