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18th National Film Awards

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Official website  dff.nic.in
Other ceremonies  1970, 1972
Best Feature Film  Samskara
Date  1971
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Awarded for  Best of Indian cinema in 1970
Awarded by  Prime Minister of India (Indira Gandhi)
Most awards  Dastak, Mera Naam Joker and Pratidwandi (3)
Presented by  Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

The 18th National Film Awards, presented by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India to felicitate the best of Indian Cinema released in the year 1970. Awards were given by then Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi.

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Juries

Four different committees were formed based on the film making sectors in India, mainly based in Bombay, Calcutta and Madras along with the central committee for all India level. For 18th National Film Awards, central committee was headed by Justice G. D. Khosla.

  • Jury Members: Central
  • G. D. Khosla (Chairperson) • Shiela Vats • Teji Bachchan • V. K. Narayana Menon • Ashis Burman • Ali Sardar Jafri • Ammu Swaminathan • Din Dayal • Nasir Hussain • U. Visweswara Rao • Subodh Mitra
  • Jury Regional: Bombay
  • Vijay Tendulkar (Chairperson) • Firoze Rangoonwalla • Bikram Singh • K. K. Hebbar • Irene Heredia • Ismat Chughtai • L. G. Jog • Gopinath Talwalkar • Devendra Goel • Shatrujit Paul • Bhappie Sonie
  • Jury Regional: Calcutta
  • Amala Shankar (Chairperson) • Amina Kar • Anant Mahapatra • A. K. Pramanick • Tarun Roy • Pankaj Mullick • Rajendra Nath Barua • Shibatosh Mukerjee • Narayan Chakraborty • Dilip Sarkar • Nirmal Chowdhury
  • Jury Regional: Madras
  • C. R. Pattabhiraman (Chairperson) • K. Venkataswamy Naidu • P. P. Naidu • Mallikarjuna Rao • Shakuntala Hegde • D. Ramanaidu • Vijayalakshmi • V. C. Subburaman • Kambisseri Karunakaran • C. N. Ramanujam • T. S. Muthuswamy • K. Kottarakkara
  • Awards

    Awards were divided into feature films and non-feature films.

    President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film is now better known as National Film Award for Best Feature Film, whereas President's Gold Medal for the Best Documentary Film is analogous to today's National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film. For children's films, Prime Minister's Gold Medal is now given as National Film Award for Best Children's Film. At the regional level, President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film is now given as National Film Award for Best Feature Film in a particular language. Certificate of Merit in all the categories is discontinued over the years.

    Feature films

    Feature films were awarded at All India as well as regional level. For 18th National Film Awards, a Kannada film Samskara won the President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film, whereas two Hindi films, Dastak and Mera Naam Joker along with a Bengali film Pratidwandi won the maximum number of awards (three). Following were the awards given in each category:

    All India Award

    Following were the awards given:

    Regional Award

    The awards were given to the best films made in the regional languages of India. For feature films in Assamese, English, Gujarati, Kashmiri, Oriya and Punjabi language, President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film was not given.

    Non-Feature films

    Following were the awards given:

    Awards not given

    Following were the awards not given as no film was found to be suitable for the award:

    References

    18th National Film Awards Wikipedia


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