07 September 2016 Current Affairs: Veteran award-winning film director K.G. George won the prestigious J.C. Daniel Award for his overall contribution to the Malayalam film industry on 6 September 2016.
The award will be given away along with the State Film Awards at a function to be held at Palakkad in October 2016.
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).
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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