The Amakula Film festival has made an exciting return this year after a year’s break under the Bayimba Foundation management. The festival which has been running for the past 11 years did not take place last year and officially kicked off on Wednesday at the Kampala Film School in Bbunga for the first phase which ended yesterday.
The first session also included discussions, masterclasses and screening of short, student and documentary films that were selected from submission of the Golden Impala Award competition as well as a cocktail to flag off the free screening sessions to the public.
The second part will run from today 16th-17th at the Uganda Museum. The drive-in 3D cinema experience that will also kick off where audiences will watch in the comfort of their cars with the sound avenues being FM channeled headsets for a silent ambiance.
Feature films will be screened at 10,000/- per head. There will also be seminars, and conferences on topics affecting the film industry today especially issues to do with film regulatory and distribution.
“The films that have been selected for this edition of the festival are from diverse backgrounds across the globe, representing different cultures and topics with varied artistic qualities and styles”. Kamukama the chief curator said last week.