Awards Current Affairs 2018

Awards and Honours in Current Affairs 2018 with latest winners of various awards in India and world. Current Affairs list of awards and prize won in India and world for 2018.

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Village Rockstars: Assamese movie is India’s official entry for Oscars 2019

Assamese movie ‘Village Rockstars’ was selected as India’s official entry to the Oscars 2019 (91st Academy Awards) under Foreign Language Film category. It was selected by 12-member jury of Film Federation of India (FII), led by Kannada producer-director SV Rajendra Singh Babu from 29 other films.

Village Rockstars

The film is written, edited, co-produced, and directed by Rima Das, who is a self-taught filmmaker. It has been set in Das’ own village Kalardiya in Chaygao district of Assam. Its story revolves around 10-year-old girl, Dhunu (played by child actor Bhanita Das), who dreams to form her own rock band and goes in search of electric guitar in her village.

The film was made over period of four years, and was shot on hand-held camera and shoe-string budget in rural Assam. Its casts include non-professional actors, sourced mostly from Kalardiya village. It had its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival and India premiere at Mumbai Film Festival 2018. It had won Best Feature Film ‘Swarna Kamal’ award at 65th National Film Awards. It also has won awards in three other categories: Best Child Artist, Best Location Sound Recordist and Best Editing.

Note: Norway has officially chose Bollywood actor Adil Hussain starrer What Will People Say as its entry to Oscars in Foreign language film category. Hussain is from Goalpara district in Assam. The 91st Academy Awards is scheduled to be held in February 2019.

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Kerala Tourism wins two Pacific Asia Travel Association gold awards

Kerala Tourism has won two prestigious gold awards of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) for its innovative marketing campaigns. These awards were won by Kerala Tourism’s Yalla Kerala print campaign and Live Inspired Posters under PATA’s Travel Advertisement Print and Travel Poster categories respectively. Both campaign and posters were developed and designed by Stark Communications which is advertising agency of Kerala Tourism.

Key Facts

Yalla Kerala: It was print media travel advertisement campaign launched in Gulf countries. It showcased state’s greenery and backwaters. With punch line ‘Yalla Kerala’, this campaign had triggered lot of interest for Kerala as tourism destination in Gulf countries.

Live Inspired Posters: It was developed for third edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB), the biggest contemporary art show in South Asia. It was live-inspired poster that had featured colourful boat and fishermen and could be put up straight as well as upside down.

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) awards

These awards are given by PATA and are sponsored by Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO). PATA Awards are presented to outstanding entries in four principal categories: Marketing; Education and Training; Environment, and Heritage and Culture. These awards are presented every year in recognition of the achievements of 25 separate organisations and individuals. PATA is membership association working to promote the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region.

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