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The Ikon Awards: Film And Tv Awards Are Here To Educate, Connect, And Celebrate Filmmakers

Posted On : January 28, 2023

Oscar Alochi


On January 28, 2023, in Kampala: The first edition of the iKon Awards, with this year’s nominees, unveiled last night, will be held at the SAUTI Plus Media Hub and will be themed “Dreaming With The Stars.”
Famous actor Sam Bagenda and media personality Laura Kahunde introduced the announcer.

The iKon Awards 2023 will take place on March 25, 2023, at the Kampala Serena Hotel. The evening will feature an award ceremony and performances by a variety of entertainers.

“The ikon Awards” In order to foster a spirit of entrepreneurship, initiative, and leadership in young people and to promote innovation, job creation, and high-value firms in the film sector, Television and Film seek to identify and reward exceptional accomplishments in the industry across a variety of areas.

Create a platform for young people to showcase their storytelling skills in the film and television industry; expand film advocacy for issues affecting youth; influence policy action; provide a networking opportunity for nominees and partners; and give Ugandan creatives a chance to produce globally appealing content that will be valued both domestically and internationally.

Humphrey Nabimanya, the creator of the iKON Awards, claims that his passion for seeing the industry and Ugandan storytellers get the recognition they deserve was what spurred him to start the awards program.
He also emphasized the significance of storytelling in showcasing our various cultures, societies, and nations, according to Nabimanya.

A significant number of local TV and film productions in Uganda have helped to increase tourism and provide a solid platform for exhibiting our history as a people.
In addition to honoring film and television, the iKon Awards hope to inspire many more Ugandans to put their art and stories front and center.
There is a lot of talent in this country, and it can only be shown off, appreciated, and honored through programs like the iKon Awards,” he says.

Usama Mukwaya, a Ugandan film director, screenwriter, and actor who is putting together this year’s iKon Awards, explained that the awards are driven by three main principles: excellence, transparency, and joy.

We want to have inclusivity and involvement across the board because award shows have long been restricted to a select group of people.

“With the iKon Awards, we want to showcase how the Ugandan film industry spans both the uptown and downtown areas. No of your background, we firmly think that you can

make contributions to the industry, and we want to recognize you for those contributions in whichever way you choose. A little bit of Hollywood is coming to Kampala thanks to the iKon Awards, he says.

Nominee Categories For #ikonawards2023

1. Best Student Film
• Pius
• My Degree
• Milk Of Human Kindness

2. Short Film
• Enyama
• Sixteen Rounds
• Engaito
• The Heartbeat

3. Best Animation Film
• A Thousand Fate
• No Way Out
• Ttula
• Breakout

4. Documentary Film
• Pius
• Little Faith
• Ebya Balogo

5. Visual Effects
• The Girl In The Yellow Jumper
• Kafa Coh
• Tembele
• My Husbands Wife

6. Ikon Fellow Of The Year
• Hawah Joan Nakanjako
• Ukasha Ssenyonjo
• Matilda Kavuma
• Doreen Mirembe
• Eunice Acan
• Joseph Innocent Ediegum
• Kate Nafuna
• Emma Uchwo.

7. Best Sound
• Bedroom Chains
• Kafa Coh
• Tembele
• The Girl In The Yellow Jumper

8. Best Editor
• Andrew Odera Kafa Coh
• Kyobe Ssebowa Bedroom Chains
• Loukman Ali The Girl In The Yellow Jumper
• Paul Kimera $ Bashan Mukwaya Tembele

9. Best Production Designer
• Tembele
• Bedroom Chains
• Kafa Coh
• Pieces Of Me

10. Best Makeup And Special Effects
• The Test
• Kafa Coh
• Tembele
• And Bedroom Chains

11. Best Costume Designer
• Costume Parlor Bedroom Chains
• Nadia Gisella The Girl In The Yellow Jumper
• Rachael Nakito $ Josephine Lule The Test
• Whitney G. Najuuko Kafa Coh

12. Best Actor In A Tv Series
• Allan Kutos Katongole In Sanyu
• Prynce Joel Okuyo Atiku In What If
• Q-kamber Fredel In Gamyuuse
• Simon Base Kalema In Prestige

13. Best Actress In A Tv Series
• Eleanor Nabwiso In Sanyu
• Joan Agaba In What If
• Sally Elizabeth Bwamimpeke In Prestige
• Stella Nante In The Honorablez

14. Best Tv Series
• Prestige
• The Honourables
• Sanyu
• And What If

15. Best Supporting Actor
• Cosmos Sserubogo In Tembele
• Daniel Papa Mushikana In Footwine
• Kalu Egbui Ikeagwu In Kafa Coh
• Michael Wawuyo Sr. In The Girl In The Yellow Jumper

16. Best Supporting Actress
• Mariam Ndagire In Kafa Coh
• Sarafina Muhawenimana In Pieces Of Me
• Rehema Nanfuka In Kafa Coh
• Tania Shakirah Kankindi In My Husband’s Wife

17. Best Cinematography
• Benson Kamau Mungai Bedroom Chains
• Izaek Ekuka Tembele
• Mustaque Abdallah Kafa Coh
• Naizi Nasser The Girl In The Yellow Jumper

18. Best Lead Actor
• John Mary Ssekimpi In My Husband’s Wife
• Michael Wawuyo Jr. In The Girl In The Yellow Jumper
• Michael Wawuyo Sr. In Kafa Coh
• Patriq Nkakalukanyi In Tembele

19. Best Lead Actress
• Nisha Kalema In Bedroom Chains
• Rhona Ninsiima In Tembele
• Tracy Kababiito In Mukisa
• Winnie Nafula In My Husband’s Wife

20. Best Screenplay
• Bedroom Chains
• My Husbands Wife
• Tembele
• And The Wave

21. Best Director
• Gilbert Lukaliya And Doreen Mirembe Kafa Coh
• Hassan Mageye Bedroom Chains
• Loukman Ali The Girl In The Yellow Jumper
• Morris Mugisha Tembele

22. Feature Film
• Bedroom Chains
• Kafa Coh
• My Husbands Wife
• And Tembele

23. Ikon Rising Star
• Cosmos Sserubogo
• Tuyi Mariserena
• And Kaddu Sadat

The iKon Awards’ visionary, Humphrey Nabimanya, thanks the sponsors who have supported and invested in the notion of honoring our culture through film and television awards.
These prizes are given to deserving actors and filmmakers.

To ensure that the goals of the awards are accomplished, SAUTIplus Media Hub has teamed with NGOs and corporate businesses like Reach a Hand Uganda, ATS Events, UNESCO, Uganda Warafi, Rwanda Air, and Kampala Serena Hotel.

For more information, contact:
Name: Peace Charlotte Apio( iKon Awards Project Lead)
Email: peace@theikon.org
Contact: +256776754450
Follow iKon Awards on social media(Instagram and Facebook): @ikonAwards
Twitter: @iKonAwards
Website: https://theikon.org/awards/




Oscar Alochi


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