UFF@10: UCC, MultiChoice and Partners Host Regional Film Competitions to Empower Filmmakers

10th May 2023, Kampala – MultiChoice Uganda the home of great Pay TV entertainment has in partnership with the communications regulator, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), and partners, launched the Uganda Film Festival Regional competitions and training sessions across four regions in Uganda.

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The competitions are part of the activities to mark the 10th anniversary of the Uganda Film Festival which has been instrumental in promoting Ugandan films and talent and a demonstration of the commitment of UCC and partners like MultiChoice Uganda towards building a thriving local film industry in Uganda, since its inception in 2013.

Hon. George William Nyombi Thembo the Director Rural Development Communications Fund, UCC expressed the Commission’s appreciation to partners and participants.

“We are delighted to host this Year’s UFF Regional Film Competition as part of the UFF’s 10-year celebrations in which we will for the first time in 10 years, recognize and award up to 8 regional winners across the North, East, and South and Western regions,” Hon. Nyombi said, adding that, “Appreciation goes to all filmmakers who submitted their content within the specified timelines and ensuring their submission are of high quality and to our partners who have joined us in the quest to recognize Filmmakers across the country.”

Speaking about the partnership with UCC, Rinaldi Jamugisa, PR & Communications Manager, MultiChoice Uganda said, “We are thrilled to join UCC on the journey to empower local filmmakers and promote the growth of the local film industry as a testament to our commitment to investing in local content.”

“As part of our hyper-local strategy, our aim is to nurture the next generation of Ugandan filmmakers and to create more opportunities for local talent to shine through initiatives like the Regional Film Competitions and we are excited to see the creativity and talent that emerges from these competitions,” Jamugisa noted.

The participants pose for a photo after the Northern Uganda regional film competition at Acholi Inn on 8th May 2023.

UCC alongside partners including; Uganda Tourism Board, Airtel Uganda, UBC TV, NBS TV, Vision Group, and MTN Uganda shall this week be travelling across the country through the different regions to recognize and reward the Top 2 winning submissions per region.

The film competitions to be hosted in each of the four regions will give existing and aspi