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Patrick Twine

Patrick Twine

I am a male Ugandan, with a background in Journalism, technical configurations, and finding solutions to technical or other practical problems. I Diploma in Journalism & Mass communication, From United Media Consultants & Trainers in Kampala. I have managed to be team member and lead it when called upon and have developed positive and successful Read More

Roger ‘Matelja’Mugabirwe

Roger Matelja Magabirwe

Roger was born on 7th April 1990 in Western Uganda. He is a Lawyer turned Filmmaker, Writer and Director.  Rogers had a child hood dream of being a filmmaker and moved on to chase his dream opting not to practice Law despite graduating from Nkumba University in 2014 with a good Law Degree. He started Read More

Ojok Francis Odong

Ojok Francis Odong

Ojok Francis Odong is an ardent Scriptwriter and Director. He is one of the success stories of Youth and Film Uganda; a pilot project by Maisha Film Lab in Gulu, Northern Uganda in 2011-2013. As a writer/Director, he has over 5 short films under his belt. Some of these short films include; My Lost Wallet, Read More

Joanitta Wandera

Joanitta Wandera

Joanitta Bewulira-Wandera, has done extensive work in Television, Stage, Radio and Film as an actress, Director, Casting Director, as well as an Acting, Dialogue and Dialect Coach. A graduate from Panjab University in Chandigarh, India, she has worked on several nationally acclaimed television drama series, notably ‘Centre 4’ which was well received across Africa and Read More

Carlos Lwanga

Carlos Lwanga

The first film Carlos Lwanga ever watched was THE FOUNTAIN by Darren Aronofsky, when he was seventeen, and it brought tears to his eyes. He had obviously watched other movies before that point, but he had watched them the way a junk food addict eats — without real pleasure, sustenance or satisfaction. The Fountain then, Read More

Arthur Denis Mubezi

Arthur Denis Mubezi

Arthur Denis Mubezi is an impending screen writer and has been blessed with vital opportunities in script writing presented by Maisha film Lab where he has attended two life changing workshops as a writer,  which include the adaptation workshop in 2013 which equipped him with skills in story adaptation for theatre and his first screen Read More

Ali Bakkar

Ali Bakkar

Assignments undertaken: 2013 – Director of Photography for a Bart Kakooza movie THE WORLD ENDS TOMORROW shot in Kabale, Bushenyi, Kanungu and Kampala. 2012 – Cameraman for a Rural Communication Development Fund documentary on the installation of ICT communication systems in all Government funded schools countrywide commissioned by the UGANDA COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION. 2012 – Cameraman Read More

Bwayo Moses

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Bwayo Moses is a film student doing his final year at Kampala Film School. He directed his first documentary last November about stigma towards albinos, which is currently in post-production stage. He is an established sound recordist who has worked on several sets around Uganda including: “My Karamoja” (2012) a recent documentary directed by Zaeh Read More

Dilman Dila

Dilman Dila

Dilman Dila is the author of a critically acclaimed collection of short stories, A Killing in the Sun. He has been listed in several prestigious prizes, including the Gerald Kraak Award (2016), BBC International Radio Playwriting Competition (2014), the Commonwealth Short Story Prize  (2013), and the Short Story Day Africa prize (2013, 2014). His short Read More

Jamir Musenze Jamal

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My name is Jamir Musenze Jamal. I am a filmmaker. I started the journey of filmmaking in 2004 after spending a period of time while practicing creative writing and photo journalism as a freelancer.   I have been in the filmmaking world while undertaking personal projects in my film Art Studio as well as getting involved Read More

Kyomugasha Miriam

I am called KYOMUGASHO, MIRIAM. Am an upcoming film director. I studied film (screen writing and directing) with Mariam Ndagire Film and Performing Arts Centre (MNFPAC) IN 2011. I wrote and directed one short movie HEART BREAK, (2011), Co-wrote and co-directed TAKE ME (2012) And have featured on other sets as part of the crew. Read More

Mubezi Arthur Denis

My name is Mubezi Arthur, I am 26 yrs and a graduate from Makerere University in Office and information management. I have strong literature back ground which I did study at my ordinary and advanced levels of education and this gave me an insight of what it takes to be a good writer or actor Read More

Mubiru Moses

Background Mubiru Moses is a Ugandan, born and raised in Jinja and Kampala, with ancestral grounds in Masaka. Growing up, he was passionate and talented in the fine arts, something that was always known about him. For secondary school he went to Bweyogerere Secondary School where he sat for both his O’ and A’ levels. Read More

Mugume Davidson

It started in 2007 when I finished my A-level exams and I did not know what to do with my life, the fear of going to university and kill precious time studying a course that I did not love gave me nightmares, by then even the thought of making films was a dream in a Read More

Patience Katushabe Asaba

Patience Katushabe

Patience Katushabe Asaba was born in Ugandan and has loved films since her childhood. Her great break through was when she started making films in 2011, at the age of 17, with the Maisha Youth program -Youth And Films. She was trained to make films and was the editor of a short film called “Mandu.” Read More

Pete Suuna

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  I am working with Great Lakes Film Production as their video editor and also with Trendz Studios ( Mariam Ndagire) as a Video Editor/Cinematographer and a Techinical Mentor in MNFAC. Over the years I have worked on a couple of short Documentary films  with Great Lakes Film Production like OUR OIL OUR CHOICE and many more. The Read More

Robert Maxwell Ochan

I have worked on several documentary projects including scripwriting & directing “The Millennium Village-Anyara” a UNDP Millennium Villages documentary. “The Plight of  a Forgotten People” a documentary on the crisis in Northern Uganda for a United Kingdom based Charity organization, African Community Health & Research Organisation- ARCHRO. “Food Security Project for the People of Luwero” for Read More

Rogers Atukunda

Rogers Atukunda

Rogers Atukunda is an upstart short story writer, a journalist [editor at http://edge.ug], published poet and filmmaker. He studied English, Literature and film at Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. Atukunda is a Maisha alumnus having attended the 2011 and 2016 screenwriters’ labs. He worked as a Marketing and Communications Agent at Nyati Motion Pictures, a Film Read More

Samuel Lutaaya Tebandeke

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Samuel has been a practising artist since 2003 and has gained experience in various art forms namely; dance, theatre, film to mention a few. His primary passion is dance and his interactions with various dance artists and educators have given him the ability to collaborate on various projects and also learn a great deal about Read More

Semakula Francis

EDUCATION Francis obtained a degree in Office and Information Management at Makerere University in 2009. He further obtained a professional certificate in Computer networking at the same University in 2011. Has UACE, UNEB certificate in 2004 at St. James SS. Jinja. And Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) at Armoret High School in 2000. And PLE Read More

Simon Mukali

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Simon ‘Se’ydou’ Mukali is a Director/Writer born in Nairobi, Kenya on 8th May 1983. He was studying Architecture when, while working on holiday, he got to interact with media professionals in television. He decided to bite the bullet and switch careers, getting into the world of production. He has worked for six years on various Read More

Esther Kintu

Esther Kintu

Esther Kintu is a Film Editor with a work experience of over 12 Years having worked on “Centre 4”, a Ugandan medical drama as my first Big Project in 2002. Since 2002 I have worked on the following projects as a film Editor and trainer: Makutano Junction, a Kenyan TV Series: Season 1-15 (2005 – Read More

Derek Lubangakene

Although Derek Lubangakene is the Operating Manager in a Supply and Distribution firm, his passion is writing. He is currently working on his second fantasy book. He also writes poetry, and has been published in The Proposal, an anthology Black Rainbow Poetry. His poetry has also been published in the Kalahari Review and his poem, Read More

Bamusiime Sylvia

CINEMATOGRAPHER/ PRODUCTION MANAGER Bamusiime Sylvia is a cinematographer and producer at Elemental Edge. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration in 2005. After her graduation, she began working as a volunteer at Watoto Church and Watoto Child Care Ministries in the media department from 2006-2012. With no experience in production, directing, cinematography and filmmaking, Read More

Allan Manzi

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Director, Assitant Director, Producer, Editor I am a Maisha Film Lab Alum born and bread in Kampala, Uganda. I joined Maisha in 2011 for the filmmaker’s lab that year. It was after joining Maisha that I confirmed my true calling to be a filmmaker/storyteller. It was actually after speaking to Maisha founder Mira Nair that Read More

Ali Musoke

Ali Musoke

Filmmaker / Cinematographer Plot 4, Rubaga Estates, Mobile +256 783 146 769 / 705 146 769 Website: www.alimusoke.com Email: www.alimusoke@gmail.com info@alimusoke.com RESUME Ali is remarkably astute, creative, and talented professional offering broad-based experience across all genres; commercials, documentaries, corporate videos, long and short narrative films and music videos. Demonstrates paramount efforts in Cinematography, Video Editing Read More

Adnan Ssenkumba

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Adnan Ssenkumba is the rare, prolific Filmmaker from Uganda who fluidly moves between sound recording and sound design for film. After 3 years of training, school, workshop, and personal efforts Adnan made a stunning entry into the Ugandan film industry with BLACK HALL, a Maishia film lab short film  (2010) where he worked as sound Read More

Shantos Ssekito

Shantos Ssekito

Shantos Ssekito is an audio recordist/ mixer and crews fixer based in Kampala, Uganda. With a career spanning close to 8 years in the industry, Shantos has skillfully worked on reality TV shows (PROJECT INSPIRE AFRICA), talk shows (UGANDA SPEAKS), game shows (THE GOODLIFE SHOW), short films (AFTER THE SILENCE) and feature films (FELISTASFABLE), documentaries Read More

Usama Osam Mukwaya

Usama Osam Mukwaya

Usama Osam Mukwaya is a Ugandan film director, screenwriter, actor and television host. He broke through his writing career with his short film Hello that won overall best film in the 2010 MNFPAC students’ awards. His film credits include Hello (2010), She Likes Prada (2011), Bala Bala Sese (2015) and his latest 2017 film, a Read More

Sophie Alal

Sophie Alal

I am the Founder Director at Deyu African, a non profit that solicits folk tales, literary works and disseminates articles that document culture and the arts in Uganda. This work has given me strong insight into challenges and opportunities that local film makers face in contributing to global culture. Film has always been an interest Read More