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Uganda Film Festival Awards 2018

By Miriam Namutebi

Added 1st December 2018 01:20 PM

Aidah Nantaba stressed the need for Ugandan Televisions to support the local films by showing their content.

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Aidah Nantaba stressed the need for Ugandan Televisions to support the local films by showing their content.

Best Director Rehema Nanfuka (Picture by Miriam Namutebi)

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KAMPALA - The biggest Uganda Film Festival 2018 Gala took place on Friday night at the Kampala Serena Hotel.

Best short film Kyenvu (Picture by Miriam Namutebi)


The festival which is an equivalent of the Oscars was all classy, sassy and glamorous, showcasing Ugandan Film and content which was celebrated and recognised.

Lifetime achievement award Abbey Mukiibi (Picture by Miriam Namutebi)


State minister for ICT and Communication, and also guest of honor, Aidah Nantaba stressed the need for Ugandan Televisions to support the local films by showing their content.

 

Best East African Film Award Tofuti (Picture by Miriam Namutebi)



In attendance was also the Executive Director of Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) Godfrey Mutabazi.

 
Lifetime achievement award Abbey Mukiibi (Picture by Miriam Namutebi)


The biggest winner of the night was ‘Veronica's Wish’; which had 12 nominations and won 9 awards with a cash prize of sh20m.

Best supporting actor Simon(Picture by Miriam Namutebi)

 

This was topped with the Best director award.

 Best Director Rehema Nanfuka clad in a blue dress  (Picture by Miriam Namutebi)



‘Veronica's Wish’ film director, Rehema Nanfuka was also awarded as the best film director.

 Best actor television drama Paul Ejule (Picture by Miriam Namutebi)



Abbey Mukiibi received the Life Time achievement award.

The festival is aimed at promoting the Uganda Film Industry, which is organised by UCC annually.

Best Actress tv drama Julie Nantambi (Picture by Miriam Namutebi)



The five day event is marked with activities like a film exhibition market, film training, workshops, film screenings around Kampala and an awards gala.

 

FULL LIST OF WINNERS Uganda Film Festival 2018

Best Student Film goes to IDI AMIN'S BOAT by Grace Emute

Best Short Film goes to Kyenvu by Kemiyondo Coutinho

Best Animation Film goes to Chebet

Best Documentary Film goes to Your Music, Your Voice

Best East African Film goes to World Tioufauti

Best Male Actor in a Television Drama goes to Paul Ejule (Taste of Time by Nondo J Richard)

Best Television Drama Series goes to Mistakesgalsdo TV Series by Mulindwa Richard

Best Costume/Production Design goes to
Veronica's Wish by Imran Musabbeh

Best Sound goes to Veronica's Wish by Andrew Ahuurra

Best Cinematography goes to Veronica's Wish by Ireeta Alex Nabudere

Best Screenplay goes to Veronica's Wish by Nisha Kalema

Best Editing & Post Production goes to Veronica's Wish by Ireeta Alex Nabudere

Best Supporting Male Actor goes to Symon Kalema (Veronica's Wish)

Best Supporting Actress goes to Stellah Reever Nsereko (Bella)

Best Actor goes to Rushabiro Raymo (Days to Live)

Best Actress goes to Nisha Kalema (Veronica's Wish)

Best Viewers' Choice Movie Award goes to
94 Terror MOVIE by Mulindwa Richard

Life Achievement goes to Abby Mukiibi Nkaaga

Best Feature Film goes to Veronica's Wish by Nisha Kalema

Best Film Director goes to
Rehema Nanfuka (Veronica's Wish)

From me Daaga; Congratulations to all the winners. Till next year...

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