Award Categories The following are the awards to be competed for this year: 1. Best Cinematography This includes techniques as the general composition of a scene; the lighting of the set or location; the choice of cameras, lenses, filters, and film stock; the camera angle and movements; and the integration of any special effects. 2. Best Costume Design This includes creating an organized flair and appearance for characters in the productions that contributes to the fullness of the artistic, visual world which is unique to a particular film or cinematic production. 3. Best Production Design This includes the visual style of the story that is the design of sets, location choices, costumes, makeup, graphics, props, lighting, camera angles and special effects. 4. Best Sound Design This includes the manipulation of previously composed or recorded audio such as sound effects and dialogue. It may also involve the composition or manipulation of audio or sound to create a desired effect or mood.. 5. Best Screenplay This includes original works or adaptations from existing pieces of writing including the movement, actions, expression, and dialogues of the characters are also narrated. 6. Best Student Film This includes works in the categories of short, feature, documentaries, animation, and TV series done by undergraduate students as part of their coursework or projects. 7. Best Animation This includes the technique of photographing successive drawings, paintings, or illustrations photographed frame by frame (stop-frame cinematography) or in positions of puppets or models to create an illusion of movement when the film is shown as a sequence. 8. Best Short Film This includes fiction or nonfiction motion pictures not long enough to be considered a full length feature film. Short films should have a running time of up to 59min or less. 9. Best Feature Film This includes fiction or nonfiction motion pictures with a running time long enough to be considered the principal or sole film to fill a program. The film should have running time of more than 60+ or more. 10. People’s Choice Award This award will be that which the audience participates in selecting. The film with the highest points overall selected through a focus group of about 10 people or more representative of the public will be identified to watch 3 to 5 films recommended by the expert jury for consideration in this category. Popular appeal is an important criterion in selecting the winning film in this category. 11. Best Actor This award will be given to the outstanding male (s) actor (s) in the Feature Film category. 12. Best Actress This award will be given to the outstanding female (s) actor (s) in the Feature Film category. 13. Best Documentary This includes a non-fictional (factual) treatment or analytical film (motion pictures) to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction, education or maintaining a historical record. 14. Best East African Feature Film This award category focus strictly on Feature films produced in East Africa including Rwanda, Kenya, S.Sudan, Burundi and Tanzania. 15. Best Post-production/Editing This category includes the complete film editing, color correction and the addition of music and sound into the film. 16. Best TV Drama/Series This category includes a group of program episodes intended for television broadcast or transmission with a common series title, with or without a predetermined number of episodes, and shall include a miniseries and a pilot episode produced for an intended television series. 17. Best Actor in a TV Drama This award will be given to the outstanding male (s) character (s) in the TV Drama category 18. Best Actress in a TV Drama This award will be given to the outstanding female (s) character (s) in the TV Drama category. 19. Special Award/Life Achievement Award This award will be given to an outstanding person or group in the promotion of the film industry in Uganda and in Diaspora. 19. Best Director This award will be given to an individual who controls the film’s artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the screenplay/script while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfillment of that vision. 21. Best Supporting Actress This award will be given to an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance in a supporting role below that of the leading actor(s). 21. Best Supporting Actress This award will be given to an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance in a supporting role below that of the leading actor(s). 22. Best Supporting Actor This award will be given to an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance in a supporting role below that of the leading actor(s). 23. Best Local Indigenous Language This award will be given to feature films that deliver a dialog of up to 60% of the total film in local indigenous language with subtitles to strengthen heritage and cultural identity of our communities. 24. Best International Feature Film This award will be given to the outstanding international Feature Film produced from other countries apart Uganda and East Africa.