Submissions Open for Indywood Academy Awards!
By Pinkerala News Desk | Aug 09, 2018
The prestigious Project Indywood, a 10 billion USD initiative that aims to elevate Indian cinema to an international level, is initiating Indywood Academy Awards (IAA) at HITEX, Hyderabad on 1st December 2018. This will definitely usher a new era for Awards in Indian Cinema. Project Indywood aims to establish 8K/4K resolution film studios, 10,000 4K projection multiplex screens, 100,000 2K/4K projection home cinemas, 100 animation/VFX studios and film schools adhering to international standards.
The Indywood Academy Awards will rely on a multi-stage selection process that involves 1000+ members of the World Film Society and a 10 member Executive Jury Panel chaired by famous Bengali filmmaker, music director and cinematographer Goutam Ghose. The other members are: Ashish Kulkarni (pioneering animator), B Lenin (National Award-winning film director, editor and screenwriter), Madhu Ambat (National Award winning cinematographer), Rangan Baradwaj (National Award-winning film critic and writer), Ravi Varman (leading cinematographer), Shajith Koyeri (leading sound designer), Viveck Vaswani (leading actor, writer and producer), Vivek Agnihotri (leading director, producer and screenwriter) and Mayur Puri (screenwriter, lyricist, actor and film-maker).
The initial entries will be open to all and the contention list will be prepared internally. After this, the short list nominations will be prepared based on recommendations given by members of the World Film Society. The Executive Jury Panel will take the final decision and declare the winners on 1st December 2018. Indywood Academy Awards aims at promoting excellence in different categories of filmmaking, raise global attention for films that are not inherently commercial, and encourage production of quality films on a global stage. The Indywood Academy Awards will recognize excellence in international and Indian regional cinema as part of Project Indywood’s mission to unify global cinema cultures under one roof. Awards will be presented in 26 categories, including Best Foreign Language Film and Best Performance in a Leading Role- Foreign Language Film.
Entries to the 1st Indywood Academy Awards can be submitted at www.indywoodacademyawards.com/ or filmfreeway.com/indywoodacademyawards