The 2nd Gulu international film festival with the theme ‘End discrimination against women’ screened almost 80 films from around the world that celebrated this theme.
Among them were two films by Achiro P. Olwoch; The Surrogate and Maraya ni. Both films were nominated in the best short films local category and Maraya ni went on to win three awards; Best short, Best cinematography and best actress.
One of the Jury members Jesper Larsen went as far to say that this film was in a league of its own and would have won the best national category also save for the fact that the film maker wanted to enter it in the local category to represent her region.
The screening of both films was on the 27th July whilst the Golden Elephant Awards ceremony was held on the evening of 28th.