The first edition of Critics’ Choice Short Film Awards took place in the month of December 2018. 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.
Here's what Ajay Bramhatmaj(Senior Film Critic) had to say,
“I think the most important and the first thing that a film maker should have is the content, a subject. Whatever you want to make you need to have a topic or an emotion. You need to have at least one thing on which you can make the film. The bigger the film the more characters you would have, and bigger content is required. Whereas in the short film you can easily play around an emotion.”
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.