Nairobi, Kenya -- The Kalasha Awards is Kenya’s version of the Academy Awards and celebrates excellence in 30 categories of film and television production. The Awards, put on by the Kenya Film Commission, was held this year at the Kenya National Museum and was a gala red carpet affair attracting the key players in Kenyan’s film and television scene.
Beal presented the award for Best Director of Photography, which was won by Raymond Ngung’u for the film "Kenji." The event’s emcees were television presenter Jeff Koinange and television personality Patricia Amira. The event was attended by Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts Dr. Hassan Wario Wario, Permanent Secretary Peter Omutia and a number of dignitaries including Finland’s Ambassador to Kenya Matti Kääriäinen.
This year’s Kalasha Awards attracted 713 entries, a whooping 516 entries over and above the 197 received in last year’s Kalasha Awards. The 2014 Kalasha Film and TV Awards had 33 categories with new categories in Best Mobile Film and Best High School Feature.
The big winners of the night were the cast and crew of the yet to be released movie “Strength of a woman” which got four awards including Best Film and “Simiyu Samurai” which followed with three awards including best short film and the much talked about movie house of Lungula which had 10 nominations, managing to take home one award.
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