Gulu International Film Festival-2019 ()


21 May 2019
Call for entries

22 Jun 2019
Festival closed

02 Jul 2019
Notification date

25 Jul 2019
27 Jul 2019


Upper Churchil Drive,  304 UG.GL.GL, Gulu City, Northern, Uganda

Festival description
Human Rights Films
Short film festival
Feature film festival

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2017
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Feature Films 
 Any language
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Festival start: 25 July 2019      Festival end: 27 July 2019

Gulu International Film Festival-GIFF is Northern Uganda’s first major film festival that brings different cultures under one stage through films.

The festival includes film screenings, open debate sessions, master classes, awards and workshops.

We will be presenting awards to films that will be submitted for competitions at this year’s Gulu International Film Festival. The GIFF Awards is an open door for all independent filmmakers worldwide.

This year, our jury will award the best independent films through private screenings. We will also provide honourable mentions for filmmakers and notable humanitarians who may not necessarily win but who should be acknowledged for their work. All the annual winners receive the prestigious GIFF Elephant awards in their respective categories. The awards categories will have three separate sections of Local, National and International films.
Award Categories

1. Local category
Best local film
Best actor/actress
Best documentary
Best Music Video

2. National category
Best national short film
Best Animation
Best national documentary
Best national feature

3. International category
Best short film
Best Animation
Best documentary
Best feature film

Films should promote cultures, human rights, Social empowerment and freedom of expression.



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