UCC awards Film Makers

By Drake Nyamugabwa

The Uganda Film festival, which majorly aims at awarding outstanding Film creations in the country climaxed on Friday with the awards show held at the Serena Hotel gardens in which many individuals who have engaged unreserved efforts for the development of Uganda’s entertainment industry, specifically filming and movie sector were recognized. It was graced by Eng. Godfrey Mutabazi the Executive Director of Uganda Communications Commission.

This year, Steven Anyen’s Kony; “Order From Above” and “Devil’s Chest” by Hassan Mageye were primed to win big since they were original stories beautifully delivered. Both films are also about the northern Uganda war. Devil’s Chest was the biggest winner after bagging all the accolades in which the two films were nominated. Staring Roger Masaba and Hasifa Nakitende, Devil’s Chest tells a story of the northern war and its effects on the people in the region.

The film walked away with Best Cinematography, Editing and Post Production, Sound, Costume and Production Designs, Feature and Film of the Year. NTV’s Yat Madit took home all the TV drama accolades, including Best Actor and Actress in a TV Drama for Michael Wawuyo Jnr and Rehema Nanfuka.

Sister Dipio, the head of the jury, noted that the quality of film has greatly improved in the past years, though she noted that the film needs to streamline the importance of other people’s roles in the industry. In her submission, she pleaded with the festival to start programming foreign films to give inspiration to local film makers on the quality they should aspire to achieve.

The list of winners included:

  • -Judges Choice Award – Michael Wawuyo Sr
  • -Best student film award – The Last Breath
  • -Best short film – Rehema by Allan Manzi
  • -Best documentary – Zzina by Joy Kirabo with a cash prize worth Shs 5m from UCC
  • -Best East African Film award – what Goes Around with prize of Shs 2m
  • -Best screen play award – Rain
  • -Best TV drama – Yat Madit by Media Focus.
  • -Best actress TV drama award – Rehema Nanfuka
  • -Best cinematography award – Devil’s Chest by Hassan Mageye
  • -Best Sound – Devil’s Chest
  • -Best editing and post production – Devil’s Chest.
  • -Best feature film – Devil’s Chest with Shs 10m cash prize from UCC
  • -Best actor – Raymond Rushabiro (The Torture)
  • -Best actress – Joan Agaba (The torture

Here is the list of lucky winners

  • -Judges Choice Award – Michael Wawurio Sr
  • -Best student film award – The Last Breath
  • -Best short film – Rehema by Allan Manzi
  • -Best documentary – Zzina by Joy Kirabo with a cash prize worth Shs 5m from UCC
  • -Best East African Film award – what Goes Around with prize of Shs 2m
  • -Best screen play award – Rain
  • -Best TV drama – Yat Madit by Media Focus.
  • -Best actress TV drama award – Rehema Nanfuka
  • -Best cinematography award – Devil’s Chest by Hassan Mageye
  • -Best Sound – Devil’s Chest
  • -Best editing and post production – Devil’s Chest.
  • -Best feature film – Devil’s Chest with Shs 10m cash prize from UCC
  • -Best actor – Raymond Rushabiro (The Torture)
  • -Best actress – Joan Agaba (The torture)
  • 2017 Film of the year – Devil’s Chest.
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