Uganda film and television: Creative skills development and skills gap for the sector

Roberta Comunian, Gershom Kimera

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This chapter considers the way creative skills in the film and television (TV) sector are developed and nurtured, as well as the challenges faced by the current creative workforce concerning skills development and training. It provides an overview of the literature and data available in relation to the film and TV sector in Africa and Uganda specifically. The chapter provides a more focused analysis of the emergence of the Ugandan film industry: Kinna-Uganda (K-U). In relation to the interviews, the project involved and engaged with a range of practitioners, television broadcasters, educators, filmmakers as well as key stakeholders in K-U industry. Higher Education providers must keep up both with changing technologies – that might make training with cameras more affordable – and the growing demand for this area of study. The lack of investment in training and skills has substantial implications not only for the sector but also for K-U as an ecosystem, with limited potential for growth.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigher Education and Policy for Creative Economies in Africa
Subtitle of host publicationDeveloping Creative Economies
EditorsRoberta Comunian, Brian J. Hracs, Lauren England
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781003127802
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2020
Externally publishedYes

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NameRoutledge Focus


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