Felicitating Saroja Devi, Parvathamma Rajkumar said, "It is sad that B.S. Ranga, who is one of the finest people in the film industry, could not make it for today"s function." She expressed the wishes that all the artists and technicians should make more progress in the industry.
The event also witnessed the release of the book and souvenir on N. Lakshminarayan authored by Umesh Kulkarni. Speaking during the release of the book, Umesh Kulkarni said that books about films were easy to write but it was difficult to write about film personalities. The differential lines between their personal and professional lives were often overlapping.
Speaking on the occasion, Vidyashankar, Executive Director of the festival said, "The theme of this third Bengalooru film Festival being 'Writers as Filmmakers', we have released this souvenir focused on Kannada cinema. Although we have advanced technology, we have attempted to create Kannada cinema documentation which can be preserved and passed on to future generations."