The annual Ugandan Film Festival has announced nominees for its 10th edition, celebrating the best of Ugandan cinema for the year in review.
According to a statement issued by its organisers, the nominees were selected by a panel of judges led by a Nigerian celebrated filmmaker, Femi Odugbemi.
Odugbemi has returned as Chief Juror after serving in 2014, 2015, and 2016 and covered over twenty-four categories, including Best Animation Film, Best Student Film, Best Documentary, Best TV Drama/Series, Best Male Actor in a TV Drama/Series, Best Female Actor in a TV Drama/Series, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Designer, Best Production Designer, Best Screenplay among others.
A statement by the organisers said the festival is a key platform for Ugandan filmmakers to showcase their work.
“In addition to the official categories, the festival will also feature a special Viewers’ Choice Award, as it has been before, giving the public the opportunity to vote for their favorite film.
“The festival has been a showcase for the country’s burgeoning film industry for the past nine years, and this year’s milestone edition promises to be the most exciting yet.
“The winners will be announced at the awards gala ceremony, which usually culminates the festival,” the statement read.
Here is the list of the nominees:
Best Feature film
1. The Passenger By Usama Mukwaya, Meddy Sserwadda, Hadijah Nakanjako
2. Kafacoh By Doreen Mirembe, Khai Sam
3. The Kitara Chronicles By Yiga Sadat, Kizito Sudaisy Sebbowa
4. Mukisa By Meme Kagga, Nana Kagga
5. When You Become Me By Mathew Nabwiso
Best film in indigenous language:
1. The Passenger
2. The Kitara Chronicles
4. The Tales Of Our Times
View’s choice category:
1. The Passenger
3. The Kitara Chronicles
5. When You Become Me
1. Mathew Nabwiso – When You Become Me
2. Doreen Mirembe And Gilbert Lukaliya – Kafacoh
3. Geoffrey Kasozi – Mukisa
4. Hadijah Nakanjako – The Passenger
5. Yiga Sadat – The Kitara Chronicles
Best Lead Actor
1. Katangole Henry Nathan In The Passenger
2. Mathew Kavuma In Dial M For Maya
3. Michael Wawuyo Sr. In Kafacoh
4. Blair Koono In Enkuba
5. Sammy Wetala In Sipi
Best Lead Actress
1. Nana Kagga In Pieces Of Me
2. Doreen Mirembe In Kafacoh
3. Tracy Kababito In Mukisa
4. Ankunda Doreck In When You Become Me
5. Tania Shakirah Kankindi In All For Love/Atonement
Best Supporting Actor
1. Musa Mwambu In When You Become Me
2. Mulimira Sulait In Ganyana
3. Isa Ngobi In Mukisa
4. Matovu Greyc Miguel In The Matron
5. Lubowa Yasin In The Tales Of Our Land
Best Supporting Actress:
1. Allen Musumba In The Passenger
2. Najuko Viola In The Matron
3. Carol Nanyonjo In Mukisa
4. Naiga Florence In Ganyana
5. Blessing Naturinda In Sipi
1. When You Become Me
2. Pieces Of Me
5. The Passenger
3. When You Become Me
4. The Passenger
5. Pieces Of Me