Celebrated film Producer Claire Nampala who has her film nominated in (3) Categories at The African Film Festival (TAFF) awards has set off to Dallas Texas in USA where she will be meeting actress Leilah Nampala who traveled two days ago to grace the awards ceremony. Nampala whose film ‘The Forbidden’ has received a record of 70 nominations since its release explained that she is delighted to hold the Ugandan flag high and her trip to United states will be an opportunity to connect and market the Ugandan film Industry.
The Producer who has produced several films and acted as well says it is a great opportunity for the government to realize that film can also be a great instrument in promoting the Tourism and thus the Tourism industry should be promoted alongside Film. When contacted, Actress Leilah Nakabira who is already in Bluff view, Dallas. Texas USA noted that Film-makers from various countries have greatly promoted their countries with support from their home government.
“Film festivals can offer a great opportunity to market Uganda at a world stage, Government should always support the film industry to boost the film industry” Leilah Nakabira adds. Nakabira who is the lead actress in Nampala Claires ‘The Forbidden’ is among the nominees in the best actress category in the TAFF awards.
Among other Ugandans nominees include actress Dianah Tanzi alias Dianah Nabatanzi, Director Zziwa Aaron, Mathew Nabwiso, Samuel Saviour Kizito and actress Nodryn Avanci. Ugandan Film ‘The Forbidden’ scooped three (3) nominations for the Best Actress (Leilah Nakabira), Best Screenplay (Samuel Saviour Kizito and actress Nodryn Avanci) and film Director Zziwa Aaron was nominated for best film director for his film ‘Twisted Minds’ where also actress Dianah Nabatanzi was for best actress.