This year’s Awards Ceremony will
be held on 18th August in the City of
Kisumu, Kisumu County.

The Awards will feature a 4 day
Film Symposium touching on the
Business Aspects of film production
and emphasis on compliance with
all legal government requirements.

The final day will feature the
Awards Gala Event, where creative,
unique and entertaining audio
visual productions, actors and
technical work will be feted.

The RiverWood Awards are
done to encourage and
showcase world class quality
work.

To cast a limelight on the
progressive developments in
the Film Industry.

Increase investor and partner
confidence in the Film
Industry.

Promote the country Kenya as
a go to filming and tourism
destination.

FILM MAKERS: for the
symposium on business skills
and awards recognition.

FILM STAKEHOLDERS: to
showcase quality productions,
networking with producers
and government
representatives.

FILM CONSUMERS: to create
to the awareness on the
quality and availability of
Kenyan films.

OUR CATEGORIES ARE;

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES.
The Annual RiverWood Academy Awards Gala is designed to recognize encourage and award
best practice and talent in the creative Audiovisual Industry in East Africa. Each year the Awards
seeks out and promotes the incredible achievements of the creative productions that upholds a
sense of pride in authentic story telling. Winners are considered first among equals and getting
nominated in itself is a highly esteemed accomplishment.

The main objective of the RiverWood Academy Awards is to:
 Acknowledge and highlight the achievements of emerging production houses.
 Develop and instill a sense of pride among the winners in their creative productions
 Build self-confidence through rewards for excellence in audio visual works

The awards recognizes the achievements of creative productions of stories narrated under dire
circumstances that don’t get accorded due respect that they deserve. For this, authenticity and fair
judgment of submission is done through a nomination process by an Independent Jury of Elite
Professionals from the industry and culminates at the Red Carpet Awards Gala Ceremony and After
Partywhere the naming of category winners is done and subsequent celebrations take place. In addition
the naming ofHall of Fame nominees and the Film Warrior Award category is done by KFCB.
The public participation through public voting and a media partner to support the awards will provide
broad visibility opportunities for your company.

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