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National Film Awards

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Official website  dff.nic.in
Country  India
Ceremony date  28 March 2017
Last awarded  28 March 2016
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Awarded for  Excellence in cinematic achievements for Indian cinema
Location  Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi
First awarded  10 October 1954 (1954-10-10)
Presented by  Directorate of Film Festivals
Winners  Amitabh BachchanPiku, Amitabh Bachchan, Best Actor, Best Actor, Baahubali: The BeginningS S Rajamouli - Shobu Yarlagadda - Arka Media Works, Baahubali: The Beginning, Best Feature Film, Best Feature Film, Kangana RanautTanu Weds Manu: Returns, Kangana Ranaut, Best Actress, Best Actress, Rinku RajguruSairat, Rinku Rajguru, Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Ritika SinghIrudhi Suttru, Ritika Singh, Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Kalki KoechlinMargarita - with a Straw, Kalki Koechlin, Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), JayasuryaSu Su Sudhi Vathmeekam - Lukka Chuppi, Jayasurya, Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Manoj Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Dum Laga Ke HaishaYash Raj Films - Maneesh Sharma - Sharat Katariya, Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Best Feature Film in Hindi, Best Feature Film in Hindi, SamuthirakaniVisaranai, Samuthirakani, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Budhia Singh – Born to RunSoumendra Padhi - Code Red Films, Budhia Singh – Born to Run, Best Children's Film, Best Children's Film, Tanvi AzmiBajirao Mastani, Tanvi Azmi, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Bajrangi BhaijaanSalman Khan - Kabir Khan - Rockline Venkatesh, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, VisaranaiVetrimaaran - Wunderbar Films, Visaranai, Best Feature Film in Tamil, Best Feature Film in Tamil, Mahesh KaleKatyar Kaljat Ghusali, Mahesh Kale, Best Male Playback Singer, Best Male Playback Singer, Monali ThakurDum Laga Ke Haisha, Monali Thakur, Best Female Playback Singer, Best Female Playback Singer, Gourav MenonBen, Gourav Menon, Best Child Artist, Best Child Artist, Sanjay Leela BhansaliBajirao Mastani, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Best Direction, Best Direction, IlayarajaTharai Thappattai, Ilayaraja, Best Music Direction, Best Music Direction, M JayachandranEnnu Ninte Moideen, M Jayachandran, Best Music Direction, Best Music Direction, Sanchari VijayNanu Avanalla Avalu, Sanchari Vijay, Best Actor, Best Actor, CourtChaitanya Tamhane - Zoo Entertainment Pvt Ltd, Court, Best Feature Film, Best Feature Film, Kangana RanautQueen, Kangana Ranaut, Best Actress, Best Actress, Palomi GhoshNachom-ia Kumpasar, Palomi Ghosh, Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Parth BhaleraoBhoothnath Returns - Killa, Parth Bhalerao, Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), MusthafaAin, Musthafa, Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Bhaurao KarhadeKhwada, Bhaurao Karhade, Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Shashi Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, QueenVikas Bahl - Phantom Films - Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Queen, Best Feature Film in Hindi, Best Feature Film in Hindi, Bobby SimhaJigarthanda, Bobby Simha, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Kaaka MuttaiM Manikandan - Grass Root Film Company, Kaaka Muttai, Best Children's Film, Best Children's Film, Elizabeth EkadashiEssel Vision Productions - Paresh Mokashi, Elizabeth Ekadashi, Best Children's Film, Best Children's Film, Baljinder KaurPAGDI: The Honour, Baljinder Kaur, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Mary KomOmung Kumar - Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Mary Kom, Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, Kuttram KadithalJSK Film Corporation - BrammaG, Kuttram Kadithal, Best Feature Film in Tamil, Best Feature Film in Tamil, Sukhwinder SinghHaider, Sukhwinder Singh, Best Male Playback Singer, Best Male Playback Singer, Uthara UnnikrishnanSaivam, Uthara Unnikrishnan, Best Female Playback Singer, Best Female Playback Singer, J VigneshKaaka Muttai, J Vignesh, Best Child Artist, Best Child Artist, RJ Ramesh ThilakKaaka Muttai, RJ Ramesh Thilak, Best Child Artist, Best Child Artist, Srijit MukherjiChotushkone, Srijit Mukherji, Best Direction, Best Direction, Raj Kumar YadavShahid, Raj Kumar Yadav, Best Actor, Best Actor, Suraj VenjaramooduNames Unknown, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Best Actor, Best Actor, Ship of TheseusAnand Gandhi - Recyclewala Films Pvt Ltd, Ship of Theseus, Best Feature Film, Best Feature Film, Geetanjali ThapaLiar's Dice, Geetanjali Thapa, Best Actress, Best Actress, Mahesh LimayeYellow, Mahesh Limaye, Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Sanjana RaiYellow, Sanjana Rai, Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), VIVA In EnYellow, VIVA In En, Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Gauri GadgilYellow, Gauri Gadgil, Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Anjali PatilNaa Bangaaru Talli, Anjali Patil, Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Ashim AhluwaliaMiss Lovely, Ashim Ahluwalia, Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Future East FilmMiss Lovely, Future East Film, Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Gulzar, Gulzar, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Jolly LLBFox Star Studios - Subhash Kapoor, Jolly LLB, Best Feature Film in Hindi, Best Feature Film in Hindi, Saurabh ShuklaJolly LLB, Saurabh Shukla, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Wild BerriesChildren's Film Society - Batul Mukhtiar, Wild Berries, Best Children's Film, Best Children's Film, Amruta SubhashAstu - So Be It, Amruta Subhash, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Aida El-KashefShip of Theseus, Aida El-Kashef, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Bhaag Milkha BhaagRakeysh Omprakash Mehra - Viacom 18 Motion Pictures - Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Pictures, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, Thanga MeenkalRam - JSK Film Corporation, Thanga Meenkal, Best Feature Film in Tamil, Best Feature Film in Tamil, RupankarJaatishwar, Rupankar, Best Male Playback Singer, Best Male Playback Singer, Irrfan KhanPaan Singh Tomar, Irrfan Khan, Best Actor, Best Actor, Vikram GokhaleAnumati, Vikram Gokhale, Best Actor, Best Actor, Paan Singh TomarTigmanshu Dhulia - Ronnie Screwvala, Paan Singh Tomar, Best Feature Film, Best Feature Film, Usha JadhavDhag, Usha Jadhav, Best Actress, Best Actress, LalOzhimuri, Lal, Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), DattannaBharath Stores, Dattanna, Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Bishnu KharghoriaBaandhon, Bishnu Kharghoria, Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Tannishtha ChatterjeeWatch Indian Circus, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Hansraj JagtapDhag, Hansraj Jagtap, Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Rituparno GhoshChitrangada: The Crowning Wish, Rituparno Ghosh, Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Parineeti ChopraIshaqzaade, Parineeti Chopra, Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), ThilakanUstad Hotel, Thilakan, Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Nawazuddin SiddiquiKahaani - Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2 - Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1 -, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film), Pran, Pran, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, FilmistaanNitin Kakkar - Satellite Picture Private, Filmistaan, Best Feature Film in Hindi, Best Feature Film in Hindi, Annu KapoorVicky Donor, Annu Kapoor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Watch Indian CircusMangesh Hadawale - Mahaveer Jain, Watch Indian Circus, Best Children's Film, Best Children's Film, KalpanaThanichalla Njan, Kalpana, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Dolly AhluwaliaVicky Donor, Dolly Ahluwalia, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Vicky DonorJohn Abraham - Shoojit Sircar, Vicky Donor, Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment

The National Film Awards is the most prominent film award ceremonies in India. Established in 1954, it has been administered, along with the International Film Festival of India and the Indian Panorama, by the Indian government's Directorate of Film Festivals since 1973.

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Every year, a national panel appointed by the government selects the winning entry, and the award ceremony is held in New Delhi, where the President of India presents the awards. This is followed by the inauguration of the National Film Festival, where the award-winning films are screened for the public. Declared for films produced in the previous year across the country, they hold the distinction of awarding merit to the best of Indian cinema overall, as well as presenting awards for the best films in each region and language of the country. Due to the national scale of the National Film Awards, it is considered the Indian equivalent of the American Academy Awards.

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History

The Awards were first presented in 1954. The Government of India conceived the ceremony to honour films made across India, on a national scale, to encourage the furthering of Indian art and culture. Since 1973, the Indian Directorate of Film Festivals administers the ceremony along with other major film events in India annually. It is the highest award given for films in India.

Juries and rules

The National Film Awards are presented in two main categories: Feature Films and Non-Feature Films. The juries are appointed by the Directorate of Film Festivals in India. Neither the Government nor the Directorate have influence over which films are selected for consideration and which films ultimately win awards. There are strict criteria as to whether a film is eligible for consideration by the jury panels. Over 100 films made across the country are entered in each category (Feature and Non-Feature) for the awards and deemed eligible each year.

A list of rules is presented every year in a document of regulations known as the National Film Award Regulations. The criteria for eligibility contains many clauses. Among them, there is a direct requirement for the makers of a film, and particularly the director, to be Indian nationals. Films entering the competition should be produced in India, and in case of co-production involving a foreign entity, there are as many as six conditions which should be fulfilled in order for the film to qualify. According to the criteria, in order to be eligible for consideration of the jury, a film should be certified by the Central Board of Film Certification between 1 January and 31 December. Whether a film is considered a feature film or a non-feature film shall be decided by the Feature Film jury. The eligibility list includes a section of rules determining which films shall not be eligible for entry in the competition.

Awards

The Awards are categorised in three sections; Feature Films, Non-Feature Films and Best Writing on Cinema. With each section having its individual aims, Feature Film and Non-Feature Film sections aim at encouraging the production of films of aesthetic and technical excellence and social relevance, contributing to the understanding and appreciation of cultures of different regions of the country in cinematic form, thereby promoting unity and integrity of the nation. The Best Writing on Cinema section aims to encourage the study and appreciation of cinema as an art form and dissemination of information and critical appreciation of the art form through publication of various books, articles, reviews, newspaper coverage and studies.

In addition, a lifetime achievement award, named after the father of Indian cinema Dadasaheb Phalke, is awarded to a film personality for the outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema.

All the award winners are awarded with a Medallion, cash prize and a certificate of merit. Six categories from Feature Films section, two from Non-Feature Films and Best Writing on Cinema sections each have been made eligible for Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus Award) and rest of the categories for Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus Award).

Special Award

  • Dadasaheb Phalke Award
  • Golden Lotus Award

    Official name - Swarna kamal

    Silver Lotus Award

    Official Name: Rajat kamal

    Best Feature Film in each of the languages specified in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution of India:

    Best Feature Film in each of the languages other than those specified in Eighth schedule of the Constitution of India:

    Golden Lotus Award

    Official Name: Swarna Kamal

    Silver Lotus Award

    Official Name: Rajat Kamal

    Golden Lotus Award

    Official Name: Swarna Kamal

    References

    National Film Awards Wikipedia


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