The communications regulator Uganda communications commission (UCC) has flagged off makers of “94 terror” film to Ghana to participate in various award categories in which they were nominated.
The “94 terror” movie was released last year and describes the 1994 Rwandan Genocide that left over 800000 people dead.
The film was nominated to take part in the 5th edition of Golden Movie Awards Africa (GMAA) that will be held on 24th of August 2019 in Accra, Ghana.
Last year, the film won the people’s choice award at Uganda film festival.
While flagging off the film makers on Wednesday this week, Fred Otunnu, corporate Affairs director at UCC said that many rubbished the commission’s initiative of Uganda film festival 7 years ago, saying it was wastage of money and time.
“They thought we were jokers. I am happy that the products of Uganda film festival are being recognized at National, regional, continent and International levels.
Many teams have been facilitated to go to countries like Nigeria, Los Angeles in the USA for competition. As UCC we take what we do seriously and we are not short term investors,” said Otunnu.
Otunnu added that the above are countries with strong film industry and therefore when Uganda is nominated, it’s a big celebration.
He commended 94 terror film makers for lifting Ugandan flag high.
Otunnu further noted that the industry is picking up steadily and its products will not bring shame but rather pride to Uganda.
“Many years we had technical issues like lighting, sound among others but through UFF all those have been improved which we believe is the reason the movie was nominated at that level,” he added.
The Commission supported 7 members each with $200
Ronah Ninsiima who was nominated in three categories; that is Golden discover and promising Actress commended UCC for the tremendous support rendered to them.
She further applauded Uganda film festival for being behind the success of the movie and also for organizing competitions that have boosted the motivation of actors and actresses.
Other nominees include Richard Mulindwa the film Director, producer and writer who was nominated for best Indigenous and Best Overall Movie category, Joan Agaba as best supporting Actress, Sadic Matega as Golden Actor, Shadic Raj Mugerwa as Best costumes designer and Yassin Lubowa as Best Actor among others.
The movie and it’s cast were nominated in 18 categories including; Golden Overall Movie, Golden Indigenous Movie, Golden screenplay, Golden Writer, Golden Director, Golden Editor (video), Golden Sound Editor, Golden Actor, Golden Actress, Golden Supporting Actor and Actress, Golden Promising actor, Golden Discover Actor, Golden Art Director, Golden Costumes Designer, Golden Sound Track, Golden Cinematographer and Golden Makeup Artist.