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Indywood honours journalists in Kolkata

  • Deserving recognition for prominent journalists from print, visual, online and radio media
  •  Lifetime Achievement Awards were awarded to Shoma A Chatterjee and Indraneel Mukhopadhyay for their valuable contributions
  • Indywood plans pan India events to honour journalists for their contributions

Kolkata,By Priyanka Guha: 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.
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). Prabirkumar Ray (senior film journalist), Nirmal Dhar (senior film critic) and Debasish Sengupta (Kolkata TV) got special appreciation from Indywood.
While delivering the inaugural address, Indywood Film Carnival Founder Director Shri Sohan Roy announced that ri 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.
“The third edition of the film carnival will be a mammoth one in terms of participation of national and international delegates. The event offers interactive sessions with the eminent filmmakers from across the world, networking opportunities and entertainment programs,” he said.
Noted film director cum cinematographer Goutam Ghose presided over the function. Arijit Dutta, Managing Director of Priya Entertainments and Chancian Sanyal, Treasurer of Bengal Film Journalists’ Association spoke on the occasion. Pulak Mukherjee, Vice President, Eastern India Motion Pictures Association and Firdausul Hasan, President, Bengal Film and Television Chamber of Commerce were present on the occasion. Indywood Media Excellence Awards shall be conducted in all major cities across the country to honour and appreciate the commendable work of media professionals.
Other recipients of Indywood Media Excellence Awards are:
Professional Excellence Kamlesh Pandey (Sanmarg), Biplab Bose (Uttarbanga News), Hindol Goswa ni (Bangla YourStory.com), Poorna Banerjee (Presented by P), Tapas Kumar Sengupta (News X), Nirmalya Bandopadhyay (ANM News), Chitradeep Chakraborty (EI Samay), Suman (Aaj Tak), Pallab Kumar Chatterjee (Bartaman), Dr. Mrinal Chatterjee (Head and in charge, Indian Institute of Mass Communication), Prof. Subir Ghosh (Principal, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Ashutosh College of Communication and Management)
Honorary award for promotion of good cinema

Amitava Nag (Editor, Silhouette Film Magazine) Film Journalism
Debjani Laha Ghosh (News Time), Srovonti Bandopadhyay (Ananda Bazar Patrika) and Soumita Mukherjee (Kolkata TV)

Honorary award for film promotion

Visual Sharmila Maid (Zee 24 Ghanta Channel) Honorary award — for Online Film Publishing Sujoy Dhar (India Blooms) Kaushik Banerjee (Angel Digital Pvt Ltd) Priyanka Data. (Sholoana Bangaliana)

Best producer-Visual

Rakesh Naskar, R Plus

Best producer-Radio

Amartya Mukhopadhaya, Radio Mirchi
Best anchor-Visual
Ankur Bhattacharyya, Newstime Bangla
Best RJ

Karan Nagra, Radio Mirchi

Youngest Achiever on Digital Platform Sonam Kochar (ANI)

Sonam Kochar (ANI)

About Indywood

Indywood is the brainchild of leading NRI industrialist and philanthropist Shri Sohan Roy (http://sohanroy.com) who is also the Chairman and CEO of UAE-based Aries Group. He is also the director of Dam999 movie. Indywood Media Excellence Awards instituted by Indywood consortium, a 10 billion US dollar project which aims at elevating Indian film industry to a global platform, so far has honoured scribes from reputed media houses based at New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Goa. Please log on to www.indywood.co.in for more info. To view previous awards, please visit http://www.indywood.co.in/gallery2017


National-level Indywood Media Excellence Awards is being organised in concurrence with Indywood Film Carnival. This year’s Film Carnival will be held at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad, from December 1-4, 2017.

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