By Nasser Kasozi Akandwanaho
Ugandan film makers have been urged to produce films that are in line with their culture reasoning that they easily attract the international market and sponsors .
Axel Estein, a film Expert and festival organizer based in Germany noted that filmmakers should reflect on the day-to-day events in Uganda so that they can tell the world about what’s happening.
He added that it’s always better to always tell stories from your own country than copying from the international space.
Similarly Estein pointed out that if film makers want to attract the local market, they should start with teaching children at an early age through film clubs so that as they grow ,they learn to appreciate local content.
He also advised filmmakers to carry out research about the festivals to which they submit their movies saying that different festivals have different targets.
Before a film maker submits their film to any festival, they should find out what the organizers are looking for ,the theme, policies, and the submission procedures.
Estein explained that even if one submits their film to many festivals, if it doesn’t fall in the festivals’ themes, it will not qualify therefore it will be a wastage of time.
Axel Estein made the remarks while attending the film club sessions at the National Theatre