Eros Now’s Original Web-Series Smoke Nominated at the Prestigious South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Film Festival 2019


MUMBAI: Eros Now, the cutting-edge digital over-the-top (OTT) South Asian entertainment platform owned by Eros International Plc, a Global Indian Entertainment Company, announced today that its original web-series Smoke, which was released on October 26, 2018, has been nominated by SXSW Film Festival 2019 in the ‘Title Design Category.’

The 2019 SXSW Film Festival celebrates the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries.  As an essential destination for global professionals, the event features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. South By Southwest dedicates itself to honoring individuals and companies that create the most innovative, creative, and inspirational work in their respective fields. The festival is scheduled to take place between March 8 – 17, 2019. The crime-drama series - Smoke is contending with the likes of Aquaman, Black Panther, Deadpool 2, Spiderman Homecoming, Mowgli, Sacred Games, amongst othersunder the Title Design Category. 

Commenting on the nomination, RidhimaLulla, Chief Content Officer, Eros Group said, “We are delighted for this significant recognition at prestigious SXSW 2019. The nomination of Smoke at SXSW Film Festival 2019 supports Eros Now’s endeavours to offer innovative and path breaking content for its global viewers. The powerful performances by the actors, along with the skilful writing and direction makes it a strong contender for the award.”

Smoke was the first and only Indian original web-series that was premiered at MIPCOM 2018, Cannes, under the ‘Made in India Originals’ category. The 11-episode series garnered rave reviews from the audience with an 8.9 IMDB rating. The series is directed by Neel Guhaand features India’s finest actors such as KalkiKoechlin, Jim Sarbh, GulshanDevaiah, MandiraBedi, Neil Bhoopalam, AmitSial, Satyadeep Mishra and the late Tom Alter.

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