It was all glitz and glam at the 9th edition of Kalasha International Film and TV Awards as Kenya Film Commission awarded winners in the various categories that were up for competition.
The star-studded gala event was a red carpet affair graced by top government officials, members of the diplomatic corps, corporate executives, media personalities and top creative minds in Kenya.
This 9th edition also saw winners in the various categories win KES 50,000 as well assorted gift hampers from some of the sponsors – a first of its kind from the Commission, besides the prestigious Kalasha trophy.
The award gala presented a stiff competition in the various categories with emergence of new entrants who bagged the coveted Kalasha trophy upsetting the status quo in the industry.
Making his opening remarks at Kalasha Awards, Mr. Jerome Ochieng – PS Ministry of ICT notes, “We realize that there are challenges we need to work on. For that reason, as a Ministry we’ve come up with a memo that needs Cabinet’s approval to create that incentive for film production and encourage more filmmakers to use Kenya as a preferred film destination.”
Also speaking at the same event, Mr. Timothy Owase – CEO Kenya Film Commission noted that, “We endeavor to take these awards to greater heights. We are glad that through these awards, we have encouraged our local TV stations to effect the 60% rule on local content as per government directive. This has resulted in promotion of local talents and accrued benefits for different stakeholders. We are encouraged by East Africa’s level of innovation and creativity. All we have to do is to believe in ourselves as we seek to compete at international arenas.”
Kalasha International Film and TV Awards attracted sponsorship from Communications Authority of Kenya, French Embassy, Canon, HEVA Fund, Africa Post Office, Star Times Kenya, Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, Performers Rights Society of Kenya, Nairobi Woman Representative, Four Points by Sheraton, Nairobi Bottlers (Coca Cola Beverages Africa), Buggy Open, Magana Flowers, Summerdale Inn, Marini Naturals, Media Council of Kenya, Safari Park Hotel, Embassy of Ukraine to Kenya and Scoop Network.
Despite a heavy downpour, the rains experienced on Saturday evening did not dampen the mood of the invited guests who were eager to know the winners of the various categories.
Full list of the winners:
The 3rd edition of Kalasha Market kicked off on a high note with the CS Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology Mr. Joe Mucheru gracing the event as the Guest of Honor. He was joined by a delegation of high profile individuals drawn from French Embassy in Kenya, The European Union, County Governments of Laikipia, Nairobi and Nakuru. It was during this opening ceremony that the 20 shortlisted candidates of the National Scriptwriting Competition were also announced.
The opening ceremony by the CS was followed by a tour of the exhibition spaces where various companies were demonstrating and showcasing their film products and services. Kenya Film Commission announced that the exhibition area was Continue reading
The 3rd edition of Kalasha International TV and Film Market, the largest film event in the East African region, is only 17 days away!
We are 80 per cent booked and counting! Do not miss out. Register here http://kalashainternational.com/register-now/
The event has attracted sponsorship from major corporate institutions and government agencies within Kenya and Europe.
Key speakers, both international and local, have been lined up for the conferences and workshops. They will engage participants on various topics of discussion ranging from marketing and film distribution, government policy, intellectual property and Video on Demand platforms and the future of film production in Kenya among many other interesting topics.
Find the list of participants here http://kalashainternational.com/list-of-participants/
Kalasha International TV and Film Market 2019 promises to offer a unique opportunity to the participants to boost their business through trading content, partnership opportunities, networking and more.
The third edition of Kalasha International TV & Film Market comes up on 26th to 28th March, 2019 at Kenyatta International Convention Centre Nairobi. Kalasha International, the premier Africa film event is an initiative of Kenya Film Commission in the fast growing East African region.
The French Embassy in Kenya is partnering with the Commission in planning this year’s event.
Kalasha International TV & Film Market is a 3-day trade fair showcasing companies from international and East African region offering high-level interaction for trading and sharing ideas and side events that include conferences, workshops, coaching and pitching sessions.
The 8th Kalasha TV & Film Awards winners were announced in a lavish gala event held in Nairobi, Safari Park Hotel graced by the crème de la crème of the film industry with other renowned guests drawn from government agencies and corporate blue chip firms. Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of ICT Mr. Joe Mucheru was the chief Guest with remarks from Kenya Film Commission Chairman, Chris Foot and Ag. CEO Timothy Owase.
Here is the full list of 2018 winners;
Nairobi, Kenya, 17th October 2018 …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 stakeholders drawn from film industry associations, academics and industry professionals.
On 13th June 2018, winners of the Kalasha Market 2018 Duotrix Media premiered their teaser trailer at the Alchemist bar in Westlands with a receptive audience giving a standing ovation for the amazing piece of art and creativity they displayed.
The event was graced by renowned filmmakers such as Likarion Wainanina; the man behind Supa Modo, Kenya Actors’ Guild officials, chairperson of Docubox Continue reading
The winners of the pitching sessions held during the 2018 Kalasha International TV & Film festival were announced at the end of the three day event.
The pitching sessions which were the headline events during the three day market, marked the first time the government through the Kenya Film Commission offered cash prizes to film makers.
Nairobi, Kenya April 2018 The 2018 Kalasha International TV & Film market that was held at the KICC from the 27th to the 29th of March was declared a great success.
The declaration was made by the Kenya Film Commission chairman Mr. Chris Foot during the closing ceremony of the 3 day trade show. Continue reading