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Veronica’s Wish sweeps the Uganda Film Festival Awards: Here’s the full list of winners

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Veronica's Wish cast poses for a group photo

Veronica’s Wish cast poses for a group photo.

By Our Reporter 

Veronica’s Wish was the biggest winner of the evening as the Uganda Film Festival (UFF) awarded some of the best Ugandan films on Friday evening. The award gala, held at the Kampala Serena Hotel gardens, was the culminating event of the week-long festival that was marked by several activities which included film screenings, film exhibition market, workshops and trainings.

Veronica’s Wish won 9 awards including Best Feature Film, Best Cinematography and Best Screen Play among others. Directed by Rehema Nanfuka, the film tells the story of a woman who struggles with love after she is diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Also special about the movie, it is one of the few Ugandan movies that was directed by a woman, produced by a woman and also cast a woman in the lead role.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Best Student Film
Idi Amin’s Boat

Best Short Film
Kyenvu

Best Animation
Chebet

Best East African Film
World Tofauti

Best African Film
Sometimes In Yesterday

Best Actor in TV Drama
Ejule Paul (Taste Of Time)

Best Actress in TV Drama
Nantambi Juliet (Mistakes Girls Do)

Best TV Drama
Mistakes Girls Do

Best Costume & Prodiction Design
Veronica’s Wish

Best Sound
Veronica’s Wish

Best Editing & Post Production
Veronica’s Wish

Best Cinematography
Veronica’s Wish

Best Screen Play
Veronica’s Wish

Best Supporting Actor
Simon Base Kalema (Veronica’s Wish)

Best Supporting Actress 
Stella Nantumbwe (Bella)

Best Actor 
Raymond Rushabiiro (Five Days To Live)

Best Actress
Nisha Kalema (Veronica’s Wish)

Viewer’s Choice Award
94 Terror

Best Feature Film
Veronica’s Wish

Best Film Director
Rehema Nanfuka (Veronica’s Wish)

Lifetime Achievement Award
Abbey Mukiibi

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