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National Film Award for Best Feature Film

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Type  National
Last awarded  2015
Instituted  1953
Total awarded  63
First awarded  1953
Cash award  ₹ 2,50,000/-
First awardees  Shyamchi Aai
Category of  National Film Awards
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Description  Best Feature Film of the year
Medal  Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus)
Awarded by  Directorate of Film Festivals
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The National Award for Best Feature Film is one of the National Film Awards presented annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals, India, and was constituted in the year 1954. 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.

Films in the following languages have won the Best Feature Film award: Bengali (22 awards), Hindi (13 awards), Malayalam (11 awards), Kannada (6 awards), Marathi (4 awards), Tamil (2 awards), Sanskrit (2 awards), Telugu (1 award), Assamese (1 award) and Beary (1 award). It was awarded in all years except in 1979.


All the awardees are awarded with 'Swarna Kamal' (Golden Lotus Award), cash prize and a Certificate. Award winners include Producer and Director of the film.

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


National Film Award for Best Feature Film Wikipedia