The 26th Odisha State Film Awards for 2014 year has been announced by Department of culture of the Government of Odisha.The awards were initiated in 1968 by by the Department of Culture of the Government of Odisha .The awards are decided by independent juries formed by the Department of Culture. The jury usually consists of eminent personalities from the film fraternity, academician, journalist & public servants.
For the year 2014 , legendary Odia actor Bijay Mohanty will be honoured with the great Jayadev award . Film Krantidhara has been selected as the best film of the year & eminent film maker Sabyasachi Mohapatra & Atala Bihari Panda will be honoured with the best director & actor award for the film Aadim Vichar respectively.Film Krantidhara bags most of the award catagories. Actress Gargi Mohanty bags the best actress award and Iti Samant recieves the best story writer award for the same film “Krantidhara” .
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