The Kenya Film Commission today unveiled the 2018 Nominees for the Kalasha Film and TV Awards at Prestige Cinema, Prestige Plaza. The selection process of more than 1000 submissions was carried out by a jury of experts consisting of a cross section of stakeholders, academics and film industry professionals.
The jury comprises: Mr. Biko Nyongesa: Director and Head of Production at Kenya Actors Guild, Mr. Cajetan Boy: Chairperson of Kenya Scriptwriters Guild and Board Member of the Oscars Selection Committee in Kenya, Mr. Dennis Mbuthia: Game Designer & Animator, Ms. Joy Nduto: TV Content Producer and Mr. Mwendwa Mutua: TV and Film Producer & Treasurer at the Riverwood Ensemble Filmmakers Association.
The nominees’ unveil ceremony also marked the launch of the public voting process which is now open in preparation for the main award gala on the 24th November 2018. The 140 nominees will be competing in 32 categories including Special Awards such as Kituo Halisi, Lifetime Achievement and Watershed Compliant Station.
Within Kalasha International TV and Film is the Kalasha Market. It is a three day event held in March every year with various exhibitors and delegates converging in Nairobi for conferences, workshops and pitching sessions that position Kenya as a key hub for Film and TV production within the region. This unique opportunity to boost the Film and TV production industry is a great plus to thespians and all stakeholders in the entire content creation and distribution process.
Below is a full list of the 2018 Nominees;