February 13, 2019

Xhoihobote Dhemalite Shortlisted for "Oscars of Sound"

Bidyut Kotoky’s ‘Xhoihobote Dhemalite’ (Rainbow Fields) is just a step away from getting nominated for the ‘Golden Reels Award’ presented by the MPSE, in the Foreign Film category, which acknowledges the year’s best work in the various areas of sound editing: Dialogue, ADR, Effects, Foley and Music.

Founded in 1953, Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) is an honorary society of motion picture sound editors, dedicated to improving the recognition of its members by educating the public and the rest of the filmmaking community as to the artistic merit of sound editing. The 66th Annual Golden Reel Awards, which is scheduled to be held on February 17, 2019, will honour the sound editorial for the year 2018. This is one of the best prestigious awards in the field of sound.

This is for the first time that an Assamese movie has been shortlisted for nomination for this prestigious award. The jury panel of MPSE will decide the nominations among the shortlisted films.

The critically acclaimed Assamese film has already won numerous awards, including the Best Narrative Feature in the Erie International Film Festival, Pennsylvania, and the Best Screenplay Award at the Treasure Coast International Film Festival in Florida, among others.

Prantik Deka