Union Information & Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur on Tuesday said the “Best Web Series Award” at the International Film Festival of India-Goa would be presented beginning this year, to an exceptional web series for its artistic merit, storytelling excellence, technical prowess and overall impact.
“Beginning this year at the 54th International Film Festival of India, the award will be presented annually,” he tweeted.
Mr. Thakur said: “India is filled with exceptional talent; I encourage you to tell the story of a rising and aspirational New India - ready to lead the world, with a billion dreams and a billion untold stories! The Award will be given to an original web series on an OTT platform, originally shot and available in an Indian language.”
The Minister said the award aimed to incentivise and create investment opportunities in India’s OTT sector, encourage content in Indian languages, recognise exceptional talent and foster growth & innovation of the OTT industry.