Ngalabi Short Film Festival 2020

As Goethe-Zentrum Kampala, we were happy to celebrate the “Ngalabi Short Film Festival” with its 4th edition from Jan 31st to Feb 2nd 2020 at Maisha Garden.

We presented to the audience a selection of short films from the African continent, Germany, and Sweden for three days. As we have been growing more and more the last 3 editions, we changed the venue from the Goethe-Zentrum Rooftop to Maisha Garden in Buziga. The daily screenings were accompanied Q&A Sessions with selected filmmakers and directors from Uganda, moderated by Sharon Rwakatungu. We had cool music, cocktail, drinks and food vendors to create a lovely open-air cinema experience in a paradise-like garden atmosphere. Indeed, for the audience it was a feeling as if one is literally in paradise. Read more

Ngalabi Short Film Festival 2019

Goethe-Zentrum Kampala and Maisha Film Lab are happy about the outcome of the 3rd edition of the Ngalabi Short Film Festival!

The program of the third edition showcased short films, mainly from Uganda and East Africa, but was also concentrated on award winning short films from the greater African continent, as well as a selection of films from Germany, and as a novelty, shots from Sweden and the UK, all of them with various and vast topics. The event also included Question and Answer sessions between selected Film Directors and the audience. Being hosted on Goethe Zentrum Kampalas/ UGCS Rooftop Terrace, the space was fully packed day by day. Hosting a varieties of topics, Ngalabi 2019 stood out with a huge diversity, screening a plurality of genres. We are still very happy about the outcome! Read more  

Ngalabi Short Film Festival 2018
Goethe-Zentrum Kampala and Maisha Film Lab are happy to present to you the 2nd edition of the Ngalabi Short Film Festival!

This edition will boast rich catalogue of films from all over the African continent; with over four award-winning shorts from Kenya, Morocco, & Ethiopia; and two world premieres for Ugandan shorts: ‘Idi Amin’s Boat’ and ‘The Bad Mexican’. In addition, the festival will screen a selection of short films from both Germany and the United Kingdom, among them the Oscar nominated ‘Watu Wote’. There will be Q&A sessions with the filmmakers during the screenings, so you don’t want to miss a chance to meet and interact with Africa’s emerging generation of filmmakers.

The Ngalabi Short Film Festival will be continuing its mandate to promote short film as an art form in Sub-Saharan Africa. Through the festival we hope to showcase the wide variety of genres and styles that the medium has to offer with the hope that it will demonstrate short film’s viability as a storytelling tool in the region. read more


Film Festival 2017

The Euro-Uganda Film Festival has been back with its 3rd edition! From 10th to 19th May, the festival presented an exciting variety of fiction films, documentaries and animation films from 11 European countries which offered something for every taste. A selection of thrillers, comedies and art house movies showcased highlights of the European film industry of the past years, all screened with English subtitles. The growing film industry of Uganda was represented with a selection of short films from Kampala Film School and the preview of Isaac Nabwana’s newest Wakaliwood action film. For the first time, the festival took place at three different venues: Goethe-Zentrum Kampala, Kamwokya sports ground and Makerere University main sports ground. Read more

Ngalabi Short Film Festival 2017

Anja Göbel, Director of Goethe-Zentrum Kampala, giving an introductory speech at opening of the Ngalabi Short Film Festival held at Goethe -Zentrum rooftop.

“Unlike all the other art forms, film is able to seize and render the passage of time, to stop it, almost to possess it in infinity. I’d say that film is the sculpting of time.” – Andrei Tarkovsky. Read more