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National Film Award for Best Screenplay

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Type  National
First awardees  S. L. Puram Sadanandan
Category of  National Film Awards
Last awarded  2015
Cash award  50,000 INR (US$790)
Description  Best screenplay for a feature film for a year
Medal  Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus)
Instituted  1967 (Screenplay Writer (Original)) 2009 (Screenplay Writer (Adapted)) 2009 (Dialogues)
First awarded  1967 (Screenplay Writer (Original)) 2009 (Screenplay Writer (Adapted)) 2009 (Dialogues)
Awarded by  Directorate of Film Festivals
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This is the list of the National Film Awards (India) for Best Screenplay presented annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals, the organisation established by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India. It is one of several awards presented for feature films and awarded with Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus).

The award was instituted in 1967, at 15th National Film Awards and awarded annually for films produced in the year across the country, in all Indian languages.

Since the 57th National Film Awards in 2009, the award has been sub-categorized into Screenplay Original, Screenplay Writer (Adapted) and Dialogues.


Award includes 'Rajat Kamal' (Silver Lotus) and cash prize. Following are the award winners over the years:


National Film Award for Best Screenplay Wikipedia

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