Uganda – Pearl International Film Festival 2016 call for film submissions

[ 0 ] February 24, 2016 |

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The Pearl International Film Festival (PIFF) founded by local film distributors Moses Magezi and Usama Mukwaya in 2011, is an annual film festival held in Kampala, Uganda, touted as one of the biggest events on the Ugandan film calendar. The Pearl International Film Festival runs over 1 week taking place at the National Theatre, concluding with a glamorous awards evening at the end of the festival.

“The main reason that inspired the founding of PIFF was to get a platform that would finally grant   local filmmakers (usually low end, third grade films) the opportunity to have their work seen by the public” says J.B Busuulwa, filmmaker and close associate of PIFF organisers.

The Pearl International Film Festival attended by various film stakeholders concludes with an awards evening offering filmmakers 14 award categories that include:

Lifetime Achievement Award

Best Producer

Best Young Actor

Best Young Actress

Best Editor

Best Actor/supporting role

Best Actress/ supporting role

Best Short Film

Best Screenwriter

Best Director of Photography

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Feature Film

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PIFF aims to raise the profile of films by local filmmakers, contribute towards local cinema development and celebrate Ugandan cinema on a national level. In addition to the film festival, scheduled programs taking place include:

  • Film Awards
  • Film Workshops
  • Opening and Closing Night
  • Student Programs
  • Exhibitions

Submission deadline for the 2016 Pearl International Film Festival is 18 March 2016 and must be submitted at the locations listed below:

For more information on dates and submitting at PIFF click here

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