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Patrick Sekyaya



Réalisateur ougandais.


Patrick Sekyaya has carved himself a niche as one of Uganda foremost filmmakers of recent times. He received his initial training from Maisha Film Lab in 2007 as a film editor under the mentorship of acclaimed Uganda-Indian film director Mira Nair. He later founded Afri-Plus Films Ltd that has since become among Uganda’s leading film production companies.

In 2009, he directed and produced his debut film Origin of Sin, which won best feature film at the Silicon Valley African Film Festival in California, USA (2010). During the same year, he was named Best Director out of eight other African directors in Nairobi, Kenya at the Film Africa Mini Film School training by One Fine Day Films, under the mentorship of acclaimed German filmmaker Tom Tykwer.

In 2011, Patrick was also selected to attend Directional Film Training at the Berlinale Talent campus in 2011 in Berlin, Germany. His latest film The Ugandan won Best Narrative Feature Film at the 2012 Silicon Valley African film festival in California, USA. –