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Caroline Kamya

  • Caroline Kamya
Film director, Graphic artist, Producer, Architect, Screenwriter
Column : Music, Theater, Cinema/tv, Fine arts, Dance, Design, Architecture

Born in 1974 in Kampala (Uganda).

Award winning Ugandan Filmmaker Caroline Kamya completed degrees in England in Architecture at the prestigious Bartlett (UCL) and an MA in TV Documentary at Goldsmith College. While at university Carol also worked on productions first as a runner then as a 3rd, 2nd and 1st AD. In 1999 she set up her own production company, iVAD in London. She continued to work in TV for several years. She worked at BBC London after attaining professional BBC TV training in 2003. In 2004 she set up a company office in Kampala, Uganda. iVAD International is now the leading production house in Uganda.

In 2006 Carol attended the Masiha Film Lab programme in Uganda (founded by Mira Nair) and completed her first three short films. In 2007 she attended the Berlinale Talent Campus, returning to Uganda with a renewed commitment to be back in Berlin with a feature film. Her award winning series entitled "The AfriCANs' has become a global hit racking up numerous awards at international festivals to date. Carol also set up a not for profit training arm of iVAD to provide TV training for young people in Uganda. So far over 60 kids have been trained and most are already working in media. Carol has produced in 2009 her first feature film "IMANI" (meaning Faith in Swahili) with interest from various film festivals around the world. The 2010 Berlin International Film Festival was chosen as the festival for the World Premiere.


COMMENDATION AWARD: "Life Choices"-ONE WORLD Awards - 2005
GOLD AWARD "Real Saharawi" - ZANZIBAR INTERNATIONAL Film Festival - 2006
SILVER AWARD "Dancing Wizard" - ZANZIBAR INTERNATIONAL Film Festival - 2006
BEST SHORT FILM "Women Wake Up", PAN AFRICAN Film Festival - 2006


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