Published on 12-06-2017

Indywood honours Journalists in Kerala

  • Deserving recognition for prominent journalists from print, visual, online and radio media
  • Lifetime Achievement Awards were awarded to P Premchand and Rajendran Pillai for their valuable contributions to film and media industry
  • Indywood plans pan India events to honor journalists for their contributions

10.06.2017, 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, Vidhya Ramaswamy, Founder and Chairperson, International Centre for Intellectual Training and Empowerment (INCITE), 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).

Honorary 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 

For more info on Indywood Media Excellence Awards, visit indywood.co.in/mediaawards

To know about Indywood Film Carnival, visit indywood.co.in

To know about Founder Director’s profile, visit sohanroy.com