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Film makers want Ugandan movies to be included on Uganda Airlines inflight entertainment

Film producer and Director Kevin Johns Nabukenya

Local film makers have come out to question why Ugandan movies do not feature anywhere as part of inflight entertainment on Uganda Airlines.

Film producer and Director Kevin Johns Nabukenya recently put up a post on her Facebook account in which she shared what she had observed while boarding Uganda Airlines on her way to a business trip.According to Kevin Johns, she noticed that Ugandan movies are not on board as part of the inflight entertainment of the airline yet other airlines that operate in the Country including Qatar Airways,Fly Emirates among others have them.

She called upon the Uganda Communications Commission to look into the matter because she believes that Uganda has enough movies to run on the planes.

Sqoop managed to reach out to Kevin Johns for an interview in regards to her reaction on the inflight entertainment and here is her response to the questions posed to her.

Have filmmakers tried approaching the airline on how they can possibly take on your content?

Personally i have not reached out to Uganda Airlines regarding my films, however I know two film producers that reached out to them, they were informed that the airline is so interested in having Ugandan movies as part of their inflight entertainment however at the moment they had no budget in place for it.

Are there any negotiations that might probably be ongoing? Please share any details.

At the moment as producers we scheduled an appointment with the CEO Uganda Airlines with Omumbejja Mariam Ndagire as our representative, we hope to receive positive feedback.

How can having content like films made in Uganda on different airlines as inflight entertainment including the national carrier boost the industry?

Having Ugandan films featured as inflight entertainment on different airlines, including the National Carrier, can significantly boost the Ugandan film industry by increasing visibility, exposure, and international recognition. This exposure can lead to more opportunities for collaboration, distribution, and funding, ultimately helping to grow and develop the local film industry.

Besides having Ugandan content as part of the inflight entertainment on Uganda Airlines, is there any other way you think the national carrier can partner with filmmakers and other stakeholders to promote the industry?

In addition to featuring Ugandan content as inflight entertainment, Uganda Airlines can partner with filmmakers and other stakeholders in the industry by showcasing local films during special events organized by the airline. The airline can also sponsor screenings of Ugandan films in Uganda and different countries to promote cultural exchange and create international connections for local filmmakers.

Furthermore, Uganda Airlines can collaborate with filmmakers to create promotional videos or documentaries showcasing the beauty and culture of Uganda, which can be used to attract tourists and investors to the country. By actively engaging with the film industry, Uganda Airlines can play a significant role in promoting Ugandan cinema on a global scale.

About Kevin Johns Nabukenya

Kevin Johns Nabukenya, an award winning filmaker and Lawyer,the founder of Kjohns Studios a Film production Company based in Kampala,Uganda, She has directed and Produced feature films like, Soccer Heart (2023) The Fallen Advocate (2023), Men In Suits (2021), Lala (2022) & The Wave (2022), which have scooped various nominations and awards from major film festivals around the globe such as The African Film Festival (TAFF) 2024, The Africa Movie Academy Awards 2022 (AMMA), The Uganda Film Festival (UFF) among others. She is also the director of projects like ‘My Love From Another Land’ (2024) a Ugandan-Nigerian American production, My Hood (2021), X-Employee (2020) among others.

Education

Kevin Johns studied screenwriting & film directing at CineArts Academy Film Production Management at Multichoice Talent Factory Marketing and Distribution at The Arts and Business Centre in Kampala.She has a Law Degree from Kampala International University.

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