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​Henry Ssali’s Kiwani is a missed opportunity

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By the time scribe Henry Ssali ventured into movie production back in 2007, a very big number of the current crop of film makers must have been dreaming about becoming camera owners. With his muscle in the newsroom, he announced an audition in form of a story in one of …

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Ngalabi does it second time better

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The idea of having short films celebrated in a festival format for Ugandans started in 2016 with the Kampala Short Film Festival at the National Theater. The next year, Goethe Zentrum would partner with Maisha Film Lab to set up the Ngalabi Short Film Festival, featuring East African films and …

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Cindy impresses in acting debut

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Since Matt Bish released State Research Bureau (SRB) almost ten years back, a lot has changed with the local film industry. The Ugandan government courtesy of the Uganda Communication Commission has since started a film festival and courtesy of DSTV’s Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, Uganda has at least bagged …

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Cindy makes her acting debut this Sunday in Bella

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It’s been long since a film with Ugandans in it got so much hype, in fact, the last time this happened was last year. At the time, Hollywood and it’s descendants were upon the pearl to see Mira Nair’s Cinderella story, Queen of Katwe premiere in Kampala – this time …

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Devil’s Chest dominates the Uganda Film Festival Awards

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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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The Nabwisos impress with Rain

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A lot has been happening on the local film industry of late, from an ongoing enforcement for classification, the arrest of film translator/commentator VJ Junior, to the launch of this year’s Uganda Film Festival by Uganda Communication Council. Sadly though, as all these are happening, very little screen time or …

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Local films to deal consistency card in 2017

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Problems facing Ugandan film are not going away tomorrow, especially with the fact that like all other arts, they are yet to be recognized or protected by authorities. 2016 has not been one of the best years, but definitely one of those that film looked beyond making films, and actually …

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