Winners Of Kalasha Film And TV Awards 2021

The Kenya Film Commission on Friday 10th December announced the winners of the 11th edition of the Kalasha International Film and TV awards during a colorful gala event held at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi.

The Kenya Film Commission Chief Executive, Mr Timothy Owase, lauded nominees for their individual and collective efforts towards building a thriving art scene through either creating films or participating in them. “Our key mandate as a commission is to develop a vibrant local film and television industry, which in turn creates jobs and wealth,” Mr Owase said. “In the past one year, we have had some exciting activities to stimulate growth in this industry.”

He said, among them was the the second call for the empowerment fund and issuing of Ksh25 million for the second cycle for film concepts in development, distribution as well as marketing.

Mr Jerome Ochieng, the Principal Secretary, State Department of Innovation, Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs, commended the Kenya Film Commission for its commitment towards supporting the industry. He said the government is keen on promoting the Kenyan film industry through a supportive policy framework.

The Ministry of ICT has operationalized the Film Incentive Package that offers relief to film producers who are keen to shoot films in Kenya to increase foreign earnings and create more jobs.

There was a special appearance by actress and Kalasha nominee Mumbi Maina, an award-winning actress who as guest speaker discussed her experience as a creative in this industry. “It is a great honor to be speaking in a room full of my peers and so many other veterans that I look up to in the industry,” Mumbi said.

“I have been in this industry for over 10 years, starting off as an actress and dancer and starring in local and international films. I have seen the growth of the industry through my personal growth and also through the quality of productions that are being churned out.”

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In this next decade, she said, it can only get better through collective effort and engaging in progressive discussions with relevant industry players to uplift the industry.

11TH EDITION OF KALASHA INTERNATIONAL FILM AND TV AWARDS WINNERS
CATEGORY WINNER
1 Best Lead Actor In a Film MAWULI  GAVOR IN JUST IN TIME
2 Best Lead Actress in a Film SARAH HASSAN IN JUST IN TIME
3 Best Supporting Actor in a Film JOHN NDEGWA IN KUTU
4 Best Supporting Actress in a Film CATHERINE KAMAU IN KUTU
5 Best Sound Designer KELVIN OSOO IN HOUSE OF SECRETS
6 Best Original Score KARANJA KIARIE IN CROSSROADS
7 Best Documentary KESHO PIA NI SIKU BY NGENDO MUKII
8 Best Editor FAITH MUSEMBI IN TALES OF THE ACCIDENTAL CITY
9 Best Lighting Technician WALTER ODHIAMBO IN ADISA
10 Best Special Effects PHILIP KESENWA & PAUL JACKTON IN MISSION TO RESCUE
11 Best Original Screenplay DENNIS HUMPHREY IN FIKIRINI
12 Best Feature Film JUST IN TIME BY SARAH HASSAN AND DOLABO ADELEKE
13 Best Director of Photography RYAN TENGA IN TELEPORT
14 Best Short Film KUTU BY PETER WANGUGI GITAU
15 Best Local Language Film FIKIRINI BY DENNIS HUMPHREY
16 Best Director MICHELLE DONDE & STEPH SEVANI IN HOUSE OF SECRETS
17 Best Production Designer HARRISON MUTINDA IN MISSION TO RESCUE
18 Best Lead Actor in a TV Drama JOE KINYUA (NJORO) IN NJORO WA UBA
19 Best Lead Actress in a TV Drama SARAH HASSAN (DETECTIVE MAKENA) IN CRIME AND JUSTICE
20 Kituo Halisi Award KU TV
21 Best Performance in a TV Comedy FRANK KIMANI(MR WANG’OMBE) IN VARSHITA
22 Best TV Drama NJORO WA UBA BY LUCY MWANGI
23 Best Host in a TV Show ABIGAEL WARIARA (CAPTAIN ABBY) IN BURURI WA CIANA
24 Best TV Advertisement COPIA
25 Best Animation MONDAYS AND FRIDAYS BY SHAWN MWENDWA KIOKO
26 Best Kids Production BURURI WA CIANA BY SUSAN NJOKI
27 Best International Award ( Eastern Africa) EGNA (ETHIOPIA) BY YOSEPH BAYE
28 Best Feature by a Student HOUSE OF SECRETS (USIU) BY USIU AFRICA
29 Best Documentary by a Student BEAUTIFUL EYES BY KELVIN MURIITHI MBUI
30 Best TV Comedy THE XYZ SHOW BY KING MURIUKI
31 Best Life Time Achiever JUDY KIBINGE

 

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