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63rd National Film Awards

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Official website  dff.nic.in
Date  3 May 2016
Best Non-Feature Film  Amdavad Ma Famous
Other ceremonies  2015, 2017
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Awarded for  Best of Indian cinema in 2015
Announced on  28 March 2016 (2016-03-28)
Presented on  3 May 2016 (2016-05-03)
Best Feature Film  Baahubali: The Beginning
Presented by  Directorate of Film Festivals
Awarded by  Directorate of Film Festivals

The 63rd National Film Awards was an award ceremony during which the Directorate of Film Festivals of India presents its annual National Film Awards to honour the best films of 2015 in the Indian cinema. The awards were announced on 28 March 2016 and the ceremony was held on 3 May 2016.

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Selection process

The Directorate of Film Festivals invited nominations for the awards in January 2016. The acceptable last date for entries was until 13 January 2016. Feature and Non-Feature Films certified by Central Board of Film Certification between 1 January 2015, and 31 December 2015, were eligible for the film award categories. Books, critical studies, reviews or articles on cinema published in Indian newspapers, magazines, and journals between 1 January 2015, and 31 December 2015, were eligible for the best writing on cinema section. Entries of dubbed, revised or copied versions of a film or translation, abridgements, edited or annotated works and reprints were ineligible for the awards.

For the Feature and Non-Feature Films sections, films in any Indian language, shot on 16 mm, 35 mm, a wider film gauge or a digital format, and released in cinemas, on video or digital formats for home viewing were eligible. Films were required to be certified as a feature film, a featurette or a Documentary/Newsreel/Non-Fiction by the Central Board of Film Certification.

Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Introduced in 1969, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award is the highest award given to recognise the contributions of film personalities towards the development of Indian cinema and for distinguished contributions to the medium, its growth and promotion.

A committee consisting five eminent personalities from Indian film industry was appointed to evaluate the lifetime achievement award, Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Following were the jury members.

  • Jury Members
  • Lata Mangeshkar • Asha Bhosle • Salim Khan • Nitin Mukesh • Anup Jalota
  • Feature Films

    Feature films will be awarded at All India as well as regional level. Following will be the awards given in each category:

    Jury

    For the Feature Film section, the 11-member jury was headed by Ramesh Sippy. Other members were Gangai Amaran, Sandip Datta, John Mathew Matthan, Dharam Gulati, Gyan Sahay, S R Leela, K Vasu, Satish Kaushik, Shyamaprasad and Munin Barua.

    All India Award

    Following will be 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.

    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.

    Golden Lotus Award

    Official Name: Swarna Kamal

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

    References

    63rd National Film Awards Wikipedia


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