By Hussein Kiganda
Ugandan movie Catch Out directed by Samuel Saviour Kizito won three awards at the South American film gala dubbed Amazonia Cinema Awards on July 5.
Catch Out won Best Director in Feature Film (Samuel Saviour Kizito), Best Actress In Feature Film (Doreen Mirembe), and Best Supporting Actress In Feature Film (Josephine Kabahuma).
In June, Mirembe was also the first runner-up in the category of Best Actress In Feature Film in the New Vision Film Awards.
The Amazonia Cinema Awards is a quarterly Brazilian online independent film festival that seeks to create opportunities and promote world independent cinema, valuing its culture and unique artistic impression.
Upon winning, Kizito told The Kampala Sun that he is glad to have added other awards to the many that he has won.
“Well, I have won many awards, so these simply join the list of many, and I keep looking forward to doing more work and improving. Awards used to be a source of encouragement and still are to many, but for me, they only remind me that I need to be better. I also always feel glad whenever the people I work with on a project get nominated or even win an award because it encourages them to keep working harder,” he said.
Kizito, however, noted that for most filmmakers who are starting on the award-winning race, awards can cripple them because they may think that when they win an award, they have reached the peak of greatness, yet they still have more to do.
With so many awards and nominations on his table, he still feels that he hasn’t yet started. His goal is to be a global icon that has positively impacted many lives.
The movie ‘Catch Out‘
Catch Out is tells the story of a lady called Nancy who decides to move on from her disastrous marriage, but her ex-husband fails to move on. He fights to wreck her second marriage.
The 108-minute movie stars famous actresses Doreen Mirembe, Josephine Kabahuma, and Angel Toni Acer.
At the start of this month, the movie got endorsed to show aboard Emirates Airlines.