BREAKING NEWS: ‘Xoixobote Dhemalite’ shortlisted for ‘Oscars of Sound’

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 Bidyut Kotoky’s Xoixobote Dhemalite is on the verge of adding one more feather to its cap. The film, Xoixobite Dhemali is just a step away from getting nominated for the MPSE “Golden Reels Award” in Foreign Film category which acknowledges the year’s best work in the various areas of sound editing: Dialogue, ADR, Effects, Foley and Music.

Set to be released on the 8th of February it has already won numerous awards like the Best Narrative Feature in Erie International Film Festival, Pennsylvania, Best Screenplay Award at Treasure Coast International Film Festival in Florida among others.

“We always believe that in Xoixobote Dhemali (Rainbow Fields) we are making a world cinema in Assamese language. Recognition of such kinds reinforces our belief”, says Mr Bidyut Kotoky, Director, Xoixobote Dhemalite.

Founded in 1953, Motion Picture Sound Editors (M.P.S.E.) is an honorary society of motion picture sound editors. The 66th Annual Golden Reel Awards will be held on February 17, 2019 which will honour the sound editorial for the year 2018. This is one of the best prestigious awards in field of sound.

This is the first time that an Assamese movie has been shortlisted for nominations for this prestigious award. The jury panel of MPSE shall decide the nominations among the shortlisted films and the list shall be declared by next week.
Speaking on the occasion the sound designer of the film, Mr Amrit Pritam said, “The film is shot in two different time frames- present and the 1980s. While designing the sound for the film, I have mostly used ambience sounds like rain, wind, cultivation sounds like ploughing etc. Since the film involves childhood, hence I also had to keep in mind the kind of sounds that would help children develop a interest in the film and make it relevant. It is an great honour for the film industry that Xoixobote Dhemali( Rainbow fields) is shortlisted for the award”.

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