By Sohel F Fidai :
Mumbai 13th February: Chairperson of the Film Critics Guild announced the upcoming edition of the Critics’ Choice Film Awards (CCFA) . The senior journalist and film reviewer expressed her excitement for the second edition of the awards in a video.
After the success of two editions of Critics’ Choice Short Film Awards, Critics’ Choice Shorts and Series Awards and the Critics’ Choice Film Awards last year, Film Critics Guild and Motion Content Group in collaboration Vistas Media Capital join forces again for the second edition of the highly acclaimed awards, honouring not just Hindi Feature Films but also cinematic brilliance of the languages spread across the states of India.
The proficient team of film critics across the nation have assembled to felicitate the Best Films which stood out with their impressive content and the performances that left a lasting impact. The Critics’ Choice Film Awards is amongst the very few entities to acknowledge and appreciate cinematic expertise rooted in multiple languages such as Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada, which is prominently witnessed for National Awards.
Elated with the success of the earlier editions of the awards, Anupama Chopra announced the fourth edition of the Critics’ Choice Awards saying, “We are back again with the second edition of the Critics’Choice Film Awards where we recognize talent and story telling in Indian feature films. Just like last time, we do not want to limit it to Hindi Cinema, so the guild will be awarding cinema across eight languages.”
“It’s been an exciting few months for us but best is yet to come, so stay tuned”, added Anupama Chopra.
Abhayanand Singh, CEO Vistas Media Capital says, “As content producers ourselves, we value and understand the importance of an award like CCSA which differentiates itself on the basis of credibility and intent. The second year will witness some great films in multiple languages and we look forward to celebrating some great talent from the year gone by.”
Sudip Sanyal, Business Head, Motion Content group, says, “In our continued commitment to honouring the best of the best in the Feature Films space across languages we are excited to partner the Film Critics Guild and Vistas Media Capital for the second edition of CCFA. Motion Content India believes in bringing credibility to the content space and Critics Choice Awards is an effort towards the same.”
The acclaimed awards are hailed with high regard owing to the unbiased reviews and judgement of the film reviewers affiliated to the Film Critics Guild. Uplifting the glory of strong and impactful films irrespective of the box office collections, the awards present an opportunity for content-driven films to bag their due credit amidst the glamour heavy award functions.
Celebrating regional successes like ‘Pariyerum Perumal’ in Tamil, ‘Ee.Ma.Yau.’ in Malayalam, ‘Reva’ in Gujarati, ‘C/o Kancharapalem’ in Telugu, ‘Lathe Joshi’ in Marathi, ‘Ondalla Eradalla’ in Kannada and ‘Pupa’ in Bengal, last year the awards honoured cinema around the states.
With the first edition of Critics’ Choice Film Awards, the organizers surprised everyone with the nominations stemming across both, commercial and small-budget films. Awarding Alia Bhatt and Vineet Kumar Singh for Best Actor Female and Male respectively, Surekha Sikri for Best Supporting Actor female and nominating Neena Gupta for the Best Actor Female category, identifying her performance as the lead female protagonist have been amongst the most applauded decisions of the Film Critics Guild.
Post the success of the varied editions, Film Critics Guild and Motion Content Group in collaboration with Vistas Media Capital have generated the interest of the industry and the masses alike for the Critics’ Choice Film Awards 2020. The award ceremony shall take place on the 14th March 2020, Saturday.