12th National Film Awards

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12th National Film Awards
Awarded for Best of Indian cinema in 1964
Awarded by Governor of Maharashtra
(P. V. Cherian)[1][2]
Presented by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Presented on May 31, 1965 (1965-05-31)[1][2]
Site Mumbai
Official website dff.nic.in
Best Feature Film Charulata
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The 12th 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 1964.[3] Ceremony took place at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on 31 May 1965 and awards were given by then Governor of Maharashtra, P. V. Cherian.[1][2]

Starting with 12th National Film Awards, a new award was introduced at All India level for Best Story Writer. Also awards for films made in English and Kashmiri language are also considered for the President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film in the respective language at the regional level.

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 12th National Film Awards, a Bengali film Charulata won the President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film. Following were the awards given:[3]

All India Award[edit]

For 12th National Film Awards, none of the films were awarded from Children's Films category as no film was found to be suitable. Following were the awards given in each category:[3]

Name of Award Name of Film Language Awardee(s) Awards
President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film Charulata Bengali Producer: R. D. Bansal Gold Medal and 20,000
Director: Satyajit Ray 5,000
All India Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Haqeeqat Hindi Producer: Chetan Anand Certificate of Merit and 10,000
Director: Chetan Anand 2,500
All India Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Unnaipol Oruvan[4][5] Tamil Producer: Aasiya Jyothi films Certificate only
Director: D. Jayakanthan Certificate only
All India Certificate of Merit for the Best Story Writer Aarohi[4][5] Bengali Balai Chand Mukhopadhyay Certificate only

Regional Award[edit]

The awards were given to the best films made in the regional languages of India. With 12th National Film Awards, two more awards were introduced for the feature films made in English and Kashmiri language. These newly introduced categories includes President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film and Certificate of Merit for second and third best film, although former was not given as no film was found suitable for the award.[3]

Name of Award Name of Film Awardee(s)
Feature Films in Assamese
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Pratidhwani Producer: Kamrup Chitra
Director: Bhupen Hazarika
Feature Films in Bengali
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Aarohi Producer: Asim Pal
Director: Tapan Sinha
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Anustup Chhanda Producer: B. K. Productions
Director: Pijush Bose
Feature Films in English
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film The Avalanche Producer and Director: Serbjeet Singh
Feature Films in Hindi
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Dosti Producer: Tarachand Barjatya
Director: Satyen Bose
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Yaadein Producer and Director: Sunil Dutt
Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Geet Gaya Patharon Ne Producer: V. Shantaram Productions
Director: V. Shantaram
Feature Films in Kannada
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Chandavalliya Thota Producer: Pals & Co.
Director: T. V. Singh Thakur
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Nava Jeevana Producer: U. S. Vadhiraj, U. Jawahar and Bharathi Chitra
Director: P. S. Moorthy
Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Mane Aliya Producer: A. Subba Rao
Director: S. K. A. Charl
Feature Films in Kashmiri
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Mainz-Raat Producer: M. R. Seth
Director: Shyam and Jagiram Paul
Feature Films in Marathi
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Pathlaag Producer and Director: Raja Paranjape
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Tuka Jhalase Kalas Producer: N. G. Datar
Director: Raja Nene
Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Sawaal Majha Aika! Producer and Director: Anant Govind Mane
Feature Films in Oriya
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Sadhana Producer: Diamond Valley Production
Director: Prabhat Mukherjee
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Naba Janma Producer: Pancha Sakha Pictures
Director: Sachin Mukherji
Feature Films in Punjabi
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Jagga Producer: K. B. Chadha
Director: Jugal Kishore
Feature Films in Telugu
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Doctor Chakravarthy [6] Producer: D. Madhusudhana Rao
Director: Adurthi Subba Rao
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Ramadasu [7] Producer: Chittor V. Nagaiah
Director: Chittor V. Nagaiah

Non-Feature films[edit]

Non-feature film awards were given for the documentaries, educational films and film strips made in the country. For 12th National Film Awards, no award was given in the filmstrip category and only Certificate of Merit was awarded for Educational Films. Following were the awards given for the non-feature films category:[3]

Documentaries[edit]

Name of Award Name of Film Language Awardee(s) Awards
All India Certificate of Merit for the Best Documentary Film One Day English Producer: Jagat Murari Certificate of Merit and 1,000
Director: S. N. S. Sastry 250
All India Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Documentary Film All Under Heaven By Force English Producer and Director: J. B. H. Wadia Certificate of Merit only
And Miles To Go Producer and Director: S. Sukhdev

Educational films[edit]

Name of Award Name of Film Language Awardee(s) Awards
All India Certificate of Merit for the Best Educational Film Sterilisation of the Female Hindi Producer: Films Division
Director: G. H. Saraiya
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:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "13th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Retrieved September 14, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "13th National Film Awards (PDF)" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved September 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "12th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Retrieved September 14, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Times of India (Firm) (1965). The Times of India Directory and Year Book Including Who's who. Bennett, Coleman. p. 279. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Hindustan Year-book and Who's who. M. C. Sarkar. 1966. p. 332. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  6. ^ National Film Awards (1964)
  7. ^ National Film Awards (1964)

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