The Uganda Museum will host the 10th edition of the Amakula International Film Festival starting on the 16th – 20th March 2016.
Philip Masembe, the Media Coordinator at Bayimba Cultural Foundation, says for five days, Amakula will have a daily drive in cinema experience, screening of both in-competition and out of competition students and independent films, documentaries, short stories, animations, workshops for children and discussions with filmmakers and actors from Uganda, Africa and the rest of the World.
Amakula International Film Festival is Uganda’s oldest independent film festival that aims to contribute to a vibrant local film industry, by broadening access to and developing audiences for quality African film production; inspiring local film makers to produce quality local films based on own stories; facilitating, presenting and promoting local film productions and distribution; and offering a professional networking platform for the film making community in East Africa and beyond.
Masembe says a special room has been provided to serve as the press working area.
“The space is fully installed with fast internet to enable members of press work effectively towards generating festival related content for different communication mediums.”
He said however, only those accredited will have access to the media centre.
“The media department, under supervision of the coordinator will arrange all necessary interviews if informed ahead of time.”