The film industry in Uganda faces numerous challenges, including limited funding, infrastructure, government support, and visibility in the national entertainment market. To address these issues and promote growth and sustainability, a groundbreaking initiative called the ‘24- Hour Film Production Challenge’ has been conceived by Komakech Daniels, an alumnus of the Kuonyesha Art Fund. This unique program allows a team of filmmakers from Gulu City to write, shoot, edit, and premiere a short film within a 24-hour timeframe, putting their skills, experience, time management, and creativity to the ultimate test.
Spanning from 6:30 pm on June 29th, 2023, to 6:30 pm on June 30th, 2023, the 24-Hour Film Production Challenge sought to establish an all-encompassing and enduring structure for the film industry, with a particular emphasis on Gulu City. This groundbreaking event concentrated on three essential aspects: nurturing talent, leveraging social media platforms to promote the industry, and fostering collaborative partnerships among filmmakers and stakeholders. Through these endeavors, the initiative aimed to stimulate the advancement and flourishing of the film sector not only in Gulu City but also throughout Uganda as a whole. Read more