Kenya Film Commission (KFC) has unveiled the nominees for the upcoming edition of the Kalasha International Film and TV awards. This will be the 11th edition of the award which recognizes outstanding Kenyans in the film and TV industry.
According to the Chairperson of the Kalasha Awards nomination committee, Valentine Zikki, the commission received 706 entries for this edition. After thoroughly vetting each of the entries, the judges shortlisted 5 nominees for each category.
The jury which was drawn from Film industry experts included: Valentine Zikki (Kenya Actors Guild), Moses Wamalwa (Kenya Scriptwriters Guild), Emmah Kibunja ( Jambowood), Earnest Livasia (Association of Animation Artists in Kenya), Simiyu Barasa (Riverwood Ensemble), Leo Mutisya (Media Council of Kenya) and Sheila Murumba (Communication Authority of Kenya).
The categories up for the contest are divided into 3 namely Film (17), Television (7), and Special (5) categories. Voting is open till 3rd December 2021 and the winners will be awarded at a gala scheduled for 10th December 2021. According to the commission, public voting will constitute 30% while the jury vote constitutes 70% of the total vote. See the full nominees list below
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