The Famous Nigerian actor Jim Iyke is expected to participate in this year’s film festival in Kabarole alongside David Fernandez Junior from Los Angeles, Rose Anguayo, Dericka Sternberg and Nkem Owoh among others as confirmed by says Stephen Asiimwe, the Executive director Uganda Tourism Board. The festival organized by Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) in partnership with Nile’s Diaspora International Film Festival (NFIEF, will run from 16th to 23rd December.
According to Mr Asiimwe the film festival is a major player and catalyst for tourism and hopefully this year’s will inspire young movie professionals as they interrract with international artists. While addressing the media on Tuesday at the Uganda Media Center, Ann Bagaya, the Minister of Tourism in Toro Kingdom mentioned that this not only a great chance for Uganda to tell its story to the world but also an opportunity for both employed and unemployed youth to gain skills in acting during the trainings at the fest.
The Nile’s Diaspora International Film Festival is an annual event held since 2012 intends to bring artistes together and other arts professionals to ‘influence the conversation on Africa through African stories told by Africa. They main aim is to exploit the power of film in educating, entertaining and celebrating Africa.