Rwandan film actors will have a reason to smile and rightly so. A Thousand Hills Academy Awards are set to premiere on February 23rd 2014. The awards will recognize local actors who have been outstanding throughout 2013. At a press conference attended by the media in Kigali city, president of A Thousand Hills Academy Awards Nsenga Tresor described the awards as a turning point in Rwandan movie scene.
Tresor said, “These awards come as an answer and a clear turning point in film industry. We want to reward our artistes who have been outstanding in 2013. It’s really a good thing to recognize the good job done by our actors.”
The nomination and distribution of the awards will be overseen by a four-member judge bench which will consist of panelists from Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya and Tanzania. And it doesn’t just end there. In collaboration with Workforce Development Authority (WDA), winners of the awards will be given special training by the institution to further enhance their acting skills.
A Thousand Hills Academy Awards brings together numerous movie houses that include Lina Films Ltd, Alnap Films Ltd, A Thousand Hills Ltd and many others. They are the second movie awards to be distributed after Rwanda Movie Awards that are annually organized by Ishusho Arts.