Kalasha submission window closes on Friday

Film-makers and actors have until this Friday to submit their best works for this year’s Kalasha Film and Television Awards.


Sponsored by the Kenya Film Commission to promote local productions, the Kalasha Awards are scheduled for December this year and will be looking to fete TV dramas, documentaries, short films, animations and even student documentaries.


Entrants are being asked to send their submissions accompanied by production details and screening history.


Bob Nyanja’s movie The Rugged Priest was the star performer last year, but this year local hit Nairobi Half Life looks set to sweep the podium.


According to the Kenya Film Commission, several submissions have already been entered for the categories below:



Best Lead Actor

Best Supporting Actor

Best Lead Actress

Best Supporting Actress

Best Cinematography

Best Sound

Best Original Score

Best Editing

Best Scriptwriter in Original Screenplay

Best Feature

Best Director

Best Documentary

Best Short Film

Best Vernacular Production



Best Lead Actor in a TV Drama

Best Supporting Actor in a TV Drama

Best Lead Actress in a TV Drama

Best Supporting Actress in a TV Drama

Best Performance in a Comedy

Best Talk Show

Best TV Documentary

Best TV Comedy

Best TV Entertainment Programme


Special Awards

Best Student Film (University, Collage, Secondary School)

Best Student Documentary (University, Collage, Secondary School)

Best Animation Production

Best Diaspora Production

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