Indywood honours journalists in Kerala

• Deserving recognition for prominent journalists from print, visual, online and radio media

Kochi: Indywood, a 10 billion US dollar project which aims at elevating Indian film industry to a global platform, has honoured prominent Kerala-based journalists from print, visual, online and radio media by conferring prestigious Indywood Media Excellence Awards for their valuable contributions and constant efforts to uplift film and media industry.

The awards were distributed at an event held at IMC Hall, Kakkanad, on Friday. The prestigious Lifetime Achievement Awards were awarded to P Premchand (Special Correspondent- Mathrubhumi Kottayam) and Rajendran Pillai (Senior Programme Producer-Doordarshan). Special recognition was awarded to Diana Silvester (Asianet), K. Pradeep (The Hindu), Shevlin Sebastian (The New Indian Express), Chandu Jagannathan (Radio Mango 91.9), Bright Sam Robins (Jeevan TV), MS Das (Cinema Mangalam), Joshy Kurian (Asianet News), Renji Kuriakose (Malayala Manorama) and Sajeev Velayudhan (Manorama News).

While delivering the inaugural address, Indywood Film Carnival Founder Director Shri Sohan Roy announced that 3rd edition of Indywood Film Carnival 2017, one of the largest film-based events in the country, will be held at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad, from December 1 – 4, 2017.

“The third edition of the film carnival will be a mammoth one in terms of participation of national and international delegates. The event offers interactive sessions with the eminent filmmakers from across the world, networking opportunities and entertainment programs,” he said.

Ernakulam MP KV Thomas, Hibi Eden MLA, film actor cum producer Vijay Babu, film maker Boban Samuel, George V Nereparambil, Founder and Chairman, GEO Group, Baby Somatheeram, Managing Director, Jeevan TV,Dr. Vidhya Ramaswamy, Founder and Chairperson, International Centre for Intellectual Training and Empowerment (INCITE) and CEO The Women News, PA Mahboob, Treasurer, Ernakulam Press Club, Actor Romin Antony, Anil Sharma, Managing Director, AMV Group, Film director cum script writer Vyasan Edavanakad were present on the occassion.

Indywood Media Excellence Awards shall be conducted in all major cities across the country to honour and appreciate the commendable work of media professionals.

Other recipients of Indywood Media Excellence Awards are:

Professional Excellence Sahin Antony (Reporter TV), Anjana George (Times of India), Preetha (Kairali TV), Mithun Ramesh (Hit FM 96.7), Dinu Prakash (Manorama News), Beena Rani R (Janam TV), Kamalesh Thekkekad (Kerala Vision), Krishnadas P Menon (Jeevan TV), N. Sreenath (News 18), Veena Prasad (Manorama News), Divish Mani (Mathrubhumi News), Aswathy Pillai (Jaihind), Aneesh Mathew (South Live), Dipin Mananthavady (Kalakaumudi), Aravind V (24 News), K Viswanath (Mathrubhumi), S Anilkumar (Kaumudi), Neethu Venu (Unique Times), TP Rajesh (All India Radio), Nikhil Skaria (Manorama Online) and Deepak Dharmadam (Amrita TV).

Honourary award for Film Journalism Bijo Jo Thomas Honorary award for film promotion (print) Anju Ashraf, Popular Film columnist - Print Baiju MA, Popular film journalist Aamy Aswathy, Professional Excellence for popular film book author T. Arunkumar, Honorary Award for best News Anchor Alakananda, Honorary award for popular entertainment program - Visual Yamuna SM, Best Entertainment Producer cum Anchor - Visual Nisa NP, Honorary Award for best producer - Visual Sindhu Mary, Best producer Entertainment – Visual Chanjith KK, Promising Reporter - Visual Prakash P, Honorary Award for online film publishing Deepak Mohan, Best Multilingual National Portal in 17 languages ANN News, Best online media for film promotion Sujith Govindan, Best celebrity management Vivek Vinayaraj, Best media entrepreneur-Online Sajid Yahiya, Best media planner Seethalakshmi, Best National-level celebrity website Sajeev Soman, Popular celebrity show - Radio RJ Mike, Best RJ - Radio Renu.