The National Film Awards is the most prestigious and one of India's oldest award ceremonies. It began in 1954 and is currently run by the Directorate of Film Festivals which was established in 1973. 
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The Kerala State Film Awards are the most prestigious film awards for a motion picture shot in the language of malayalam. The awards are bestowed by Kerala State Chalachitra Academy on behalf of department of Cultural Affairs, Govt. of Kerala, India. The awards were started in the year 1969.