Kalasha Awards 2020: Calls for Submissions

Article by Maureen Kasuku
Posted: August 19, 2020

Kenya Film Commission has sent out a call for submissions for the 10th edition of Kalasha Film and TV Awards.

Kalasha Awards is an annual event by the Commission that celebrates exceptional talent in the Film and TV industry in Kenya.

Last year attracted 959 entries in the 34 categories that were up for competition.

An eight member nomination academy drawn from film industry associations, academics and industry professionals was tasked to select, scrutinize and nominate films for the Kalasha International TV and Film Awards 2019

This year’s edition  has 31 categories up for contest, with 17 under Film, 8 under Television and 6 under Special Awards. Some of the categories include Best Lead Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Lead Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Sound Designer, Best Editor, Best Lighting technician, Best Feature by a Student, Best Documentary by a Student and Kituo Halisi among others.

Here’s how to participate:

  • Download the entry form here and fill it in.
  • Prepare your entry including a video trailer for promotion.
  • Drop off your entry i.e Film in a DVD and fill in an entry form at the Kenya Film Commission offices on 2nd floor Jumuia Place 2, Lenana Road.

The duration of the films submitted must be 40 minutes or less for Short Films and/or Documentaries, 60 minutes minimum for Feature films and 5 to 60 minutes for Programs. The films must also be classified by the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB). The productions must have been developed between January 2019 to date. Ensure your works have never been submitted for entries in previous Kalasha editions.

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Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life


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