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Uganda Communications Commission Launches Regional Short Film Competition

Uganda Communications Commission Launches Regional Short Film Competition

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The competition will hold in four regions, and is open to filmmakers across the country.

By Helena Olori

Uganda Communications Commission has announced a Regional Short Film Competition in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Uganda Film Festival. The competition will hold from May 1st to May 12th, 2023 in four regions: Mbale, Gulu, Mbarara, and Masaka, and is open to filmmakers across Uganda.

The commission has invited applications for the second round of the Content Development Support Program, as part of plans to boost the production quality of Uganda’s audio-visual content, and strengthen the country’s competitive edge in film making.

(Read also: Uganda CSOs to Release Feature Film Titled When You Become Me)

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The Regional Short Film competition seeks to promote the country as a foremost tourist and filming destination in Africa. Entrants will be evaluated based on their ability to highlight Uganda’s diverse culture, distinctive scenery, natural landscapes, and flora and fauna–showcasing it as one of the world’s best filming locations. The Ugandan Film Industry is renowned for telling exceptional African stories, and it is one of the fastest growing entertainment industries on the continent.

Interested filmmakers can submit their film works of 1-3 minutes running time here on or before April 28.

All submissions will be assessed based on originality and creativity (30%), technical quality (30%), narrative structure (20%), concept (15%), and plagiarism (5%).

Winners will be awarded cash prizes, among other benefits, to help thrust their projects to limelight.

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