After the success of the short film awards, critics unite for their first feature film awards
The Film Critics Guild and Motion Content Group reunite to announce the first-ever Critics Choice Film Awards, pan-India award body, which is the only title after the prestigious National Film awards to award filmmaking in eight major languages. The awards will be a celebration of the best of Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam cinema.
Anupama Chopra, Chairperson, FCG said “The FCG is the first registered body of film critics in India. We are a pan-Indian, pan-language, pan-platform body. We have critics from print, television, radio and digital and our opinions reach millions of people including 32 lakh on Twitter alone! It gives us great pleasure to announce the first Critics Choice Film Awards to honor and celebrate the finest talent in Indian cinema. We hope that these awards will contribute to setting and raising standards for films in the country.”
In December 2018, the Film Critics Guild and Motion Content Group collaborated to announce a one of its kind Critics Choice Short Film Awards. While the short film awards were decided based on entries by filmmakers, the Critics’ Choice Film Awards will decide on nominees and winners based on theatrical releases from the year 2018. With the participation of credible film critics from all over India, the Critics’ Choice Film Awards aim to honor films based on the art of filmmaking as opposed to mere popularity.
“We believe CCFA can become a benchmark in the years to come by which quality films will be recognized and the masters of this craft can be given their due honour,” said Sudip Sanyal, Business Head , Motion Content Group India.
The nominations for the Critics’ Choice Film Awards will be announced in the first week of April 2019, while the ceremony itself will take place on 21st April.