Uganda’s film industry is growing by leaps and bounds, with the sheer volume of films produced and later released in the country offering tangible support. Despite all this, the industry is yet to submit a film fit to win one of the many categories at the annual Academy Awards, commonly known as the Oscars.
This has, however, not kept Uganda out of the conversations at the Oscars. In fact, in 2019, the country got its first Academy selection committee. Its aim is to pick a Ugandan film to represent in the Best International Film category. The committee was established to showcase the growing talent and potential of Ugandan filmmakers on a global stage.
With this new development, there is hope that Uganda will soon produce a film that not only represents the country but also has the potential to win an Oscar in the future.
That said; it takes more than a film to get that Oscar nomination or even a shortlist. For instance, in 2008, Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine’s documentary War Dance was nominated for Best Documentary Feature Film. As much as War Dance is not a Ugandan film, its core, story, and inspiration are from Uganda.……….CONTINUE READING…………