Supporting Local Content Isn’t Just About Entertainment .

Supporting Local Content Isn’t Just About Entertainment .

1DPM/Minister for East African Community Affairs Uganda -Rt.Hon Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga (MP)

By: Bishop Samuel

Yesterday was a glamorous, charming, and captivating event as the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) and the Uganda Film Festival (UFF) held their 2024 annual cinema award gala night. On invitation by the Uganda Communications Commission, the 1DPM|Minister for East African Community Affairs Uganda, Rt. Hon Rebecca Kadaga (MP) was the chief guest for the UCC|UFF awards gala night that was held at the ICT hub gardens in Nakawa, Kampala. While addressing actors, and actresses in the Uganda Film Industry and guests who didn’t disappoint but turned up in huge numbers, Rt. Hon Rebecca Kadaga said that the film industry is a powerful vehicle for economic growth, job creation, and tourism promotion. She further noted that there’s an increase in local content on our television stations from 30% to 60% which the minister said was a remarkable achievement that we should all be proud of.

About 307 films were submitted to be considered for 2024 UFF, out of those, 50 films were selected and spread across 25 categories. However, these year’s filmmakers prioritized making films in Indigenous languages. The UCC/UFF awards gala night program came to an end with Rt. Hon Rebecca Kadaga handed over a cheque of 15.000.00/= to the cast “Makula” who were the overall winners of the 2024 Uganda Film Festival. Rt. Hon Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga was at the event in her capacity as 1stDPM|Minister for East African Community Affairs Uganda.


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