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Exploring the Vibrant January 2024 in the Ugandan Film Industry: A Promising Start to the Year.
Exploring the Vibrant January 2024 in the Ugandan Film Industry: A Promising Start to the Year.
Exploring the Vibrant January 2024 in the Ugandan Film Industry: A Promising Start to the Year.

The year 2023 was a great one for the #Ugandan film industry, continuing the success of 2022. 2024 looks promising with various projects in the pipeline from different producers. But before delving into the full details of 2024, let’s explore the major film events slated for the first month of the year.

Junior’s Drama Club (JDC) Season 2 Premiere: Kicking off the year is the premiere of Junior’s Drama Club (JDC) Season 2, set to air on January 4th on Pearl Magic Prime.  The previous season concluded with the sibling rivalry between Skylar and Queen escalating, as Queen orchestrated a fight and framed Skylar, resulting in her losing her position as head prefect. How will this unfold in the new season? We can only wait and find out.

Principal Gabriella is also facing legal trouble for a financial mishap, Judge Jemba is dealing with a marital meltdown as his wife faces drug-related charges, Gerald's love life is disrupted by the return of his first wife, and the visit of his mother, who seems to be here to stay, among many other dramatic twists. The new season promises to take the drama to new heights with love triangles, unexpected guests, talent, and teenage turmoil. Catch it exclusively on Pearl Magic Prime DStv Ch.148 and GOtv Ch.303.

One Night Stand (2023) Premiere. Uganda Cinema Night continues with its Wednesday film screenings, commencing with One Night Stand Movie on January 10th at Uganda National Theatre. One Night Stand tells the story of Liz who is sexually harassed by her boss, chased from the house by the boss’s wife, and later ends up in sex work. Written by Kevin Cameroun Features Nantege Shana Nancy, Doreen Rwatooro, Watongola Nathaniel, Nankya Whitney, Nakatya Daisy, and Luswata Albert.

Nsibambi TV Show (2023) Premiere. The Nsibambi Show by Rhonnie Nkalubo Abraham will premiere on Pearl Magic TV on January 13th. This Luganda family drama explores the chaos within a family, the journey of love, inheritance, and business, as the family becomes entangled in a fight for life, money, and legacy. The show features Eron Ntuulo, Mayanja Peter, Mbabazi Patricia, Ali Mutaka, John Mary Ssekimbi, and more.

IKon Awards 2024 Nominations Announcement. On January 26th, we’ll get to the actors and filmmakers nominated in the second edition of the iKon Awards. Last year’s announcement was hosted by actor Mr. Sam Bagenda (Dr. Bossa) and actress Laura Kahunde live on NBS Television. This year's event is expected to be even more magical, but the hosts of the announcement have not been revealed. The final Award show will take place on March 23rd, 2023, at Serena Hotel Kampala.

Friday Night Lights First edition.

On the same January 26th, there will also be a theater play by Faridah Nabagereka at Bat Valley Theatre, courtesy of Friday Night Lights of Mariam Ndagire’s Theatre and Performing Arts. The Tickets will go for 20K UGX Ordinary, 50K UGX VIP, and 500K UGX for a Table.

Borders TV series Premiere. The premiere of the Musical Series Borders is set for January 27th at Motiv, Industrial Area, courtesy of the Uganda Communication Commission. The drama series, written and directed by Ampire Daphine Karema and Daglous Karema, explores cultural music in Uganda. Borders follows a young, carefree, and aggressive dancer named Pearl and her troupe, the African Jewel. They get a chance to compete in a dance competition in Nairobi, but everything goes wrong when Pearl realizes that without her passport or national ID, she cannot cross the border. She ends up in the hands of David, who promises to help her and her troupe. Is he worth the trust?

I Apologize Premiere. Closing the month on January 31st at Uganda National Theatre is I Apologize by Mulima Ashiraf.  The film tells the story of Regina, who finds herself entangled in hardships due to her decision-making and enters into an early-age relationship that later messes up her entire life. The feature film stars Shantel Immaculate, Isaac Mendez Kintu, Namatovu Margaret, and John Mary Ssekimpi. Tickets are priced at 20k UGX for ordinary and 50k UGX for VIP.

All the events that are open to the public have their ticket sales listed on our site www.cinemaug.com and you can book those tickets in the Events (https://cinemaug.com/events) section.

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