Kizito Samuel Saviour


Kizito Samuel Saviour born as Kizito Samuel is a multi-award-winning Ugandan filmmaker who majors in Producing, Writing and Directing, he possesses other skills like Cinematography and Film Editing among others, he is also a Film & Video Production Tutor at ESOM School Of Music in Uganda and a Film & Television Studies Mentor at the University of Limpopo in South Africa and to a number of upcoming filmmakers and actors in Uganda and Africa at large.

He has worked as a Director, Writer, Producer, Cinematographer and Editor on films like; Catch Out (2021), KEMI (2020), Judas Kiss (2019), The Forbidden (2018), Extra Time (2017) and Bunjako (2016) among others that have earned over 120 international nominations and over 25 international awards from film festivals and film awarding platforms from all-over the world.

He is the founder of the Uganda Academy Selection Committee (UASC) approved by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' International Feature Film Award Executive Board (The Oscars).

He is also the founder of Kyooto (Kyooto Media Group), a registered multifaceted full-service entertainment and media production company based in Kampala, Uganda that specializes in producing audio-visual content in various dimensions for Film, TV, Online and other platforms as well as using film to rehabilitate and promote talent development.


In December 2021, he was selected to be among the Evaluators/Judges of the 2022 Netflix - UNESCO African Folktales Reimagined Short Film Competition.

By November 2021, he was appointed and invited to speak as a panelist of the discussion "The Conversation: Monetizing Digital Content" at the second Intra-African Trade Fair organized by RX Africa on behalf of African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in collaboration with the African Union and the AfCFTA Secretariat from 15-21 November 2021 at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC) in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.