Karnataka State Film Awards

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Karnataka State Film Awards
Awarded by Government of Karnataka
Category Films
Description Highest award for
films in Karnataka
Instituted 1966
First awarded 1966-67
Last awarded 2016
Previous name(s) Mysore State Film Awards

Karnataka State Film Awards are the most notable and prestigious film awards given for Kannada film industry in Karnataka, India. These are considered the highest awards for Kannada language films. They are given annually to honor the best talents and provide encouragement and incentive to the Kannada film industry by the Government of Karnataka.[1]

The awards are decided by a committee headed by a panel of Judges. The jury usually consists of eminent personalities from the film field. 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 Karnataka.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

On November 14 2016,Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah declared that the State Government will present the Karnataka State Film Awards on April 24, the birthday of thespian Dr. Rajkumar, every year henceforth.[8]

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Honorary Awards[edit]

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