MKU Wins 14 Awards in the Kenya Film Festival, 2018
Mount Kenya University is ready to launch its Part one of the “Unstoppable Resolve” film from the Kenya National Drama and Film Festival, 2018.
The Film won the following fourteen (14) awards, three of which were won by MKU staff and one by a student of MKU, in April, 2018, festival;
- Winning Film Overall
- Best Set Design
- Best Costume Design
- Best Cinematography
- 5)Best non student actress – Madam Purity Thuo (Deputy Dean of Students)
- Best actress in leading role – Ann Wambui Macharia (BMMC/2017/81266)
- Best Producer
- Best actress in supporting role – Madam Ruth Mutahi (Director, FCPA)
- Best Picture
- Best original play
- Best Visual effects
- Best entertaining Film
- Runners up, best sound effects
- Runners up best non student actor – Rev. George Mburu (Protestant Chaplain)
It is among the few winning films that have been picked for the National Red Carpet screening and awards ceremony to be hosted by the University of Nairobi and the Kenya National Theatre in June this year.
The Kenya National Drama Festivals’ Film Coordinator, Dr. S.P. Otieno, in his remarks during an interview with the Daily Nation on 28th April, 2018, opined that the films that featured in the Film festival could stamp their presence in communities if they were well marketed.
Mount Kenya University is well positioned for this kind of outreach, not only through film, but also creations of art, crafted to address the social economic challenges communities face and impact positively on the society.