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  • 1. National Film Awards From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia National Film Awards Award Information Category Films Instituted 1954 Last Awarded 2007 Awarded by Directorate of Film Festivals, India Highest award for Description films in India The National Film Awards is the most prominent film award ceremony in India, and the country's oldest alongside the Filmfare Awards.[1] Established in 1954, it is administrated by the Indian government's Directorate of Film Festivals since 1973.[2][3] Every year a national panel appointed by the government selects the winning entry, and the award ceremony is held in New Delhi, where the President of India gives away the awards. This is followed by the inauguration of the National Film Festival, where the award-winning films are screened for the public. Declared for films produced in the previous year across the country, they hold the distinction of awarding merit to the best of Indian cinema overall, as well as presenting awards for the best films in each region and language of the country. Due to the national scale of the National Film Awards, it is considered to be the equivalent of the American Academy Awards.[4][5] Contents 1 History 2 Juries and rules 3 Awards up to 2009 o 3.1 Golden Lotus Award o 3.2 Silver Lotus Award o 3.3 Nargis Dutt Award o 3.4 Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film o 3.5 Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award o 3.6 Non-Feature Film Awards o 3.7 Best Book on Cinema o 3.8 Best Film Critic 4 See also 5 References o 5.1 Notes o 5.2 Further reading
  • 2. 6 External links History The Awards were first presented in 1954. The Government of India conceived the ceremony to honour films made across India, on a national scale, to encourage the furthering of Indian art and culture. Juries and rules The National Film Awards are presented in two main categories: Feature Films and Non-Feature Films. The feature film jury for 2009 consists of 13 members, including Rahul Dholakiaand is headed by Buddhadeb Dasgupta. The non feature film jury consists of five members and is headed by Bikram Singh.[6] The juries are appointed by the Directorate of Film Festivals in India. Neither the Government nor the Directorate have influence over which films are selected for consideration and which films ultimately win awards. There are strict criteria as to whether a film is eligible for consideration by the jury panels. Over 100 films made across the country are entered in each category (Feature and Non-Feature) for the awards and deemed eligible each year. A list of rules is presented every year in a documment of regulations known as the National Film Award Regulations. The criteria for eligibility contains many clauses. Among them, there is a direct requirement for the makers of a film, and particularly the director, to be Indian nationals.[7] Films entering the competition should be produced in India, and in case of co-production involving a foreign entity, there are as many as six conditions which should be fulfilled in order for the film to qualify.[7] According to the criteria, in order to be eligible for consideration of the jury, a film should be certified by the Central Board of Film Certification between January 1 and December 31. Whether a film is considered a feature film or a non-feature film shall be decided by the Feature Film jury. The eligibility list includes a section of rules determining which films shall not by eligible for entry in the competition.[7] Awards up to 2009 The Awards are presented to feature films produced in the previous year,[8] given in the following categories: Golden Lotus Award Official Name: Swarna Kamal Best Film Best Direction Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment
  • 3. Best Children's Film Silver Lotus Award Official Name: Rajat Kamal Best Actor Best Actress Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress Best Child Artist Best Cinematography Best Screenplay Best Art Direction Best Make-up Artist [9] Best Costume Design Best Music Direction Best Lyrics Best Male Playback Singer Best Female Playback Singer Best Choreography Best Audiography Best Editing Best Special Effects Second Best Feature Film Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film) Best Feature Film in each of the languages specified in schedule VIII of the constitution: Best Feature Film in Assamese Best Feature Film in Bengali Best Feature Film in Hindi Best Feature Film in Kannada Best Feature Film in Konkani Best Feature Film in Malayalam Best Feature Film in Manipuri Best Feature Film in Marathi Best Feature Film in Oriya Best Feature Film in Punjabi Best Feature Film in Tamil Best Feature Film in Telugu Best Feature Film in each of the languages other than those specified in schedule VIII of the constitution: Best Feature Film in English
  • 4. Best Feature Film in Bhojpuri Best Feature Film in Monpa Best Feature Film in Tulu Other Feature Film Awards: Best Film on Family Welfare Best Film on Other Social Issues Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation Nargis Dutt Award This award is given to the Best Feature film on National Integration Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film This award is given to the film judged Best First Film of a Director at the National Film Awards Indira Gandhi Award Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award This award is for lifetime achievement and contribution to Indian Cinema. It is named after Dadasaheb Phalke, one of India's pioneering film makers. Dadasaheb Phalke Award Non-Feature Film Awards The Awards presented to Non-Feature Films are given in different categories including the following: Best Non-Feature Film Best First Non-Feature Film Best Anthropological/Ethnographic Film Best Biographical Film Best Arts/Cultural Film Best Scientific Film Best Promotional Film Best Agriculture Film Best Film on Social Issues Best Educational/Motivational/Instructional Film Best Environment/Conservation/Preservation Film Best Exploration/Adventure Film
  • 5. Best Investigative Film Best Animated Film Best Short Fiction Film Best Non-Feature Film on Family Welfare Best Non-Feature Film Direction Best Non-Feature Film Cinematography Best Non-Feature Film Audiography Best Non-Feature Film Editing Best Non-Feature Film Music Direction Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Non-Feature Film) Best Book on Cinema This award is given to the Best Book on Cinema: Best Book on Cinema Best Film Critic This award is given to the Best Film Critic on Cinema: Best Film Critic References Notes 1. ^ Both Filmfare Awards and National Film Awards were established in 1954. IMDb. Retrieved on 2008-08-14. 2. ^ Official site Directorate of Film Festivals 3. ^ Film Festival 4. ^ "National Film Awards (India's Oscars)". Film Movement. http://www.filmmovement.com/filmcatalog/festivals.asp?FestivalID=76. Retrieved 2009- 02-11. 5. ^ "We have lots to give the West: Rahman". The Hindu. February 20, 2009. http://www.hindu.com/2009/02/20/stories/2009022053311400.htm. Retrieved 2009-02- 28. 6. ^ "Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting-54th National Film Awards". http://www.pib.nic.in/archieve/others/2008/jun/54th_nfa.pdf. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 7. ^ a b c 55th National Film Awards Regulations. Eligibility. Pages 2-3. 8. ^ National Film Awards 9. ^ 54th National Film Awards The Hindu, June 11, 2008. "Two new award categories — best animation and best make-up artist — have been constituted this year. Telugu film “Kittu” won the award in the best animation film category and Anil Moti Ram Palande was awarded the best make-up artist for the film “Traffic Signal.”
  • 6. External links IMDB Directorate of Film Festivals