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Full list of KALASHA FILM AND TELEVISION AWARDS 2017 Winners

Gerald Langiri
December 14 / 2017

Kalasha gala event went down on the 9th of December with the who’s who in the film industry, dignitaries and top government officials gracing the red carpet event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.It was a night of color and many surprises with upcoming artistes taking home the coveted Kalasha trophy.  Lifetime Achievement Award went to Joseph Kioni who has been in the film industry for over 30 years wearing many hats as a producer, art director and head of construction. Best Watershed Compliant Station award sponsored by Kenya Film Classification Board went to Miracle TV.

K24 won the Kituo Halisi award that is supported by the Communications Authority of Kenya – this award recognizes TV stations that demonstrated the highest level of overall compliance with the principles set out in the programming Code and Broadcasting Regulations of Kenya Information, Communications Act 2013.

But perhaps the biggest win went to the cast of Sue and Jonnie show that took both Best Lead Actress and Best Lead Actor in a TV Drama by Catherine Kamau and Martin Githinji respectively who went ahead to get a voucher for one night for 2 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel that sponsored the Best Actor category.

Kalasha International 2017 received great support in terms of sponsorship from different organizations. Among our main sponsors were Communications Authority (CA), Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB), Embassy of Argentina, English Press, Africa Digital Media Institute (ADMI), MTECH, IMAX Kenya, NTV, Fanaka TV and the 25 county governments where back to back screenings were done free of charge for the public from  November 13th to December 8th.

Public online voting for nominees hit an all-time high with each receiving over 7500 votes. Kalasha International is an annual and biggest film market in East Africa bringing under one roof a Film Festival, a Film & TV Awards and a Film & TV Market for filmmakers, investors and content buyers and is hosted by the Kenya Film Commission mandated to develop, promote and market the film industry locally and internationally and identify and facilitate growth of the film industry while marketing Kenya as a preferred filming destination.

Without further ado, here is the full list of Kalasha Awards 2017 winners.

Kalasha 2017 in Pictures

TV/  FILM/  SPECIAL

CATEGORY

WINNER

TV

Best Performance in a TV Comedy

BILALI WANJAU- Jela 5 Star

TV

Best TV Documentary

MATWANA MATATU CULTURE

TV

Best Television Commercial

FAIBA-Mbugua

TV

Best Host in a TV Show

TEDDY MUTHUSI- Lion’s Den

TV

Best TV Comedy

HULLABALLO ESTATE

TV

Best TV Drama

SUE and JONNIE

TV

Best Lead Actress in a TV Drama

CATHERINE KAMAU – Sue and Jonnie

TV

Best Lead Actor in a TV Drama

MARTIN GITHINJI – Sue and Jonnie

SPECIAL

Best Documentary by a Student

GIFTED SOUL

SPECIAL

Best Feature by a Student

DETOX

SPECIAL

Kituo Halisi

K24

Supported by Communications Authority Of Kenya

SPECIAL

Best Watershed Compliant Station

MIRACLE TV – Supported by Kenya Film Classification Board

SPECIAL

Lifetime Achievement Award

JOSEPH KIONI

FILM

Best Supporting Actor

ANTHONY NDUNG’U - Maria

FILM

Best Supporting Actress

WANJIKU NJOROGE – Uyu Ni Mwariguo

FILM

Best Documentary

SOUNDMAN

FILM

Best Sound Designer / Original Score

FLORIAN HOLZNER – Kati Kati

SPECIAL

Best Diaspora

BORN THIS WAY

SPECIAL

Best Animation

XYZ SHOW

FILM

Best Production Designer

EMMANUEL MRABU - Aisha

FILM

Best Special Effects

KATI KATI

FILM

Best Editor

LOUIZA WANJIKU – Kati Kati

FILM

Best Short Film

UYU NI MWARIGUO

FILM

Best Director of Photography

ANDREW MUNGAI – Kati Kati

FILM

Best Local Language Film

PENDO

FILM

Best Original Screenplay

KIDNAPPED – John Kararahe

FILM

Best Director

MBITHI MASYA – Kati Kati

FILM

Best Lighting Technician

GREGORY Maole - Aisha

FILM

Best Lead Actress in a Film

ANITA NTHENYA KAVUU NG’ANG’A - Chebet

FILM

Best Lead Actor in a Film

FRANK KIMANI – Uyu ni Mwariguo

FILM

Best Feature

KATI KATI

FILM

Best East African Film

BREAKING WITH CUSTOMS

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