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.
Bharathi Pradhan (Film Critic, Secretary – Lehren Tv, The Film Street Journal) said,
“All the top critics of India, it is one the most exciting movements we have started, so I am very excited to be a part of it and I think the CCSFA which is the Critics’ Choice Short Film Awards is really the best way to showcase and give a platform to short films, so we are very excited to be a part of this initiative and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Short films. I do think that the short films have such a variety out there, there’s such a mixed fair out there. I think the entire concept of Short films is simply about wanting to say something and you go ahead and say it.”
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.