National Film Awards
| Excellence in cinematic direction achievement|
Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus)
Directorate of Film Festivals
National Film Award for Best Screenplay
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.
National Film Award for Best Direction Wikipedia
Cash prize amount varied over the period. Following table illustrates the cash prize amount over the years: