New Era (Windhoek)

Namibia: Armas, Joallete, Jens and Sheen Best Theatre, Film Actors

Windhoek — Armas Shivute Armas (Shebeen Queen) has been judged the best actor in theatre, and Jens Schneider (Dead River ) best actor in film while Joalette de Villiers (The Story Red) was crowned the best female actor in theatre and Sheen Shwartz (My Beautiful Nightmare) in film.

The National Theatre of Namibia (NTN) in partnership and the Filmmakers Association of Namibia (FAN) with the assistance of The Namibia Film Commission hosted the 4th Namibian Theatre and Film Awards on Saturday at the NTN. This bi-annual event was meant to celebrate, recognise and honour the Theatre and Film Practitioners and others who contribute towards the development of the film growing industry.

The theatre and film industry has grown over the last ten years and it is only befitting to honour and celebrate those who help them to tell and document their stories.

The film awards saw several of artists, actors, producers and actress receiving their awards for the work they have been doing during the years.

The Namibian stars also got the opportunity to celebrate their work and themselves together in a place filled with a red carpet. Renowned award winning actor and director, from South Africa Sello Maake Ka-Ncube, best known to television audiences for his role as Archie Moroka on the SABC1 soap opera Generations, was the guest speaker at the Bi-Annual Theatre & Film Awards Ceremony.

The adjudicators for Theatre in total nineteen (19) theatre plays were submitted for judging - An adjudication panel consisting of seven Individuals from the theatre industry judged all theatre plays by independent producers as well as by the National Theatre of Namibia over the 2 year period (2011 & 2012).

Speaking at the event, the guest speaker Sello enlightened the huge gathering of the audiences who attendant the event that, there is no art of finding the mines in the construction and the actors must have athletic as artists and they must also be constantly with their concerns at their work.

"We are very special people since we are the mirror of our society. We must know that our voice is to create elusions, we entertain, and for thus, culture will be each individuals of its community and understating," says Sello.

He further adds that, the performing artists is the custodian of living culture, failure to being recognise today, should not betake you to be excellent.

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