14th National Film Awards

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14th National Film Awards
Awarded for Best of Indian cinema in 1966
Presented by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Official website dff.nic.in
Best Feature Film Teesri Kasam
 < 13th National Film Awards 15th > 

The 14th 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 1966.[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.

All India Award[edit]

Name of Award Name of Film Language Awardee(s) Awards
Best Feature Film Teesri Kasam Hindi Producer: Basu Battacharya Gold Medal, INR20,000 and a plaque
Director: INR5,000 and a plaque
Best Children's Film Jaise Ko Taise Hindi Producer: M. V. Kunte INR5,000 and a plaque
Director: Silver Medal
Best Film on Other Social Issues Irrutinte Athmavu Malayalam Producer: P. Bhaskaran INR5,000 and a plaque
Director: Silver Medal
Best Film on National Integration Subhash Chandra Hindi Producer: Piyush Ghosh INR5,000 and a plaque
Director: Silver Medal
Best Screenplay Nayak Bengali Satyajit Ray INR10,000

Regional Award[edit]

The awards were given to the best films made in the regional languages of India. [2]

Name of Award Name of Film Awardee(s)
Feature Films in Assamese
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Loti Ghoti Producer:
Director:
Feature Films in Bengali
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Nayak Producer:
Director: Satyajit Ray
Feature Films in Hindi
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Anupama Producer: L. B. Lachman
Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Feature Films in Kannada
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Sandhya Raaga Producer:
Director:
Feature Films in Malayalam
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Kunjali Marikkar Producer:
Director:
Feature Films in Marathi
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Pawana Kantcha Dondi Producer:
Director:
Feature Films in Oriya
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Maitra Manisha Producer:
Director:
Feature Films in Tamil
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Ramu Producer: A. V. Meiyappan
Director: A. C. Trilogchander
Feature Films in Telugu
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Rangula Ratnam Producer: B. N. Reddy
Director: B. N. Reddy

Non-feature films[edit]

Non-feature film awards were given for the documentaries, educational films and film strips made in the country. For the 13th 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:

Documentaries[edit]

Name of award Name of film Language Awardee(s) Awards
All India Certificate of Merit for the Best Documentary Film Glimpses of West Bengal English Producer: Certificate of Merit and INR2,000
Director: INR500

Educational films[edit]

Name of award Name of film Language Awardee(s) Awards
All India Certificate of Merit for the Best Educational Film Paddy high yielding Varieties English Producer:
Director:
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:

References[edit]