June 15 must have been a normal lazy Sunday for most, with a late wake-up, a sumptuous family brunch and routine TV viewing. But for us at Behindwoods it was one of the most exciting days of our ten years journey as we hosted our first awards function, an event with difference.
Behindwoods Gold Summit, an exclusive conclave of the distinguished members of the film fraternity aimed at honouring the best that Tamil cinema had to offer in 2013 and the categories, nominees and the final award winners numbering to 38, were handpicked after much analysis and thought put in by our in-house film experts with wide range of inputs from leading technicians of the industry and public opinion. The summit was also our way of thanking the industry for their continued support to us on the eve of Behindwoods successfully completing ten years.
Unlike other awards, song and dance routines weren’t added as part of our program. A healthy discussion involving some of Tamil cinema's bright young film makers and anchored by a leading industry mind was our idea of 'variety entertainment'. It was all business and we got down to it with minimum fuss and minimum time.
The venue was ITC Grand Chola in the heart of Chennai. A venue which has been celebrated by the city's inhabitants, for its grandeur and its royal ambiance. When you have decided to celebrate the feats of some magnificent talents, it is only fitting that such a grandiose venue is chosen.