Halitha Shameen( Woman Director Of The Year For Sillukarpati)
Director Halitha Shameem of Sillu karupatti is a dream for every woman and young girl out there who wish to venture into filmmaking. An Indian film director, screenwriter, and editor, Halitha is a storyteller who is known to weave in emotions and connect to every story she tells. Sillu Karupatti was applauded widely for its simple storytelling, for its ability to showcase profound reality in a casual way. Her success in the film will pave the way to many filmmakers to do anthology films, a genre yet to have experimented in Kollywood. Halitha made her Tamil cinema debut in 2014 with Poovarasam Peepee. Her upcoming film is Aelay, which reunites her with actors Samuthirakani and Manikandan.
Raatchasi (Best Women Centric Film Of The Year)
An ex-military woman Geetha Rani (Jyothika) becomes the headmistress of a government school situated in a remote location down South of Tamil Nadu. The state of the school’s facilities and quality of education deeply disturbs her. As she faces various obstacles from private schools and politicians, how Geetha Rani helps students and teachers identify themselves with class and quality is the storyline of the film. Produced by S.R. Prabhu, this film is a power-packed film that revolves around a strong woman who is the face of change.