LECTURERS

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.

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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.

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

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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. 

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.

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GUEST LECTURERS

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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.

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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

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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.