Top 7 Film schools in Uganda [2024]

 Top 7 Film schools in Uganda 

Would you believe me if I say “entertainment and technology are the keys to the future?” Yes, you read that correctly.

The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic made people stay glued to their screens to watch what could put a smile on their faces, others picked up new hobbies and the idea of working remotely set in. So pursuing a career in film production is worth it.

Filmmaking refers to the process whereby the storey described in a script is actualized with the filming of each scene depicted in it. Film production can sometimes take years to complete depending on the movie project.

Top 7 Film schools in Uganda
Top 7 Film schools in Uganda

There are five main phases of film production namely:

Development is the first step of film production which involves the initial details of the movie like fleshing the storyline, penning a draft of the script not leaving out the financial logistics of the project.

 Pre-production: Arrangements and preparations are made for the shoot, such as hiring cast and film crew, selecting locations and constructing sets.

Production: The raw footage and other elements of the film are recorded during the film shoot, including principal photography.

Post-production: The images sound and visual effects of the recorded film are edited and combined into a finished product.

Distribution: The completed film is distributed, marketed, and screened in cinemas and/or released to home video to be viewed.

Wondering what to become if you decide to pursue a career in filmmaking? You can either choose directing and cinematography, Acting, Writing and screenplays, producing films, and Editing films just to name a few. This article focus on the Top 7 film schools in Uganda.

# 1. Kampala Film School

The first film school in Uganda in respect to this article is Kampala film school located at Ggaba road in Kampala, Uganda. Kampala film school is one of the oldest film institutions in Uganda aimed at delivering the most practical education in film-TV-Video production.

The institute issues a Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree and Certificate. Kampala film school offers courses in the following areas of study;


  • Screenwriting/ Dramaturgy
  • Directing  
  • Production
  • Cinematography
  • Editing
  • Animation
  • Sound/ Sound Design
  • Film History/Analysis


  • SD CARD specifications 32GB/64GB {SPEED 95MPS}.
  • Laptop specifications i7 – i5, (GRAPHICS 512-1GB and above.
  • Hard drive 1TB and above (Compulsory)
  • Headphones


  • Preparation entry course which is compulsory amounts to 500,000. UGX
  • Bachelor’s degree which last for 6 semesters = 2,000,000. UGX
  • Diploma which last for 4 semesters = 1,800,000. UGX
  • Certificate which last for 4 semesters = 1,000,000. UGX

# 2. Proline Film Academy

Proline Film Academy
Proline Film Academy

Proline Film Academy is the next top film school in Uganda. It is located at Katwe road, Kampala, Uganda. Proline Film Academy started as a small video studio in the year 2000 located at Ntinda a suburb of Kampala, Uganda (East Africa).

Proline Film Academy was launched in 2010 due to the high demand for film professionals which at the time was lacking.

This institute was established to provide support to youths to take them to higher heights concerning film education to students training to work in the industry, whether as Directors, Writers, Producers, Cinematographers or any of the many different and challenging crew roles involved in the production of major motion pictures.

Proline Film Academy issues Certificates and Diplomas to their students. It has morning and evening sessions.


Certificate courses (Three months short courses)

  • 3D Animations & Compositing
  • Colour Grading (Davinci Resolve.)
  • Video Editing & Sound Recording
  • Compositing for TV Broadcast
  • Photography & Compositing
  • Compositing for a film with After effects
  • Web Designing & S.E.O Fundamentals
  • Camera & Lighting Techniques
  • Acting for Film & Television
  • Digital Marketing for Entrepreneurs
  • Graphic Design for Print
  • Wedding Photography
  • Match moving & Compositing
  • Sound Engineering with Logic & FL Studio
  • Graphic Design for Print

Diploma courses (One-year advanced courses)

  • Advanced 3D Animations & Compositing
  • Advanced Color Grading (Davinci Resolve.)
  • Advanced Video Editing & Sound Recording
  • Advanced Compositing for TV Broadcast
  • Advanced Still Photography & Compositing
  • Advanced Compositing for a film with After effects
  • Web Designing & S.E.O Fundamentals
  • Advanced Wedding Photography
  • Advanced Camera & Lighting Techniques
  • Acting for Film & Television
  • Digital Marketing for Entrepreneurs
  • Advanced Graphic Design for Print
  • Advanced Match moving & Compositing
  • Sound Engineering with Logic & FL Studio
  • Advanced Graphic Design for Print

# 3. Proline Film Academy

Mediavision Academy is the third top Film school in Uganda on the list. Mediavision Academy is located at Suite J6 City Centre Complex, Luwum Street, Kampala, +256, Uganda. Mediavision Academy is a tertiary training institute that provides full time & short courses in Film, Television, Photography and Radio production.

Mediavision Academy is committed to developing and promoting the film and Television profession through wholesome training that provides appropriate knowledge, skills and values.

The institute provides certificates, Diplomas and online courses. Students in the institute have the opportunity to enjoy free Wi-Fi.


Full-time courses

  • Film Production Arts
  • TV Production
  • Radio Production
  • Documentary filmmaking
  • Video production
  • Photography
  • Sound Engineering

Short courses

  • Cinematography
  • Video Editing
  • Screenwriting
  • Acting Craft
  • Directing
  • Television presenting
  • Elementary video production/ Elementary Photography
  • Audio production
  • Motion graphic

# 4. Film and Video Training Institutions Association

Another top Film school in Uganda is Film and VideoTraining Institutions Association located at Kampala University Interim.

The Film and video training institutions association is a non-governmental organisation established in the year 2016.

The Film and video training institutions association provide educational services in film-making/ video/ multimedia production as well as organizations providing mentor-ship for aspiring filmmakers.  

Its main aim is to foster collaboration between film training institutions and to improve, not just the standards of the film training provided, but also its relevance for the actual employment market.

# 5. Greenfield Media Academy

Greenfield Media Academy
Greenfield Media Academy

Greenfield Media Academy is not left out when discussing top film schools in Uganda.

It is located at MENGO RUBAGA, Kampala, 2879 Kampala, Uganda well known for its uniqueness and devotion to providing 75% hands-on Digital Broadcast Journalism training in Radio, TV, Film& 3DAnimation.

Greenfield Media Academy offers short course Certificates, Year Certificates and Diplomas. Services provided by Greenfield Media Academy include; Journalism and Mass Communication, Radio Production and Presentation, TV Production and Presentation, Video Editing, Cinematography, 3D Animation, Computer Science, Public relations, Art and Fashion Design.

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# 6. Universal Movie and Television Institute 

Universal Movie and Television Institute is the 6th top film school in Uganda concerning the article.

It is located in Kampala, Uganda and it is aimed at creating opportunities for experienced and inexperienced students aspiring to acquire proficient training in the diverse disciplines of movie and television production.

Universal Movie and Television Institute is affiliated and recognized by renowned and best movie institutions in Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, International Organizations, Reputable African Movie producers / Directors and distinguished intellectuals in Africa and beyond.

The institute possesses facilities like a large classroom theatre, studio, and library with internet connectivity and VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) for online studies.

Full camera chain (latest range of HDV brands), editing equipment and suites, a vehicle for moving students, resource persons and equipment to and from film locations, and exotic locations arranged all over Uganda for practical training and production are also available at Universal Movie and Television Institute.


  • Directing and Capturing
  • TV production 
  • Movie Events Management 
  • Editing Videos
  • Movie Actor Scouting

# 7. Uganda Film and Television

The last but not the least on the list is the Uganda Film and Television Institute which is the first Film, Television and Radio Institute in Uganda, training people in the fields of Journalism, Film Production, Radio Production, Television Production, Information Computer Technology Applications, Photography, Professional Digital and Analogue Video editing and much more.

Uganda Film and Television Institute (UFTI) also undertake the production of Documentaries, Short and full-length feature films, Commercials and communications consultancy.

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Concluding Remark on Film schools in Uganda

Thanks for staying with me till the end of the top 7 film schools in Uganda.

As I earlier mentioned entertainment and Technology are the keys to the future. Pursuing a career in the entertainment industry is worth it.

Worry no more about where to pursue this career of yours because the article got you covered. Please feel free to comment on any other school that is not on the list.