MUMBAI: TV18 and the Department of Social Communications Media at Sophia Polytechnic hosted the Award for Excellence in Documentary filmmaking. The philosophy behind the initiative is to encourage young female talent in communications and broadcast journalism.
The Chief Guest for the ceremony was the TV18 Group's Managing Editor, Senthil Chengalvarayan.
The TV18 Award for Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking will be an annual trophy which will carry a cash prize of Rs. 50,000 for the winning group. An independent panel of industry professionals and senior educational staff will judge the students.
The association aims to help potential documentary filmmakers and will help nurture the spirit of independent filmmaking and issue-based creative work.
Addressing the gathering TV 18 The Cell Network Creative Director Zubin Driver said, "It is indeed an honor to be a part of such an awards ceremony. This is an excellent platform for women filmmakers to show case their talent."
.This initiative will also kick-start a long term relationship between TV18 and Sophia Polytechnic, which includes course interventions, internships and workshops that will involve real time media experience."
The award-winning documentary was titled: Mom & Dad
Group 3 was awarded for Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking at the Social Communication Media Department of Sophia Polytechnic.
The winners include:Naina Panemanglor, Yashaswini S.R.,Chinmayi Shalya, Pallavi Joshi,Neha Belvalkar,Priyanka Bhuyan, Kavita Carneiro, Anshika Varma, Priyanka Mehra.