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
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
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.