Mumbai: News18.com, one of India’s leading breaking news websites with over 100 million unique visitors announces iReel Awards 2018, web series specific awards in India. It will be held on 6th September 2018 at JW Marriott, Juhu in Mumbai. After the successful and much appreciated REEL Movie Awards in March 2018, News18.com is all set to forge a path in the web-series awards sphere with iReel Awards for Indian Web Series 2018. The awards are aimed to celebrate the collective revolution started by the creators of web series as well as recognize outstanding contributions made by individuals in this space.
The solicitously conceptualized awards will be determined with a mix of jury panel as well as online voting. The jury panel will be moderated by renowned film critic Rajeev Masand. Online voting which will have a weightage of 20% in the final results will be hosted on News18.com/i-reel-awards2018.
The award nominations include some exceptional work put forth by major players like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar, ALTBalaji, Zee5, Voot, YouTube and the rest. These include ‘Sacred Games’, ‘TVF Inmates’, ‘Bose Dead or Alive’, ‘Lakhon Mein Ek’ and other names that are wildly popular across the country and beyond.
Sharing his thoughts on the announcement, Manish Maheshwari, CEO, Network18 Digital said, “We live in interesting times – in a short duration web series have become one of the preferred sources of mainstream entertainment. It is only fitting to initiate an awards show that would solely focus on web series. Not only it gives appreciation where due but it also connects well with our young and millennial audience, who also happen to be consumers of these web series. Our drive to consistently provide relatable yet distinctive content is what has led us to achieve the milestone of 100 million unique visitors in under 2 years of our commencement. With iReel Awards, we’re looking forward to celebrating a revolution called web series”
Commenting on the announcement, Rajeev Masand, Film Critic/Jury Moderator said, “It is an honour to be a part of News18.com’s iReel Awards 2018. It is a unique concept for an awards show; and it will recognize web series content ranging from comedy to biographical series to captivating thrillers and much more. I look forward to being a part of the event and discuss the vast possibilities that web series content can address and explore.”
Co-powered by Madame the iReel Awards have Xoxoday as the Associate Partner. Radio City is on-board as Radio Partner, UFO Digital Cinema is the Multiplex Partner and Jio Digital Life is the Digital Partner respectively.