Mumbai: To celebrate the 100 years of Indian Cinema, COFFI Film Finance Awards are instituted by Banknet Group and Six Sigma Films. These Awards are the first of its kind in India. According to Mr Anurag Khanna, Chairman & MD, Banknet Group & Six Sigma Films, unlike other Film Awards, selection was based mainly on the Financial Parameters like quantum of revenues and multiple of returns. Movies released in the financial year April 1st, 2011 to March 31st, 2012 have been considered for this year awards.
Awards were finalized under the guidance of the eminent jury. Jury comprised of - Mr. Pahlaj Nihalani, Jury Chairperson; Mr. Ganesh Jain; Mr. Vashu Bhagnani; Mr. Govind Nihalani and Mr. N Chandra.
Awards Ceremony for India’s First Film Finance awards based on film business on 18th December 2012 at JW Marriott, Mumbai was attended by senior film industry professionals and senior representatives of Films Division, Film Federation of India, Western India Film Producers' Association, Indian Film Exporters Association, NFDC & more.
Shri Jeetendra accepted awards for Most Bankable Production House, Most Profitable Film and also on behalf of Vidya Balan .Shri Milan Luthria received his award for Most Bankable Director from Shri V. S. Kundu, Director General, Films Division, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. However, Salman Khan was not able to attend the awards ceremony as he was away for promotional events of his forthcoming film Dabangg 2 at various cities.
Winners of 1st COFFI Film Finance Awards 2012 are –
• Most Bankable Male Actor- Salman Khan
• Most Bankable Female Actor- Vidya Balan
• Most Bankable Director- Milan Luthria
• Biggest Grosser of the year- Bodyguard
• Most Profitable Film- The Dirty Picture
• Most Bankable Production House- Balaji Motion Pictures
COFFI Conference on Film Finance had a great line of speakers and deliberated on Effective approaches to fundraising and new ways of crowd funding; ways to create marketing plans and distribution options to generate revenue; skills to sell/pitch your movie & much more.
Winners of COFFI Short Films Contest 2012 were announced by the Jury of COFFI Shorts, which comprised of senior filmmakers - Mr. Tilak Raj Magan, Chairperson, Mr. Ramesh Tekwani, Mr. Kireet Khurana and Mr. Vincent Corda.
Main Partner for COFFI event was Lotus Allied Mediamatics and Associate Partner was Amicorp Advisory Services.
Await for a bigger & better 2nd COFFI Film Finance Awards in September 2013.
Banknet Group is India's leading research, analyst and online media channel for financial services and technology with community of 1,25,000+ professionals worldwide. Banknet is also the #1 organizer of Banking, Financial Services and Technology Conferences in India for more than 7 years. Banknet Group Advisory Board has 15+ members based out of India, Hong Kong, Mauritius, Oman, UK and USA. Six Sigma Films is a production house, with mission to work as a catalyst for film production & finance and to deliver, creative & innovative Cinema, TV & Advertising. It has community of 25,000 + media & entertainment professionals.