2015 Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs (FICTS) Awards:

  • Olympic Spirit: All Africa Games feature, James Mayanja (Uganda)
  • Sport and Society: Ivan Byekwaso life story, Michael Lukomwa (Uganda)
  • TV Show: Seven Days, Duncan Sithole (South Africa)
  • Sports Movie: Mchezaji na Michezo, Moses Ndegwa (Kenya)

Two Ugandan journalists won awards at the Kampala International FICTS Festival at the Seascallop Restaurant, Kamwokya in Kampala.

The annual festival, the only one in Africa is held under the Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs (FICTS) umbrella.

Two Ugandans won awards at the event that brings together leading sports producers, directors, commentators and camera persons worldwide.

Winners:

Uganda’s Michael Jordan Lukomwa working with the national broadcaster, UBC T.V won the Sport and Society category award with a life story of body builder Ivan Byekwaso.

James Mayanja from Delta TV won the Olympic Spirit category with a feature from the All Africa Games.

Duncan Sithole from South Africa and Mchezaji na Michezo from Kenya won the best TV Show and Sports Movie categories respectively.

President, Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs (FICTS) Patrick Lwandaga called for more diligence among journalists, appreciating the creative touch to their work pieces;

Most journalists in the country have that creative mind and they just need to have more exposure to become better, but otherwise I am impressed

Other Winners:

  • The best TV Show was  Seven Days, presented by Duncan Sithole, a South African whilst the overall Sports Movie was Mchezaji na Michezo by Kenyan journalist, Moses Ndegwa.

The Kampala International festival is recognized by FICTS International and the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Twenty seven entries from Russia, Italy, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda were registered.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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