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Sisi Film Lab

Written by Sisi Film Lab team Sisi Film Lab is a film training initiative that happens in five districts of Uganda, and is run by Sisi Film Collective, a non-profit platform for Ugandan filmmakers to network and collaborate. The Kampala edition of the lab, supported by GZK/UGCS and The DOEN Foundation, is scheduled to run…

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Docs Day: Dr Lilian Mary Nabulime, Creative Genius by Arch Africa 

On Friday 12th April 2024, we convened in the GZK basement to witness the compelling second episode, Dr Lilian Mary Nabulime,Creative Genius of the Matriarchs pilot season, a production by Arch Africa, a platform that empowers women to actualize their purpose through content, coaching and community.  The Matriarchs pilot season was/is aimed to pay homage…

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Open Call: Ngalabi Graphic Designer

Goethe-Zentrum Kampala/Ugandan German Cultural Society is a cultural institution that promotes art and culture. With the numerous cultural events we organised throughout the year, we are always in need of creative artwork that showcases the incredible work that we do. The graphic designer’s scope of work involves creating eye-catching artwork that is fun, innovative and…

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Women’s Voices Unveiled: Staunch Docuseries Screening & Discussion

We were honoured to host a screening of three segments from the Staunch docuseries, a compelling exploration of the women’s liberation movement in Uganda. Through the powerful narratives of four remarkable women—Rhoda Kalema, Dr. Tadria Kabushenga Mary Hilda, Sarah Mukasa, and Twasiima P. Bigirwa—we gained insight into their diverse yet interconnected experiences, shedding light on…

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Exploring “Ateker”: GZK’s Cinematic Showcase

GZK recently unveiled the mesmerising documentary “Ateker” by award winning filmmaker Edmond Tamale, in collaboration with Theo Vos of Kara-Tunga Tours, that provides rich cultural experiences and untamed outdoor adventure in Uganda’s Karamoja land. This cinematic journey delved into the cultural tapestry of East Africa, captivating audiences with its evocative storytelling. Following the screening, a…

Screenwriting Masterclass by Kemiyondo Coutinho

On Wednesday, 10th January 2024, the Screenwriting Masterclass led by Kemiyondo Coutinho emerged as a triumph, attracting a dynamic blend of seven seasoned and budding screenwriters. The session, designed to cultivate essential skills, covered topics ranging from effective self-introductions to the nuances of defining compelling storylines and emphasizing specificity in writing. Participants left with a…

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DocsDay: ‘A Taste of Our Land’ by Yuhi Amuli

In April we hosted over 20 film makers and enthusiasts for the screening of Yuhi Amuli`s short film ‘A Taste of Our Land‘ at the GZK rooftop. Yuhi Amuli is a film director, producer, and screenwriter from Rwanda. His directorial debut feature film A TASTE OF OUR LAND (2020) premiered at the Pan African Film…

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The Ngalabi Short Film Festival 2023: A Weekend of Cinematic Delight

From September 1st to 3rd 2023, film enthusiasts in Uganda were treated to a remarkable cinematic experience at the seventh edition of the Ngalabi Short Film Festival, hosted by Goethe-Zentrum Kampala/Ugandan German Cultural Society at Circular Design Hub, an innovative and creative hub in Kampala, Uganda.  Curated by the talented Joel Tugaineyo, the festival brought…

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TEMBELE film premiere

On 7th of August we had the pleasure to host the premiere of this amazing movie in the presence of the director. TEMBELE by Morris Mugisha is handling the topic of mental health. It tells the story of a man stuggeling after he and his wife lost their child during birth. It is supposed to…

Ngalabi Short Film Festival 2021

Ngalabi Short Film Festival online 2021

From 25th to 27th June 2021, Goethe-Zentrum Kampala celebrated the 5th edition of the “Ngalabi Short Film Festival”, for the first time completely online during the second total lockdown in Uganda due to the corona pandemic. Besides the daily screening of short films from Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Ruanda, Kenya and Germany, we had exciting…

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GZK online Movie Nights 2020

In June 2020, we decided to continue our independent film program online via GZK Facebook Live. In terms of availability of the films, accessibility of the filmmakers and responsibility towards the local film scene, especially in times of Covid-19, we saw it as reasonable to continue to show African (short) films with a focus on…

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Ngalabi Short Film Festival 2020

As Goethe-Zentrum Kampala, we were happy to celebrate the “Ngalabi Short Film Festival” with its 4th edition from Jan 31st to Feb 2nd 2020 at Maisha Garden. We presented to the audience a selection of short films from the African continent, Germany, and Sweden for three days. As we have been growing more and more the last…