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Fighting On Ice – A Sports Documentary On Ice Hockey In India

Fighting On Ice – A Sports Documentary On Ice Hockey In India

Fighting On Ice – A Sports Documentary, Directed & Produced by MITHUN BAJAJ and Co-produced by CHAI POINT

Mumbai-18/01/19 – Documentary features are a modern day tool to bring forth information that would help change public perception or support a cause or present the picture in its true form which otherwise remains in the blind spot for the larger audience.

Sports are one of the most spoken about in the Indian subcontinent. But unfortunately, when you say Sports – it generally refers to cricket which is almost a religion in this country. While efforts have been taken to support and promote other forms of a sporting event, the format generally is cricket in its various forms. The IPL, the CCI the test matches, one-day internationals and the format widens.

Filmmaker Mithun Bajaj, who has been an ardent sports promoter, not just enjoys cricket but supports games across. In his opinion, Ice Hockey – a form of winter sport is something that is least spoken about. At best, it is not a known form of sporting event in the country to many.

The documentary Fighting on Ice is not an ordinary feature documentary on sports. It brings forth the true fight between passion and struggle of people. It brings for the rare appetite that many sportsmen both men and women possess for Ice Hockey which goes beyond money, fame and the closed doors of government

It speaks volumes about the sports people and their struggle to keep not just the sport alive, but kindle the passion so that it may stay lit amongst the next generation as well. The documentary also features Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir and India’s winter sports hero Shiva Keshavan.

Without official support, sponsors, private corporate or individual funding the sport is still alive because of the genuine passion people have for this game. It is appalling that even sports companies have not come forth to sponsor the equipment or the tournament.
Mithun Bajaj, through this documentary, has brought forth the imminent need for the country to know about these fabulous sportsmen –their passion, true grit and positivity, to make the country make its mark in this exciting sporting event.
The film has made its mark in the international circuit with thumping approval from both the audience and critics alike. It won the Best Documentary at the Eurasia International monthly film festival. It has been officially selected at Auckland International film festival and Rome Independent Prisma Awards.

PROFILE: FILMMAKER MITHUN BAJAJ
Mithun Bajaj has built his career in a variety of roles and projects as a freelancer, mostly in small to mid-size companies where he was not just a part of a single job responsibility but was involved in every aspect of the smooth running of the projects in the company. He is not only used to wearing many hats but sincerely enjoys it.

As a Producer/Director/Editor he has worked with brands like Big Bazaar, Aza Fashion, Nykaa, and Bvlgari. He has assisted many reputed directors in the advertising industry like Sanju Ayappa, Sujay Shetty, Anand Karir and many more to name. During his time as an assistant director, he worked with brands like Lenskart, Morphy Richards, Big Bazaar and many more.

Fighting on Ice is his first independent documentary where he is the director/producer/cinematographer and aims to make a mark as a director with his content driven documentary on the Indian ice hockey team.

PROFILE:
Fighting on Ice – A Sports Documentary, Directed by MITHUN BAJAJ
Mumbai-16/01/19 – Mithun Bajaj has built his career in a variety of roles and projects as a freelancer, mostly in small to mid-size companies where he was not just a part of a single job responsibility but was involved in every aspect of the smooth running of the projects in the company. He is not only used to wearing many hats but sincerely enjoys it.

As a Producer/Director/Editor he has worked with brands like Big Bazaar, Aza Fashion, Nykaa, and Bvlgari. He has assisted many reputed directors in the advertising industry like Sanju Ayappa, Sujay Shetty, Anand Karir and many more to name. During his time as an assistant director, he worked with brands like Lenskart, Morphy Richards, Big Bazaar and many more.
Fighting on Ice is his first independent documentary where he is the director/producer/cinematographer and aims to make a mark as a director with his content driven documentary on the Indian ice hockey team.

Filmmaker Mithun Bajaj, who has been an ardent sports promoter, not just enjoys cricket but supports games across. In his opinion, Ice Hockey – a form of winter sport is something that is least spoken about. At best, it is not a known form of sporting event in the country to many.

FESTIVALS OFFICIAL SELECTION
Near Nazareth film festival, Israel
Madrid Asia International Film Festival
Rome Independent Prisma Awards
Amsterdam international Filmmaker Festival
Auckland international Film Festival
Borderland Film Festival
Eurasia international monthly film festival, Russia

AWARDS
Best Director at Eurasia international monthly film festival, Russia

NOMINATIONS
Nominated for Best director at Madrid Asia International FIlm Festival & Amsterdam International Filmmaker Festival
Nominated for Best documentary at Madrid Asia International FIlm Festival