The 16th Kampala International FICTS Festival 2022 came to an end, at a colourful ceremony graced by The Resident City Commissioner of Kampala –Madam Amina Lukanga.
Entries from Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Uganda out competed the rest to emerge winners. Two out of four Uganda’s Entries merged winners:-
- “Sharon” produced by Kakoba Media Academy in the Sports Movie Category.
- “Chimpreports” (Sports Website) managed by Chimp Media Ltd emerged winner of the TV & Weblog Category for the first time.
- “Coach Dave & Samantha: Ballet Journey” produced by Sportus Africa emerged winner of the Sport & Society Category
SAL Team, Kakoba Media Academy and Chimp Media Ltd were awarded Certificates of Merit and Awards by the promoter Dr. Dean Kibirige which were handed to them by the Chief Guest – Madam Amina Lukanga.
Other winning productions included:
- “One Shot” – which emerged winner in the Olympic Spirit/Games Category.
- “Blind Fold” – which emerged winner in the Sport & Disability Category.
- “Olympic Stories: Ben Johnson – Caught Only by the Truth”- which emerged winner in the Sport Documentary Category
The 6th APL Mentorship Award, was given to Clive Kyazze, a gentleman 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:-
- Served as Broadcast Presenter on UBC-TV, Star TV & Magic 100 FM (2010-11)
- Sports Columnist in Daily Monitor News Paper, TV & Radio presenter on Urban TV, Wavah FM and writer on Kawowo Sports (2011 -2016)
- Served as head of Communications and Marketing of KCCA Football Club (2016 – 2018)
- Served as head of Communications and Marketing Betway Uganda (2018 – 2021)
- Currently with SEE-TV and Sanyu FM
In her remarks the Chief Guest – Madam Amina Lukanga 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:-
- Mr. Sekamate Naswir – The Head of Kakoba Media Academy
- Mr. Kizito Joseph – The Head Sportus Africa Ltd