Rain dominates Pearl International Film Festival awards 2017

Rain dominates Pearl International Film Festival awards 2017

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By Denis Nsubuga
The movie Rain has dominated the 2017 Pearl International Film Festival (PIFF) awards. At the award ceremony that took place at the National Theatre on Friday, Rain scooped five of the 20 awards given out at the night. This comes barely a week after the movie won the best women’s rights film award at the London Eye International festival.

The team behind Rain receive one of the awards. Rain won five awards on the night at National Theatre

The movie clinched Best Feature, Best Director, Best supporting actress, Best production design and best Screenplay, which they also won in the Uganda Film Festival awards in September.
Celebrated actress and singer Mariam Ndagire with her team receiving award for Best TV Drama Ba Aunt

Directed by Daniel Mugerwa and produced by Mathew Nabwiso, Rain is a story of a girl called Dora alias Rain who holds onto the idea of hope irrespective of her overwhelming tragedies.
Fans during the award ceremony at The National Theatre

In its seventh edition, PIFF is a local award event for local Ugandan films. On the local film circuit, it is second the pretty more prestigious UFF, organized by Uganda Communication Commission.
Celebrated actress and singer, Mariam Ndagire graced the event and walked home with an award of Best TV Drama for her drama, Ba Aunt.
Ireeta Alex Nabudere (with deadlocks) receives Best cinematography award for his role in Love Faces

We have the full list hereunder.
BEST FEATURE FILM – Rain

BEST DIRECTOR – Daniel Mugerwa (Rain)

BEST MALE ACTOR – Bwanika felix (Faithful)

BEST FEMALE ACTOR – Aganza Kisaka (Faithful)

BEST YOUNG ACTOR – Toni Rucci (The Last Breath)

BEST SHORT FILM – The Last Breath

BEST DOCUMENTARY – Omweso

BEST SCREENPLAY – Rain

BEST TELEVISION DRAMA – Ba Aunt

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – Ireeta Alex Nabudere (Love Faces)

BEST SOUND – Vvolongoto Mu Mukwano

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – Rain

BEST COSTUME – Vvolongoto Mu Mukwano

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS AND MAKEUP – Faithful

ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING – My Ex-girlfriend

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Faisal Katumba (SenteMuki)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Joanita Bewulira (Rain)

BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE FILM -Vvolongoto Mu Mukwano

Life Achievement Award – Joanita Bewulira

Jury Award – Pearl Wonders

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