For the Karnataka state film awards for 2007-2008 there are 46 films in the contest. As many as 17 Kannada films in it have not been released and remake films like 'E Bandhana, Sundari Ganda Sadanda, Mr Garagara, Satyavan Savitri and hotchpotch 'Bindhaas' films are dare enough to enter the Karnataka sate awards. There is absolutely no provision for remake films in the state awards.
The films censored before 31st March 2008 have also made entry to get awards. Gubbachchigalu, Chilipili Hakkigalu, Deepa, Naanu Gandhi, Ekalavya are the children film.
For the state awards best hero Dr.Vishnuvardhana, Shivarajakumar, Puneeth Rajakumar, Golden star Ganesh, Premkumar, Ramesh Aravind, Vijay, Chetan are key contestants. For best heroine Umasri, Daisy, Neethusri, Bhavana, Priya Hasan, Lakshmi Hegde, Shuba Punj, Bhavana, Sonu and others are in the contest.
The list of Kannada films in the contest are: Milana, Nondhu Bendhavalu, Deepa, Pathanga, Chilipili Hakkigalu, Deemantha Manushya, Jambada Hudugi, Gubbachcigalu, Kurunadu, Birse, Gaalipata, Manju Musukidha Haadhi, Bindhaas, Chanda, Savi Savi Nenapu, Akasha Gange, Ekalavya, Aa Dingalu, Mamamahima Laddu Muthya, Kunidhu Kunidhu Bare, Nanda Nanditha, Moggina Jade, Jagadguru Sri Renukacharya Mahatme, Accident, Operation Ankusha, Banadha Neralu, Aralidha Hoovu, Badhuku, Gulabi Talkies, Naanu Gandhi, Naanu Neenu Jodi, Avva, Mathad Mathad Mallige, Orata I Love You, Kshana Kshana, Inthi Ninna Preethiya, Malanada Mallige, Mister Garagasa, E Bandhana, Sundari Ganda Sadananda, Ninedhe Nenapu, Satya In Love, Amruthavani, Honganasu, Satyavan Savitri and Jedara Bale.
Birse and Badhuku are Tulu language films.