The 5th Odia Film Fair Awards were held to honor the best films of 2014 from the Odia-language film industry on the 28th of February, 2015 at the Utkal Mandap in Bhubaneswar.
Comedian and character actor Jayiram Samal honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Samal, who began his career in the 1970s, has worked in over 300 films, plays and television serials.
Smile please film swept the awards, as it won the Best actor, Best actress, Best singer and many other awards.
Best Film – Golapi Golapi (Producer Sitaram Agarawal for Sarthak Films)
Best Actor- Sabyasachi Mishra (Smile Please)
Best Actress – Archita Sahu (Smile Please)
Best Director – Susant Mani (Pagala Karichu Tu)
Best Actor in Comic Role – Harihara Mohapatra (Akhire Akhire)
Best Actor in Negative Role- Minaketan (Kidnap)
Best Supporting Actor – Bijaya Mohanty (Akhire Akhire)
Best Supporting Actress – Puspa Panda (One way Traffic)
Best Music Director – Bikash Das (Golapi Golapi)
Best Lyricist – Nijam (for song ‘Re Sajani’ in Smile Please)
Best Dialogue – Srikant Goutam (Lekhu Lekhu Lekhi Deli)
Best Singer (Male) – Sangram Mohanty (for song ‘Re Sajani’ in Smile Please)
Best Singer (Female) – Ira Mohanty (for song ‘Prema Hela Kemiti’ in Something Something 2)
Best Actress (Debut) – Priyanshi Subudhi (Ganja Ladhei)
Best Child Artist – Priyanshu Mohanty (Aain Kanoon)
Best Cameraman – Niranjan Das (Daddy)
Best Editor – Swapanajit Sabat (Golapi Golapi)
Best Film Hall – Keshari in Bhubaneswar
Best Film Journalist (Electronics Media) – Satya Panigrahi (Focus TV)
Best Photographer – Pravat Mohanty (Sambad)
Best Film Magazine – Cinema Sansar (Editor Murali Nayak)
The evening witnessed a number of performances by the Prince Dance Group and little dancing star Padmini Rout. Vocalists Satyajit Pradhan, Antara Chakraborty, Aviram Anwesha and Bagmi Bhattacharya also performed at the event.
A cultural outfit, White Canvas Foundation, has conducted the Odia Film Fair Awards ceremony, which is in its fifth edition, to identify talents from the Ollywood industry.