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50th National Film Awards

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Official website  dff.nic.in
Date  29 December 2003
Best Feature Film  Mondo Meyer Upakhyan
Other ceremonies  2003, 2005
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Awarded for  Best of Indian cinema in 2002
Awarded by  President of India (Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam)
Announced on  26 July 2003 (2003-07-26)
Presented on  29 December 2003 (2003-12-29)
Presented by  Directorate of Film Festivals

The 50th National Film Awards, presented by Directorate of Film Festivals, the organisation set up by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India to felicitate the best of Indian Cinema released in the year 2002.

Contents

Awards were announced by the committee headed by Prakash Jha, Rajiv Mehrotra and Udaya Tara Nayar for the feature films, non-feature films and books written on Indian cinema, respectively, on 26 July 2003; whereas the award ceremony took place on 29 December 2003 and awards were given away by then President of India, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.

Awards

Awards were divided into feature films, non-feature films and books written on Indian cinema.

Feature Films

Feature films were awarded at All India as well as regional level. For 50th National Film Awards, a Bengali film, Mondo Meyer Upakhyan won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film; whereas a Tamil film, Kannathil Muthamittal won the maximum number of awards (6). Following were the awards given in each category:

Juries

A committee headed by Prakash Jha was appointed to evaluate the feature films awards. Following were the jury members:

  • Jury Members
  • Prakash Jha (Chairperson) • Amitabh Parashar • Arun Kaul • Biju Viswanath • Biplab Roy Chowdhary • Dinyar Contractor
  • Gautam Kaul • K. S. L. Swamy • Kiran Ghai • M. M. Alex • Manoj Tiwari • Mrinal Kanti Das • Mukesh Khanna
  • Nasir Mahmood Quraishi • Nirad N. Mohapatra • Shyamaprasad • Rauf Ahmed • Theodore Bhaskaran
  • Saibal Chattopadhyay • Sreelekha Mukherji • Swapan Mallick • Zoobi Amir
  • All India Award

    Following were the awards given:

    Golden Lotus Award

    Official Name: Swarna Kamal

    All the awardees are awarded with 'Golden Lotus Award (Swarna Kamal)', a certificate and cash prize.

    Silver Lotus Award

    Official Name: Rajat Kamal

    All the awardees are awarded with 'Silver Lotus Award (Rajat Kamal)', a certificate and cash prize.

    Regional Awards

    The award is given to best film in the regional languages in India.

    Best Feature Film in Each of the Language Other Than Those Specified In the Schedule VIII of the Constitution

    Non-Feature Films

    Short Films made in any Indian language and certified by the Central Board of Film Certification as a documentary/newsreel/fiction are eligible for non-feature film section.

    Juries

    A committee headed by Rajiv Mehrotra was appointed to evaluate the non-feature films awards. Following were the jury members:

  • Jury Members
  • Rajiv Mehrotra (Chairperson) • Apurba Sharma • Kanan Krishnamurthy • Satya Narayan • Satya Prakash 'Aseem'
  • Golden Lotus Award

    Official Name: Swarna Kamal

    All the awardees are awarded with 'Golden Lotus Award (Swarna Kamal)', a certificate and cash prize.

    Silver Lotus Award

    Official Name: Rajat Kamal

    All the awardees are awarded with 'Silver Lotus Award (Rajat Kamal)' and cash prize.

    Best Writing on Cinema

    The awards aim at encouraging study and appreciation of cinema as an art form and dissemination of information and critical appreciation of this art-form through publication of books, articles, reviews etc.

    Juries

    A committee headed by Udaya Tara Nayar was appointed to evaluate the writing on Indian cinema. Following were the jury members:

  • Jury Members
  • Udaya Tara Nayar (Chairperson) • Om Thanvi • Rashmi Doraiswamy
  • Golden Lotus Award

    Official Name: Swarna Kamal

    All the awardees are awarded with 'Golden Lotus Award (Swarna Kamal)' and cash prize.

    Special Mention

    All the award winners are awarded with Certificate of Merit.

    Awards not given

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

    References

    50th National Film Awards Wikipedia


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