Indywood, a 10 billion US dollar project which aims at elevating Indian film industry to a global platform, has honoured prominent Kolkata-based journalists from print, visual, online and radio media by conferring prestigious Indywood Media Excellence Awards for their valuable contributions and constant efforts to uplift film and media industry. The awards were distributed at an event held at Kolkata Press Club on Friday.
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The prestigious Lifetime Achievement Awards were awarded to Shoma A Chatterjee (freelance journalist, film scholar and author) and Indraneel Mukhopadhyay (senior journalist and poet). Special recognition was awarded to Supratik Sen (PTI), Snehasis Sur (Doordarshan), Sougata Mukhopadhyay (CNN News18), Tapas Kumar Sarkar (Sambad Akhon), Kanishka Dasgupta (Flight Mode) and Ritwik Mukherjee (Financial Chronicle). Meanwhile Prabirkumar Ray (senior film journalist), Nirmal Dhar (senior film critic) and Debasish Sengupta (Kolkata TV) got special appreciation from Indywood.
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While delivering the inaugural address, Indywood Film Carnival Founder Director Shri Sohan Roy announced that 3rd edition of Indywood Film Carnival 2017, one of the largest film-based events in the country, will be held at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad, from December 1 – 4, 2017.