By Hussein Kiganda
As the Ugandan film industry continues to develop, the local market seems to have grown larger in recent days.
Following recent premieres and screenings of Ugandan movies at Century Cinemax, Acacia Mall, the sales from Ugandan movies have been higher than those from foreign movies.
Acram M. Juuko, the head of marketing & public relations at Century Cinemax Uganda confirmed to The Kampala Sun that Ugandan movies are doing well, and preparations are being put in place to see that they continue to exhibit them.
“The last two Ugandan movies to exhibit did really well. I may not share stats with you because they are confidential but the results are good,” he said.
“We are willing to do weekly or monthly screenings for Ugandan movies but as exhibitors, it’s not our job to look for these movies. Production companies are supposed to approach us and give us a clear plan before and maybe also go into an MOU,” he added.
He advised that Ugandan filmmakers need a unifying umbrella that is responsible for collecting their movies, scheduling release dates, and entering an agreement with cinemas, other than individual producers going all out to have their own movies showing.
Juuko hinted that Century Cinemax has worked with some distribution companies in the past, such as; Like Victoria films and kibanda express but when Covid-19 hit, things changed.