L-R: USPA organizing secretary Francisco Bwambale, Mulangira Muhammed Jjuuko (manager Tal Cottages), Dean Kibirige (President FICTS - Uganda) and Simon Mugabi during the launch (Photo: David Isabirye)

2019 Kampala International Sports Film Festival:

11th – 12th September

At Tal Cottages, Rubaga – Kampala

The annual Kampala International Sports film festival has been confirmed for 11th – 12th September 2019 at the Tal Cottages in Rubaga, Kampala.

For starters, this will be the 13th edition of the festival that has six categories in the documentary (2014-2019), sport and society, Olympic games (Olympic spirit), TV Sports Show, Movies and sports adverts.

Addressing journalists at the launch of the event, Dean Kibirige, the President of FICTS Uganda, called for active involvement for all interested parties.

L-R: USPA organizing secretary Francisco Bwambale, Mulangira Muhammed Jjuuko (manager Tal Cottages), Dean Kibirige (President FICTS – Uganda) and Simon Mugabi during the launch (Photo: David Isabirye)

The festival attracts programmes and films from all over the world, under the auspices of the global body, FICTS (Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs), with the headquarters in Milan City, Italy.

This two days’ event is organized and run by FICTS – Uganda, a registered non-profit making body which collaborates with several sports media houses on the African continent and beyond.

FICTS – Uganda was initiated by the late legendary sports broadcaster, Andrew Patrick Luwandagga, twelve years ago.

At least 50 entries are expected to be accorded free public entry in the aforementioned categories.

A special award  (the APL mentorship award) will be given to the most outstanding person or institution that has contributed greatly to the development of sport locally and on the international scene, just like the late Luwandagga.

We are very grateful to the management of Tal Cottages led by Omulangira Muhammed Jjuuko who have accepted to host the event for the first time offsetting us of the planned bill on the venue budget.

Some of the past winners include Patrick Kanyomozi, Leone Ssenyange among others.

Past Venues:

  • 2007 – Grand Imperial Hotel
  • 2008  – Club Rouge
  • 2009 – Club Rouge
  • 2010  – Club Rouge
  • 2011 – Club Le Beaujalais
  • 2012 – Seascallop
  • 2013 – Seascallop
  • 2014 – Seascallop
  • 2015 – Seascallop
  • 2016 – Seascallop
  • 2017 – Seascallop
  • 2018 – Seascallop
  • 2019 – Tal Cottages
L-R: USPA organizing secretary Francisco Bwambale, Mulangira Muhammed Jjuuko (manager Tal Cottages), Dean Kibirige (President FICTS – Uganda) and Simon Mugabi during the launch (Photo: David Isabirye)

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

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