The Wakimbizi Film Festival (WFF) is an initiative of the Refugee Law Project (RLP), School of Law, Makerere University. The festival is a flagship event for the Media for Social Change Programme. The festival provides refugee youth with a platform where they amplify their voices on key issues affecting them.
Wakimbizi film festival recognises visual culture as an important form of communication. The festival uses film as a powerful tool to communicate issues of refugees within the East African region.
WFF was born out of the RLP’s Basic Video Advocacy (BVA) boot camp trainings on Basic Video Advocacy skills conducted with urban refugees in Kampala and in three refugee settlements of Adjumani, Kiryandongo & Lamwo in Northern Uganda. The first WFF festival was held in November 2019 with great feedback and exposure for the refugee film makers
Videos from the 1st Edition of WFF
RLP Congratulates the Winner - WFF 2019
BVA Trainees Change Stories
Had it not been because of the training, I would not have gone to film school because they had wanted me to go do a business course. I have gotten exposure, I am a script writer and I have written a script for Smakon films which has been taken on and they are doing rehearsals. The training has given me exposure and I have witnessed how other refugees are living in other settlements in West Nile. I also started a company called Infinite Media.