The Kenya Film Commission outdid themselves this year, with great marked improvements against a background of better quality film and TV productions entered in this 8th edition of film industry awards. The award night saw over 20 categories receive prizes at the colourful night at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi.
Top prizes went to Subira and Supamodo, with Subira bagging the best feature film award. Best lead actor went to Johnson Chege for Supamodo while Brenda Wairimu bagged best lead actress for Subira.
For TV, Eddie Peter scooped top actor award as Diana Mulwa got the best lead actress, both from My Two Wives. The Real Househelps of Kawangware bagged the best TV comedy award as K24 TV station was rewarded for observing the best programming code in watershed period by the Communications Authority. Other winners of the night were MCA tricky of the Churchill Show for Best Performance in TV Comedy.
The event was graced by top industry veterans and government officials as well as foreign dignitaries. ICT Ministry cabinet secretary Joe Mucheru, ICT PS Ms. Fatuma Hirsi Mohamed, Hon. Gideon Moi, board members from the Film Commission among others. Regarding pending legislation on the film policy, Baringo Senator Gideon Moi who is also the chairman of the Senate committee on Information and Communication Technology promised to fast track the finalization and full support on the policy from Senate.
This year’s event attracted top partners including KTN who aired the event live, Canon Central and North Africa, Kwese iFlix, Brand Kenya, Peugeot, Anga iMax Cinemas, KenyaBuzz, Urysia, KBC among others.
See full list of winners below.
1. TV Awards
Best Lead Actor in a TV drama – Eddie Peter, My Two Wives
Best Lead Actress in a TV Drama – Diana Mulwa, My Two Wives
Best TV Drama – Selina, Reuben Odanga
Best TV Show – Churchill Raw
Best TV Comedy – The Real Househelps of Kawangware
Best TV advertisement – Modern Coast, Life is a journey Pest Performance in a TV comedy – MCA Tricky, Churchill Show Best Host in a TV Show – Emcee Jessy, Churchill Raw Kituo Halisi Award (Local Content) – Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC)
Best Programming Code – K24 TV
Best Lead Actor in a Film – Johnson Chege, Supa Modo
Best Lead Actress in a Film – Brenda Wairimu
Best Director in a Film – Ravneet Sippy Chanda, Subira
Best Feature Film – Subira
Best Original Screenplay – Supa Modo
Best Director of Photography – Andrew Mageto, Disconnect.
Best supporting actor in a Film – Pascal Tokodi
Best Production Designer – Neha Manoj Shah, Supa Modo Best supporting actress in a film – Marianne Nungo, Supa Modo. Life Achievement Award – Njeri Karago
Best Sound Design – Eric Musyoka, Disconnect Best Lighting – Saul Ogada, Subira Best Special Effects – Stephen Mwangudza, Ramah potter Best Diaspora Production – The Silent Battle, Samuel Oluoko Best Documentary – Thank You For The Rain, Emily Wanja Best Student Film – White Feature, Martin Okello Best Short Film – Poacher, Davina Leonard Best Local Language Film – World Tofauti, Kang’ethe Mungai Best Editor – Roselida Tabu and Terry Kelly, Subira. Best Original Score – Hart The Band, World Tofauti. Best Documentary by a student – No Means No, Bobby Owuor
Best Animation Production – Brian K Tarus, Isolated