Friday April 2, 2021 was the grand finale of the Uganda Film Festival.
The achievements in audio-visual content in Uganda were celebrated at Uganda Institute of Information and Communications Technology (UICT) in Nakawa, Kampala.
It was elegant and fabulous thanks to some of the sponsors like MTN Uganda and Multichoice Uganda.
The event was graced by Uganda Communications Commission boss Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo, ICT minister Judith Nabakooba and other dignitaries.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN FEATURE FILM
The outstanding performance of a male in a supporting role. Award for BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN FEATURE FILM goes to Walusimbi Jeffroberts in the movie Catch Out. Award Value: UGX 3,000,000/- Awarded -Patrick Kwezi of Cinema Blitz.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN FEATURE FILM
The outstanding performance of a female in a supporting role. The Award for BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN FEATURE FILM goes to Keloy Kemigisha in the movie Kemi.
Award Value: UGX 3,000,000/- Awarded by Mr Charlse Ssenkubuge.
Best original works for writing, including actions, expression, and dialogues of the characters; BEST SCRIPT/SCREENPLAY goes to Kizito Samuel Saviour and Josephine Kabahuma in the movie Kemi. Award: UGX 5,000,000/- Awarded by Mr Abbey Mukiibi.
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
The film with the most organized flair and appearance of characters contributing to the fullness of the artistic and visuals of the film; the BEST COSTUME DESIGN goes to Ninsiima Ronah in the movie Stain. Award Value: UGX 5,000,000.
The film with best techniques in lighting, choice of cameras, lenses, filters, and camera angles & special effects. BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY goes to Ekuka Izerk in the movie Stain. Award: UGX 15,000,000/- Awarded by Joan Semanda Kizza- Multichoice Uganda.
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Movie with the best visual style of story; design, location choices, costumes, makeup, graphics, props and special effects. BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN goes to Josephine Kabahuma in the movie Catch Out. Award: UGX 5,000,000/- Awarded by Bart Kakooza.
BEST POST PRODUCTION
The movie with the best film editing, colour correction and addition of music and sound. BEST POST PRODUCTION goes to Kizito Samuel Saviour in the movie Catch Out. Award Value; UGX 5,000,000/- Awarded by; Susan Wegoye- Director Legal Affairs- UCC.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD goes to Sarah Sentongo Kisauzi with an all-expense-paid trip to a Uganda National Park of choice. Awarded by; Hon. Nyombi Thembo.
BEST ANIMATION FILM
The film with the best technique of photographing successive drawings, paintings, or illustrations photographed -stop-frame cinematograph. The BEST ANIMATION FILM goes to A Thousand Fate. Award Value UGX 5,000,000/- Awarded by CITI Bank.
BEST STUDENT FILM
A short film, feature, documentaries, animation, and TV series done by undergraduate students as part of their coursework or projects. The BEST STUDENT FILM goes to Till Death Do us part. Award UGX 5,000,000/= Awarded by MD- URSB.
BEST ACTOR IN FEATURE FILM
the outstanding male actor in a Feature Film. The BEST ACTOR IN FEATURE FILM goes to Rushabiro Raymond in the movie Stain. Award Value; UGX 5,000,000/= Awarded by; Airtel’s Remmy – Brand and Communications.
BEST SHORT FILM
A film with a running time of up to 59minutes or less. The BEST SHORT FILM goes to The Blind Date. Award Value UGX 5,000,000/= Awarded by Mr Jaggwe Ronald Muyingo -Manager Marketing and Sales – SWICO.
VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD
The film voted by the audience “People’s Choice Award”. The voting was done online. The VIEWER’S CHOICE AWARD goes to Tecora Award Value; UGX 5,000,000/= Awarded by Mr Kenneth Kazooba- Director, Media- Startimes.
BEST ACTOR IN TV DRAMA
The outstanding male character in the TV Drama. The BEST ACTOR IN A TV DRAMA goes to Raymond Rushabiro in the movie ‘What if’. Award Value; UGX 3,000,000/- Awarded by; Mr Paul Ekochu, Chairman Media Council.
BEST ACTRESS IN FEATURE FILM
The outstanding female actor in a Feature Film. The BEST ACTRESS IN FEATURE FILM goes to Agaba Joan in the movie Stain. Award Value; UGX 5,000,000/= Awarded by, MTN.
BEST TV DRAMA
Programs or episodes intended for television broadcast. The BEST TV DRAMA goes to Prestige. Award Value; UGX 5,000,000/= Awarded by; Mr Joe Kigozi, Head Strategy, Next Media Services.
Non-fictional (factual) or analytical film documenting an aspect of reality, primarily for education or maintaining a historical record. BEST DOCUMENTARY goes to I Won’t Kneel. Award; UGX 5,000,000/- Awarded by; Mr Ezekiel Motsoeneng, MD, Record TV.
BEST DIRECTOR AWARD
Best control of film artistic & dramatic aspects and visualization of screenplay/script. BEST DIRECTOR AWARD goes to Kizito Samuel Saviour in Kemi. Award Value; 18,000,000/= & M-Net Internship by Multichoice, Awarded by, Mr Hassan Saleh, MD- Multichoice Uganda.
BEST INDIGENOUS FILM
A feature films that delivers 60% dialogue in indigenous language and strengthens heritage and cultural identity. BEST INDIGENOUS FILM goes to Damali (The African Girl Child). Award; UGX 10 million, Awarded by UCC ED.
BEST FEATURE FILM
Finally, take the day, the BEST FEATURE FILM goes to Stain. Award Value UGX 20,000,000/= Awarded by, Hon. Judith Nabakooba, Minister for ICT & National Guidance (GUEST OF HONOUR).
Walusimbi Jeffroberts winner of BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN FEATURE FILM in the movie Catch Out. Walked away with an Award worth UGX 3,000,000/- the smile says it all.
The BEST STUDENT FILM went to Till Death Do us part.
This focuses on film in the categories of short, feature films, documentaries, animation, and TV series done by undergraduate students as part of their coursework or projects. Award money: UGX 5,000,000/=.
Agaba Joan won BEST ACTRESS IN FEATURE FILM in the movie Stain walking away with Award money; UGX 5,000,000/=.
Kizito Samuel Saviour won the BEST DIRECTOR AWARD in the movie Kemi. Take home Award Valued at 18,000,000/= and M-Net Internship by Platinum Sponsors Multichoice.
Rushabiro Raymond was BEST ACTOR IN FEATURE FILM in the movie Stain and the BEST ACTOR IN TV DRAMA in the movie ‘What if’ walking away with a combined Award Value of UGX 8,000,000/-.
Prestige won the Award for BEST TV DRAMA. These are programs or episodes intended for television broadcast. The team walked away with an Award Value of UGX 5,000,000/= Awarded by; Mr Joe Kigozi, Head Strategy, Next Media Services.