The Amakula International Film Festival has returned for its 12th annual edition scheduled for March 15-17 at the Uganda Museum.
This year’s festival boasts a diverse pool of films that reflects the Amakula brand as the foremost platform through which most audiences in Uganda get to experience the best independent cinema from across the world.
On this edition, an interactive programme package comprising of film screenings, panel discussions, talk back sessions, networking forums and an awards gala among other exciting activities have been planned.
With a total of 35 films –19 shorts, seven documentaries and nine features – representing 17 nationalities, it’s going to be an experience worth not missing and better still, the number of Ugandan films participating has increased to 19.
The prestigious awards, the Impalas, will yet again pit some of the best films in four categories – Best Short, Best Documentary, Best Student Film and Best Feature – with the ultimate winners to be unveiled by an independent three-member panel of film experts.
The enhanced Drive-in screenings will be hosted in the Museum Gardens starting 7.00pm till late on each festival day while the programme this year has been divided into two sections – The Day Section (Midday-7.00pm) and Evening Section (7.00pm-Midnight) to be hosted in the Museum Exhibition Hall and Museum Gardens, respectively.