KALUNDI ROBERT SERUMAGA is a Consultant, Journalist, filmmaker and Cultural activist. He knows “a thing or two about” about being a refugee having lived in exile in Kenya and the UK.
Moderator at Radio One: (1998-2009)
Regional Director Panos Eastern Africa: (2003-2006)
Director at Uganda National Theatre and Cultural Centre (1998 – 2003)
Lecturer in Film Studies at Makerere University (1994-1996)
Artistic Director at VCL Television Productions (1994)
Project Manager at Institute for Africa Alternatives, London UK (1990 – 1993)
Project Coordinator at Association of Uganda Youth and Students, London UK (1988 – 1990)
Youth and Community at Uganda Community Relief Association – London UK (1985 – 1988)
University of Essex, Colchester UK – 1982 – 1986
The London Institute School of Media (now University of the Arts), London, UK – 1993 – 1994
BA (Hons) Policy making and administration –1986 MA, Independent Film and Video – 1994
Since 2021 he is the director of Kampala Film School.
KUSEIM (Kusasira Emmanuel Sempijja) is an award winning music Producer born and raised in Uganda. He first graduated as an Automotives engineer at the Nakawa Vocational Training Institute in Kampala. Later he pursued a Certificate in Music Arts and Drama at the Esom Music School.
He won the ALL AFRICA MUSIC AWARDS (AFRIMA) in 2016 as PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, with the musical hit MBILO MBILO by Eddy Kenzo. Other relevant productions include:
Rema Namakula - Mchuzi / Patoranking ft Eddy Kenzo - Royal / Yes no - Fefe Bussi / Jubilation - Eddy Kenzo / Pull up - Hamonize ft Eddy Kenzo / Quinamino - Azawi / Tall - Pia Pounds / and others.
Kuseim also produced the NBS TV NEWS soundtrack, the AZAM TV BLOCKBUSTER soundtrack and the JESA DIARIES jingles.
In January 2020 he launched the AFRICAN BUREAU OF MUSIC (ABM) with Swedish partners.
ARNOLD MUGISHA is a filmmaker and lecturer at Kampala Film School. He holds a Diploma in Film from Kampala Film School and an advanced Diploma in Multimedia from APTECH computer education where he graduated in 2010.
In 2011 he started working as script supervisor on the famous TV series THE HOSTEL. From 2013 to 2017, he worked on a various award winning Short Films like THE LAST BREATH and THE QUARRY.
He later kept on working as a script supervisor for BENEATH THE LIES and as an assistant director on the COFFEE SHOP series, aired on urban television from september 2016 to march 2017.
Since 2017 he teaches Film History and Documentary Methods at Kampala Film School.
TOBIAS SCHÜLKE is a german puppeteer, actor and director. After studying at
the prestigious theatre institute Hochschule für Schauspielkunst - ERNST BUSCH in Berlin, he started
to work with various theatre productions in Germany, France, Sweden and Norway.
He is part of the collective called UNCOORDINIERTE BEWEGUNG working in coordination with the Hamburger Kulturbehörde theatre productions in different roles: actor, puppeteer, scene maker, director and producer. Tobias is also part of the team NORWEGIAN OPRA. A collective of artists rooted in Sweden and Norway, performing allover Europe. Their approach is the connection of new music and experimental film.
In Uganda he performed in two film productions as an actor: ONCE A SOJA by Isaac Nabwana-Wakaliwood and THE UNTOLD TRUTH OF BOSCO by Mzee Bwanika.
These working and living experiences made him fall in love with Uganda, where he is now devoting himself in lecturing an acting class. Tobias is part of the main staff at Kampala Film School.
POLLY KAMUKAMA is a Ugandan film critic, journalist, film curator and film tutor.
He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication from Makerere University and a Masters in Film Studies (Distinction) from the University of Southampton, UK.
As a journalist and film critic, he has worked with most of the leading publications in Uganda including New Vision, The Independent, Red paper and The Observer. As a curator, he's been working with Amakula, Uganda Film Festival, Pearl International Film Festival, Nile’s Diaspora International Film Festival and the Euro-East Africa Film Festival among others.
Polly is an alumna of the Talent Press campus at the 2013 International Film Festival of Rotterdam, the 2013 Durban International Film Festival, the 2016/2017 Commonwealth Scholarship, which enabled him to undertake his MA studies in the UK.
He currently teaches film at Makerere University and at Kampala Film School, with his areas of specialty being Film Policy, Film Criticism, Film Festivals, Film Marketing, Film Theory Film Distribution and Film Exhibition.
CRISTIANO CIVITILLO is a film director and producer. He first graduated as a graphic designer and later completed a Masters Degree in Film, at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. His documentaries and shorts have been screened and awarded at various international film festivals, including 'Best Documentary' at the prestigious Babelsberger Medienpreis as well as the 'Prize against Apartheid' at the Sehsüchte film festival in Berlin.
In 2006 he founded Picturefields in Amsterdam, a creative production company specialising in content creation for online media and advertisement. His clients include Nike, Adidas, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Ikea, Heineken and others. These campaigns have won dozens of awards globally, including accolades at the Cannes Lions, EPICA and Big Award.
In 2013 Cristiano relocates to Kampala/Uganda with his family where his focus shifts back to social and cultural topics and the support of local Film production.
From 2014 to 2020 he has been the director of Kampala Film School.
LUCKY LORA ATWIINE is a Ugandan film maker. She’s been active in the industry since 2008 and works mostly as a Writer, Director, Producer, Assistant Director and Actor.
With a Diploma in Journalism, Lucky had her first directing deput as in 2008 and followed to work as a Director and First AD of acclaimed Television series “THE HOSTEL”. She went on to work with Maisha Film Lab as a coordinator and proceeded to join Moringa Ogilvy Uganda as a Production Manager.
While there, she supervised production of numerous Television and Radio Commercials.
In 2012, Lucky founded Whitsaflicks Uganda Limited a production and brand house which continues to produce audio-visual media in addition to Print Production. Under this, she produced and directed 80 Plus a short film which has screened in over 20 countries and has won awards
She also continues to work as Jury and consultant for local film festivals and other film associations and initiatives.
She has been teaching script writing at Kampala Film school since 2018
EMMANUEL NSABA is an IT professional with great passion for creating digital content. Among numerous other skills, he is a 3D generalist and visual effects artist.
He has over five years experience in the field and has worked with various companies in Uganda as a freelance artist.
His drive is to share his skills with the younger generations and rise the level in the Ugandan media industry.
He teaches Animation at Kampala Film School since 2017
DAVIDSON MUGUME is a Uganda based filmmaker and has been in the film industry for over 10 years. The journey in becoming a film director has been full of ups and downs; He began his career in 2007 as a runner on the set of a Maisha Film Lab. After attaining some understanding of film he started as a storyboard artist on a couple of film projects. Later he moved into the production design department working under famous Ugandan directors like Mira Nair, Carol Kamya, Kwezi Kaganda.
In 2010 he landed his first directing role under the guidance of Maisha Film Lab on a project called THE BLACK HILL. This started Davidson’s directing career and he has not looked back since. Commercials, documentaries, short films and television series, such as Hostel (2011-2014) Darling Commercial (2016), health documentaries fill his portfolio. He also worked on the Disney Production, Queen of Katwe in the Assistant Directing team.
Davidson worked as trainer for the Maisha Film Lab and is lecturer for production at Kampala Film School since 2017.
ALLAN MANZI is an award winning Ugandan film director and has worked on over 30 film and television productions including NETFLIX's emmy award winning show MASTER OF NONE (season 1).
Allan started his career at the 2011 Maisha film lab. In 2013 he enrolled for his Masters Degree in Film and Television at the Sacred Heart University - New York. During his studies he produced MEET MARIO and won his first award for the Best Short Film at the 2014 Hoboken International Film Festival, New York.
After graduation Allan worked for NBC Universal in New York, for over 3 years on Emmy Award wining shows like MAURY and THE JERRY SPRINGER SHOW among others. In 2017 he started his own film production company Manzi Media and produced his first Ugandan short film REHEMA. The film was nominated for Best Short Film at the 78th Durban International Film Festival and was awarded as the Best Short Film at the Uganda Film Festival. In 2019 he created the hit Pan African TV mini-series KYANDAALA aired on NBS TV.
Allan is a lecturer at Kampala Film School since 2019.
WILLIAM ENINU is a graduate of Psychology, a prolific Ugandan Creative Writer whose major focus is creative and Non-creative fiction, peotry, and stage plays.
His writing journey started at a tender age and was only able to build a network within the Writer's Space in Uganda a few years ago. Nevertheless, he has worked with different writers in Uganda for a notable number of years.
He is passionate about writing and has been working on different solo projects for the past two years and always strives to see storytelling being perfected by learners/his students, especially those in the media.
He is currently a Lecturer of Creative Writing at Kampala Film School.
TOM SCHREIBER studied at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne and the EICTV in Havanna / Cuba. He graduated in 1999 with the award-winning shorts “ Viene del Cielo“ and “Vita Reducta“.
His first feature “Fools“ premiered at the Berlinale 2003 and was nominated for “Best New Director“ at the German TV-film festival in 2004. In 2008 his second feature “Dr Alemán“ premiered in competition at the Karlovy Vary int. Film Festival. The film was shown at more than 30 international festivals and awarded several times.
In 2006 he co-founded the production company 58FILME, which he sees as a platform for young filmmakers with the bravery of failure. The company lists films like “Portrait of German Alcoholics“ by Carolin Schmitz, (Berlinale 2010), „Maison“ by Augustin Rebetez (Sydney Biennale 2014) and “The Roommaid Lynn“ by Ingo Heab (FIPRESCI Price Montreal 2015).
In 2014 he was appointed professor for film at the RheinMain University in Wiesbaden.
Mathias Vielsaecker is a filmeditor and filmmaker with 20 years of work experience, based in Berlin.
He graduated in "Audiovisual Media" at the HdM Stuttgart specialising in photography, filmmaking and postproduction, in 2000.
In 1997 he started as assistant director at BLOW Film, expanding his experience on set. One year later Mathias starts directing music-videos. In 1999 he creates the directing team "twodirectors" together with Christoph Mangler. Together they shoot numerous award winning music-video all around the world. First commercials follow in 2003. He also starts lecturing at the "German Film School for Digital Artists". Through all these years he keeps on working as a freelance editor for different clients and projects. In 2010 Mathias starts the production company "ZYLINDER content" and produces various corporate and branded content films for clients like Puma and Ikea.
Today his portfolio includes works as director, editor, cinematographer, lecturer and producer.
IAN MASTERS is an independent screenwriter with a Masters Degree in Scriptwriting from Bournemouth University and Bachelors’ Degree in English Literature from Cambridge University.
For a number of years he has worked for BBC Media Action as the lead scriptwriter and storyliner for TV and radio drama series in Cambodia, Bangladesh and South Sudan. While he was in Cambodia he wrote and co-produced his first feature film, The Last Reel, which was Cambodia’s official submission to the Academy Awards in 2016 and won numerous awards on the international festival circuit.
Prior to working with the BBC he founded a scriptwriting training NGO, ScriptNet, which worked with new writers in Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka and Pakistan and which produced over 30 short films, a TV series and developed a number of feature film projects.
He has worked as a Producer, Location Manager, Production Manager and as an Actor a TV Drama in Ghana (an experience he never wants to repeat!) In between writing and researching new scripts, and mentoring new writers, he looks after his daughter and tries to catch up on sleep. He now lives in Nairobi and is a member of the Kenya Scriptwriters Guild.
MICHIEL VAN OOSTERHOUT is a journalist/filmmaker/researcher from The Netherlands who lives in Uganda since 2001.
He is one of the founding members of Amakula International Film Festival and has written scripts for short and feature films. Most recent feature film script was for the Zanzibari film ZAMORA which won 6 awards at 4 different African film festivals (ZIFF, Fespaco, Khouribga Film festival & Uganda Film Festival).
Michiel is an author of several books on Uganda and has taught script writing at Kampala Film School as a guest lecturer since 2012.
BWANA JOGOO: THE BALLAD OF JESSY GITTA is his 2019 feature music documentary director's debut, which was awarded as Best Documentary at the Uganda Film Festival 2019.
ADMINISTRATION & TECHNICAL DEPARTMENT
KATE NAFUNA graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Procurement and Logistics Management from Kyambogo University, Kampala in 2012.
She has over five years experience in office administration and management. Kate worked as an Administrative Assistant in a private primary school in Kampala for 5 years.
She is however passionate about writing and has written her own books and plays.
Since 2019 Kate works as Office Administrator at Kampala Film School.
DANIEL MWIIGO is a IT specialist. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Information Technology from Kampala University and a Diploma in Information Technology from Monaco Institute of Business and Computer Science. His proficiency is under Networking, Software upgrading and Hardware repair.
Daniel works as the manager of the technical department at Kampala Film School
MOLLY NAKAMYA is professional filmmaker with a Diploma in Filmmaking and Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications.
Since 2010 she has been producing films and directing documentaries, realizing her dream to tell African stories.
Molly has worked on both local and international productions under African Visuals Media and for Screen Productions Limited based in Kenya as well as for the Zuka documentary FROM HERE TO TIMBUKTU.
She is the permanent secretary for the Film and Video Training Institutions Association in Uganda and as secretary/member of the Innovative and Technical Committee of the Uganda Film Council.
Molly acts as head of productions at Kampala Film School.