By Hussein Kiganda
The Oscars committee of Uganda is set to put out a call for submission of movies to the academy in 2023.
The Oscars are regarded by many as the most prestigious, significant awards in the entertainment industry worldwide.
Godfrey Musinguzi, one of the committee members, told The Kampala Sun that it was high time the country submitted at least one movie to the academy, saying Ugandan filmmakers have made movies with better production in the last few years.
“We put out this call because we think that Ugandans have improved in production and there are many movies that can make it through the academy filters,” he said.
One of the founders of the committee, Samuel Saviour Kizito, said a programme has been made to train filmmakers all around the country on how to make movies that can qualify for the academy.
“We are going to do a country tour to teach Ugandan filmmakers how to do movies that can qualify. I believe we have many filmmakers out there that have the potential, but they just need to be taught more,” he said.
Musinguzi said the information on how and where to submit movies to the Oscars committee will be released at a press conference on August 8, 2022.
In 2019, the Uganda Academy Selection Committee was established to oversee the selection of local films to represent Uganda in the Best International Film Award (formerly known as Best Foreign Language Film Award) category at the Oscars.