The first Ugandan to receive the Prince Claus Laureate (2018), Adong Judith is also a Women4Women Awardee (2018), TED Fellow (2017). She has made three shorts and a mini-feature thesis film, Right Song, Wrong C(h)ord (2016).
Adong was the writer of Shadow of Tinted Souls, the original former child-soldier story that won the French Film Fund; the story became part of Imani (Caroline Kamya: 2010), which was the opening night film at the Berlin Film Festival. Adong was a staff writer on the first East African original series, The Agency (2009), produced by South Africa’s biggest Network Television, M-Net. She is also an alumna of Mira Nair’s Maisha Film Lab (2008) and M-Net Screenwriters Lab (2009).
After starting her career in theatre, Adong holds an Master’s degree in Filmmaking and Media Arts from Temple University (USA: Fulbright Fellow), where she also took classes in theatre directing. Before graduating from film school, she acquired a degree in African Languages, Literature & Theatre and a diploma in Theatre (Makerere University, Uganda), where she also lectured for 8 years. She has written, directed and produced over 15 theatre projects and has authored 22 publications.