Our Mission

Proline Film Academy was established with the primary objective of delivering and fostering a heightened standard of education in the realms of Film and Photography. Our institution is dedicated to equipping aspiring individuals with the requisite skills and knowledge essential for a successful career in the industry. Whether aspiring to become Directors, Writers, Producers, Photographers, Cinematographers, or undertaking various challenging crew roles pivotal in the production of major motion pictures, Proline Film Academy stands as a bastion of comprehensive training and support for the youth. Our commitment is rooted in facilitating the development of proficient and adept professionals prepared to navigate the dynamic landscape of the film and photography domain.

  • To inspire students with an inventive method of education that concentrates on preparation for career opportunities in the Film & Photography industry.
  • To show African youths a new path and opportunity so that they can discover their purpose through filming as a tool of finance.
  • Our film courses emphasize practical experience and the needs of film students and industry
  • To Enable African film students access the latest knowledge and outstanding facilities to enhance their skills.
  • To Link African Filmmakers to the world since we are globally networked as a professional community in creative media.

"To make a film means to be a producer, requiring a combination of the art and techniques of film narration and the tricks of finance. Being a producer is also about giving adequate answers to questions that underlie the desire and reasons for producing:
What to produce? Why? How?
Both objectively and subjectively, these questions determine the entire cultural or commercial vision, the strategy behind any movie or video production."

CEO: Henry Nsereko Kiwa
Students of Proline Film Academy on there graduation day

Meet Our Team

Henry Nsereko Kiwa the C.E.O of Proline Film Academy

Henry Nsereko Kiwanuka: ( C.E.O )
A film Producer | 3D Animator | Compositor | VFX trainer & Entrepreneur:
With a film background of now 23years, is the founder and President of Proline Film Academy and Proline Studios.
His visionary leadership has been pivotal in shaping the trajectory of these institutions, positioning them as esteemed entities within the global film industry.
In 2017, Henry's entrepreneurial acumen earned him the prestigious New Vision Youth Entrepreneur's Award, a testament to his innovative contributions and impact on the industry. Throughout his career, he has been instrumental in steering numerous film projects, both locally and on the international stage, showcasing a commitment to excellence and a keen understanding of the diverse dynamics within the cinematic landscape.
As an authority in the field, Henry serves as the author of all online tutorials offered by Proline Studios and Proline Film Academy, enriching aspiring filmmakers and industry enthusiasts with his wealth of knowledge. His multifaceted expertise extends to the hands-on aspects of filmmaking, where he seamlessly takes on roles as a director, producer, and editor for a myriad of films and music videos produced under the Proline Studios banner.
Henry Nsereko Kiwanuka's indelible mark on the world of film is a testament to his unwavering dedication, creative prowess, and leadership that continues to inspire and shape the next generation of filmmakers.

Mrs. Joy Porter is the head of the Photography department at Proline Film Academy

Joy Porter: ( California )
Head of Photography Faculty:
Commercial | Brand | Lifestyle Photographer and Educator:- With over 15 years of being a Professional Photographer, her work has been recognized around the world. Published in National Geographic Magazine | Member of the International Association of Press Photographers | Destination Magazine Senior Photographer | WPPI Honors of Excellence Award (International) | Best Photographer in her region voted by her community since 2011 | Elly Award recipient. She is more than a Photographer|Educator. Her diverse clientele refer to her as their image, brand and marketing consultant.
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Mr. Denny Morales is one of the founder at Proline Film Academy

Mr. Denny Morales: ( Las Vegas )
Film Consultant | Film Producer,
Through his film knowledge teachings in 2010, he Inspired and transformed Proline Studios into Proline Film Academy.
He started his career at the young age of 16, becoming one of the youngest directors in television.
Over the course of 14 years, he worked with ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, and Fox directing and technical directing, where he won his first Emmy technical directing award.
His attention within the television realm waned, and he desired for more bigger and better things, such as becoming a Hollywood producer and business owner.

Ssekimpi Lawrence a.k.a Sir Lawrence:
CEO & Director at Almagic Uganda Limited
A Professional Drone Pilot, Filmmaker, Content Creator. Since 2012 in the field of Art production, I'm the founder and CEO of Almagic Uganda Limited, a film production company, i have directed many film series such as (Stecia & the house girl.) Co-founder and secretary general of the Uganda Cinematographer's Association (UCA).
I have directed many music videos of top Ugandan artists, and the first D.O.P to embrace the use of drone technology in Uganda also recorgnized in the talent search & artist management. Currently pursuing my Bachelor's degree in information technology at the international University of East Africa. The main tutor of the advanced Drone Cinematography & Photography course here at Proline film Academy.

Jane Nagujja: Admission's Manager
CEO at Jama Marketing Agency, degree student from Kyambogo University (2011) in Social work and community development. She develops and implements admissions best practices, refines and updates standard admission and discharge processes, and oversees admissions staff. Assessing applications according to our eligibility criteria. Organizing and filing of recruitment documentation. Providing consultations with prospective students when requested. She also Identifies students who are fit for the scholarship program and communities in need of help” “Assess clients' needs, situations, strengths and support networks to determine their goals, she helps students adjust to changes and challenges in their lives.

Sonya Edwards: ( Las Vegas )
Script Writer | Film Director | Lighting expert.
Worked on American Idol, So You think you can Dance and Several Independent Films, and Reality shows.
Sonya Edwards creates a controlled dramatic quality of imagery.
Her passionate interest in photojournalism gives her the ability to use all types of composition especially the leading lines.
She uses intense light to capture the soul so that you feel as you were there. The use of continuity allows her to guide and structure the initial explorations.

James Duff: (New York City)
Filmmaker / Instructor & Head of the acting faculty at PFA:
James Duff is a NYC based filmmaker and educator. His directorial and writing debut, “Hank and Asha,” won the Audience Award at the 2013 Slamdance Film Festival. It went on to screen at more than 50 international film festivals, winning more than 20 awards, including the CINE Golden Eagle Award for Best Narrative Feature in 2015.
His award-winning short film, “Life is a Sweet,” screened at over 40 festivals worldwide. His documentary, “The Cycle Also Rises,” was broadcast nationally on PBS as part of the POV series.
James has worked and traveled in over 17 African countries. He spent two years in West Africa directing development and human rights documentaries funded by USAID. Recently, he arrived back from Rwanda after shooting a documentary on health care. He has taught film production in Kenya, the Tindouf refugee camp in the Sahara Desert, Senegal, India, the Prague Film School in the Czech Republic, and New York City.
In the theatre, James has worked with New York companies such as Ensemble Studio Theatre, and has directed productions at such venues as The Cherry Lane Theatre and SoHo Playhouse, as well as the NYC International Fringe Festival. He recently was an artist-in-residence at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, NY. James earned his MFA in directing from USC's School of Cinematic Arts, where he won a fellowship for excellence in directing actors..

Kiddu Patrick: Assitant Production Manager:
CEO of Paris Media, A content producer / Photograper / educator.
He supervises all activities at PFA and on production floor during the onlocation classes, and monitors the operations to produce right quantity and quality of finished product from beginning process to execution based on planned schedule. Being a verstile dude, he provides support and assistance to individual students or small groups to help them better understand the content and help them to complete assignments. He also supervises students in the classroom, creates lesson plans, documenting progress, and overseeing lesson preparations during software practical classes.

Lianne Forbes: ( Canada )
Matchmove Supervisor and Teacher,
with a career in VFX which spans over 14 years.
She has worked around the world (UK, Australia, China and Canada) for renowned companies such as Framestore, Animal Logic, Rising Sun Pictures and Pixomondo.
She has been a part of the VFX teams behind both the Emmy winning TV series, Games of Thrones and the Oscar winning film Hugo.

Alvan Louis: ( India )
AD Film Producer | Post-Production Supervisor.
Well Known as a celebrated Ad-man, with diversified communications credentials that spans over 15 years.
He's been instrumental in shaping & nurturing the advertising scene in the country.
Beginning as a Post-Production Supervisor, his portfolio grew rapidly & so did his skills, eventually Producing Films & Ad-Films across the country.
Alvan spear heads Production at Louis Bros Production. A go getter, with an exemplary positive demeanor, he's much loved throughout the advertising & film circles in Mumbai.

Beb REYNOL: ( France )
Beb REYNOL is a French documentary photographer and a photojournalist focusing on sociocultural and political stories. On assignments in Afghanistan, Beb walked across the border from Pakistan to work alongside Afghan photojournalists for AINA Media, a French NGO contributing to independent media development and later on for the Afghanistan Development & Peace Research Organization (ADPRO) in Kabul where he continues to collaborate in the education of Afghan photojournalists.
Beb’s years of contribution as a photojournalist let him to run workshops on photojournalism and photo storytelling through out the US, including the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York City, coordinating guestspeakers of humanitarian leaders from the UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), the International Rescue Comity (IRC), and the media.
Beb is also an associate member of the Center for Afghanistan Studies at the University of Nebraska, a collaborative initiative to run photojournalism mentorships in Kabul for the training of a new generation of Afghan photojournalists. His work can be viewed HERE:

OUR STORY AT PFA

Proline Studios, established in the year 2000 by Mr. Henry Nsereko Kiwanuka, originated as a modest video production facility situated in Ntinda, a suburb of Kampala, Uganda, in East Africa. Over the years, the studio evolved, with a notable milestone occurring in 2005 when it engaged 20 youths during holiday periods for specialized training in video editing and lighting techniques.
By 2006, Proline Studios embarked on a visionary initiative to promote emerging talents in both music and film, a program that garnered support from the National Theater of Uganda. Noteworthy artists such as Clever J, Dr. Tee, and others became integral to this endeavor.
The year 2010 marked a pivotal moment for Proline Studios, inspiring a transition to a more expansive educational mission. Recognizing a pressing need for skilled film professionals in Uganda and a dearth of advanced film schools providing comprehensive training, Proline Film Academy was inaugurated. This strategic move aimed to bridge the gap in the local film industry by offering a holistic education that encompasses the intricacies of the competitive global film landscape.

Proline Film Academy stands as a beacon of excellence in the realm of film and photography education, meticulously designed to offer a transformative learning experience and unwavering support to aspiring youths. Its inception was fueled by a commitment to elevate the standards of education in these dynamic fields, empowering students with the requisite skills and knowledge to excel as directors, writers, producers, photographers, cinematographers, and other integral roles within the intricate tapestry of major motion picture production.
Dedicated to nurturing a new generation of industry professionals, Proline Film Academy goes beyond conventional education, preparing students for the multifaceted challenges inherent in the world of filmmaking and photography. Whether shaping the vision as directors, crafting compelling narratives as writers, overseeing the intricacies of production as producers, capturing the essence of moments as photographers, or orchestrating visual storytelling as cinematographers, our academy serves as a comprehensive training ground for diverse and challenging roles crucial to the cinematic landscape.
With a commitment to excellence at its core, Proline Film Academy not only imparts technical proficiency but also instills a deep understanding of the artistic nuances and collaborative dynamics inherent in the creation of impactful motion pictures. Students emerge from our academy well-equipped to contribute meaningfully to the industry, having received an education that transcends traditional boundaries and prepares them for the demands of a rapidly evolving film and photography landscape.


Courses Offered Students projects
60%

Proline Studios

76%

Projects

92%

Experience

81%

Connections

PROJECT-BASED ASSESSMENT AT PFA:

Why PFA Uses Project-Based Assessment:

Proline Film Academy opts for project-based assessment as a pedagogical approach because it aligns with their philosophy and practical experience in the film production industry. With over 23 years of production experience and being time-tested under Proline Studios, the academy recognizes the value of hands-on learning in the field of filmmaking.
The decision to use project-based assessment is rooted in the belief that this method provides a more tangible and immersive learning experience for students. Unlike traditional tests that primarily evaluate theoretical knowledge, project-based assessments encourage students to actively apply what they've learned in a real-world context. By engaging in hands-on projects, students can delve into in-depth explorations of specific topics, gaining practical skills and experiences that go beyond textbook learning.
Proline Film Academy views projects as an integral part of the ongoing learning process. Projects serve as a dynamic and interactive means for students to deepen their understanding of the subject matter. Whether integrated throughout the course or used as a culminating capstone assessment, projects allow students to showcase their skills and creativity, demonstrating a comprehensive grasp of the material.
The adoption of project-based assessment reflects a commitment to student-centered learning. Similar to the principles of project-based learning (PBL), this approach emphasizes active problem-solving, critical thinking, and exploration. Students are not just passive recipients of information; they are actively involved in the filmmaking process, requiring them to reflect not only on the content but also on their creative and decision-making processes.
In summary, Proline Film Academy's use of project-based assessment is a strategic choice based on their extensive experience in the film production industry. It represents a commitment to providing students with a holistic and practical education that goes beyond theoretical knowledge, aligning with the dynamic and creative nature of filmmaking.

HOW PFA STUDENTS BENEFIT FROM PROJECT-BASED ASSESSMENT:

Proline Film Academy students benefit significantly from project-based assessments in several ways:

Authenticity:
The projects at Proline Film Academy are designed to mirror real-world experiences, allowing students to apply their learning to situations that directly impact their communities. This authenticity not only enhances academic knowledge but also fosters a sense of civic responsibility, preparing students for the challenges they may encounter in both higher education and their future careers.

Motivation:
Project-based assessments at PFA offer students the opportunity to choose projects that resonate with them personally. This sense of autonomy and relevance increases their motivation and engagement, leading to a deeper understanding of the subject matter. The freedom to express their ideas and preferences also promotes the development of strong communication skills.

Metacognition:
The use of well-defined project rubrics and ongoing feedback allows students to monitor their progress and set their own learning goals. This metacognitive approach empowers students to take charge of their learning, fostering a deeper understanding of their strengths and areas for improvement. Regular check-ins provide valuable insights, promoting self-reflection and confidence-building.

Collaboration:
Proline Film Academy recognizes the importance of collaborative skills in the professional world. Through group projects, students learn to work together toward common objectives. This not only enhances their retention of information but also develops essential "soft skills" crucial for success in both academic and professional settings.

Creativity:
Project-based learning at PFA encourages students to think critically and solve problems creatively. The emphasis on overcoming challenges as a team contributes to the development of innovative thinking, a skill highly valued in both college and career contexts. The freedom to choose topics and directions for their projects allows students to express their creativity and explore their unique voices.

Clear Parameters and Grading:
Proline Film Academy ensures transparency by clearly outlining project parameters and grading rubrics from the beginning. This clarity helps students and parents understand expectations, fostering a sense of accountability and allowing for effective self-assessment.

Individualized Assessment:
By working in groups, Proline Film Academy ensures that individual learning is not overlooked. The assessment process goes beyond assigning shared grades for the final product; it includes frequent check-ins to evaluate individual progress. This personalized approach contributes to a more comprehensive understanding of each student's skills and capabilities.

Career Preparation:
The real-world action exams at Proline Film Academy prepare students for the workforce by instilling skills necessary for evaluating potential career paths and being effective employees. This aligns with the academy's philosophy of encouraging students to reflect on their strengths, interests, and educational opportunities, reinforcing the tagline "Learn Something & Do Something."
In summary, Proline Film Academy's project-based assessments provide a holistic and practical approach to education, preparing students not only academically but also for the challenges and opportunities they will encounter in their future careers.

FAQ

Frequent Asked Questions by new students.

For a detailed information regarding our course syllabus and fees structure, just go to the homepage of our website and download the brochure where you find the Uganda flag, because all the course details are available there plus fee.

Proline Film Academy has two intakes every year, that is to say May and January.

Proline Film Academy offers few rooms as hostels within the school campus, you can follow this link and download the accommodation form in order to book your room, but you can get houses arround the suburbs of Kampala.

Anybody to apply you need to come to the school and pick the application form after filling it following a short interview, then an admission letter must be granted to the applicant.

Proline Film Academy owns a commercial advanced state of the art filming studio callled Proline Studios located in the heart of Kampala which provides all the filming and photography equiepment for the students to experience the real business.

If you are an international student outside of the East African member state, you may require a visa in order to study with us. If your application is successful and you are fully enrolled on a course with Proline Film Academy, we will provide a letter of confirmation for use in your visa application.

You can schedule time and meet our able, gallant and most competent teachers that will help you to attain higher success in life. We teach to become a creative thinker and to be useful to the society.

Frequently asked questions by new students at Proline Film Academy

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