By Our Reporter
Ugandan filmmakers including producers, directors, and promoters were yesterday (17th may), advised on how to penetrate the international market.
During a film session organized by the Film Club Uganda, at the Uganda National Cultural Center, a German festival programmer Axel Estein told the filmmakers that it takes research to make a breakthrough and receive nominations from international festivals.
“Before submitting your movies, first make enough research about the themes, principles, targets, and policies. Even if you submit to 50 festivals when your film doesn’t fall in the festivals’ themes, they can not qualify…,” Axel said.
He also advised Festival Organizers in the country to focus on themes that attract international markets and stakeholders so that these can be recognized around the world.
“Your festival organizers should put up festivals that will benefit directors, and attract international market and sponsors. They should be true to culture and production…
He called upon the Club to extend its services to other parts of the country so that children learn about film.
“And to attract the local market, start by teaching children about film at an early age, establish film clubs in all parts of the country, involving the media and establish distribution points…,” he advised.