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Selvi J Jayalalithaa
Hon´ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu Government Film Awards, Film Subsiby & Small Screen Awards

FILM AWARDS

The Government of Tamil Nadu presents Film Awards to the best Tamil feature films, best actors, best actresses and technicians to encourage the Tamil Film Industry. The Government constitutes a committee to select these best feature films, best artistes and technicians.

The following awards are presented every year to the best films selected by this Committee :

1. First Prize a Cheque for Rs.2 lakhs, a memento and a certificate
2. Second Prize a cheque for Rs.1 lakh, a memento and a certificate
3. Third Prize a cheque for Rs.75,000/- a memento and a certificate
4. Special Prize a cheque for Rs.75,000/- a memento and a certificate

Another special prize comprising of a cheque for Rs.1.25 lakh, along with a memento and a certificate is awarded to a Tamil film which portrays the dignity of women.

A five sovereign gold pendant, a memento and a certificate are presented to the best actors, actresses and technicians. Awards are also given to Best Dubbing Artistes (both male and female), Best Character Artistes (both male and female), Best Comedy Artistes (both male and female).

VETERAN AWARDS

Veteran awards are presented in the name of Arignar Anna, Kalaivanar N.S. Krishnan, Thiyagaraja Bhagavathar, Raja Sandow, Makkal Thilagam MGR, Kavignar Kannadasan and Nadigar Thilagam Sivaji Ganesan who left indelible impressions through their writing / acting skills in the history of Tamil Film Industry.

Each of the Veteran Awardees are presented with a five sovereign gold pendant and a memento.

GOVERNMENT FILM SUBSIDY

The Government of Tamil Nadu grants subsidy to quality low-budget Tamil films with social commitment. A Selection Committee is constituted by the Government to select quality Tamil films and every selected film is granted a subsidy of Rs.7 lakhs.

SMALL SCREEN AWARDS

The artistes appearing in television programmes are also honoured. Small Screen Awards are presented every year to Best Tele Serial, actors, actresses and technicians too.

1. Best mega serial - First Prize a cheque for Rs.2 lakhs, a memento and a certificate
2. Best mega serial -Second Prize a cheque for Rs.1 lakh, a memento and a certificate
3. Best weekly serial a cheque for Rs.1 lakh, a memento and a certificate

Besides, 3 sovereign gold pendant, a memento and a certificate are presented every year to the Best Story Writer, Best screenplay writer, Best Dialogue Writer, Best Director, Best Cinematographer, Best Editor, Best Hero, Best Heroine, Best Character Artistes (male and female), Best Villain (both male and female), Best Child Artiste, Best Music Director, Best Dubbing Artistes (both male and female) and Best Special Effects Technician.

A cheque for Rs.1.00 lakh, a memento and a certificate are given every year to Best Achiever of the year and Best Lifetime Achiever.

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