Kampala premier film festival Amakula returns


The tenth Amakula international film festival presented by Bayimba cultural foundation in partnership with Kampala film school, Uganda museum and Goethe Zentrum, is here.

The Uganda Museum will host the 10th edition of the Amakula International Film Festival starting on the 16th– 20th March 2016.

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.


Three Golden Impala Awards will be handed out to honour the Best International Feature Film, Best East Africa Short Film and the Best International Documentary Film.

The Golden Impala Award aims to uplift and inspire film standards for local, regional and international filmmakers.

The Jury:

The 2016 Amakula International Film Festival Jury members are appointed by the festival committee.

The tenth edition will have 3 jury member – Moses Serugo (UG), Ian Masters (UK/UG) and another yet to be confirmed.

The Jury will review all the films – features, shorts and documentaries –that are in-competition and declare winners – presenting an expert commentary and a written decision signed by all the Jury members.

The festival committee:

The tenth Amakula International Film Festival is curated by Faisal KIWEWA (Bayimba), Arlen Dilsizian (KFS), Caroline Christgau (Geothe Zentrum) with content advice from Fibby Kiora (Maisha Film Lab).

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