NEW DELHI: Seven entries from India including the feature ‘Kai Po Che!’ and three from Discovery Communications India feature in the finalists for the 2014 Apollo Awards organised by Asia Image.
The awards function is taking place on 18 June at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, alongside BroadcastAsia – the 19th International Digital Multimedia & Entertainment Technology Exhibition & Conference.
Out of 165 submissions received, 42 entries made the final cut after being judged by a panel of judges that combines extensive technical knowledge, critically acclaimed creativity, and years of experience in the media and entertainment industry. The results are tabulated and audited by international auditing firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
While ‘Kai Po Che!’ has been shortlisted for Colour Grading for Merzin Tavaria and Paresh Acharya of Prime Focus, Discovery Communications India makes it to the list for Cinematography – Long Form for Sanjay Agarwal filming ‘Everest: India Army Women’s Expedition’ produced by Robin Roy Films, the Sound Design category- Long Form for Jerry Teo in ‘Himalayan Tsunami’ produced by Beach House Pictures, which also gets a nomination for Colour Grading by Karen Ng.
The other Indian entries are: Sandeep Shelar & Ashok in Art Direction for ‘Ixigo’ by Studio Eeksaurus Productions; and Merzin Tavaria for Visual Effects/ CGI – Long Form for two films ‘White House Down’ and ‘The Great Gatsby’ by Prime Focus.
Leading the pack, with multiple nominations across several categories, are VHQ Post and MediaCorp.