Kalasha Awards 2019 Full List of Winners

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 FaoIbrahim 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

Special Awards  

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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