The first edition of Critics’ Choice Short Film Awards took place in the month of December 2018 and was presented by The Film Critics Guild, India’s first registered association of film critics and Motion Content Group. Through these awards, the organizers aim to recognize and appreciate the inventiveness and creativity of short film-makers in the country.
Bhavana Somaya (Film Critic, Managing Committee Member – 92.7 Big FM) said,
“I feel absolutely elated, I feel extremely proud that the critics have come together and have formed this Film Critics Guild and I am extremely of Critics Choice Awards and we have been able to actually pull it through and today is a big day for us. Any idea eventually becomes a fil. If a film maker has dreamt it, if a writer has dreamt it, it is going to become a movie. The point is that so far we did not have a body and we have created this body.”
The event brought together the most talented film makers in the country and the core committee of CCSFA. The Film Critics Guild is a great platform the budding film makers to present and showcase their talent in terms of acting, direction, writing, editing, cinematography, in short, the whole the filmmaking process.
The categories for the awards include Best Film - Fiction, Best Film - Non-Fiction, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director - Fiction, Best Director - Non-Fiction, Best Writer, Best Editor, Best Cinematographer, and Best Score. Five films in each category have been selected after filtering over hundreds of entries.
Aiming to recognize and appreciate short films across the country, the CCSFA, was the first-ever collaborative effort of India’s most credible film critics and Motion Content Group.