At dilstories, we believe film should be an art form, and that
production costs should not limit a filmmaker’s ability to tell stories. With
our Mobile Film School, we aim at training filmmakers and any interested
persons in the use of new filmmaking technology and new media, and to
empower filmmakers to become creative entrepreneurs. We hope to build a diverse
film infrastructure in Uganda,
where even those in rural areas are able to make and distribute their films.
Our overall aim is to build capacity of regional partner organisations to offer
pilot this year in Kabale (Western Uganda), and gradually roll out to other
regions of the country over the next years. The districts we hope to work in
the future include Gulu (Nothern), Arua (West Nile), Soroti (North East), Mbale
(Eastern), and Kampala (Central). We chose to start with Kabale mostly because we have a good
relationship with K-YMC, who will be our partners in implementing this pilot.
the program will be trained in the topics mentioned below. The reality of
filmmaking in Uganda is that a filmmaker does not specialize, so while you are
a screenwriter, you will have to learn cinematography and editing and other
aspects of the program. Our aim then is to create all round filmmakers who can
function as a one-person-crew.
your film, and how to sell your film.)
- You pay low fees. (With the pilot in Kabale, you will only have to
pay a registration fee of 50,000 UGX, and receive three months of intensive
- You learn a new skill to get better jobs, or to become self-employed and
a job creator.
- This is a practical training, that is we put emphasis on hands-on learning, and all trainees will get cash grants for practical lessons
- 3 Filmmakers will win a cash grant of 500,000 UGX each to produce
a short film
- Journalists and reporters
- PR and Communication officers
- Event Photographers and Videographers
at K-YMC offices in Kabale (address below),
or you can request for one by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
and all requested documents
By email to: email@example.com.
By post to: K-YMC
Box 1127, Kabale
Physically drop it off at K-YMC offices in Kabale.
- A filled application form
(available online or in Kihefo office)
- A letter expressing why
you are interested in the training
- Samples of your work if
any is available (either on DVD or as online link).
- A script or story for
a short film
2017 Successful applicants will be expected to be available full time for the duration of the training.
registration fee of 50,000/- Please note that it is free to apply
and participants are preferably residents of Kabale. Accommodation may be
provided on a case-by-case basis only to those who live in remote areas of