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National Film Award for Best Direction

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Type  National
First awarded  1967
First awardees  Satyajit Ray
Total awarded  50
Instituted  1967
Last awarded  2015
Established  1967
Category of  National Film Awards
Description  Excellence in cinematic direction achievement
Medal  Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus)
Awarded by  Directorate of Film Festivals
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The National Film Award for Best Direction is one of the National Film Awards presented annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals, India, and was constituted in 1967. This is one of the Golden Lotus Awards (Swarna Kamal) given among National Film Awards. It is announced for films produced in a year across the country, in all Indian languages. As of 2014, Satyajit Ray is the most frequent winner with six awards,followed by the 5 time winner Adoor Gopalakrishnan.

The award winners for Best Direction are given below. The award comprises a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) medallion, a cash prize of 2,50,000/- and a certificate.


Cash prize amount varied over the period. Following table illustrates the cash prize amount over the years:


National Film Award for Best Direction Wikipedia