2018

A gruesome Boko Haram terrorist attack has destroyed the police station and the market of a small town in Northern Nigeria. In charge of an overcrowded emergency unit of a rundown hospital, Dr. Gbenga and his staff are doing all they can to help the victims, when a young man suspected to be one of the terrorists is brought in. The town’s Chief of Police demands immediate jungle justice but Gbenga must keep everyone’s values in check especially his own.

Short Film in competition for “Best Short Film” Date: Wednesday – 14th March 2018 Time: 9:00 pm Venue: Film Studio – Kampala Film School Lochen’s dream is getting educated but like many Karamajong parents, her father does not believe in schooling daughters given that; educated girls do not fetch dowry. Will Lochen’s love for school [...]

Drifters is a social drama thriller about street pusher Minna’s struggle for survival. After cheating some local dealers, she finds refuge at an illegal residence where junkies, thieves and exiles dictate their own way of living. The temporary peace is broken when Minna’s adversaries find her trail, setting of a chain of events with dangerous consequences.

Drifters is an intense and deeply captivating look at a woman’s life and survival on society’s margins.

Black Barbie is a poetry animation that explores the filmmaker’s experience with skin bleaching growing up as a child

Six drummers participate in a well planned musical attack in the suburbs. As an elderly couple leave their apartment the drummers take over. On everyday objects they give a concert in four movements: Kitchen, Bedroom, Bathroom and Livingroom.

A documentary film about a Ugandan female dancer who believes that through dancing and music, she can tell her story to the world.

Mandla Sithole is a young naive boxer who gets knocked out in the fourth round of a underground prize fight, can he convince “Mandisa” his pregnant girl friend who‘s had enough of his shortcomings to give him another chance, whilst at the same time trying to escape the sharp teeth of a vicious loan shark “Msunukanyoko” who loaned him money to prepare for the fight.

The Malagasy government discovers an unlikely revolutionary weapon, made of adulterated artisanal rum (toaka gasy) and water of Lake Anosy (the most polluted in the country) and decides to sell it to the highest bidder to revive the economy. By sheer chance, North Korea wins the auction, and upsets the world’s geopolitical balance. When CIA agent, Tina, arrives on the scene, a really zany investigation and Malagasy style spying spins out of control.

A married woman secretly falls in love with a “shamba boy”. When rumors spread across the village, her husband deploys a secret agent to spy on her. Finally, the spy catches them in the act and both narrowly escape. Now, the husband wants both of them dead. The village will become the battle ground.

This is a story of myth and culture and the desire to be different and accepted in society. It is a story of a young woman who gets pregnant out of wedlock with a homosexual man in a culture that loathes the subject of either.

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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.