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 aspiring filmmakers the opportunity to showcase their talent and compete for cash and other prizes. The competitions focus on short films that capture the unique stories and experiences of people living in Uganda, providing a glimpse into the flora and fauna of the tourist attractions in the regions as well as culture, shared values and a rich history.
The training sessions focus on the content acquisition processes of MultiChoice and Mnet for local films and shows that sit on Pearl Magic, Pearl Magic Prime and Pearl Magic Loko on the DStv and GOtv Pay-tv platforms.
The regional competitions are set start in Gulu on 8th May at Acholi Inn, Mbale on 10th May at Mbale Resort, Masaka at Hotel Brovad on 12th May and finally Mbarara on 13th at Adit Mall. These crowned by market activations and local movie screenings on the same days at Gulu City market, Mbale Cricket Grounds, St. John’s C.O.U Kijjabwemi and Mbarara District Grounds Kamukuzi, respectively.
The film competitions will take place throughout the month of May, culminating in an awards night of the Uganda Film Festival on 02nd June, 2023 where Regional Winners will be recognized.