Uganda positions as a Film hub at Cannes film festival in France

Uganda is positioning herself as a multifaceted filming destination and hub at Cannes Film Festival. The team is hosting the Uganda Day at the Pavilion Afrique – Cannes Film Festival. Several engagements including Panel discussion are ongoing.

From L-R, Mr Godfrey Mutabazi the Executive Director-UCC and Head of Uganda delegation Film maker, Dan Moss, Mr Sabilla Mongea- UTB Board Member and Head of Legal & Corporate Affairs, Uganda Wildlife Authority, Mrs Ruth Kibuuka – Content Development Manager -UCC

In its first year at Cannes, Pavillon Afriques is one of the busiest, unique, networking and business hub at the festival this year. Uganda joined a line-up of participating countries including Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Jamaica, USA, Brazil among others.

Mr Godfrey Mutabaazi the Executive Director – UCC and Head of the Uganda Delegation notes this is a unique opportunity for Uganda to position local film trade and promotion that outlines the diversity and plurality of Uganda at an International level to drive television content. Uganda has the potential of becoming a centre for filming in Africa.

The Pavillion Afrique is an exclusive business platform where film industry stakeholders are meeting to discuss potential trade in Cinematography taking advantage of the unique atmosphere of the Festival de Cannes.

The festival is situated within the heart of the Marché du Film, which is the world’s biggest gathering of film industry professionals seeking to expand professional networks, develop partnerships and sell films.

Under the theme ‘Connecting the Past, Present and Future’; Pavillon packs a full schedule with a mix of private and public sector round-table discussions on film financing and content distribution, a series of country destination seminars, celebrity-hosted panels, leadership workshops, film screenings and more, the programme is the most fascinating hub out of Cannes in 2019.

In a continued efforts to promote Uganda as a premier tourist and film hub within the region, the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) and Uganda Communications Commission are participating at the Pavilion Afriques at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival that started on May 14 and will end on 25 May 2019 in France.

Pavillon Afrique is the first tent within the Film Market section of the Cannes Film Festival dedicated exclusively to the business of Film in the African continent and the diaspora.

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