Kerala State Film Award

Kerala State Film Awards
2015 Kerala State Film Awards

Kerala State Film Award Sculptures
Awarded for Excellence in cinematic achievements
Country India
Presented by Kerala State Chalachitra Academy
First awarded 1969
Official website
List of frequent winners
Artist Wins

K J Yesudas


K S Chithra


O N V Kurup


S. Janaki

Most no.of successive wins
Artist Successive Wins

K S Chithra

Award statuette, officially denoted as "replica" won by cinematographer Ramachandra Babu for Dweepu (1976).

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

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

Jury Chair Over Years [1]

Year Jury Chairman Won Kerala State Film Awards Won National State Film Awards International Remarks Comments
2015 Mohan (director) Second Best Film in 1981(Vida Parayum Mumbe),1987(Theertham) None None Have not won best director award
2014 John Paul Puthusery None None None Not a Movie Director
2013 Bharathi Raja None 6 times None Watched only 12 movies from the nominations
2012 I V Sasi Best Director(once), Second Best Director(once), Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value (once) None None
2011 Bhagyaraj None None None
2010 Sai Paranjpye None 3 times
2009 Buddhadeb Dasgupta None 12 times Lots including Venice, Locarno, Berlin etc.
2008 Girish Kasaravalli None 14 times Lot of awards
2007 Jahnu Barua None 10 times Lot of awards

See also


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