The annual Kalasha Awards finally went down on the 30th of November 2019, at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi. The glitzy affair was attended by various Film industry players such as KFCB CEO Ezekiel Mutua, political leaders such as Nairobi Women’s Representative Honorable Esther Passaris, actors, actresses and film crew among others.
This edition of the Kenya Film Commission (KFC) organized event received 959 entries in the 34 categories that were up for voting. This was the first-ever edition to give monetary gifts to the winners. The winners also received other goodies from the sponsors.
Below is the list of the 2019 winners:
Best Feature Film: Lost In Time – Edijoe Mwaniki
Best Original Score: Cathy Matete – What’s On Your Mind
Best Short Film: The Whistle Blower – Beatrice Wangondu
Best Lighting Technician: Plan B – Walter Odhiambo
Best Original Screenplay: Lost In Time – Edijoe Mwaniki
Best Special Effects: Kitambo- Willis Wanyiri
Best Director of Photography: The Whistle Blower – Abdi Shuria
Best Documentary: My Cancer Story – Uncensored Mtaani – Elijah Kanyi, Africa Uncensored
Best Sound Designer: Lost In Time – Karanja Kiarie
Best Local Language Film: Jonarobi – Robin Odongo
Best Editor: The Whistle Blower – John Onyamo & Kenji Gathecha-
Best Production Designer: Ensulo – Tecla Joan, Shila Gathoni, Wilson Nya, Sarah Kimario
Best Director: Lost In Time – Peter Kawa
Best Lead Actor In Film: Lost in Time – George Mo
Best Supporting Actor In Film: Mara Ya Fao – Ibrahim Muchemi
Best Lead Actress In Film: Plan B – Sarah Hassan
Best Supporting Actress In Film: You Again – Neomi Ng’ang’a
Best TV Advertisement: The Selfie – Acnes Creamy Wash
Best TV Comedy: Nyanya Rukia – Maisha Magic
Best TV Drama: Selina- Maisha Magic
Best TV Documentary Show: Disappearing Spots
Best Host in TV Show: The Turn Up – Amina Abdi Rabar
Best Performance in a TV Comedy: Nyanya Rukia – Kazungu Fahamu
Best Lead Actress in a TV Drama: Ithaga Riene – Nyce Wanjeri
Best Lead Actor in a TV Drama: Selina – Pascal Tokodi
Best TV Reality: Our Perfect Wedding – Maisha Magic
Best E-Sport: Africa E-Sports Championship- Kenya Nationals
Best Diaspora Production: Pardon, Excuse My Manners- Saitabao Kaiyare
Best Student Short Film: Unbalanced- Kevin Osoo, USIU
Best Film Feature by a Student: Jiji- James Mwangi Mugo, Kenyatta University
Best Documentary by a Student: This Is Us (Shirazi) – Victoria Goro
Best Animation Production: XYZ Show- King Muriuki
Best Gaming: Mzito- George Odongo
Kituo Halisi: KU TV Kenya
Lifetime Achievement Award: Francis Ouma
Congratulations to all the winners!
Images courtesy of KFC
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