Achievements of Editor Dr. Iti Samanta
Dr. Iti Samanta’s literary propensity and literary entrepreneurship have been widely acclaimed and recognized. Some of the recognitions which have come in her stride to literary heights are as follows:

  • Bhanjabharati Jayadev Sarangi Memorial Award – 2017
  • Ama Bhubaneswar Sammana – 2017
  • Padmavati Award – 2016
  • Utkalamani Prativa Sammana – 2016
  • Nilachakra Sammana – 2016
  • Amari Bhasa Pathe Sammana – 2016 (The Intellects, New Delhi)
  • Utkal Prativa Sammana – 2016
  • Duradarshi Sammana – 2016
  • Manana Sammana – 2016, Manana Natya Santha)
  • Prativa Sammana – 2016
  • Odia Sahitya Sammana – 2016
  • Best Editor Sammana – 2016, Nimapada Sahitya Sansad
  • Roopnagar Mayanagaree Award – 2016 (Best Family Magazine of Odisha)
  • Odisha Youth Inspiration Award – 2015
  • SCART Nabaratna Award – 2015
  • Punyaprabha Geeti Gourab Sammana – 2015
  • Sakala Sammana – 2014
  • Akshaya Mohanty Sahitya Sammana – 2013 (Award for literature)
  • Rajadhani Pustakmela Puraskar – 2013 (for short story collection ‘Iti Tora Lipsa’)
  • Dhanaphula Sahitya Sammana – 2013 (Award for Literature)
  • Manthan Juba Sampadika Sammana – 2010
  • Shrestha Odiani Sammana – 2009
  • Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhabana Award – 2008 (as Best Woman Editor)
  • Tundabaida Sammana – 2008
  • Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhawana Award – 2007 (Best Editor)
  • Prananatha Sammana – 2006 (Best Editor)
  • Manjubala Smruti Sammana – 2006
  • Special Felicitation for Editing – 2006 (Lions Club, Bhubaneswar Lotus)
  • Kathaa Journal Award – 2004 (New Delhi)
  • Best Editor Award – 2004 (State Social Welfare Advisory Board, Bhubaneswar)
  • Professional Excellency Award – 2004, (All India Small and Medium Newspaper Editors, Odisha Branch)
  • Rajib Sena Award – 2004
  • Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhawana Award – 2003 (Best Family Feature Magazine ‘The Kadambini’)
  • Dhwanipratidhwani Sammana – 2003
  • Best Women Sammana – 2003
  • Chinta & Chetana Rastriya Award- 2002 (Literature)
  • Rajiv Gandhi Award – 2002 (Best Woman Editor)
  • Smrutilipi Best Editor Sammana – 2002
  • Avinandanika Award – 2001 (Magazine Editing)
  • Aashraya Award – 2001 (Best Editor)
  • Badadanda Best Editor Sammana – 2001
  • Best Editor Award – 2001, Lions Club, Bhubaneswar

Dr. Iti Samanta has been chosen as Best Women Entrepreneur- 2014 by 92.7 BIG FM

Cinematic Excellence

Simultaneous with her literary pursuit, Dr. Iti Samanta ventured into visual medium to promote good Cinema and artistes of caliber. Now Dr. Iti Samanta is a name to reckon with in that field. Her activities in this area include;

  • Production of ‘Kathaantara’, National Award winning and thought provoking film based on the story of Super-Cyclone affected refugees in Odisha. The film took part in several National and International Film Festivals and is highly acclaimed by Critics, Juries and all. The film won 8 State Awards and got National Award for best regional film of the year in 2008.
  • Production of Feature Film ‘Krantidhara’ based on her own story depicting struggle of women in grassroots politics which has been highly acclaimed by critics and audiences in various National and International film festivals like Bangalore International Film Festival, Chennai International Film Festival, Hyderabad International Film Festival, Kanyakumari International Film Festival, Indian Film Festival of Los Angels, Melbourne International Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, Cineport International Film Festival, MMIFF. The film won 3 State Awards of the year in 2015.
  • Her short film ‘Kahani Nuhen’ received the Best Tele Film Award from the Culture Department, Govt of Odisha. The film is based on her own story.
  • She has also produced and directed two educational films titled ‘Chithhi’ & ‘Kanyaaratna’
  • Also produced several documentary promotional films for Govt. of Odisha, and many audio and video music CDs
    For her cinematic excellence Dr. Iti Samanta has received.
  • National Award for Best Film production in 2005 for Odia feature Film ‘Kathantara’
  • Mohan Sundar Deb Goswami Award – 2007, Odisha State Film Award for Best Film ‘Kathantara’
  • Mohan Sundar Deb Goswami Award – 2015, Odisha State Film Award for Best Feature Film ‘Krantidhara’ (Coup de Grace)
  • Odisha State Film Award for Best Story Writer – 2015 (for ‘Krantidhara’ Film)
  • Best Story Writer Award for ‘Krantidhara’ – 2016, Chalachitra Jagat
  • Best Story Writer Award for ‘Krantidhara’ – 2016, Cinema Sansar
  • Best Story Writer Award for ‘Krantidhara’ – 2016, Odia Filmfair Award
  • Best Creative Title Award for ‘Krantidhara’ – 2016, Odia Filmfair Award
  • National Cine Ratna Award – 2016 & 2017
  • Chalachitra Jagat Pratibha Sammaana – 2007 for award-winning films ‘Kathaantara’
  • Chinta O Chetana Award – 2007 for Best Film Production
  • Roopnagar Mayanagaree Award – 2016 (Best Film of Year 2015)
  • Chitrapuri Award – 2006
  • Big Screen Big Star Entertainment Award – 2016 (Krantidhara)

For producing award-winning Odia Movies she has been felicitated in many places such as at Bangalore, Chennai etc.