The Kaduna international film festival earlier today released the official selections and nominees for its 7th edition as Uganda top the list.

The Secretary of the 7th Kaduna international film festival board of jurors Dr. Charles Okwuowulu DGN highlighted that the film festival had competitive and high quality films this year.

107 films have been selected to be screened at the 7th Kaduna international film festival.

The nominees below;

7TH KADUNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL NOMINEES

Best Screenplay

The Passenger (Uganda)

Kaka (Nigeria)

Kamsi (Nigeria)

Present Past (Uganda)

Niniya (Nigeria)

Best Short Film

Not my daughter (Uganda)

My sister’s blood (Uganda)

Dearest Mama (Uganda)

Maama Wange (Uganda)

Deadly Razor (Nigeria)

Best Student/Experimental film

Hawaman (Nepal)

Doctor and Patient (Nigeria)

Block(Uganda)

9 lives(Uganda)

Flower (Nigeria)

Melediction (Uganda)

Best Animation

Mission to Simba (Uganda)

Lost (Uganda)

The mess (Uganda)

A sweet friendship (India)

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Best Make-up

The Kitara Chronicles(Uganda)

Makula (Uganda)

Bana Bakwai (Nigeria)

All for Love (Nigeria)

Widow’s Gift (Ghana)

Best Costume

Karamoja (Uganada)

All for Love (Nigeria)

The Kitara Chronicles(Uganda)

Widow’s Gift (Ghana)

Beyond Wealth (Uganda)

Best Production Design

Karamoja (Uganada)

Kaka (Nigeria)

Tarbiyyarmu(Nigeria)

The Kitara Chronicles(Uganda)

The tell of our Times (Uganda)

Best Sound Track

Bana Bakwai (Nigeria)

Maama Wange (Uganda)

Kamsi (Nigeria)

Present Past (Uganda)

Karamoja (Uganada)

Best Special/Visual Effect

Kamsi (Nigeria)

The Kitara Chronicles(Uganda)

24 hours (Nigeria)

The tell of our Times (Uganda)

Tarbiyyarmu(Nigeria)

Best Lead Actor (male)

Kamugisha Fenando as Mark in 24 hours

Wole Ojo as Dozie Namdi in Kamsi

Yakubu Mohammed as Mallam Habu in Kaka

Nawab Shakarama as James in Karamoja

Ssekimpi Johnmary as Dominic Banadda in Present Past

Best Lead Actor (Female)

Kiki Omeili as Detective Adesua in Kamsi

Evelyn Atim as Ritah in Karamoja

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Eleanor Nabwiso as Emmy in 24 hours

Allen Musumba as Meega Kisosonkole in 9 Lives

Nakitende Hasifah Nande as Mercy Mirembe Banadda in Present Past

Best Supporting Actor (Male)

Edesiri Emmanuel Edwards as Alhaji in Kamsi

Kawuma Fred as Bus Conductor in The passenger

Musa Mwambu as Liam in When You Become Me

Ssempijja Fred okamber as Simon Mulinwa in Present Past

Timothy Kimbirango as Benson in Karamoja

Best Supporting Actor (Female)

Bimbo Ademoye as Ije in Kamsi

Ketty Bitanah as Namakula in My Sister’s Blood

Akunda Doreck as Africa in When You Become Me

Shiba Magezi as Nakasinde in Diana

Eleanor Nawiso as Suzan in in Karamoja

Best Documentary

Shaking Hand with the Devil (United Kingdom)

The Chaotic Whole (Nigeria)

Agbo: Poison or Remedy? (Nigeria)

On Your Own (Nigeria)

Gbagyi Cultural Heritage (Nigeria)

Badagry heritage (Nigeria)

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Best Cinematography-

The Passenger(Uganda)

Kamsi (Nigeria)

Present Past (Uganda)

The tell of our Times (Uganda)

Niniya (Nigeria)

Best Directing

The Passenger (Uganda)

Kamsi (Nigeria)

Present Past (Uganda)

24 hours(Nigeria)

All for Love (Uganda)

Best Africa indigenous language film

Daddy’s Love (Nigeria)

Niniya (Nigeria)

Abeni the deity (Nigeria)

Kaka (Nigeria)

The Lions of Buganda (Uganda)

Echezona (Nigeria)

Best Feature Film

Kamsi (Nigeria)

Present Past (Uganda)

24 hours (Nigeria)

All for Love (Uganda)

Karamoja (Uganda)

Best film “KADIFF2024” (Viewers choice category)

To be determined by viewers.

Congratulations to all Nominees and official selections. We look forward to hosting you all in Kaduna for the 7th Kaduna international film festival from 27th – 31st August 2024 with the theme “Cinema and Cultural Xchange”.

Ambrose Fadoyin.

Senior special assistant media and communications KADIFF

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