International Women’s Day: 25 Female Filmmakers To Be Feted

In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, 25 accomplished female filmmakers will be lauded for their remarkable contributions to the Kenyan film industry.

The occasion is dedicated to acknowledging and celebrating the outstanding achievements of women across diverse spheres of filmmaking, encompassing acting, directing, writing, producing, and technical roles.

Established as an annual event, the Women in Film Awards seek to spotlight the exceptional accomplishments of women in an industry traditionally dominated by men.

Now in its fifth year, the awards ceremony will be hosted at the Nacece Resource Centre, KICD, from 6 pm to 10 pm. The 4th Edition of the Women in Film Awards (WIFA) took place at the Kenya Cultural Centre, Nairobi, in 2023.

Hon. Ababu Namwamba, the Cabinet Secretary for Youth Affairs, Sports, and the Arts, extended congratulations to the winners and encouraged industry stakeholders to provide employment opportunities to women across all facets of film production, extending beyond camera roles and acting.

In a speech delivered by Mr. Timothy Owase, CEO of the Kenya Film Commission, on behalf of the CS, the Ministry reaffirmed its dedication to formulating policies that foster inclusion and representation within the film sector.

The CS underscored the significance of the film industry in wealth generation and job creation, particularly for the youth, emphasizing its pivotal role in society.

Nominations for the awards commenced on December 15, 2023, and concluded on January 15, 2024.

Categories for Nominations:

  • Best Actress (Film)
  • Best Actress (TV Drama)
  • Best Child Actress
  • Best Director (Film)
  • Best Director (TV Drama)
  • Best Ass. Director
  • Best Student Director
  • Best Producer (Film)
  • Best Producer (TV Drama)
  • Best Producer (Documentary)
  • Best Newcomer Producer
  • Best production manager
  • Best Script Writer (Film)
  • Best Script writer (TV Drama)
  • Best Script supervisor
  • Best Animator
  • Best digital content creator
  • Best Editor
  • Best Cinematographer
  • Best Location sound recordist
  • Best Lighting Designer
  • Best Sound Designer
  • Best production Designer
  • Best Costume Designer
  • Best Makeup Artist

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