Discontinued and Intermittent National Film Awards

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The National Film Awards are presented every year by Directorate of Film Festivals, the organization set up by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India, to felicitate the best of Indian Cinema for the year. Throughout the year various awards have been discontinued and given intermittently. Following is the list of Discontinued and Intermittent National Film Awards. The awards, instituted 1953, on the 40th anniversary of Indian Cinema, are given for feature films, non-feature films and best writing on cinema, and were once officially known as the as State Awards for Films. In addition to the regular National Film Awards, several discontinued and Intermittent National Film Awards have been presented throughout the years.

Discontinued National Film Awards[edit]

Following were the National Film Awards discontinued over the years:

Feature Films[edit]

Following are the discontinued National Film Awards from feature films category:

All India Certificate of Merit[edit]

The All India Certificate of Merit was one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. It was instituted in 1954 and awarded at 1st National Film Awards[1] and was lastly awarded in 1957 at 4th National Film Awards.[2] It was given along with National Film Award for Best Feature Film and two films per year were awarded with this award.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), language(s), producer(s) and director(s)
Year Film(s) Language(s) Producer(s) Director(s)
1953
(1st)
Do Bigha Zamin[1] Hindi Bimal Roy Bimal Roy
1953
(1st)
Bhagavan Sri Krishna Chaitanya[1] Bengali Debaki Bose Debaki Bose
1954
(2nd)
Neelakuyil[3] Malayalam Chandrathara Productions P. Bhaskaran and Ramu Kariat
1954
(2nd)
Biraj Bahu[3] Hindi Hiten Chaudhary Productions Bimal Roy
1955
(3rd)
Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje[4] Hindi Rajkamal Kalamandir V. Shantaram
1955
(3rd)
Shirdi Che Sai Baba[4] Marathi Nandadeep Chitra Kumarsen Samarth
1956
(4th)
Bandhan[2] Hindi Sircar Productions Hem Chunder
1956
(4th)
Tenali Ramakrishna[2] Telugu Vikram Productions B. S. Ranga
1957
(5th)
Mother India[5] Hindi Mehboob Productions Mehboob Khan

Second Best Feature Film[edit]

The award for National Film Award for Second Best Feature Film was instituted in 1957, at the 5th National Film Awards. It was awarded annually to a film produced in India that year, in any Indian language. It was last awarded in 1992, at the 40th National Film Awards.

Third Best Feature Film[edit]

The National Film Award for Third Best Feature Film was one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. It was instituted in 1958 and awarded at 6th National Film Awards[6] and lastly awarded in 1965 at 13th National Film Awards[7] and discontinued after that.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), language(s), producer(s) and director(s)
Year Film(s) Language(s) Producer(s) Director(s)
1958
(6th)
School Master [6] Kannada B. R. Panthulu B. R. Panthulu
1959
(7th)
Sujata [8] Hindi Bimal Roy Bimal Roy
1960
(8th)
Deivapiravi [9] Tamil Kamal Brothers Pvt Ltd R. Krishnan and S. Panju
1961
(9th)
Prapanch [10] Marathi Indian National Pictures Madhukar Pathak
1962
(10th)
Sautela Bhai [11] Hindi Alok Bharati Mahesh Kaul
1963
(11th)
Mahanagar [12] Bengali R. D. Bansal Satyajit Ray
1964
(12th)
Unnaipol Oruvan[13][14] Tamil Aasiya Jyothi films D. Jayakanthan
1965
(13th)
Chhoti Chhoti Baten [7] Hindi Rajvanshi Productions Motilal Rajvansh

Best Story[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Story was one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. It was instituted in 1962 and awarded at 10th National Film Awards and lastly awarded in 1975 at 23rd National Film Awards[15] and discontinued after that.

In the first year, for the 10th National Film Awards, award winners were awarded only with Certificate of Merit. Later on, all the award winners were awarded with Silver Lotus and cash prize of INR 10,000/-.

List of award recipients, showing the year (award ceremony), film(s) and language(s)
Year Recipient(s) Film(s) Language(s)
1962
(10th)
Not Available[16] Four Centuries Ago English
1964
(12th)
Balai Chand Mukhopadhyay[13][14] Aarohi Bengali
1965
(13th)
Motilal [7] Chhoti Chhoti Baatein Hindi
1965
(13th)
 • B. K. Dutt
 • Din Dayal Sharma [7]
Shaheed Hindi
1966
(14th)
No Award [17]
1967
(15th)
No Award [18]
1968
(16th)
No Award [19]
1969
(17th)
No Award [20]
1970
(18th)
No Award [21]
1971
(19th)
No Award [22]
1972
(20th)
No Award [23]
1973
(21st)
 • Ismat Chughtai
 • Kaifi Azmi [24]
Garm Hava Hindi
1974
(22nd)
Ritwik Ghatak [25] Jukti Takko Aar Gappo Bengali
1975
(23rd)
K. Shivaram Karanth [15] Chomana Dudi Kannada

Best Film Based On High Literary Work[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Film Based On High Literary Work was one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. It was instituted in 1966 and awarded only at 14th National Film Awards.[26]

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), language(s), producer(s) and director(s)
Year Film(s) Language(s) Producer(s) Director(s)
1966
(14th)
Chutti[27] Bengali Arundhati Devi Arundhati Devi

Non-Feature Films[edit]

Following are the discontinued National Film Awards from non-feature films category:

Best Experimental Film[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Experimental Film was one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. It was instituted in 1966 and awarded at 14th National Film Awards[28] and lastly awarded in 1983 at 31st National Film Awards[29] and discontinued after that.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), language(s), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Language(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation
1966
(14th)
Homosaps[30] English  –  –  –
1967
(15th)
Through The Eyes of a Painter[31] English J. S. Bhownagary for Films Division M. F. Husain (as a Creator)  –
1968
(16th)
And I Make Short Films[19] English K. L. Khandpur for Films Division S. N. S. Sastry  –
1969
(17th)
No Award[20]
1970
(18th)
No Award[21]
1971
(19th)
No Award[32]
1972
(20th)
No Award[23]
1973
(21st)
Homi Bhabha — A Scientist in Action[24] English Jagat Murari Viswanathan K  –
1974
(22nd)
No Award[25]
1975
(23rd)
Awashesh[15] Hindi FTII K .G. Girish  –
1976
(24th)
Murder at Monkey Hill[33] English  –  –  –
1977
(25th)
Samadhi[34] Music only FTII John Sankaramangalam
1978
(26th)
No Award[35]
1979
(27th)
Child On a Chess Board[36] English  –  –  –
1980
(28th)
Arrival[37] English Films Division Mani Kaul
1981
(29th)
No Award[38]
1982
(30th)
Chakkar Chandu Ka Chameliwala[39] Hindi FTII N. C. Thade
1983
(31st)
The Clown and The Dog[29] English FTII Sunny Joseph

Best Filmstrip[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Filmstrip was one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. It was instituted in 1963 and awarded only at 11th National Film Awards.[12]

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), language(s), producer(s) and director(s)
Year Film(s) Language(s) Producer(s) Director(s)
1963
(11th)
Historical Monuments of Delhi[12] Hindi G. K. Athalye G. K. Athalye

Best Industrial Film[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Industrial Film was one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. It was instituted in 1984 and awarded at 32nd National Film Awards[40] and lastly awarded in 1988 at 36th National Film Awards[41] and discontinued after that.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), language(s), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Language(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation
1984
(32nd)
Krishi Jantrapati[40] Hindi Ghanashyam Mahapatra Ghanashyam Mahapatra  –
1985
(33rd)
Safety Measures in Handling Agriculture Machinery[42] English D. Gautaman Gurbir Singh Grewal
1986
(34th)
The Story of Glass[43] English S. Kumar Buddhadeb Dasgupta
1987
(35th)
Golden Muga Silk - The Cultural Heritage of Assam[44] English Director (NE), Central Silk Board, Assam Siba Prasad Thakur
1987
(35th)
Looking Back[44] English Drishtikon Productions for Films Division Prakash Jha
1988
(36th)
The Duo[41] English Sanat Kumar Dasgupta Sanat Kumar Dasgupta

Best News Review[edit]

The National Film Award for Best News Review was one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. It was instituted in 1975 and awarded at 23rd National Film Awards[15] and lastly awarded in 1988 at 36th National Film Awards[41] and discontinued after that.

List of films, showing the year, language(s), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Language(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation
1975
(23rd)
Indian News Review No. 1399[15]  – N. V. K. Murthy  –  –
1976
(24th)
Indian News Review No. 1559[45]  –  –  –  –
1977
(25th)
Unprecedented Havoc
(Indian News Review No. 1520)
[34]
English Films Division  –
1978
(26th)
Uttar Pradesh Samachar 24[35] Hindi Director of Information and Public Relations, U.P.  –
1979
(27th)
Indian News Review No. 1592[46] English  –  –  –
1980
(28th)
Day of the Dark Sun
(News Magazine 3)
[37]
 – Films Division  –
1981
(29th)
News Magazine 12[38]  – Vijay B. Chandra for Films Division  –
1982
(30th)
Asiad 82 - News 1[39]  – N. S. Thapa for Films Division  –
1983
(31st)
Shelter[29] English FTII  –
1984
(32nd)
The Rickshaw Drivers of Madhya Pradesh[40] English Madhya Pradesh Media Naren Kondra  –
1985
(33rd)
Taranath Shenoy
(News Magazine 59)
[42]
English  • P. B. Pendharkar
 • Pritam S. Arshi
 • M. S. Gangadhar
 • Ashok Patil
1986
(34th)
The Pope Meets India
(News Magazine 70)
[43]
English  • P. B. Pendharkar
 • P. S. Arshi for Films Division
Camera Team for Films Division
1987
(35th)
Colours of Life
(News Magazine 100)
[44]
English Pritam S. Arshi for Films Division  • Mahesh P. Sinha
 • Sant Lal Prasad (Cameraman)
1988
(36th)
More Than a Success Story
(News Magazine 129)
[41]
English Biren Das for Films Division K. B. Nair

Best Newsreel Cameraman[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Newsreel Cameraman was one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. It was instituted in 1975 and awarded at 23rd National Film Awards[15] and lastly awarded in 1983 at 31st National Film Awards[29] and discontinued after that.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), language(s), producer(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Language(s) Producer(s) Citation
1975
(23rd)
Flood Havocs
(Indian News Review No. 1399)
[15]
English  • A. S. Agnihotri
 • Abinashi Ram
 • A. R. Saroef
 –
1976
(24th)
Indian News Review No. 1462[47] English  –  –
1977
(25th)
Indian News Review No. 1508[34] English C. L. Kaul
1978
(26th)
Dawn Over Gurais
(Indian News Review No. 1568)
[35]
English C. L. Kaul
1979
(27th)
Mission To China (INR NO - 1585)[48]  –  –  –
1980
(28th)
Tragedy of Gendi
(Indian News Review No. 1657)
[37]
English  • Mahesh Pratap Sinha
 • Rajgopal Rao
1981
(29th)
No Award[38]
1982
(30th)
No Award[39]
1983
(31st)
Tragedy of Gendi
(Indian News Review No. 1799)
[29]
English  • C. Ramani
 • Uday Shankar
 • S. L. Prasad

Intermittent National Film Awards[edit]

Following are the National Film Awards given intermittently over the years:

Feature Films[edit]

Best Feature Film in VIIIth Schedule Languages[edit]

Best Feature Film in Bodo[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bodo is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. Till now, it is only awarded at 33rd National Film Awards in 1985.[42] Per Constitution of India, Bodo language is among the languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation
1985
(33rd)
Alayaron[42] Bodosa Film Productions Jwndgas Bodosa
Best Feature Film in Dogri[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Dogri is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India for Dogri cinema. Till now, it is only awarded at 59th National Film Awards in 2011.[49] Per Constitution of India, Dogri language is among the languages specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation
2011
(59th)
Dille Ch Vasya Koi[49] Sanjeev Rattan Sanjeev Rattan
Best Feature Film in Gujarati[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Gujarati is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. It was instituted in 1960 and awarded at 8th National Film Awards[9] and lately awarded at 41st National Film Awards in 1993 and then at 60th National Film Awards in 2012.[50] Per Constitution of India, Gujarati language is among the languages specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation
1960
(8th)
Mendi Rang Lagyo[9] Bipin Gajjar Manhar Raskapur  –
1961
(9th)
Nandanvan[10] Shrikumar V. Gaglani Ganpatrao Brahmbhatt  –
1963
(11th)
Jevi Chhun Tevi[12] Bholanath D. Trivedi Gajanan Mehta  –
1965
(13th)
Kusumbi No Rang[7] Manoobhai N. Gadhvi G. K. Mehta  –
1968
(17th)
Kanku[20] Kantilal Rathod Kantilal Rathod  –
1972
(20th)
Gun Sundarino Ghar Sansar[23] Ramesh H. Saraiya, Jayant Malaviya and Chandulal Gnadhi Govind Saraiya  –
1989
(37th)
Percy[51] NFDC Pervez Merwanji
1993
(41st)
Manvini Bhavai[50] Aashish Trivedi and Upendra Trivedi Upendra Trivedi
2012
(60th)
The Good Road [52] NFDC Gyan Arora
Best Feature Film in Kashmiri[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kashmiri is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. Till now, it is only awarded at 12th National Film Awards in 1964.[53] Per Constitution of India, Kashmiri language is among the languages specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s) and director(s)
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s)
1964
(12th)
Mainz-Raat[53] M. R. Seth Shyam and Jagiram Paul
Best Feature Film in Konkani[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Konkani is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. Till now, it is only awarded thrice at 52nd National Film Awards in 2004,[54] 54th National Film Awards in 2006[55] and lately in 57th National Film Awards in 2009.[56] Per Constitution of India, Konkani language is among the languages specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution. There was no separate category for Konkani at the 13th Awards, and Nirmon was awarded under the Marathi category.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation
1965
(13th)
Nirmon[7] Frank Fernand A. Salam
2004
(52nd)
Aleesha (film)[54] Rajendra Talak Creations Rajendra Talak
2006
(54th)
Antarnad[55] Rajendra Talak Creations Rajendra Talak
2009
(57th)
Paltadacho Munis[56] NFDC Laxmikant Shetgaonkar
2013
(61st)
Baga Beach[57] Sharvani Productions Laxmikant Shetgaonkar
Best Feature Film in Manipuri[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Manipuri is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. It was instituted in 1972 and awarded at 20th National Film Awards[23] and lately awarded at 60th National Film Awards in 2012.[52] Per Constitution of India, Manipuri language is among the languages specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation
1972
(20th)
Matamgi Manipur[23] Karam Manmohan Singh Deb Kumar Bose  –
1981
(29th)
Imagi Ningtham[38] K. Ibohal Sharma Aribam Syam Sharma
1984
(31st)
Sanakeithel[29] Th. Doren M. A. Singh
1991
(38th)
Ishanou[58] Aribam Syam Sharma Aribam Syam Sharma
1993
(41st)
Sambal Wangma[50] Sobita Devi K. Ibohal
1994
(42nd)
Mayophy Gee Macha[59] Thouyangba and Thoungamba Oken Amakcham
1995
(43rd)
Sanabi[60] NFDC Aribam Syam Sharma
2000
(48th)
Chatledo Eidee[61] Makhonmani Mongsaba Makhonmani Mongsaba
2011
(59th)
Phijigee Mani[49] Takhelchangbam Ongbi and Medha Sharmi Oinam Gautam Singh
2012
(60th)
Leipaklei[52] Aribam Syam Sharma Aribam Syam Sharma
Best Feature Film in Punjabi[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Punjabi is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. It was instituted in 1962 and awarded at 10th National Film Awards[11] and lately awarded at 60th National Film Awards in 2012.[52] Per Constitution of India, Punjabi language is among the languages specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation
1962
(10th)
Chaudhari Karnail Singh [11] Krishnan Kumar Krishnan Kumar  –
1964
(12th)
Jagga [53] K. B. Chadha Jugal Kishore  –
1964
(12th)
Sassi Punnu [7] M/s. Filmistan Pvt. Ltd. S. P. Bakshi  –
1967
(15th)
Sutlej De Kande [62] P. P. Maheshwary P. P. Maheshwary  –
1969
(17th)
Nanak Nam Jahaz Hai [20] Pannalal Maheshwary Ram Maheshwary  –
1980
(28th)
Chann Pardesi [20] Swarn Sedha, Baldev Gill And J. S. Cheema Chitrartha Singh
1989
(37th)
Marhi Da Deeva [51] NFDC Surinder Singh
1993
(41st)
Kachehri [50] Vijay Tandon Ravindra Peepat
1997
(45th)
Main Maa Punjab Dee [63] Devender Walia Balwant Dullat
1998
(46th)
Shaheed-E-Mohabbat [64] Manjeet Maan Manoj Punj
2004
(52nd)
Des Hoyaa Pardes [54] Manjeet Maan Manoj Punj
2005
(53rd)
Baghi [65] Gaj Deol Sukhminder Dhanjal
2006
(54th)
Waris Shah: Ishq Daa Waaris [55] Sai Productions Manoj Punj
2011
(59th)
Anhe Ghore Da Daan [49] NFDC Gurvinder Singh
2012
(60th)
Nabar [52] Jasbir Singh and Sonu Kaur Rajeev Sharma
Best Feature Film in Urdu[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Urdu is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. Till now, it is only awarded thrice at 41st National Film Awards in 1993,[50] at 44th National Film Awards in 1996[66] and lately at 60th National Film Awards in 2012.[52] Per Constitution of India, Urdu language is among the languages specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation
1993
(41st)
Muhafiz[50] Wahid Chowhan Ismail Merchant
1996
(44th)
Sardari Begum[66] Amit Khanna and Mahesh Bhatt Shyam Benegal
2012
(60th)
Harud[52] Aamir Bashir and Shankar Raman Aamir Bashir

Best Feature Film in non-VIIIth Schedule Languages[edit]

Best Feature Film in Bhojpuri[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bhojpuri is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. Till now, it is only awarded at 53rd National Film Awards in 2005.[65] Per Constitution of India, Bhojpuri language is among the languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation
2005
(53rd)
Kab Hoi Gawna Hamar[65] Deepa Narayan & Udit Narayan Anand D. Ghatraj
Best Feature Film in Khasi[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Khasi is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. Till now, it is only awarded twice, first at 32nd National Film Awards in 1984 and recently at 61st National Film Awards in 2013.[40] Per Constitution of India, Khasi language is among the languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s) and director(s)
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation
1984
(32nd)
Manik Raitong[40] Rishan Rapsang Ardhendu Bhattacharya  –
2013
(61st)
Ri: Homeland of Uncertainty[57] Kurbah Films Pradip Kurbah
Best Feature Film in Kodava[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kodava is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. Till now, it is only awarded at 41st National Film Awards in 1993.[50] Per Constitution of India, Kodava language is among the languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation
1993
(41st)
Mandhara Phu[50] B. N. Ravi S. R. Rajan
Best Feature Film in Kokborok[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kokborok is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. Till now, it is only awarded at 56th National Film Awards in 2008.[67] Per Constitution of India, Kokborok language is among the languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation(s)
2008
(56th)
Yarwng[67] Joseph Kizhakechennadu Joseph Pulinthanath
Best Feature Film in Mishing[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Mishing is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. Till now, it is only awarded at 60th National Film Awards in 2012.[52] Per Constitution of India, Mishing language is among the languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation
2012
(60th)
Ko:Yad[52] Manju Borah Manju Borah
Best Feature Film in Monpa[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Monpa is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. Till now, it is only awarded at 53rd National Film Awards in 2005.[65] Per Constitution of India, Monpa language is among the languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation
2005
(53rd)
Sonam[65] Garima Films Ahsan Muzid
Best Feature Film in Sherdukpen[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Sherdukpen is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. Till now, it is only awarded at 61st National Film Awards in 2013.[57] Per Constitution of India, Sherdukpen language is among the languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation
2013
(61st)
Crossing Bridges[57] TNT Films Production Sange Dorjee Thongdok
Best Feature Film in Tulu[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tulu is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. Till now, it is only awarded thrice at 41st National Film Awards in 1993,[50] 54th National Film Awards in 2006[55] and lately in 56th National Film Awards in 2008.[67] Per Constitution of India, Tulu language is among the languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation
1993
(41st)
Bangara Patler[50] Richard Castellano Richard Castellano
2006
(54th)
Kotti Channaya[55] R. Dhanaraj Anand P. Raj
2008
(56th)
Gaggara[67] M. Durganand Shivadhwaj Shetty

Best Writing on Cinema[edit]

Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Book on Cinema)[edit]

The National Film Award – Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Book on Cinema) is one of the National Film Awards given by Directorate of Film Festivals, India. It is instituted in 2000 and awarded at 48th National Film Awards[61] and lastly awarded in 2013 at 60th National Film Awards.[52]

The award aim at encouraging study and appreciation of cinema as an art form and dissemination of information and critical appreciation of this art-form through publication of books, articles, reviews etc. All the award winners are awarded with Certificate of Merit.

List of recipients, showing the year (award ceremony), language(s) and citation
Year Recipient(s) Language(s) Citation
2000
(48th)
Ratnottama Sengupta [61] English For consistency and variety in her knowledgeable reporting on cinema.
2001
(49th)
C. S. Venkiteswaran [68] Malayalam For his serious approach in understanding the celluloid idiom and its social implications.
2002
(50th)
Ashok Rane [69] Marathi For his objective evaluation of trends in cinema in India as well as abroad.
2003
(51st)
Vasiraju Prakasam[70] Telugu For introducing film personalities of parallel cinema in the parched atmosphere of Telugu filmdom.
2006
(54th)
Utpal Dutta [55] Assamese For his sensitive interpretation of films and trends in cinema.
2012
(60th)
Piyush Roy [52] - For his in-depth knowledge of cinema and easy, informative style.

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