Oscar 2023: India’s “Chhello Show” film shortlisted for the 95th Academy Awards

Chhello Show (The Last Film Show) and 3 other Indian movies have been shortlisted for 95th Academy Awards in various categories.

The Academy Awards for Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled the list of movies shortlisted for Oscar 2023. They announced the awards shortlists in ten categories: International feature film, Documentary feature film, Documentary short film, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Animated Short film, Live Action Short film, Sound & Visual Effects, and Makeup & Hair Styling.

This year, Pan Nalin directed the Gujarati film “The Last Film Show (Chhello Show)”, India’s official entry to the Oscar 2023, and was nominated for the “Best International Feature Film” category. Other than Chhello Show three more films were nominated in different categories. SS Rajamouli’s Film “RRR” was nominated for the Best Music (Original Song) category for the song “Naatu Naatu”(the first Indian Song nominated for Oscar), Shaunak Sen’s directed film “All that Breathes” for Best Documentary Feature Film, and Kartik Gonsalves’s directed film “The Elephant Whisperers” for the Best Documentary Short Film. It’s a proud moment for India.

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The Last Film Show (Chhello Show)”, India’s official entry to the Oscar 2023, and was nominated for the “Best International Feature Film” category

 

Director & writer Pan Nalin, Producer Siddharth Roy Kapoor, Dheer Momaya, and the team behind “The Last Film Show (Chhello show)” are so happy that their movie is shortlisted for Best International Feature Film at the Oscars 2023. For the Best International Feature Film Category, 92 countries’ films were eligible. The Chhello Show will compete with 14 other movies from different countries, which are nominated for the “International Feature Film Category.”

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Makers and the team behind “The Last Film Show (Chhello show)” are so happy that their movie is shortlisted for Best International Feature Film at the Oscars 2023

 

The Pan Nalin’s Indian-Gujarati film Chhello Show, titled The Last Film Show in English was released in theaters on October 14, 2022, and the film premiered at the 20th Tribeca Film Festival on June 10, 2021.

This film is a semi-biographical coming-of-age drama. The story follows a 9-year-old boy Samay, who’s a cinema lover. He spent his entire summer watching movies, from the projection booth. He is completely mesmerized by films and filmmaking and decides to pursue his dream (to become a filmmaker) and is unaware of the heartbreaking times that await him. This film is currently streaming on Netflix.

When and where will the 2023 Oscar Awards be held?

The nominations voting for the 95th Academy Awards (Oscar 2023) will run from 12 January to 17 January 2023, and the announcement of the nominations will be on 24 January 2023. The awards are scheduled to be held on 12 March 2023, at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood.

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