Kampala Film Development Foundation is a Non-Profit Organization working to develop people through Film.
The organization is founded at its grassroots in Uganda in 2016, registered under REG No. 80020002181398. Today Film has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching sensitization tool in Uganda and world over. Thanks to more than a thousand members, funders and dedicated efforts of our diverse staff who impact people’s lives through film funding, film trainings, Forums, exchange programs and community activations in 6 regions and territories across the country.
To become a source of skill development and unique empowerment to film makers.
To develop visionary film makers that will produce effective programs and positively influence economic and social development in the community.
OUR CORE VALUES
We are associated with empowerment and stability
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
1. We are relentlessly committed to taking full responsibility and providing excellence in every project & endeavor.
2. We pride ourselves in taking on big challenges and seeing them through.
1) FILM AND CULTURE MARKET
Film and Culture Market is an initiative of Kampala Film development Foundation. The four-day Film and Culture Market is an annual event between Uganda and USA that will happen for the first time in May 2021 in Kampala-Uganda. The week presents creative, challenging and ground breaking film works from Uganda and USA. This project will feature components focusing more on collaboration through Film and cultural diversity that exists between the two countries.
Film and Culture Market features screenings of Ugandan and American short and Feature films, works of young Filmmakers, Special events, and opportunities for attendees to meet with the directors, actors, producers, screenwriters, and composers involved in the making of the featured films. The Film and Culture Market highlights more on young filmmakers, offers film workshops for youth and hosts a ‘Film as Business’ forum for economic and social development of young Film makers.
The project’s goal is to remind the young people that working together on protecting and developing the cultural diversity and exchange in our communities through Film is a long-lasting and important process that has recently started and should be kept going on, for as long as possible.
2) TRAININGS (ACTORS, DIRECTORS, PRODUCERS AND MORE)
Actors training classes are on-going since September 2019 at The Uganda National Cultural Centre theatre – Uganda. We have four in-takes a year; each in-take is a maximum of 2 months studying every Tuesday, once every week for a total of 16 hours.
The classes are categorized into three classes, namely; Junior, Senior and Master Class.
We think that this is a fun place to be, where training is constantly happening and youthful Film makers are attending KFDF scholarships, from as far away as Western Uganda.
3) FORUMS (DEBTS, FESTIVALS, CONFERENCES AND BOOT CAMPS)
We hold debts, festivals, conferences and boot camps every year to train, mobilize groups for better productions, award improved skills and recognize the best performers.
Boot Camps are exciting; competition focused training days in which participants usually from different film categories, compete for prizes based on the different Film production levels and stages in a project goal.
Outcome: Youth with a clearer understanding of film making, its capabilities and the part it will play in their careers; specifically, social and economic development.
4) EXCHANGE PROGRAMS
Under this program, we encourage film makers in Uganda to exchange working ideas with film makers from different countries, for example, film clubs in USA, Kenya, Europe link up with Film clubs in Uganda through different channels like international film Festivals, social media, arranged visits and project volunteering programs.
5) COMMUNITY SCREENINGS AND SENSITIZATION THROUGH FILM
We hold screenings for produced films in different parts of the country, most of the educational or communicative movies are used to sensitize the public about certain styles of living for a social and economic development in people’s lives.
6) COMMUNITY ACTIVATIONS OF FILM PRODUCTION, FILM FUNDING
Under this program, KFDF offers support to the upcoming or struggling film makers in Uganda to meet their production costs. We help find funding for viable film projects. With the help of Crowd funding by kind donors and funders like you, many people under Kampala Film Development Foundation were given a ‘cost of film production’ relief. But there are still thousands of film makers who are in dire need of your support and are waiting for a miracle which could change their lives. Together through fundraising, we can give new lives and hopes to many deserving film makers in Uganda.
7) VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Volunteering & Community Services; Film makers FUN events and coordination of donated items (Mostly Camera gears or any relevant film making equipment). Volunteering also needed for training at workshops & mentoring at the film making, sensitization or training Boot Camps.
HOW WE ADD VALUE
Improved Employee Satisfaction from Project Awareness & Volunteerism.
Quality Footage/Photo/Press Release Opportunities for women and film makers.
We create Youth recruitment opportunities, mostly during our projects and recommendations.
Qualifies for 100% of spend; over 95% of beneficiaries are youth.
“This amazing opportunity of providing quality training within underprivileged communities is unprecedented and the positive effect of this intervention is helping to motivate both the qualified and the under qualified in the Film industry.”
The Film Industry being a huge employment platform for the youth, as KFDF, we work towards improving the economic development and professionalism in Film to enhance and enlarge the employment base in the Country.
We believe all women can embrace who they are, tell their stories,
define their future, and can change the world.
To develop visionary film makers that will produce
effective programs and positively influence
economic and social development in the community.
To become a source of skill development
and unique empowerment to film makers.