The 2014 Kalasha Film and TV Awards gala took place this past Friday that saw who is who in entertainment and the film industry fraternity in attendance. The Kalasha Awards are in their 5th Edition this year. The event was graced by the Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture & Arts Dr. Hassan Wario and was hosted by emcees for the night Jeff Koinange and Patricia Amira. National Museums of Kenya on 25th July 2014 was the place to be.
This year’s Kalasha Awards attracted 713 entries, a whooping 516 entries over and above the 197 received in last year’s Kalasha Awards. The 2014 Kalasha Film and TV Awards had 33 categories with new categories in Best Mobile Film and Best High School Feature.
And the winners were….
WINNERS OF THE KALASHA 2014 AWARDS
-Best Feature Film – Strength of a woman
-Best Short Film- Simiyu Samurai 2
-Best Scriptwriter in Original Screenplay – House of Lungula
Best Director in Photography – Kenji
-Best Sound Mixing – Ni Sisi
-Best Editing – Simiyu Samurai 2
-Best Lighting – Strength of a Woman
–Best Art Direction – Something Necessary
-Best Special Effects – Simiyu Samurai 2
-Best Original Score – Strength of a Woman
-Best Documentary – Silent Killer
-Best Local Language Film – ItheWaMwana
-Best Diaspora Production – Haunted Souls
-Best Mobile Film- Nairobi in Motion – Ghost Town
-Best High School Feature – The Messenger
-Best Animation – Faiba
–Best Lead Actor – TellySavalas (Marshall of Finland)
-Best Actress – Rose Njoroge (Strength of a Woman)
-Best Supporting Actress – Jacky Kaboi (Tamed)
– Best TV Drama – Saida
-Best TV Show – Tales from the Bush Larder- Kampala
-Best TV Documentary – Shamba Shape Up
-Best Stand Up Comedy – Churchill Raw
–Best Performance in a Comedy – Nancy Nyambura- Jastorina/ Mashtaka
-Best Host in a TV Show – Naomi Kamau& Tony Njoroge: Shamba Shape Up
-Best Lead Actor in a TV Drama – George Mbuto – BebaBeba
-Best Supporting Actor in a TV Drama -Gerald Langiri – Stay
–Best Lead Actress in a TV Drama – MkamzeMwatela – Mali
-Best Supporting Actress in a TV Drama -Amalie Chopetta- Saida
KITUO HALISI –Citizen TV
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT – Lenny Juma
KFCB AWARD FOR BEST WATERSHED COMPLIANT STATION – Good News Broadcasting Services (GBS)
BEST DIRECTOR – Gilbert Lukalia, Strength of a Woman
BEST HIGH SCHOOL FEATURE – The Messenger
The Kalasha Film & TV Awards are the brain-child of Kenya Film Commission and are designed to allow Kenyans to celebrate their cultural diversity through film and to recognize the role of film in economic sustainability. The Awards seek to challenge local filmmakers, towards quality film productions.
KFC is mandated by the Government to market Kenya as a filming destination to both local and international film markets. The Commission specifically promotes the production of local content and the expansion of local audience.