Kalasha winners 2021
Winners pose with their Trophies during the 11th edition of the Kalasha Film & TV Awards 2021 held at The Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi on 10th December 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
CATEGORYWINNER
1Best Lead Actor In a FilmMAWULI  GAVOR IN JUST IN TIME
2Best Lead Actress in a FilmSARAH HASSAN IN JUST IN TIME
3Best Supporting Actor in a FilmJOHN NDEGWA IN KUTU
4Best Supporting Actress in a FilmCATHERINE KAMAU IN KUTU
5Best Sound DesignerKELVIN OSOO IN HOUSE OF SECRETS
6Best Original ScoreKARANJA KIARIE IN CROSSROADS
7Best DocumentaryKESHO PIA NI SIKU BY NGENDO MUKII
8Best EditorFAITH MUSEMBI IN TALES OF THE ACCIDENTAL CITY
9Best Lighting TechnicianWALTER ODHIAMBO IN ADISA
10Best Special EffectsPHILIP KESENWA & PAUL JACKTON IN MISSION TO RESCUE
11Best Original ScreenplayDENNIS HUMPHREY IN FIKIRINI
12Best Feature FilmJUST IN TIME BY SARAH HASSAN AND DOLABO ADELEKE
13Best Director of PhotographyRYAN TENGA IN TELEPORT
14Best Short FilmKUTU BY PETER WANGUGI GITAU
15Best Local Language FilmFIKIRINI BY DENNIS HUMPHREY
16Best DirectorMICHELLE DONDE & STEPH SEVANI IN HOUSE OF SECRETS
17Best Production DesignerHARRISON MUTINDA IN MISSION TO RESCUE
18Best Lead Actor in a TV DramaJOE KINYUA (NJORO) IN NJORO WA UBA
19Best Lead Actress in a TV DramaSARAH HASSAN (DETECTIVE MAKENA) IN C***E AND JUSTICE
20Kituo Halisi AwardKU TV
21Best Performance in a TV ComedyFRANK KIMANI(MR WANG’OMBE) IN VARSHITA
22Best TV DramaNJORO WA UBA BY LUCY MWANGI
23Best Host in a TV ShowABIGAEL WARIARA (CAPTAIN ABBY) IN BURURI WA CIANA
24Best TV AdvertisementCOPIA
25Best AnimationMONDAYS AND FRIDAYS BY SHAWN MWENDWA KIOKO
26Best Kids ProductionBURURI WA CIANA BY SUSAN NJOKI
27Best International Award ( Eastern Africa)EGNA (ETHIOPIA) BY YOSEPH BAYE
28Best Feature by a StudentHOUSE OF SECRETS (USIU) BY USIU AFRICA
29Best Documentary by a StudentBEAUTIFUL EYES BY KELVIN MURIITHI MBUI
30Best TV ComedyTHE XYZ SHOW BY KING MURIUKI
31Best Life Time AchieverJUDY KIBINGE

 

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