Movies made in Kerala are awarded by the Kerala State Film Awards. Since 1998 Kerala State Chalachitra Academy bestowed awards to the films made in Kerela. These awards ceremonies were beginning in 1969. The Academy form an independent jury along with the Department of Cultural Affairs, Govt. of Kerala for deciding the awardees. Eminent personalities from film world together form a board. The academy created invites movies annually and studied them before deciding the winners.
In this ceremony the award is announced and are conferred by the Chief Minister of Kerala. P. Bhaskaran awarded by J. C. Daniel Award. Parinayam received Best Film Award. Producer G. P. Vijayakumar and Director Hariharan. Swam honoured for Second Best Film. Producer S. Jayachandran Nair and Director Shaji N. Karun. Thilakan acknowledged by Best Actor Award for Gamanam and Santhanagopalam. Santhikrishna was honoured with Best Actress for Chakoram.
Kaviyoor Ponnamma received Second Best Actor Award for Thenmavin Kompathu. Praseeda honoured for Child Artist Award for Swam.
M. T. Vasudevan Nair acknowledged by Best Story Writer Award for Sukrutham. Hari Nair was awarded the Photography Award for Swam. M. T. Vasudevan Nair received Best Screen Play Writer Award for Parinayam. Beny & Ignatius honoured for Best Music Director Award for Thenmavinkompathu. Ilayaraja acknowledged by Best Background Music Director Award for Sammohanam Song. K. J. Yesudas awarded by Best Male Singer for Parinayam. K. S. Chithra received Best Female Singer Award for Parinayam. G. Murali honoured for Best Editor Award for Sukrutham.
Sabu Cyril acknowledged by Best Art Director Award for Thenmavinkompathu. Krishnanunni was granted the Best Sound Recordist for Swam. Prasad Film Studio received Best Processing Award for Swam. P. N. Mani honoured for Best Makeup-man Award for Manathe Vellitheru. Velayudhan Keezhillam acknowledged by Best Costume Designer Award for Manathe Vellitheru. Krishnachandran awarded by Best Dubbing Artist Award for Kaboolivala. Visudhavanangal received Best Documentary Film. Producer K.S.F.D.C and Director K. R. Mohanan. Thenmavin Kompathu honoured for Best film with popular appeal and aesthetic value. Producer N. Gopalakrishnan and Director Priyadarsan.
Venu acknowledged by Best Debut Director Award for Chakoram. Harikumar awarded by Special Jury Award for Sukritham. Cinemayum Samoohavum received Best Book on Cinema. The Author of the book was K. Velappan.