The curtains fell off for the second Edition of Kalasha Film and Television Awards, which attracted top nominees.
The event was held at the Kenyatta International Conference Center (KICC) on Saturday night and well organized by Kenya Film Commission, a government body that was constituted to spearhead growth in the film industry in the country. The awards which attracted star studded film and television nominees came at a time when the Kenyan film industry has been doing well at the international arena.
The guests included who is who the Kenyan socio-political scene. Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, Information Minister Samwel Pogihsio and Medical Services Minister Anyang’ Nyong’o among others were all there to savor the occasion.
Recently Kenya Film Commission together with Pan African subscription TV channel, MNET Africa sent a team of ten Kenyans to Nigeria to undergo a training session facilitated by renowned producers, directors and technical personnel in Nigeria’s thriving film industry ( Nollywood) while other Kenyans are trained at thriving industry Indian ( Bollywood).
Though originally domiciled at the Kenyan National Theater (KTN), Kenyan scene also has several film made from the infamous River Road (Riverwood), which specialized in cheap and affordable homegrown movies. Another famous annual event- the Lola Kenya Screen Film Festival will take place in August, 2010. Lola Kenya Screen Film aims to create teamwork that bridges the generation gap. Adults may not necessarily understand what the youth or the children want unless they involve them in processes and this is what this annual event is all about.