Registration is currently open for the three-month certificate course, and will close on April 20, 2023.
By Helena Olori
The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has partnered with American training institute, CineArts Academy, to provide a cost-free, intensive three-month certificate training course for budding filmmakers. This partnership is part of the UCC’s plans to commemorate the 10th Uganda Film Festival coming up in May.
The free training programme is one of Uganda Communications Commission’s (UCC) several non-cash incentives aimed at empowering local film creators with the requisite skills to thrive in the country’s burgeoning film industry, compete effectively in the international film market, and attract foreign investment. More than 500 participants completed the training program in 2022, with 16 top participants from each course awarded scholarships to study Diploma in Film Production.
The course, fully sponsored by the government, is scheduled to run from April 24 to July 24, 2023, and will cover 18 different training courses including Screenwriting, Sound For Film, Lighting For Film, Film Directing, Photography, Film Editing, Film Production, Hollywood Camera Works, Film Distribution, VFX and Compositing, 3D Character Animation, Game Cinematics, Motion Graphics Animation, Packaging Design, Principles of Advertising, Podcasting, Acting For Film, and News Writing & Reporting.
The training program is open for experienced filmmakers seeking to expand their knowledge and level up their skills, and for fresh creatives breaking into the industry.
The deadline for registration is April 20, 2023. Interested participants can apply here.