Kannada cinema has bagged a total of five awards at the 07th Bangalore International Film Festival which concluded in Bangalore on Thursday night.
Films like 'December 01' directed by P Sheshadri, Nikhil Manju's 'Haj', Mahantesh Ramdurga's 'Agasi Parlour', Panchakshari's Prakruthi and Prakash Babu's 'Atti Hannu Mattu Kanaja' bagged the awards in various categories.
All the awards were given away by Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala at the closing ceremony of the festival. Here are the list of awards and awardees.
Kannada Cinema Competition. Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy Award for the Best Kannada Cinema (Which carries cash award of Rs 2 Lakh)
Director: Nikhil Manju Lingaiah
Producer: Rajiv Kothari
Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy Award Special Jury Awards for two films (Which carries cash award of Rs 1 Lakh each)
Director: Mahantesh Ramdurg
Producer: K. Shivamurthy
Producer: S Lakshmi Devi, V Ashok Kumar, Panchakshari
NET PAC( NETWORK FOR PROMOTION OF KANNADA CINEMA)
Jury Award for Kannada Cinema
Director: P Sheshadri
Producer: Basanth Kumar Patil
Jury Special Mention of Kannada Cinema
Atti Hannu Mattu Kanaja ( Fig Fruit and the Wasps)
Director: Prakash Babu
Producer: Bhavani Prakash