News18 REEL Awards are India's first and only film awards that celebrates and rewards quality independent Hindi cinema and its artists who deserve glory as they champion creative storytelling and epitomise diversity in content. This 'new age' cinema has seen considerable success and international recognition, yet is seldom celebrated on a deserving scale.
The world has always celebrated and awarded commercial cinema – the Rs 100 cr-and-beyond club partakers. But, our industry also produces “gems” – which manage to touch hearts and make an impact on society – in spite of constrains such as budgets, and poor distribution. With an increase in the number of non-studio movies/OTT platforms, professionals creating "new age" content now have a stage to shine.
Our aim is to applaud this league of 'independent' cinema – which is essentially driven by great storytelling in the year 2017.
The nominees for these awards were shortlisted by a panel of members, who are known faces and well abreast of the changing landscape of Hindi cinema. All the awards have been carefully categorized into ‘On screen’ and ‘Behind the scenes’ to cover most key aspects of film making. News18 is an ardent believer in involving the common man in applauding these rising stars, hence the public also vote for their favorite artists. At the awards presentation ceremony, there will also be a panel discussion with the representatives of Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Hotstar. The agenda is to decipher and to further understand the trends of 'new age' content and the future of content consumption on various OTT platforms.
Come, join us, as we embark on a never-before journey with Network18's REEL Movie Awards