We are now accepting film submissions, especially from African filmmakers, incl. African diaspora, in all categories (feature films, documentaries, short films, animation). Only films completed after 2017 will be accepted. Films from African filmmakers will automatically enter the Golden Impala Award competition. Films by other filmmakers are submitted out of competition.

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13th Edition
19th – 21st March 2020

This is the official Amakula International Film Festival blog for guest bloggers, sneak previews of the programme, interviews, article reviews from your top arts journalists, critiques and more….

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 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 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. [...]

By Shadrine Taremwa How many of you have got the chance to experience an outdoor cinema while seated comfortably in your car or with friends. The Drive-in cinema is a form of cinema structure consisting of a large outdoor movie screen and a large parking area for cars in an enclosed area where people can [...]

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The Amakula International Film Festival is presented by
Bayimba Cultural Foundation in partnership with The DOEN Foundation, Africalia, Kampala Film School and the Uganda Museum.