Kenyan Movie Submitted For The Oscars
By Celina Njoki
The Kenya Film Commission has submitted a film for the 93rd Academy Awards better known as the Oscars.
The film titled ‘The Letter’ has been submitted in the Best International Feature Film Category.
The Kenya Film Commission, is recognized by the Oscars and is tasked to set up a committee that decides which movies are to be submitted for the Oscars.
The Members of the Oscars Selection Committee Kenya (OSCK) are: Krysteen Savane | Kenya Film and TV Professionals Association), Alamin Virani (OSCK Secretary | Kenya Actors Guild), Albert Wandago (Kenya National Film Association), Mwendwa Mutua (Riverwood Ensemble), Wycliffe Buhere Tsinje (Association of Film Producing Educational Institutions of Kenya), Dennis Mbuthia (Association of Animation Artists), Fatma Wandia (Producers Guild), Serah Mwihaki (Kenya Scriptwriters Guild), Patricia Mollyne Mataga (Writers Guild, Kenya) and Emily Wanja (Docubox)
KFC called for submissions for movies to be presented to the Oscars selection committee and received two films namely ‘The Letter’ a documentary film and ‘Uradi’ a feature film.
Both films were vetted by the Oscar Selection Committee and they settled for ‘the letter’ which had met the committee requirements.
The Letter is a film that depicts intimate family portrait that reveals an indestructible female power. The Documentary film was directed and produced by Maia Lekow and Christopher King with the support of Docubox, the East African Documentary Film Fund.