Bayimba Foundation who are among several other events the presenters of Amakula International Film Festival, hereby announce the postponement to 2021 of the 13th edition of the festival which was slated to take place on Lunkulu Island, Buikwe/Mukono district from the 19th to 21st of March 2020.
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By Allen Kisakye Despite presenting the best experience in the Drive-in-cinema, people could stop feeling concerned about how this event lost its meaning. During a closed interview with some of the film lovers (names withheld) who attended this film festival, they disclosed that the Drive-in-cinema was a great experience but meaningless. “Most of the people [...]
By Allen Kisakye Putting social media aside, 27 Guns film has received criticisms from the Jury at Golden Impala Awards for being too long, something that made it loss meaning. 27 Guns was a highly budgeted Film, produced by President Museveni’s daughter, Natasha M Karugire, but not even its good quality production prevented it from [...]
By Shadrine Taremwa Amakula Film festival, Uganda’s oldest film festival founded in 2004 by Dutch film historian Alice Smits and American filmmaker Lee Elickson is not complete without the Golden Impala Awards. This year’s festival is presented by Bayimba cultural foundation and both Ugandan and international movies have made the cut to be showcased after [...]
By Shadrine Taremwa In Uganda, a number of film festivals have emerged where over 1,000+ films from around the world every year have been screened as they seek to bring together filmmakers and fans, connect critical work to new audiences and even boost local economies. Film festivals are a vital piece of the film world, [...]
By Allen Kisakye Amakula international film festival gears to reward over five local and international films with the Prestigious Golden Impala Award. This is going to be the 12th edition of this prestigious film awards, and it will be happening at Uganda Museum on March 17. According to Herman Kabubi, the Co-curator and programmer [...]
By Shadrine Taremwa Amakula Film International Festival was blessed with top panelists Musinguzi Godfrey – Actor, Founder Of Uganda Cinema Night, Nathan Magoola – Movie Producer and Advertising creative, Nana Kagga – Script Writer, Movie Producer, Kabubi Herman – Curator, Arts Consultant and Director Programmes at Bayimba Foundation who provided their expertise on the role of [...]
By Shadrine Taremwa Veronica’s Wish is a Ugandan award winning English language drama film starring Nisha Kalema as Veronica, Housen Mushema as Michael, Malaika Nnyanzi as Bankia and Symon Base Kalema as Frank premiered in Uganda on 17 November 2018. Veronica’s Wish evolves around Michael and Veronica, a couple in love and engaged to about [...]
By Allen Kisakye As their signature norm at Amakula international festival, the Drive-in-cinema of the 12th edition definitely left a memorable impact in the hearts of many film lovers. The film on screen was Veronica’s Wish, one of the best Ugandan film production, crafted by amazing talents like Nisha Kalema, Rehema Nanfuka, Malaika Nyanzi among [...]
The Amakula Film Festival started off in high gear yesterday at the Uganda museum and those in attendance during day got a chance to watch some documentaries and feature films. After registration, attendees entered the exhibition hall for the first documentary directed by Abul Ajak titled Play For Peace that ran for 37 minutes. [...]