UCC Flags Off 12 Ahead of the AMVCA in Nigeria

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has seen off twelve Ugandan film makers and actors who are to represent the country at the prestigious Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) 2018.

The AMVCA will be happening for the sixth time and will be held this weekend in Lagos Nigeria.

UCC gave each of the twelve $200 as a token of appreciation for lifting the country’s name and as an encouragement to others to produce more quality work.

Speaking at the ceremony on Thursday morning at the communications house in Bugolobi Kampala, UCC Executive Director Godfrey Mutabazi said that the commission endeavors to expose the film makers in the country.

“Through the film festival we are making sure the country’s efforts are seen and recognized and we want to make Uganda as an ideal film destination,” he said.

The same day saw the official launch of the Uganda film festival that will be taking place for the sixth time from 26th to 30th November 2018.

The festival will entail various activities, including; film exhibition market, film screenings, workshops and forums, organized within the festival week.

According to the director of industry affairs Mrs. Juliana Muhweirwe, the festival is aimed at creating business linkages, cultural, and tourism of the country.


Unlike the previous festivals this years’ will see new categories lined up like best supporting  actor/actress, best African film form international film makers among others up for grab.

Below is the list of nominees that were sent to the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) 2018;

Best Actress in Drama/TV series

Agaba Joan – The Torture

Cinderella Sanyu – Bella

Best Movie East Africa 

Devil’s Chest – Hassan Mageye

The Forbidden – Kizito Samuel Saviour

Rain – Mathew & Eleanor Nabwiso

Bella – Math Bish

Best Director 

Mulindwa Richard – The Torture

Best Overall Movie

Devil’s Chest – Hassan Mageye

Best Writer Movie/TV Series

The Torture – Mulindwa Richard

Best Cinematographer Movie or TV Series

The Torture – Rwamusigazi Kyakunzire

Best Sound Track Movie or Tv Series

Bella – Andrew Ahuura

Best Actor In A Drama (Movie/Tv Series)

The Torture – Rushabiro

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