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NGO shamelessly laughs in funders’ face


Over the years, a Ugandan story in films has been boxed to look and sound a certain way – in fact in simple words, they are stories about a man, his wife and a side dish. A simple story that usually sees a woman abused, raped and in some cases …

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​Henry Ssali’s Kiwani is a missed opportunity


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


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

Cindy speaks at the premiere

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


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


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


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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