Kennedy Kihire Biography, Film, Family and Awards
Kennedy Kihire graduated with an Arts Degree at Makerere University in English Literature and social Anthropology.
After writing Swapped film script, he was selected as a finalist to participate in the Maisha Annual Film lab 2010 where he became a Production Manager for the film Black Hill and later Guardian Angel and Shop Girl with Akan productions.
He Produced and Directed Swapped in February 2011. In November 2011, he worked as an Assistant Director of Everyday People, Cybervision’s latest feature film.
In early February 2012, he directed Makerere University’s 45 minutes student film Breaking The Meshafter winding up his degree.
It premiered at Zanzibar International film festival in 2012. He has directed, produced and edited a couple of short films and documentaries with an American film maker Tony Angelo on projects like Gotto, African American Folklore, Enemy Of My Enemy, I Am Who I Am
He was Assistant Director on the 2011 prize winning short film. He has adapted the Julius Ocwinyo’s novel Fate of The Banished for the screen. In 2013, he has assistant directed a short film The Present.
He wrote, directed and produced his latest film ‘Hang Out’ which premiered on 16th April, 2013 in Kampala and won an awards of Best Actress in Supporting role at the Pearl International Film Festival, screened at Uganda Film Festival 2013 and screened at the Manya Human rights international film festival 2013.
He has written and directed the short Watch Over Me (2013) that premiered at the Manya human rights international film festival 2013.
He is currently working on a new film titled: New Intentions whose teaser is already on YouTube.