Veteran award-winning film director K.G. George on 6 September 2016 won the prestigious J.C. Daniel Award for his overall contribution to the Malayalam film industry.
The award will be given away along with the State Film Awards at a function to be held at Palakkad in October 2016.
Who is K.G. George?
• Kulakkatil Geevarghese George is an Indian film director and screenwriter.
• He is considered to be among one of the directors who revolutionized Malayalam cinema in the 1970s.
• He is noted for his deep psychological analysis and character study of the human mind in his films.
• He made his debut with 1975 movie Swapnadanam, which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam.
• His well known films include Ulkadal, Mela, Yavanika among others.
• He is also the founder and chairman of the Malayalam Cine Technicians Association (MACTA).
About J.C. Daniel Award
• The J. C. Daniel Award is Kerala's highest award in Malayalam cinema.
• The Government of Kerala created the award to commemorate the contribution of Indian filmmaker J. C. Daniel, who is often regarded as the father of Malayalam cinema.
• It is presented annually by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy, a non-profit institution under the Department of Cultural Affairs of the Government of Kerala, India.
• It was instituted in 1992.
• The award is given to honour the recipients for their outstanding contributions to Malayalam cinema.
• Recipients are selected by an independent jury established by the Academy and the Department of Cultural Affairs.
• Actor Madhu was the first recipient of the award.
• Actress Aranmula Ponnamma is the only woman who has received the honour in 2005.
• In 2014, the award was presented to director and screenwriter I.V. Sasi.
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