By Alex Balimwikungu
MultiChoice Uganda in conjunction with the Uganda Communications Commission has screened one of the films Bedroom Chains produced by Hassan Mageye.
The film was nominated under the Best Screenplay, Best Sound Design, Best Costume Design, Best Production
Design, Best Cinematography, Best Post Production and a number of other categories for this year’s Uganda Film Festival.
Over the past six months, in a bid to promote and train local talent MultiChoice Uganda in partnership with Uganda Communications Commission, carried out a film training
roadshow with Cissie Nalumansi an alumnus of the MultiChoice Talent Factory.
They traversed to Jinja, Gulu, and Mbarara where students from the universities were trained on how to film with low budget equipment like their mobile phones.
The screening that had quite a number of stakeholders in the industry present saw those in attendance appreciate the level to which Ugandan films have progressed and improved in terms of the quality produced.
Speaking at the screening of the film, Timothy Okwaro the MultiChoice Channels Director East and Southern Africa commended the filmmakers for the effort put into improving the film industry with the quality of work produced.
“Today in particular allow me recognize and commend Hassan Mageye and the team behind Bedroom Chains.
Bedroom Chains tells the story of Natasha, a story that highlights the perils of the girl child, but ties into the liberation of Uganda, specifically the liberation of women in Uganda.
The actors, actresses, crew involved in the making of this film outdid themselves and as such deserve the recognition too. I can’t wait for everyone in the room to watch this movie,” Okwaro mentioned.
He further urged the relevant stakeholders and regulators present to strive to uphold the industry and improve it each passing day with the various decisions made and implemented while congratulating UCC upon its 9th edition of the Uganda Film Festival.
“Despite the effort and work put into improving and creating a lucrative industry, the onus remains on the key stakeholders in the industry to ensure that filmmakers works are protected, that their work is nurtured and will thrive in Uganda,” he said.
Joan Semanda Kizza, PR and Communications Manager for MultiChoice Uganda added that the 9th edition of the Uganda Film Festival is set to take place on the 3rd of June 2022 where there are over twenty categories that recognize and celebrate film makers with lots of exciting prizes up for grabs.
Nominees of the category that MultiChoice sponsors this year-round will stand a chance to win a cash prize which will be announced on the day as well as two trips to immerse themselves in Uganda to have a better understanding of how to tell the local content story on the beauty that is in Uganda.