PRESS RELEASE/December 1st 2020

Kisima Music & Film awards JURY IS OUT!

The Pan-African Kisima Music & Film Awards has unveiled a thoroughly experienced and celebrated Pan-African Jury that is already on deck sorting out entries into the acclaimed awards.

The close of submissions to the awards elapsed on November 27th and currently, the process towards the climax of the awards ceremony on December 13th now lies in the hands of the Judges.

A total Jury of 10 judges has been fleshed out from some of Africa’s most prestigious and progressive names in film and music production coupled with substantive experience in jury operations in the arts.

Speaking on the Jury unveil, the Chairman of the Pan African Kisima Music & Film awards Dr. Fred Simiyu says the convened team of judges in nothing short of excellence.

It was indeed paramount that we source only the best in the continent to formulate the judging panel. The selection process for the Jury was rigorous and deliberate. We assessed both the professional qualifications and experience base of the judges. Of course the Pan-Africa disposition was also important” Said Dr. Simiyu. “we look forward to a professionally transparent and invigorating process”.

The Kisima Music & Film Awards Jury is made up of judges from different African countries in encompassing Kenya, Benin, Nigeria, Mozambique and Rwanda . The blend of the Jury takes into consideration the Anglophone, francophone and Lusophone diversities of the submissions into the awards. In this new Pan-Africa infusion, every part of the continent in their language diversity is represented.

The Judging Panel will reveal the final nominees to the 2020 Kisima Music & Film awards on Thursday the 3rd of December 2020.

This will then pave way for the Public voting Process that will culminate in the Awards Ceremony on 13th December 2020.


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