19 November 2012

Kenya: Nairobi Half Life and Shattered Dominate Kalasha Nominations

A young, aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming a success in the big city. In pursuit of this and to the chagrin of his brother and ... ( Resource: Nairobi Half Life Trailer )

Nairobi Half Life and Shattered movie dominated the Kalasha Film and Television Awards nominee list that was unveiled last Friday.

Among the awards that they have up for grabs are Best Actor Joseph Wairimu (Nairobi Half Life), Best Actress Rita Dominic (Shattered), Best Supporting Actor Allan Adika (Shattered) and Olwenya Maina (Nairobi Half Life) Best Supporting Actress Mumbi Maina (Shattered) and Best Director and Best Cinematography.

The announcement, made at the Laico Regency, came just a few days after the appointment of the new chairman, radio presenter Chris Foot.

The awards in their fourth year have been designed to allow Kenyans to celebrate their cultural diversity through film and to recognise the role of film in economic sustainability.

Specifically, the awards seek to motivate local producers towards quality film and TV productions. The event organised by the Kenya Film Commission, is scheduled for December 8. This year, 97 films and television features were submitted to Kalasha 2012 which is less than those submitted in 2011.

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