11th National Film Awards

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11th National Film Awards
Awarded for Best of Indian cinema in 1963
Awarded by President of India
(Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan)
Presented by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Presented on April 25, 1964 (1964-04-25)
Site Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi
Official website dff.nic.in
Best Feature Film Shehar Aur Sapna
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The 11th National Film Awards, then known as State Awards for Films, presented by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India to felicitate the best of Indian Cinema released in 1963.[1] Ceremony took place at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on 25 April 1964 and awards were given by then President of India, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

Starting with 11th National Film Awards, new category of awards for Filmstrips, in the non-feature films section, was introduced. This category includes Prime Minister's Gold Medal and Certificate of Merit for second and third best educational film. Though gold medal for this category was not given. This award is discontinued over the years.[1]

Awards[edit]

Awards were divided into feature films and non-feature films.

President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film is now better known as National Film Award for Best Feature Film, whereas President's Gold Medal for the Best Documentary Film is analogous to today's National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film. For children's films, Prime Minister's Gold Medal is now given as National Film Award for Best Children's Film. At the regional level, President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film is now given as National Film Award for Best Feature Film in a particular language. Certificate of Merit in all the categories is discontinued over the years.

Feature films[edit]

Feature films were awarded at All India as well as regional level. For the 11th National Film Awards, a Hindi film Shehar Aur Sapna won the President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film. Following were the awards given:[1]

All India Award[edit]

For 11th National Film Awards, none of the films were awarded from Children's Films category as no film was found to be suitable. Only Certificate of Merit for Children's films was given. Following were the awards given in each category:[1]

Name of Award Name of Film Language Awardee(s) Awards
President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film Shehar Aur Sapna Hindi Producer: Khwaja Ahmad Abbas, Naya Sansar Gold Medal and INR20,000
Director: Khwaja Ahmad Abbas INR5,000
All India Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Nartanasala Telugu Producer: Sridhar Rao and C. Lakshmi Rajyam Certificate of Merit and INR10,000
Director: K. Kameshwara Rao INR2,500
All India Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Mahanagar Bengali Producer: R. D. Bansal
Director: Satyajit Ray
Certificate of Merit only
All India Certificate of Merit for Best Children's Film Panch Puthliyan Hindi Producer: Children's Film Society
Director: Amit Bose
Certificate of Merit only

Regional Award[edit]

The awards were given to the best films made in the regional languages of India. For feature films in Gujarati, President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film was not given, instead Certificate of Merit for Best Feature Film was awarded; whereas no award was given in Punjabi language.[1]

Name of Award Name of Film Awardee(s)
Feature Films in Assamese
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Maniram Devan Producer: Apurba Chowdhury
Director: S. Chakravarty
Feature Films in Bengali
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Uttar Falguni Producer: Uttam Kumar
Director: Asit Sen
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Saat Paake Bandha Producer: R. D. Bansal
Director: Ajoy Kar
Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Jatu Griha Producer: Uttam Kumar
Director: Tapan Sinha
Feature Films in Gujarati
Certificate of Merit for Best Feature Film Jevi Chhun Tevi Producer: Bholanath D. Trivedi
Director: Gajanan Mehta
Feature Films in Hindi
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Bandini Producer: Bimal Roy Productions
Director: Bimal Roy
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Mere Mehboob Producer and Director: Harnam Singh Rawail
Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Gumrah Producer: B. R. Films
Director: B. R. Chopra
Feature Films in Kannada
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Sant Tukaram Producer: B. Radhakrishna
Director: Sunder Rao Nadkarni
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Mangala Muhurtha Producer: U. Subba Rao
Director: M. R. Vittal
Feature Films in Malayalam
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Ninamaninja Kalpadukal Producer: K. V. Bhavadas, N. K. Karunakara Pillai and K. Parameshwaran Nair
Director: N. N. Pisharody
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Doctor Producer: H. H. Ebrahim
Director: M. S. Mani
Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Kalayum Kaminiyum Producer: Neela Productions
Director: P. Subramaniam
Feature Films in Marathi
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Ha Majha Marg Ekla Producer: Sudhir Phadke
Director: Raja Paranjape
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Te Majhe Ghar Producer: Ravindra Bhat
Director: Ganesh Bhat
Feature Films in Oriya
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Jeevan Sathi Producer: Srinibash Paikaroy
Director: Prabhat Mukherjee
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Nari Producer: Narendra Kumar Mitra
Director: Trilochana (Narendra Kumar Mitra, Amalendu Bagehi, Kavichandra Kalicharan Patnaik)
Feature Films in Tamil
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Naanum Oru Pen Producer: Murugan Brothers
Director: A. C. Trilokchander
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Karpagam Producer: K. S. Sabarinathan
Director: K. S. Gopalakrishnan
Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Karnan Producer and Director: B. Ramakrishnaiah Panthulu
Feature Films in Telugu
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Lava Kusha Producer: Lalita Sivajyoti Films
Director: C. Pullaiah and C. S. Rao
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Amar Silpi Jakkanna Producer and Director: B. S. Ranga
Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Mooga Manasulu Producer: C. Sundaram
Director: Adurthi Subba Rao

Non-Feature films[edit]

Non-feature film awards were given for the documentaries, educational films and film strips made in the country. Following were the awards given:[1]

Documentaries[edit]

Name of Award Name of Film Language Awardee(s) Awards
President's Gold Medal for the Best Documentary Film Song of the Snow English Producer: Films Division Gold Medal and INR4,000
Director: N. S. Thapa INR1,000
All India Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Documentary Film Malwa English Producer: Films Division Certificate of Merit and INR2,000
Director: S. N. S. Sastry INR500
All India Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Documentary Film Jain Temples of India English Producer: Films Division
Director: Arun Chaudhari
Certificate of Merit only

Educational films[edit]

Name of Award Name of Film Language Awardee(s) Awards
All India Certificate of Merit for the Best Educational Film Indian Ocean Expedition Hindi Producer: Children's Film Society
Director: Shanti S. Verma
Certificate of Merit only

Filmstrip[edit]

Name of Award Name of Film Language Awardee(s) Awards
All India Certificate of Merit for the Best Filmstrip Historical Monuments of Delhi Hindi Producer and Director: G. K. Athalye Certificate of Merit only

Awards not given[edit]

Following were the awards not given as no film was found to be suitable for the award:[1]

References[edit]

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