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Devil’s Chest dominates the Uganda Film Festival Awards


The Uganda film festival’s climaxing award show was held at the Serena Hotel gardens on Friday evening. For an award show that has in the past been embroiled in drama thanks to misplaced nominations or questionable wins, it was surprising that filmmakers turned up in big numbers. Many though noted …

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Stonefest passes test one

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Stonefest Art, Music and Tech Festival went down at the Centre of Performing Arts and Culture (CEPAC) in Jinja over the weekend. For two days, the curators of the show put together acts that transcended the traditional festival performances as known to many religious attendants; these included poets, a film …

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Tuzinne Festival does it for human rights


Dance is not one of the most celebrated art genres in Uganda, in fact, for many artistes, it’s a belief they can do without it. This has seen dancers frustrated that to be noticed; some have had to take up music. But there’s been a lease of life for the …

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Theatre Festival soldiers on


“Keep Calm, Ugandan theatre is very safe,” said one of the expatriates that turned up for the Kampala International Theatre Festival that has been going on at the Ndere Centre for five days since 23 November. This was after watching a rather spirited performance of Pamela Keryako in Black, a …

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Kampala International Theatre Festival kicks off


Theatre in Uganda is thriving! Yet theatre is still struggling, the argument is not just about the traffic not filling auditoriums but even the quality of theatre being showcased. At times works that come to the theatre are not good, yet even when the good ones are presented, there’s usually …

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