The 2020 Edition of the Kalasha Film and TV Awards finally went down on 12th December 2020 as promised by the organizers. This was the 10th edition of the award which seeks to celebrate outstanding players in the Kenyan film and TV business.
Under the theme, ‘Celebrating 10 years of quality African content’ the award ceremony was conducted virtually via a broadcast on KTN Home and KBC that began at 7:30 pm. The show was hosted by Comedian MC Jesse and Media Personality Kalekye Mumo. In attendance were various senior government officials such as Ministry of ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru, Permanent Secretary State Department of Broadcasting & Telecommunications Ester Koimett and Kenya Film Commission CEO Timothy Owase among others.
16 Film, 8 TV, and 4 special award categories were up for contest. Thriller movie 40 Sticks led in the film categories with 9 awards and was followed by Sincerely Daisy which had 3 awards. The heavily contested TV categories had the popular Telenovela Maria lead with 2 awards. The lifetime achievement award was given to David Campbel and Citizen TV scooped the Kituo Halisi Award.
Check out the full list below:
There was also a special tribute to fallen industry heroes who passed on in 2020 namely Charles Bukeko AKA Papa Shirandula, Ben Maurice AKA Othuol Othuol, Production Driver Charles Sukali, Joseph Musyoki AKA Kasee, Mohammed Tajiri AKA Mzee Makanyaga, Mr. Kihara AKA Mzee Wa Kofia, Actor Pete Openda, Actress Pretty Mutave, Director of Photography Austine Odera, Rev Byrum Makokha and Film Director Kui Wamithi.
The full video of the awards ceremony is available here
Congratulations to the winners.