UCC releases list of the 2015 Uganda Film Festival nominees

Uganda Film Festival 2015

[blockquote left=”pull-left”] [/blockquote] The 2015 Uganda Film Festival Initiative (UFFI) awards jury that comprises of film experts from all over Africa and Europe have competed the nomination exercise. The experts including: Mt.Leonce Ngabo (Burundi), Ms.Barbel Mauch (Germany), Sister Dominic Dipio (Uganda), Mr.Faustin Misanvu (Uganda), Mr.Femi Odugbemi (Nigeria) (CHAIR) have done their initial task for the prestigious movie event in Uganda. Don’t be surprised if you have not heard of most of the movies or personalities nominated, as the film industry in Uganda is still young and very promising. Coming in with the 8 nominations is The Tailor this is followed by The Boda Boda Thieves and House Arrest with 7 and 6 nominations respectively. On behalf of UCC, the jury has announced the following as official nominations for awards in the following categories:

 

STUDENT FILM  

  • AFRICAN CHILD
  • THE THIEF
  • REVELATION
  • IF I COULD I WOULD
  • K-FREE

BEST SCREENPLAY

  • HOUSE ARREST
  • AKATTIRO – THE DEATH CORNER
  • CALL 122
  • THE BODA BODA THIEVES
  • THE TAILOR

SHORT FILMS

  • KYOSIGA’S DREAM
  • WALK WITH ME
  • IN REAUTY
  • A DOG STORY
  • MY LAND

BEST COSTUME

  • THE CURSE 1870
  • GALZ ABOUT TOWN
  • THE TAILOR
  • EVIL MOTHER
  • AKATTIRO – THE DEATH CORNER

ANIMATION     

  • DREAM UG 2050
  • MALARIA
  • SUPER HUMAN
  • CHINA BODA

BEST SOUND

  • HOUSE ARREST
  • THE BODA BODA THIEVES
  • THE TAILOR
  • HANGED FOR LOVE

 

DOCUMENTARY 

  • BILALI’S STORY
  • KING OF THE ROAD
  • THE BIRTH
  • BODA BODA
  • HALF A DOLLAR

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY 

  • HOUSE ARREST
  • THE TAILOR
  • THE BODA BODA THIEVES
  • HANGED FOR LOVE

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • JAKIRAH SUUDI (In House Arrest)
  • MICHEAL WAWUYO (Boda Boda Thieves)
  • RONNIE LUGUMBA(Hanged For Love)
  • ROBER KYAGULANYI SSENTAMU(Situka : Rise To The Plate)

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • NANZIRI FAUSTA (The Tailor)
  • ORISHABA DAMALI (Galz About Town)
  • NANFUKA AALIYAH (My Rising Sun)
  • RAHMAH KADARA (Akattiro – The Death Corner)
  • HELLEN LUKOMA (Situka : Rise To The Plate)

 

BEST ACTOR

  • MAGEYE HASSAN (The Tailor)
  • FAROOQ MUTEBI (CalL 112)
  • HASSAN ’SPIKE’ INSINGOMA (The BodaBodaThieves)
  • ALEX KAKOOZA (My Rising Sun)
  • RONNlE LUGUMBA (Hanged FoR Love)

BEST ACTRESS

  • KALEMA NISHA (The Tailor)
  • FARIDAH KUTEESA FARSHEE (House Arrest)
  • DEYBY WADSEN (Hanged For Love)
  • NANZIRI FAUSTA (Galz About Town)

 

BEST POST-PRODUCTION

  • THE BODA BODA THIEVES
  • HOUSE ARREST
  • AKATTIRO – THE DEATH CORNER
  • THE TAILOR

 

BEST FEATURE FILM

  • THE TAILOR
  • THE BODA BODA THIEVES
  • HOUSE ARREST
  • AKATTIRO – THE DEATH CORNER
  • CALL 112

The opening ceremony is expected to start on 24th August 2015 and the final award gala will be on the 24th August 2015 at the Kampala Serena Hotel. Critically acclaimed screen writer and film producer Mr. Michael Gozzard will grace this years’ Festival as the main Trainer. Gozzard is best known for films like Pride starring Empire star Terrance Howard and Emmy winner, the late comedian Bernie Mac, The Collector and Legion of Ghosts. Mr. Gozzard now owns Pennlyn Production in Los Angeles.

Winners of the The Uganda Film Festival initiative  will get prizes including:

  • Fully paid trip to an international film festival, e.g. The Cannes film Festival;
  • Scholarship to attend a short course on film;
  • A set cash prize to help Finance the producer’s next film project
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