We love films, we love everything about films and therefore we think it’s only fair that people see beyond the actors on the screen. A film crew consists of Director, Music composer, Cinematographer, Costume designer, Art Director, Producers, Makeup artists, Key-grip, Gaffer, Choreographers, Sound artists and a whole bunch of people whose names and jobs are unknown to audiences and whose work remain unnoticed.

Pandolin Technical Awards is an effort at extending the circle beyond the known names appreciating the spirit and work of each and every individual in the film industry.

There are three stages to every film – Pre-production, Production and Post-production. Without perfection in all the three phases a film cannot be made, let alone it being a success. Coming up with a concept, writing the script, deciding color schemes, sound and editing are pieces that go into making a film. As a website we are dedicated to people who work behind the camera. The idea of Pandolin Awards is not based on verdicts of a specific jury.  We believe that films are made for the audiences and so they decide the winners and their favorites.

And the winners of this year’s Pandolin Awards are:

Best Director – Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra – Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Best Production Design – Acropolis – Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Best Sound Design – Arun Nambiar  – Raanjhanaa
Best Sound Design – Manoj Sikka – D-Day
Manoj Sikka
Best Action – Siu Tung Ching and Sham Kaushal – Krrish 3
Best Dialogue – Subhash Kapoor – Jolly LLB
Best Colorist – Ken Metzker – Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela
Best Gaffer – Ganesh Hegde – Yeh Jawaani Hain Deewani
Gaffer Ganesh Hegde
Best Key Grip – Sunil Dwivedi – Yeh Jawaani Hain Deewani
Sunil Dwivedi
Best Choreography – Arvind Thakur – Anybody can dance (ABCD)
Arvind Thakur
Best VFX – Red Chillies – Krrish 3
Red Chillies VFX
Best Music – Pritam Chakroborty – Yeh Jawaani Hain Deewani
Best Costume Design –  Dolly Ahluwalia – Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Best Film – Dharma Production – Yeh Jawaani Hain Deewani
Best Lyrics – Swanand Kirkire – Kai Po Che
Best Screenplay – Neeraj Pandey – Special 26
Best Cinematographer –  S. Ravi Varman – Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela
Best Editor – John F Lyons – The lunchbox

Best Story – Mohan Sikka – BA Pass