Kerala State Film Award

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Kerala State Film Awards
2013 Kerala State Film Awards
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Kerala State Film Award Sculptures
Awarded for Excellence in cinematic achievements
Country India
Presented by Kerala State Chalachitra Academy
First awarded 1969
Official website keralafilm.com

The Kerala State Film Awards are the film awards for a motion picture made in Kerala. The awards have been bestowed by Kerala State Chalachitra Academy since 1998 on behalf of the Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala, India.

The awards were started in 1969. From 1969 to 1997, the awards were managed directly by the Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala. The awardees are decided by an independent jury formed by the academy and the Department of Cultural Affairs, Govt. of Kerala. The jury usually consists of eminent personalities from the film field. For the awards for literature on cinema a separate jury is formed. The academy annually invites films for the award and the jury analyses the films that are submitted before deciding the winners. The awards intends to promote films with artistic values and encourage artists, technicians and producers. The awards are declared by the Minister for Cultural Affairs and are presented by the Chief Minister of Kerala.

List of awards[edit]

The number of awards varies from year to year, considering the changing scenario of motion picture arts in and out the state of Kerala. The latest number of awards is over 30, while the original number of awards in 1969 was 15.

  1. J.C. Daniel Award for outstanding contributions to Malayalam cinema
  2. Best Film: A cash award of Rs.100,000/-, a replica and a certificate to the producer. A cash award of Rs.40,000/-, a replica and a certificate to the director
  3. Second Best Film: A cash award of Rs.60,000/-, a replica and a certificate to the producer. A cash award of Rs.30,000/-, a replica and a certificate to the director
  4. Best Director: A cash award of Rs.50,000/-, a replica
  5. Best Actor: A cash award of Rs.30,000/-, a replica and a certificate
  6. Best Actress: A cash award of Rs.30,000/-, a replica and a certificate
  7. Second Best Actor: A cash award of Rs.15,000/-, a replica and a certificate
  8. Second Best Actress:A cash award of Rs.15,000/-, a replica and a certificate
  9. Best Child Artist: A cash award of Rs.15,000/-, a replica and a certificate
  10. Best Story: A cash award of Rs.15,000/-, a replica and a certificate
  11. Best Screenplay: A cash award of Rs.15,000/-, a replica and a certificate
  12. Best Cinematography: A cash award of Rs.15,000/-, a replica and a certificate
  13. Best Lyrics: A cash award of Rs.15,000/-, a replica and a certificate
  14. Best Music Director: A cash award of Rs.15,000/-, a replica and a certificate
  15. Best Background Music Director: A cash award of Rs.15,000/-, a replica and a certificate
  16. Best Male Playback Singer: A cash award of Rs.15,000/-, a replica and a certificate
  17. Best Female Playback Singer: A cash award of Rs.15,000/-, a replica and a certificate
  18. Best Film Editor: A cash award of Rs.15,000/-, a replica and a certificate
  19. Best Art Director: A cash award of Rs.15,000/-, a replica and a certificate
  20. Best Sound Recordist: A cash award of Rs.15,000/-, a replica and a certificate
  21. Best Processing Lab: A cash award of Rs.15,000/-, a replica and a certificate
  22. Best Makeup Artist: A cash award of Rs.15,000/-, a replica and a certificate
  23. Best Costume Designer: A cash award of Rs.15,000/-, a replica and a certificate
  24. Best Dubbing Artist: A cash award of Rs.7,500/-, a replica and a certificate each
  25. Best Choreography: A cash award of Rs.15,000/-, a replica and a certificate
  26. Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value: To the producer and director
  27. Best Children's Film: To the producer and director
  28. Best Debut Director
  29. Best Sound Editor
  30. Special Jury Award: A cash award of Rs.30,000/-, a replica and a certificate
  31. Best Documentary: A cash award of Rs.15,000/-, a replica and a certificate to the producer. A cash award of Rs.9,000/-, a replica and a certificate to the director
  32. Best Book on Cinema: A cash award of Rs.15,000/-, a replica and a certificate
  33. Best Article on Cinema: A cash award of Rs.8,000/-, a replica and a certificate

Lists of awardees[edit]

List of frequent winners
Artist Wins

K J Yesudas

24

K S Chithra

15

O N V Kurup

13

S. Janaki

11
Most no.of successive wins
Artist Successive Wins

K S Chithra

11(1985-1995)

See also[edit]

References[edit]