Mumbai, March 13: The Screenwriters’ Association (SWA) proudly announces the commencement of the nomination process for the much-anticipated 5th edition of the SWA Awards 2024. The awards aim to celebrate the brilliance of screenwriters in Indian film, television, lyrics, and the OTT media industry.

A recent survey found that the majority of writers are dissatisfied with the recognition they receive for their contributions. This discontent further extends to their representation in marketing and promotional initiatives, with dissatisfaction rates ranging from 65% to 80% across various types of promotional activities.

The SWA Awards are thus a way of celebrating the unsung heroes behind the scenes and honouring the exceptional craftsmanship of screenwriters. As the only awards show that proudly proclaims, ‘Only for Writers, By the Writers‘, this annual event aims to place the real architects of imagination at the forefront of recognition and appreciation.

In its 5th year, the SWA will span over 20 categories, recognizing everything from Web Adaptations to Television and Feature Films, highlighting the diversity and depth of storytelling in Indian cinema. The event will enable connections, collaborations, and partnerships within the industry and the screenwriting community. It will also serve as a platform for knowledge sharing, creative insights, and an opportunity for aspiring screenwriters to engage with established talents.

Speaking about this, Hitesh Kewalya, Chairperson of SWA Awards and Executive Committee Member, said,’’Writers are the backbone of the industry and with SWA Awards we keep them at the forefront of this celebration of their passion, their craft and their undying spirit in these testing times for the world.’’

Preeti Mamgain, President, SWA, said, “The dissatisfaction among screenwriters is not just a grievance; it’s an industry wake-up call. Recognizing and valuing their craft is an investment in the very soul of storytelling and the SWA Awards aim to do that and more.

Nominations are now open, and the screenwriting community is invited to be a part of this grand celebration of creativity, originality, and innovation in Indian cinema. Entries are invited from the talented pool of screenwriters who have brought impactful stories to life in the past year. The awards not only celebrate the achievements but also aim to push the boundaries of storytelling, nurturing an environment that values originality, creativity, and innovation in screenwriting.

SWA Awards 2024 Categories

Web Adaptation – Best Story

Web Adaptation – Best Screenplay

Web Adaptation – Best Dialogue

Web Original – Best Story

Web Original – Best Screenplay

Web Original – Best Dialogue

Television – Best Dialogue

Television – Best Screenplay

Television – Best Story

Best Lyrics – Feature Films

Best Lyrics – TV/Web

Feature Film – Best Story – Debut

Feature Film – Best Screenplay – Debut

Feature Film – Best Dialogue – Debut

Feature Film – Best Story

Feature Film – Best Screenplay

Feature Film – Best Dialogue

Best Story – Web Adaptation Jury (Remake)

Best Screenplay – Web Adaptation Jury (Remake)

Best Dialogue – Web Adaptation Jury (Remake)

 

About Screenwriter’s Association:

The Screenwriters Association (SWA, formerly Film Writers’ Association – Regd. Under the Trade Union Act 1926, Regd. No. 3726) is a Trade Union of screenwriters and lyricists who work for Films, TV and Digital Media in India. With a membership of over 65,000, including esteemed figures like Sriram Raghavan, Sujoy Ghosh, and Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, SWA is dedicated to representing those who craft compelling narratives for film and television audiences.By championing more inclusive and equitable representation, SWA strives for an industry where screenwriters receive the recognition and compensation they deserve.

Screenwriters’ Association (SWA) Unveils the 5th Edition of the Prestigious SWA Awards 2024, Nominations Now Open

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