|Country India||First awarded 1973|
|Awarded for Excellence in cinematic achievements|
Presented by Department of Culture, Government of Odisha
The Odisha State Film Awards have been conferred by the Department of Culture of the Government of Odisha, India.
The awards were initiated in 1968. The awards are decided by independent juries formed by the Department of Culture. The jury usually consists of eminent personalities from the film fraternity, academician, journalist and public servants.
“The Jayadev Award” is a special award given to a film personality for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Odia cinema.