Amakula International Film Festival

The Amakula International Film Festival is an annual film festival that takes place in Uganda founded in 2004.It is Uganda's oldest film festival founded by Dutch film historian Alice Smits and American filmmaker Lee Elickson.[1]

AmaKula International Film Festival
LocationKampala, Uganda
Founded byISF[citation needed]


The first Amakula Kampala International Film Festival was inaugurated on May 21, 2004. The festival features Programme The screening programme will be divided into selections that can be defined as: Contemporary Cinema A survey of current films from around the world

The festival consists of competition, discussions, workshops and seminar and other multi-disciplinary performances [2]


The festival received a major setback in 2012 which according to some sources was because of financial reasons but it resumed on 16 March 2016 under a new management, moving from Amakula Cultural Foundation to now being presented by Bayimba Cultural Foundation.[3]


  1. ^ "About - Amakula". Archived from the original on 26 February 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  2. ^ Archived 2016-02-23 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Uganda Amakula Film Festival Returns". Archived from the original on 1 November 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2018.

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