“Kampala International FICTS Festival”: the winner is…

1 Oct 2020

The 14th Kampala Sports E-Motion International FICTS Festival 2020 came to an end, at a colourful “Awarding Ceremony” graced by The Member of Parliament of the Republic of Uganda & Chairman Buganda Parliamentary Caucus – Hon. Johnson Muyanja Ssenyonga.

Entries from USA, Netherlands ,Spain, France and Uganda out competed the rest to emerge winners.

Two out of four Uganda’s Entries  merged  winners:-

  1. “Never Give Up” (Cheptegei MotivationSpot) produced by Mutabazi Peter emerged winner of the  Sports Advert Category.
  2. “Kawowo Sports Media” (Sports Website) managed by Owino Solutions emerged winner of the TV & Weblog Categoryfor the second time.

Mutabazi  andOwino Solutions were awarded a Certificates of Merit and  Awards by the promoter Dr. Dean Kibirige which were handed to them by the Chief Guest – Hon. Johnson Muyanja Ssenyonga.

Other winning productions included:

  1. “Hoops Africa – Ubuntu Matters” – which emerged winner in the Documentary Great Champions Category.
  2. “Kampala Cycling Couriers” – which emerged winner in the Sports & Society Category.
  3. “Against All Odds – The Michella Moioli Story@ – which emerged winner in the Olympic Spirit/Games Category.
  4. “Blind Folded (Lex Yeux Bandes)” – which emerged winner in the Sport & DisabilityCategory.

The 4th APL Mentorship Award, was given to Namiiro Pheona, a lady who was nurtured by the late Dr. Andrew Patrick Luwandagga during his early days as an upcoming Sports broadcast presenter, and has gone ahead to impress at both local and international level by becoming:

  1. UBC best employee 2013.
  2. Spokesperson crested cranes 2013
  3. Spokesperson Kira Young football team 2013 to 2016
  4. Best woman in Sports East Africa 2014.
  5. Best Uganda Premier League Sports Journalist 2017.
  6. Head of Sports Star FM 2016 up todate.

She was presented her Award by the Chief Guest –Hon. Johnson Muyanja Ssenyonga..In her brief speech,Pheonasaid this Award was a measure of how far she had travelled the journey of serving as a Media person!. He revealed to an attentive audience – that she was ready to accomplish more challenging tasks in the field of Sports journalism and finally dedicated the award to her Mom and Son.

Also Batanudde John was awarded for exhibiting at the Event an Appreciation Award in recognition for his effort in taking photos at local and international level.

In his remarks the Chief Guest -Hon. Johnson Muyanja Ssenyonga saluted FICTS Uganda Organizing Team for maintaining the gesture of recognizing works for Sports producers but also pledged  to lobby from Government  in order to better the Event.

Finally,he congratulated all winners plus participating entries from different parts of the world and encouraged Ugandan Sports Producers to increase their participation in the next year’s Edition.

Among other notables present at the closing ceremony were:-

  1. Sam Muwonge Mahaba–President Uganda Cycling Association (UCA)
  2. Yusufu Mbaziira – Sec. Gen. Uganda Cycling Association (UCA)