UCC, UTB to sign MOU on film promotion

The Uganda Communications Commission and Uganda Tourism Board are two government agencies with two divergent mandates, but they share a deep sense of duty to grow the film industry in Uganda. This shared sense of duty has gradually developed into a bond that is set to be formalised through a memorandum of understanding. As the UTB Chief Executive Officer Ms Lilly Ajarova and her UCC … Continue reading UCC, UTB to sign MOU on film promotion

Museveni impressed by ICT innovations

The inaugural ICT Innovation Expo got off to an impressive start on Tuesday, with the chief guest President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni describing what he had seen as “renaissance” and pledging his government’s continued support to the sector. Conceived and organised by the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance, the first of its kind expo that was held at the Uganda Institute of Information and Communication … Continue reading Museveni impressed by ICT innovations

UCC ready for global AIDS conference

Uganda Communications Commission is proud to be associated with Uganda’s successful bid to host the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in Africa (ICASA) in 2021. To win, Uganda beat off stiff competition from Kenya in the final race, having earlier prevailed over Nigeria, Zambia and Tunisia. UCC’s role was to offer technical backing for the bid, following an invitation by Uganda … Continue reading UCC ready for global AIDS conference

TELECOMS ASKED TO APPLY FOR NEW LOOK LICENSES

Telecommunications operators have up to 30th January 2020 to formally notify the Uganda Communications Commission which license categories they want to apply for under the new licensing regime. Having concluded a review of the new licensing framework for the telecommunications sector and approved various license categories, the Commission recently wrote to concerned telecom operators and service providers confirming the new terms and reminding them to … Continue reading TELECOMS ASKED TO APPLY FOR NEW LOOK LICENSES

UCC ED SPEAKS ON AI REGULATION CHALLENGES

As Artificial Intelligence continues to take the world by storm, adequate regulation is necessary to safeguard the interests of consumers while maintaining fair competition among service providers, the UCC Executive Director has said. Delivering a paper on “Ethics in and Regulation of Artificial Intelligence” at the 5th Engineers Forum at Hotel Africana on 6th December 2019, Mr Godfrey Mutabazi said it’s the communication regulator’s mandate … Continue reading UCC ED SPEAKS ON AI REGULATION CHALLENGES

THE WEEKLY REVIEW

LAILAH WINS BIG AT UFF The Uganda Film Festival 2019 came to a glamourous climax last Friday with a movie named Lailah the biggest winner of the evening. Lailah, whose director is serial winner Richard Mulindwa, won five awards; Best Post Production, Best Feature Film, Best Actor in a Feature Film and Viewer’s Choice. Besides Lailah, for which Patrick Nkakalukanyi won Best Actor, other outstanding … Continue reading THE WEEKLY REVIEW

Lailah shines as UFF 2019 ends on a high

KAMPALA – Lailah was the biggest winner of the evening as the Uganda Film Festival (UFF) came to a glamorous climax last Friday. Lailah is the title of a Richard Mulindwa movie, which scooped five awards; Best Post Production, Best Feature Film, Best Actor in a Feature Film and Viewer’s Choice. The festival, which was held at the Uganda Institute of Information and Communications Technology … Continue reading Lailah shines as UFF 2019 ends on a high

WINNERS UFF 2019

SUMMARY OF AWARDS BEST SCRIPT / SCREENPLAY – BED OF THORNS BEST POST PRODUCTION / EDITING – LAILAH BEST FEATURE FILM – LAILAH BEST DIRECTOR – LAILAH BEST SOUND DESIGN – BED OF THRONES BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – AUGUST BEST COSTUME DESIGN – RED RATS BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – AUGUST BEST INDIGENOUS FILM – TEST OF FAITH BEST EAST AFRICAN FILM – MY VILLAGE BEST INTERNATIONAL … Continue reading WINNERS UFF 2019