Meril Prothom Alo Awards
Meril Prothom Alo Awards or Prothom Alo Awards is an annual Bangladeshi awards ceremony honouring cinematic achievements in Bangladeshi Film Industry. The awards are divided into two components, Viewers Choice and Critic Choice, the awards, first presented in 1998 and since the awards are given every year at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center. The 17th Meril Prothom Alo Awards was held on 8 May 2015 at Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Meril Prothom Alo Awards receives the highest number of viewers among Bangladeshs Awards Ceremonies. Meril Prothom Alo Awards is Bangladeshs equivalent to Americas Academy Awards, Meril Prothom Alo Awards was first awarded in 1998. The awards ceremony was organised and held by Bangladeshs largest newspaper Daily Prothom Alo, after the construction of BICC in 2002, The awards ceremony was moved to a new location and in 2002, the awards ceremony for the first time was held in front of a large audiences. The awards include nominations in more than 30 categories and 2 honorary awards, the Meril Prothom Alo Awards committee, consists of several selected members votes on selecting the nominees for each award categories.
All voters have to be certified by The Prothom Alo Corporation, after the nominees are shortlisted, the nominations are made available to public and they can vote for any of the nominees. The board members decides the nomination and winners of Critics Choice Awards, the Critics Choice Awards are given in 10 categories. The board, often consists of 8–10 members, special Awards Best TV Program The following is a listing of all Meril Prothom Alo Awards ceremonies since 1998. The awards have come under criticism from sections of the society for being held during a time of national crisis. National Film Awards Ifad Film Club Award Babisas Award Watch Meril Prothom-alo Taroka Awards online
Myanmar Motion Picture Academy Awards
The Myanmar Motion Picture Academy Awards are film awards given annually in Myanmar presented to the biggest achievers in the Cinema of Burma. The awards ceremony has been held annually since 1952, each winner is presented with a golden statue and in recent years a cash prize. In the beginning, only three kinds of awards were given out, since then, the number has steadily grown to 14. Since 1994, the Committee of Myanmar Motion Picture Academy Awards has presented 11 kinds of awards, the Committee of Myanmar Motion Picture Academy Awards presents Special Academy Awards. The number of eligible film entries each year has declined dramatically since the 1980s, the number of films screened were 95 in 1978,75 in 1983,65 in 1985. In 2008, only 12 were screened, as the Burmese film industry struggles to produce films each year, films that do get produced are mostly with established directors and actresses. Most Burmese films today are dominated by comedies, the result is that the same coterie of players win the award year after year from a much shallower pool.
It used to be only few actors and actresses could claim as academy award winner or even fewer still as repeat academy award winner. Venerable actors of old like Win Oo and Kawleikgyin Ne Win won just two each in their lifetime, director Thukha and actress Myint Myint Khin who won six and five respectively were the exceptions, not the rule. Myanmar Motion Picture Museum List of Myanmar Motion Picture Academy Awards
David di Donatello
The David di Donatello Award, named after Donatellos David, is a film award presented each year for cinematic performances and production by Laccademia del Cinema Italiano. There are 24 categories as of 2006, Italy is famed for its annual Venice Film Festival. It is the motion picture equivalent to the Academy Award for the cinema, Premio Regia Televisiva for television, the Premio Ubu for stage performances, and the Sanremo Music Festival for music. Following the same criteria of the Oscars, the David di Donatello Awards were established in 1955, created by a cultural club, the aim was to honour the best of each year’s Italian and foreign films. Similar prizes had already existed in Italy for about a decade, the Donatellos have been and are awarded by the people in the industry, performers, producers and so on. The presidents have successively been Italo Gemini, Eitel Monaco and Paolo Grassi, currently, it is presided over by Gian Luigi Rondi who has worked with the organization since its inception.
The prizes are awarded primarily to Italian films, with a dedicated to foreign language films. In 2015, it was announced both the eligibility period and the award ceremony date would change in the coming years. In 2016, the ceremony was brought forward to April, for the 2017 ceremony, the eligibility period will be March-December 2016. For the 2018 edition, the eligibility period will be the 2017 solar year, the trophy is in the form of a gold David statuette replica of Donatellos famous sculpture, on a square malachite base with a gold plaque recording the award category and winner. The 1956 David by Bulgari, awarded to Gina Lollobrigida for Beautiful, journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies,4, Intellect, ISSN 2047-7368 David di Donatello Awards at Film Movement David di Donatello Awards at Internet Movie Database
ARY Film Awards
The ARY Film Awards, commonly known as The AFAs, is an annual Pakistani awards ceremony honoring the cinematic achievements of film industry. Winners are awarded the golden statue, officially the ARY Film Award of Merit, the awards, first presented in 2014 at Golf Club, are overseen and organized by ARY Digital Network and Entertainment Channel. ARY Film Awards became a race to the trophy to best film in any category. ARY Film Awards are the first film awarding ceremony after the demolishing of Pakistani oldest awarding ceremony Nigar Awards, in result ARY Awards marked the milestone of supporting the efforts of artists across the country. The awards are reputed as annual event of ARY Digital Network to honor the actors, technical achievements, Award has been given in more than a dozen categories rendered into three major segments Viewers Choice, Jury Choice and Technical Awards. The 2nd ARY Film Awards, is scheduled to take place in Dubai, ARY is a diversified group with interests in several sectors, though it is most famous for its contribution to Pakistani television.
Its TV company ARY Digital Network and Entertainment Channel which further holds five television channels is one of highly rated TV Network in Pakistan. With the success in television, ARY Digital inaugurates ARY Films a film distribution company, first ceremony was presented at Golf club of Defense Housing Authority in Karachi attended by the audience of more than 700 people including celebrities. The ceremony was held in late April and broadcast a recorded telecast in late May, Special presenters are usually lined-up in a pair or single individual to present the awards to winners, presenters themselves was nominated and were media personalities. ARY used the sealed envelope to reveal the name of the winners, first ceremony was hosted by multiple hosts, with Shaan and Ayesha Omer were main host of the ceremony while Fahad Mustafa, Sarwat Gilani and Hamza Ali Abbasi hosted different segments. The current year holds more promise for Pakistani cinema as more than two dozen productions are reportedly on the floor, ARY Films release thirty five films including 11 Urdu,6 Punjabi and 17 Pashto films.
Among them Waar, Main Hoon Shahid Afridi, Chambaili, Zinda Bhaag and Lamha tops the charts in industry, ARY Film trophy is known as ARY Film Award of Merit and recently it is referred as AFAs trophy. The presenter name represent organization logo and respective winner field and name, as of first ceremony a total of 33 AFAs trophies have been presented to artists. AFAs statute is named after the ARY Groups co-founder Abdul Razzak Yaqoob and this acronym serve as a company logo and its all subsidiaries. Hence ARY Films which generates the idea of ARY Film Awards which further shortened to AFA, first letter of each word, thus naming the AFAs Trophy or simply AFA. Since 2014, with ceremony inception Nomination results have been announced to public in early April, prior to the ceremony that held late in the same month, each section has its own jury, for the selection of nominations. However this category is made to avoid the biased results which can may occur in Public voting, similarly the Technical Awards, all the categories are proposed and voted by relevant Jury of this section, and winners are concluded by Jury selection without considering any nominations.
Viewers Choice categories are the most eye-catching awards that are presented on the basis of public voting, Nominations are made by AFAs special Jury, total of fourteen viewers choice awards are given by public voting
The Filmfare Awards are presented annually by The Times Group to honour both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in the Hindi language film industry of India. The Filmfare ceremony is one of the oldest film events in India, the awards were first introduced in 1954, the same year as the National Film Awards. They were initially referred to as the Clare Awards or The Clares after Clare Mendonca, a dual voting system was developed in 1956. The ceremony had been sponsored by private organisations in the past as well as in present provisions. During several years in 1990s, a ceremony was broadcast to television audiences but was discontinued due to unknown reasons. Presently, a recorded and a version of the awards ceremony is televised on SET a week or two after the ceremony has been held. There is no data statistics recorded in reference to T, the Filmfare Awards have been often referred to as the Hindi film industrys equivalent to The Oscars. Filmfare Marathi Awards are started few years back which gives awards to Marathi films, the Filmfare awards were first introduced in 1954.
The Clares was the name of the award ceremony, named after The Times of India critic Clare Mendonca. Readers of Filmfare were polled to decide the winners, and over 20,000 readers spread throughout India participated in the polls, trophies were given to winners of the popular vote. In the first awards function, held on 21 March 1954 at the Metro Theatre of Mumbai, only five awards were presented, Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Music Director. Do Bigha Zameen was the first movie to win the award for Best Film. Filmfare Awards introduced the Short Film Category in 2017, with Vidya Balan, the People’s Choice Award For Best Short Film was presented to Khamakha. Short films like Chutney, Matitali Kusti and Taandav won awards as well, Peck did attend the banquet that followed the award night at Wellington Club, Mumbai. The winners for the year 1985 were announced in 1986 and the event was scheduled to be held at the Brabourne Stadium in December 1986, unfortunately the Bombay film Industry, as was known went on strike in 86 because of its many contentious issues with the Maharashtra Government.
So the ceremony was pushed to the next year, the winners of 1985 were awarded on 28 January 1987. Due to Security reasons, filmfare was not awarded for 1986 and 1987, due to the many award ceremonies in the Indian Film Industry, it is often questioned which ones are real and based on fair decisions made by the jury. The Filmfare went through a phase of controversy in which they were accused of a biased selection when nominating and presenting awards and it was believed that they were not awarded based on merit. The importance of these awards is that it recognizes an industry in which almost a thousand movies per year are produced making it one of the biggest in cinema
The Deutscher Filmpreis is an annual German awards ceremony honouring cinematic achievements in the German film business. It is the most important German movie award and the most highly endowed German cultural award with cash prizes totalling about three million euros, from 1951 to 2004 it was awarded by a commission, but since 2005 the award has been organized by the German Film Academy. The Federal Commissioner for Cultural and Media Affairs has been responsible for the administration of the prize since 1999, the awards ceremony is traditionally held in Berlin. Borrowing from the American model, the awards have been made by an academy, the academy replaces a much-criticised jury which was constituted according to the principle of political proportionality, and on which politicians and clergymen sat. Now the jury consists of the members of the German Film Academy, the name refers to Marlene Dietrichs role in Der blaue Engel, Rainer Werner Fassbinders film Lola and Tom Tykwers very successful movie Lola rennt.
Mechthild Schmidt, Partner of HouseWorks digital media, New York about her 1999 design, I wanted the statue to express confidence without being stern, strength without being static. It was important to me to give the Deutschen Filmpreis its own identity, the movement is carried through to the asymmetrical conical base. Stylistically, I was looking for a modern design as well as a historical reference to the first golden era of German film. Borrowing from the American model, the awards have been made by an academy, the academy replaces a much-criticised jury which was constituted according to the principle of political proportionality, and on which politicians and clergymen sat. Now the jury consists of the members of the German Film Academy, in 2005 the Deutsche Filmpreis was awarded in the following categories
Members of the academy including avid movie viewers, fans or enthusiasts will cast their votes on who should win the statuettes on different categories they were nominated. Established since 1952, it the oldest existing film industry award-giving body in the Philippines, the FAMAS Awards, from 1952 to 1982, was the highest Filipino film award a filmmaker or artisan could receive in the local movie industry. Nevertheless, winning a FAMAS Award is still held in regard because of its age and prestige. The FAMAS Award is one of the distinguished film award bodies in the country. Others included are the Luna Awards, the Gawad Urian Awards of the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino, winning all four of the awards in one category for the same work is considered as winning a Grand Slam. The forerunner of the FAMAS Award was the Maria Clara Awards, established by the Manila Times Publishing, the first awards in the Philippine movie industry were doled out for the movies of 1950-1951 and for the year 1952.
The award statuette, which bore the figure of Maria Clara, for two years, the Maria Clara Awards honored the Philippine movie industrys cinematic achievements. The FAMAS Awards formally replaced the Maria Clara Awards, in its inception, FAMAS had movie writers and studio publicists as its voting members. The FAMAS Award of Merit statuette was modeled from the screen legend. The varnished gold-painted wood statuette boasts of a Balintawak-clad woman whose raised hands holds a film reel. The statuette design itself has never changed over the years, the word FAMAS was coined by Filipino movie legends Jaime de la Rosa and Rosa Rosal, who decided on naming the Philippines equivalent to the Oscars as FAME. FAMAS is the Filipino version of the word FAME, the FAMAS was the sole award-giving body for film in the Philippines from 1952 until 1976. Within that period, FAMAS alone has awarded the most outstanding performers and craftsmen of Filipino films, winning a FAMAS Award became the motivation for many film craftsmen, for it was, after all, the Philippines only counterpart of the Oscars.
The awards itself, held mostly at the Manila Hotel, in 1960, Sampaguita Pictures and Vera-Perez Productions withdrew their participation from the Academy because the agreement between producers on who receives the FAMAS Awards was not followed. The agreement was that each of the Big Four studios would receive the top awards, for example, if the Best Picture goes to one studio, the acting awards should go the other three studios and the directing award should go to another studio. The 1960 FAMAS Awards, failed to honor Sampaguita Pictures with an award, so Sampaguita Pictures and its sister company Vera-Perez Productions withdrew from the Academy. In addition, Sampaguitas mogul, Dr. Jose Perez, returned all of the FAMAS Awards that the studio have won so far by placing them on public view in his Vera-Perez Gardens, other movie studios withdrew from the Academy, though they did not return their statuettes. Because of this, in 1961, the FAMAS revamped its rules and removed studio representation membership
The Guldbagge Awards is an official and annual Swedish film awards ceremony honoring achievements in the Swedish film industry. Winners are awarded a statuette depicting a rose chafer, better known by the name Guldbaggen, the awards, first presented in 1964 at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm, are overseen by the Swedish Film Institute. It is described as the Swedish equivalent of the Academy Awards, the awards ceremony was first televised in 1981 on SVT2, and has since been broadcast, almost every year, on SVT1, SVT2 or TV4. The first Guldbagge Awards were presented on September 25,1964, four guldbaggar were awarded, honoring directors, actors and other personalities of the film-making industry of the time for their works during the 1963–64 period. The original categories were, Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, the first Best Actor awarded was Keve Hjelm, for his performance in Ravens End. The first Best Actress was awarded to Ingrid Thulin, for her performance in The Silence, the first Best Director were awarded to Ingmar Bergman, for his work on the film The Silence, which won the first Best Film award.
For the first nineteen ceremonies, the eligibility period spanned two calendar years, for example, the 2nd Guldbagge Awards presented on October 15,1965, recognized films that were released between July,1964 and June,1965. Starting with the 20th Guldbagge Awards, held in 1985, the period of eligibility became the full calendar year from January 1 to December 31. The Awards presented at that ceremony were in respect of 18 months of film production owing to the changeover from the calendar year to the standard calendar year during 1984. Due to a mediocre year, no awards ceremony was held in 1971. Since that year, ceremonies were held annually, before 1991 the awards did not announce nominees, only winners. From 1991 and forward, SFI introduced the system of three nominations in all price categories, the prize itself, a small statue in the shape of a beetle, is made from copper which is enamelled and gilded and weighs approximately 1.2 kg. It was designed by the artist Karl Axel Pehrson, who won a design competition, the award would be presented to those who had made a strong contribution during the year.
Exactly which artists, beside Pehrson, who took part in the competition is still wrapped in mystery, an inscription of the name of the awards winner, and the category in question, is glued to the underside of the beetle. It is considered a trend accurate to call it ugly, in fact, the following text is engraved under the abdomens of each beetle, comic, bizarre, outstanding - as the films contrast-rich world. Its shimmering flight - operating filmstrip, all beetles are similar and yet different and unique works of art. Guldbagge is the Swedish name for Cetonia aurata, a beetle known as rose chafer, Karl Axel Pehrson gave the following description of why he chose a rose chafer beetle as his inspiration when designing the award, The rose chafer likes to fly in the summer sunshine. It shimmers much like a strip as it flies by
International Antalya Film Festival
The Antalya Film Festival previously known as Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival is a film festival, held annually since 1963 in Antalya, is the most important film festival in Turkey. The most recent edition of the festival was the 52nd International Antalya Film Festival and these events held in the summer months under the honorary patronage of Dr. Avni Tolunay, found ever increasing interest of people and became traditional until the beginning of the 1960s. In 1963, the festivities turned into a festival with the initiation Dr. Avni Tolunay. As the logo of the festival was chosen orange, the most important symbol of the region, along with sea, historical elements. The orange becomes not only a figure within the logo but gives the festival its name, the 1st Golden Orange Film Festival was held in 1964. The Golden Orange Feature Film Award was called soon the Turkish Oscar following the enthusiasm created in the world with its high performance within a short time. In 1978, the festival went international by incorporating plastic arts for the first time, until 1985, the Golden Orange Festival was organized by the patronage of the Municipality of Antalya.
That year, the organization was taken over by the newly established Foundation for Culture, from 1985 until 1988, the incorporation of an international music festival called Akdeniz Akdeniz added another dimension to the festival. In the years 1989 to 1994, the municipality, tourism companies, the festival became institutional with the establishment of the Foundation of Golden Orange Culture and Arts Foundation. The institution serves under the name Antalya Culture and Arts Foundation since September 2002, from 2005 to 2008 it was jointly organized with Turkish Foundation of Cinema and Audio-visual Culture and was accompanied by the International Eurasia Film Festival. A jury of seven professional cinema experts in each of the three film categories advise the main jury, the Golden Orange awards are given in three film categories. The statuette used before 2005 has been reinstated as of 2009.000 TRY Best Music 20, the opening ceremony takes place at the Konyaaltı Amphitheatre or in Antalya Cultural Center in presence of national and international film celebrities invited.
At this ceremony, honorary awards are presented to people for their contribution. The award ceremony takes place in the night at the historical Aspendos Amphitheatre. In case of bad conditions, the award ceremony is transferred to the Glass Pyramid Sabancı Congress and Exhibition Center. As an initial response, the jury of the Festival released a statement protesting the decision. On October 5,2014, the chair of the Festival jury informed the press of his decision to resign from the jury for ethical reasons, Cinema of Turkey Turkish television drama World cinema Altın Portakal Official Web Site
Hundred Flowers Awards
The Peoples Hundred Flower Award or Hundred Flowers Awards, the equivalent of Chinas Golden Globes, are considered, together with the Golden Rooster Awards, the most prestigious film awards in China. The awards were inaugurated by China Film Association in 1962 and sponsored by Popular Cinema magazine, the awards were formerly voted by the readers of Popular Cinema annually. Recent polls allow voters to cast ballots through SMS, the Internet or by phone call, voting is now no longer confined to readers of Popular Cinema. Award recipients receive a statuette in the shape of a goddess of Flowers, the 2nd Hundred Flowers Awards poll was held in 1963, but the poll was not conducted again until 1980, owing to the Cultural Revolution. It became an event from 1980 until 2004. Since 2004, the Hundred Flowers Awards ceremonies are held biennially, in 1992, the Golden Rooster and the Hundred Flowers Awards were combined into a single national festival. From 1980 to 2004, the yearly Hundred Flowers poll selects three films with the highest tallied votes as the Best Pictures of the year, since 2006, Chinese-language films from Taiwan and Hong Kong are eligible for awards.
Note that since 2006, films in the past two years are eligible, the film with the highest number of votes is chosen as best picture, with two runners-up. Since 2006, China Film Association improves the ballot rules, the second ballot will have the public selecting the five nominations in each category by internet, mobile network, magazine votes and SMS. Each nominee will receive a Hundred Flowers Awards Nomination Certificate, the last ballot, a China official notary will randomly select 101 audience members, who voted in the second round and give a dedicated screening for all nominated pictures. Eventually, the 101 audience members will have a secret ballot and subsequently announce the winners