MTF students win big at this year's Kalasha Awards

 This year’s MTF Academy win at the Kalasha Awards follows the previous student wins in 2019 and 2020.

06 December 2022, The MultiChoice Talent Factory is proud to announce that this year’s East African student cohort’s film has won Best Student Feature Film and our alumni won the Best International Award at the prestigious Kalasha Film and Television Awards!

This year, MTF had 5 nominations:

  1. Best Student Feature Film- Cheza - Class of 2022
  2. Best Student Feature Film- Stinger - Class of 2022
  3. Best Animation- En Okumba by Joshua Omondi and Mary Njoroge, MTF Alumni
  4. Best Student Documentary – My Little Warrior by Audrey Egesa, MTF Alumni
  5. Best International Award, Still Okay To Date by Kefa Igilo- an MTF alumni from class of 2020

The film Cheza, produced by the MTF Academy Class of 2022, won the Best Student Film Award, while the film Still Okay To Date, produced by MTF 2020 alumni, won the Best International Award.

Cheza is East Africa’s first musical comedy that explores the life of struggling musician, Khana.

The Kalasha Awards have rewarded exceptional talent in Kenya’s film and TV industry for over a decade and are organized by the Kenya Film Commission. Held annually in Nairobi, this year marks 12 years of celebrating and awarding outstanding visual creativity in the country, including in production and post-production.

The awards garnered by this year’s MTF Academy students signify the opportunities that come with hard work and talent, of which MTF is proud to have a hand in.

“We’re incredibly proud of the MTF students for their award-winning work, and the very important role that the Kalasha Awards continue to play when it comes to honouring East African talent in film and TV” says MTF Director for Africa Nwabisa Matyumza.

“I am extremely proud of the winning and nominated films. It was a pleasure to see the students work on producing these films and it’s an even greater privilege to see their efforts being awarded. We can’t wait to see what you will do next,” says East Africa Academy Director Victoria Goro.

The MTF East Africa Academy is a proud winner of Kalasha Awards in the past, including Best Production Design for the 2019 MTF Academy student film Ensulo, and Best International Award for the 2020 student film EGNA.

Viewers can watch, Cheza, this year’s winning feature film on DStv, Maisha Magic Movies channel on 17 December 2022 at 16h30 (EAT).

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