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Inaugural Short film festival set for next week

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Most of the times, success of a film industry is measured by how many features or full length films have been produced. In places like Uganda where only a few are released, they will be quick to judge the industry non-existent. However, in the backdrop of any feature film like …

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Queen of Katwe first look is mind blowing

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For many Ugandans that make Hollywood their own business, Queen of Katwe is that one movie they are indeed looking out for; for starters, it’s a real life adoption of Phiona Mutesi, a teenager from Katwe that took the chess world by storm.During the just concluded Amakula International Film Festival, …

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Genevieve’s Road to Yesterday is a misguided run

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There was a lot of excitement leading to the release of Ishaya Bako’s Road to Yesterday, this was the director’s first feature and another fact, that lead actress Genevieve Nnaji too was making her debut as a producer.The film was also coming almost two or more years of the actress’ …

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Dry, a film about underage marriages rules the 2016 AMVCAs

#AMVCAsoNaija should have been the in house hashtag leading into the just concluded Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards.Not that all the other countries had been shunned, but because we are kind of used to the Nigerian thing at everything fronted as African.But it wasn’t the case, yes, the show was …

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Ugandan films nominated at international festivals

A scene from Bala Bala Sese 2016 is already registering lots of success for film, as you may know, Joseph Ken Ssebagala’s House Arrest is vying for the biggest award at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) – Best Film Overall against the likes of Ayanda and Tell me …

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Why does every African movie character have the same accent?

Will Smith in Concussion Hollywood has an Africa problem. The latest manifestation of this is the trailer of Will Smith’s new film, Concussion, in which Smith plays the real-life Nigerian pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu.In 2002, Omalu discovered that the hard hits US football players receive in the National Football League …

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A look at Uganda’s AMVCA nominees

The Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) is upon us. Again this year, African film makers will travel to Nigeria, and one by one, the works will be put on a scale, the winner walks off with a wooden but prestigious statue.After years of bad luck and being snubbed, this …

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Six local productions to look out for in 2016

New year resolutions are like opinions, almost every human makes one, but only a few ever get to fulfill them – usually, these are things like be healthier, attend church every Sunday, jog every Sunday and at times quit soda (like really??).Well, for a change, this article is no life …

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