It is with great pleasure that Zuka Foundation would like to announce that the Audience's Favourite Film for 3rd Annual Zuka Students Film Festival, is,
The Boxer, by Michael Ilako, of Mohammed Amin Foundation, Kenya.
The Filmmaker also won himself a Scroll from Zuka and a cash prize
of One Million Uganda Shillings. The prize is a contribution towards his
next film project. This means they will get the money upon submitting a
script and budget for their next project. This contribution was made
possible through the generous support of VeFJO e.V in Germany, in
Partnership with Zuka Foundation.
In second place was Christmas Turkey by Washiwala Reagan
(Youth and Film Uganda - A project under Maisha Film Lab)
In third place was Wololo by Catherine Muema of Mohammed Amin Foundation, Kenya.
The Most Thematic Film award went to "Choices" - Directed by Berry Muga of Kibera Film School in Kenya.
NON STUDENT FILMS
We also had awards for non Student Films. And the winners were:
1. Best Picture - "The City blade Runner" - Director: Hillary Musinguzi (Uganda)
2. Best up and Coming Film - "The Source" - Director: Ali Musoke (Uganda)
*For the Student filmmakers, the purpose of these awards is to
encourage young talent to make more films, while for the independent filmmakers, we recognise and appreciate their work. Last year's student
winner, Emmanuel Kawooya, screened the trailer of his upcoming film. He
was the proud winner of the One million Uganda Shillings cash prize that
was given away in 2011.
The Zuka Students Film Festival is organized by Zuka Foundation and its partners. The
cash prize is made possible through the generous contributions of VeFJO
e.V, a German based organization that supports young talent in East
Africa. Other partners included, Amakula Cultural Foundation, Bayimba Cultural Foundation, Goethe-Zentrum Kampala, Alliance Française Kampala, Maisha Film Lab, Docskool in Nepal, Kampala Film School and our individual partners.
Zuka is an annual showcase of some of the young film-making
talent in East Africa. This year, we also featured films from Rwanda,
Singapore and Bangladesh. Zuka would also like to thank in a special
way, Kshitiz Adhiraj, Jeremy Chua and Mostofa sarwar Farooki for
offering invaluable support in making this year's event the success that
it was. This year's Festival Director was Chris
Zuka is committed to continuing along the path of
growth as we grow along with East Africa's film scene. Our goal, is to
"Tell stories to inspire generations."