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The Uganda Nile’s Diaspora International Film Festival Announces the Official Film Selections for 2012 – The Sheraton Kampala.

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Posted November 19, 2012 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Film ~ 5,946 views

     

For Immediate Release —  NDIFF (Uganda Nile’s Diaspora International Film Festival), a non-profit organization announces the official selections of the 2012 Film Festival program, presented by Vision Group & Hosted by Sheraton Kampala and IREC. The Festival will run from Friday, December 7th to Saturday, December 15th in Kampala, with its central hub at Sheraton Kampala.

NDIFF’s mission is to establish itself on the festival circuit and calendar as a world-class event, showcasing the best in new African and International cinema and providing the Ugandan movie-loving public with access to critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals, and emerging talent from around the world.

In its premier version, NDIFF will screen over 61 feature films, shorts, and animation, representing more than 20 countries. This year, the Festival received more than 165 submissions from filmmakers around the world! The final selections represent 28 African premieres, and 4 Blockbuster festival debuts from Nigeria, Africa’s filmmaking superpower.

The festival kicks off with a bang on Friday 7th December, when Africa Magic / M-Net hosts a VIP cocktail as part of the opening Night, with Iryn Namubiru & The Fusion Band offering live performances, some prominent Diaspora artistes and locals in entertainment, before the opening film sets the screen alight.

(Full program to follow)
With 2 films in the non-competition category, 56 films will be in for competition for the following 7 awards:
Best Full Feature, Best Short, Best Documentary, Best Of Uganda – Feature, Best Of Uganda – Short, Director’s Award and the Audience Choice Award where the public will be calling and texting to a dedicated phone line throught the festival to vote for their favorite film.

4 Honoree Awards recipients – Nadia Buari (Ghanaian Supermodel and Actress), Jim Iyke (Nigerian Actor & Producer), Prof.Alhaj Badru Kateregga (Kampala Film School) and Mrs. Mira Nair (Maisha Film Lab), will climax the Awards Gala Night to be hosted at the Fountain at Sheraton Kampala Hotel on 15th December in another night of glitz and glamour. We’ve received tremendous support from the business community and can’t wait to present this rich, diverse program to audiences,” said Festival Co-Director Phad Mutumba. “We’ve created a series of highly entertaining, memorable experiences for our filmmakers and audiences.

In a fully packed week, high-profile screenings one must not to miss will include Hollywood’s award winning Hopelessly In June (USA), High Chicago (Canada), Cry Of Love (South Africa) – Featuring Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Last Flight to Abuja (Nigeria) featuring Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and Jim Iyke, Mirror Boy (Nigeria) featuring Genevievve Najji & Osita Iheme.

Full Selection below:

LIST OF THE OFFICIAL SELECTION OF NDIFF K’LA 2012
1) SUPER. FULL
a) Director: Niam Itani
b) Duration 13:00
2) BONSAI PEOPLE
a) Director: Holly Mosher
b) Duration: 1:18:49
3) HAND FULL OF DIRT
a) Director: Russell Watson
b) Duration: 1:30:53
4) RASPBERRY MAGIC
a) Director: Lena Pendharkar
b) Duration: 1:22:03
5) STATE OF MIND
a) Director: Djo Tunda Wa Munga
b) Duration: 51:03
6) MAKING THE BAND (Non-Competition)
a) Director: Phad Mutumba
b) Duration: 1:48:18
7) THE GOLDEN PEN
a) Director: Lani Selick
b) Duration: 0:47
8) HIGH CHICAGO
a) Director: Alfons Adetuyi
b) Duration: 1:38:16
9) HOPELESSLY IN JUNE
a) Director: Vincent Brantley
b) Duration: 93:41
10) MY COUNTRY
a) Director: Lalita Krishna
b) Duration 43:00
11) THE MIRROR BOY
a) Director: Obi Emelonye
b) Duration: 1:25:48
12) WHITE AND BLACK
a) Director: Jean-François Méan
b) Duration: 58:29
13) ZAMORA
a) Director: Shams Bhanji
b) Duration: 1:17:59
14) ZANZIBAR
a) Director: Tamalyn Dallal
b) Duration: 1:26:10
15) A GOOD CATHOLIC GIRL
a) Director: Matt Bish
b) Duration: 26:01
16) CALL HER TEMILOLA
a) Director: Avionne Akanbi
b) Duration: 7:02
17) CUT THAT THING
a) Director: Matt Bish
b) Duration: 14:38
18) LEAVE A MESSAGE
a) Director: Julia Guillen
b) Duration: 11:17
19) STATE RESEARCH BUREAU
a) Director: Matt Bish
b) Duration: 1:35:17
20) MY POLICY (Non-Competition)
a) Director: Phad Mutumba
b) Duration: 1:22:30
21) BODY AND SOUL
a) Director: Matthieu Bron
b) Duration: 26:57
22) CRY OF LOVE
a) Director: Faith Isiakpere
b) Duration: 2:05:33
23) GOSSIP NATION
a) Director
b) Duration:
24) HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH
a) Director: Wanjiku Hansen
b) Duration: 12:13
25) MAMA JULIA
a) Director: Wanjiku Hansen
b) Duration: 10:37
26) LAST FLIGHT TO ABUJA
a) Director: Obi Emelonye
b) Duration: 1:15:31
27) PROGRESS
a) Director: Simon Taylor
b) Duration: 1:10:54
28) PROMISED LAND
a) Director: Yoruba Richen
b) Duration: 52:49
29) MY CITY ON FIRE
a) Director: Dennis Onen
b) Duration: 00:05:00
30) BLINK AND LOSE
a) Director: Kakooza Ali
b) Duration: 08:00
31) RELEASE YOURSELF
a) By Ibrahim Mudathir
b) Duration: 06:38
32) AARGHH
i) Duration: 00:08:00
33) I LIKE IT
a) Director: Ntandegwawo Phoebe
b) Duration: 0:10:00
34) VISION 2012
a) Director: Nakamya Molly
b) Duration: 00:06:00
35) KARAMOJA IN THE EYES OF THE CHILDREN
a) Director: Sabine Meyer
b) Duration: 12:20
36) BUKWO THE FORGOTTEN DISTRICT
a) Director: Claus Schrowange
b) Duration: 13:09
37) A JOKE
a) Director: Sarah Kateregga
b) Duration: 00:03:00
38) FRED THE GABBAGE COLLECTOR
a) Director: Nalweyiso Noeline
b) Duration: 00:06:00
39) BACK ON THE ROAD
a) Director: Kou Cas Henry
b) Duration: 00:08:00
40) OMUGETO
a) Director: Semulema Daniel
b) Duration: 00:08:00
41) SMOKING FOR MONEY
a) Director: Nakamya Molly
b) Duration: 9:57
42) JUST ROLL IT
a) Director: Kawooya Emma
b) Duration: 0:08:00
43) BYEBYE MUZUNGU

44) GWANSINGA My best friend

45) ENSOZI TEZISISINKANA

46) BONNA BWEBATYO?
a) Allen Kakooza, Abudu Latif Lutaaya)

47) ENKWE ZÁBASAJJA The double crosser

48) KWAANA MINJI The unfaithful

49) NANTABUULIRIRWA They live

50) KIVUTO
a) Duration: 0:08:48
51) AFRICAN AMERICAN FOLKLORE
a) Director: Tony Angelo
b) Duration: 00:33:00
52) GOTTO
a) Director: Kihire Kennedy
b) Duration: 00:15:00
53) BREAKING THE MESH
a) Director: Kihire Kennedy
b) Duration: 00:44:00
54) ME & MYSELF
a) Director: Rogers Atukunda
b) Duration: 00:21:00
55) THE PRICE OF SATANISM “Omugugu gwa lusifa”
a) Duration: 93min
56) FATE
a) Director: Cindy Magara
b) Duration: 117 min
57) WINDOWS OF HOPE
a) Director: Cindy Magara
b) Duration: 136 min
58) FAIR PLAY
a) Duration: 128min
59) PAPER BOAT
a) Director: Helmy Nou
b) Duration: 17
60) ENSAYO DE ACTORES
a) Jesus Monroy
b) Duration: 7:45
61) Cinema No Seu Bairro
a) Director: Matthieu Bron
b) Duration: 27 min

The Programming Team
NDIFF
www.ndiffest.org


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