The Kalasha Film Awards were hosted by the Kenyan Film Commission late night (24.11.2018).
The event that took with lots of pomp and glamour saw the creme del a creme of the film industry gather to celebrate the productions that have graced screens in and outside of Kenya, from Kenyan storytellers. The event took place in Safari Park Hotel, saw ICT CS Joe Mucheru speak on the growth of the industry within Kenya. CS Mucheru called on filmmakers to “create a blockbuster that can be sold to Africa and China” in a bid to increase Kenyan stories to the world.
The newly released local production “Subira” scooped up 5 awards including “Best Feature Film,” Beast Lead Actress in a Film” which saw Brenda Wairimu feted for her work as a lead. The film was also acknowledged for “Best Editor”, “Best Lighting Technician” and “Best Director.”
It was also a night of big wins for the cast and crew of Supa Moda as they won several major awards including, “Lead Supporting Actress in a Film” which went to Maryanne Nungo and “Best Original Screenplay” and “Best Production Designer.”
The “Real Househelps of Kawangware also beat out “Junior” to receive the award for “Best TV Comedy.” Other big winners of the night were Martin Okello who won “Best Student Feature” for the film “White Feature” and Bobby Owour for “No Means No” in the category “Best Documentary bu a Student.”