News18 REEL Movie Awards 2018 are India’s first and only movie awards that recognize and reward New Age Cinema and its artists who deserve glory as they champion creative visual storytelling and epitomize diversity in the uniqueness of content. New Age Cinema has seen a lot of success and international recognition thanks to its unique and noteworthy content. In India, however, the segment is yet to achieve recognition and the grandeur associated with it.
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 the society – in spite of constraints such as budgets, production, and distribution. With the increase in a number of non-studio movies/OTT platforms, these budding cinema professionals have received a stage to become the most talked about new age stars.
The aim is to applaud this league of cinema – which is essentially driven by great storytelling and have brought the real back to the “REEL” within a production limit of Rs 20 Crore in the year 2017.
The nominees for these awards have been shortlisted by a panel of members, who are known faces and well abreast of the cinema fraternity. All the awards have been carefully categorized into ‘On-screen’ and ‘Behind the scenes’ to cover all aspect of filmmaking.