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These are the most notable and prestigious film awards given for Kannada film industry in Karnataka, India. They are considered as the highest awards for the Kannada language films. They are presented the best talents and provide encouragement and incentive to the South Indian film industry by the Government of Karnataka. The awards are decided by the panel of judges. The awards are given to those films who promote artistic values and encourage artists, technicians and producers. The awards are given by the Minister for Cultural Affairs and are presented by the Chief Minister of Karnataka.