Each day that goes by, the Ugandan movie/film industry continues to shine and as well as garner more and more recognition on the African continent.
This is so because of the improved technological advancements and the never say quit attitude of film makers like, li Kizito Samuel Saviour, Raymond Rushabiro, Wakaliwood, Kasule Douglas Benda among so many others despite the heavy criticism from fellow Ugandans and critics plus lack of government support.
But all these film/movie lovers have stood their ground, taste of time and pushed their passions to another level that they are now respected Africa wise.
Why say all this? Simply because of their continued nomination after nomination in different countries of Africa with the latest being that A Kalabanda Ate My Home work and The Forbidden in this particular month won awards in Cote d’ivore and Zanzibar film festivals respectively, thus soaring the Ugandan movie industry above our formidable East African neighbors like Kenya.
And yet again, The IDD AMIN’S BOAT and A Kalabanda Ate My Homework were the two Ugandan movies that were officially selected to represent Uganda at the Black Stars International Film Festival in Accra, Ghana that will take place later next month.
However, that’s not all about the nomination of Ugandan movies as five more movies were last month nominated to feature in the Africa Magic Choice Viewer’s Awards (mvca) that included; The Forbidden, Devil’s Chest, Rain, Bella and The Torture as they will compete in the Best EastAfrican movie category with only Devil’s Chest outside of that category.
Raymond Rushabiro and Agaba Joan were also nominated as best actor and actress in a drama TV series torture whereas Cinderella Sanyu was also nominated on her debut film acting in the movie Bella were she acted as a village ‘Bella’ whose singing talent was easily deniable because of her poor looks.