by Muthoni Kimani
August 24, 2020
The annual Kalasha Awards, also referred to as the Kenyan Oscars, will continue despite the cancellation of its sister event, the Kalasha International Film and TV market earlier in the year.
The call for entries was sent out by the Kenya Film Commission on August 17th and will close on October 16th.
The jury, usually consisting of professionals drawn from the film sector and other partner departments, is expected to vet the entries before November when the voting starts ahead of the grand awards ceremony.
“It’s that time of the year to have your hard work recognised. You are a creative, you live to entertain, you tell your stories through the camera, let’s talk about film awards! The 10th edition of Kalasha International TV and Film Awards is here,”
The awards usually represent the five original branches of film making, which are Directors, Actors, Writers, Producers, and Technicians. In the recent past, the awards have grown to honor other categories represented in film, making it the most prominent annual film festival in the region.
Last year’s Gala was held at Safari Park Hotel, where George Mo and Sarah Hassan were voted the Best Lead Actor and Actress, respectively. On the other hand, Andrew Odera’s ‘Lost in Time’ won the Best Feature, while ‘Whistle-Blower’ scooped the Best Short Film.
Thank Heavens we need something to smile about!