The Kenya Film Commission (KFC) finally unveiled the nominees for Kalasha Awards 2019. This went down at a ceremony which took place at the Imax 20th Century Cinema yesterday. This comes after a call for submissions from all film and TV productions in Kenya whose deadline was the 20th of last month. The awards are set to happen on the 30th of this month.
According to the KFC Chief Executive Officer Timothy Owase, the 2019 call for submission attracted 959 entries which were a significant improvement from last year’s entries. These entries were vetted by the Kalasha Academy judges who comprise of experienced industry professionals.
The Judges for this edition include: Dr Racheal Diang’a, TV & Film Producer Linda Karuru, Film Producer and Director Fred Makori, TV Producer Irene Mukonyoro, Film Producer Kang’ethe Mungai, Actress & Voice Over Artist Irene Kariuki, Game Designer And Animator Dennis Mbuthia and Dr Simon Peter Victor Otieno.
Kalasha Awards 2019 has 17 Film categories, 9 TV categories and 5 Special Awards categories. Among these are two new categories i.e Best TV Reality and Best Student Short film. Some of the nominees include Pascal Tokodi, Joyce Omondi, Amina Rabar, Leon Ongaya, Peter Kawa and Victoria Gachora among others.
Click here to see the full list of nominees.
Images courtesy of KFC