The second edition of the Women in Film Awards was held on 10th March at the Kenya National Theater.
The event was co-hosted by Miss Brenda Nyambeki and Joseph Ochieng. The annual event saw 18 phenomenal women in the film industry awarded for their contribution and role in the film making. A departure from the inaugural event which was held in March last year, the second edition incorporated more categories including the ‘Best Assistant Director’ category.
Among the guests included chief guest Ms. Nadia Ahmed Abdalla who is the Chief Administrative Secretary for ICT, Innovation and Youth. She was accompanied by Dr. Mercy Mwangangi Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Health.
‘Speaking about the importance of the event, CAS Nadia Abdalla pointed out “As women it is very important that we be unapologetic about who we are, about what we can bring to the table, and about what makes us who we are.’’
She also urged women not to shy away from acknowledging their strength and abilities even though societal norms tend to shrink the woman and added that it is important too for women to support male counterparts.
Awards Director Dr. Susan Gitimu also encouraged women to own their work and own their positions in any field that they are in and she also thanked the awards sponsors for coming on board, and more so believing and celebrating the women in the film industry.
The winners at the Women In Film Awards 2021 awards are:
- Best Actress Film – Alison Nyawira
- Best Actress Tv Drama – Yasmin Said
- Best Newcomer Producer – Sarah Hassan
- Best Director TV drama –Caroline Odongo
- Best Director Film- Wambui Gathee
- Best Producer Film –Toni Kamau
- Best Producer Tv Drama- Lulu Hassan
- Best Sound Designer- Maureen Wanjiku
- Best Location Sound Recordist- Sheila Gathoni
- Best Editor – Angela Wamae
- Best Set Designer – Art Siteiya
- Best Cinematographer – Emma Nzioka
- Best Animator- Wixx Mangutha
- Best Scriptwriter Film- Damaris Irungu
- Best Scriptwriter Tv Drama- Serah Mwihaki
- Best Make up Artist- Florence Muthoni
- Most Influential Woman Personality- Judy Kibinge
- Best Costume Designer –Rose Kambua
- Best Assistant Director- Olympia Owira