Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director

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Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director
Award Information
Type National
Category Indian Cinema
Description Best debutant directorial work of a year
Instituted 1980
First awarded 1980
Last awarded 2013
Total awarded 38
Awarded by Directorate of Film Festivals
Cash award INR1.25 lakh (US$2,100)
Medal Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus)
Previous name(s)  • Award for Best First Film of a Director (1980 - 1983)
 • Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of A Director (2010 - present)
First awardee(s) Maina Tadanta
Recent awardee(s) Fandry

The Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director is one of the National Film Awards presented annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals, the organization set up by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India. It is one of several awards presented for feature films and awarded with Golden Lotus (Swarna Kamal).

The award was instituted in 1980, at 28th National Film Awards[1] and awarded annually for films produced in the year across the country, in all Indian languages.

Award includes 'Golden Lotus Award' (Swarna Kamal) and cash prize. Award, sometimes, also be given as Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of A Director. Following are the award winners over the years:

Winners[edit]

Indicates a joint award for that year
List of award films, showing the year (award ceremony), language(s), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Language(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation
1980
(28th)
Maina Tadanta[1] Bengali  – Utpalendu Chakrabarty
1981
(29th)
Aadharshila[2] Hindi  – Ashok Ahuja
1982
(30th)
Kann Sivanthaal Mann Sivakkum[3] Tamil  – Sridhar Rajan
1983
(31st)
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro[4] Hindi  – Kundan Shah
1984
(32nd)
Meendum Oru Kaathal Kathai[5] Tamil Radhika Pothan Prathap K. Pothan  –
1985
(33rd)
New Delhi Times[6] Hindi P. K. Tiwari Romesh Sharma
1986
(34th)
Yeh Woh Manzil To Nahin[7] Hindi Sudhir Mishra Sudhir Mishra
1987
(35th)
Ekti Jiban[8] Bengali Chalchitra Raja Mitra
1988
(36th)
Trishagni[9] Hindi Nabendu Ghosh Nabendu Ghosh
1989
(37th)
Wosobipo[10] Karbi Karbi Anglong District Council Gautam Bora
1990
(38th)
Perumthachan[11] Malayalam G. Jayakumar Ajayan
1991
(39th)
Haladhar[12] Assamese Geeti Barua and Dwijen Hazorika Sanjeev Hazorika
1992
(40th)
Miss Beatty's Children[13] English NFDC, Doordarshan and Rooks AV Pamela Rooks
1993
(41st)
Sunya Theke Suru[14] Bengali H. Das, Madhumanti Maitra and M. Das Ashoke Viswanathan
1994
(42nd)
Mogha Mull[15] Tamil J. Dharmambal Gnana Rajasekaran
1995
(43rd)
Kahini[16] Bengali Chandramala Bhattacharya and Malaya Bhattacharya Malaya Bhattacharya
1996
(44th)
Rag Birag[17] Assamese Bhabhen Baruah and Khanin Baruah Bidyut Chakraborty
1997
(45th)
Bhoothakkannadi[18] Malayalam Nair Krishnakamur Unni A. K. Lohithadas
1998
(46th)
Daya[19] Malayalam C. K. Gopinath Venu
1999
(47th)
Dollar Dreams[20] English Sekhar Kammula Sekhar Kammula
1999
(47th)
Laado[20] Haryanvi Kumud Chaudhary Ashwini Chaudhary
2000
(48th)
Sayahnam[21] Malayalam M. S. Nazeer R. Sarath
2001
(49th)
Thilaadanam[22] Telugu NFDC K. N. T. Sastry
2002
(50th)
Patalghar[23] Bengali Niti Sonee Gourisaria Abhijit Chaudhuri
2002
(50th)
Prohor[23] Bengali Debjani Gupta Subhadro Chaudhary
2003
(51st)
Margam[24] Malayalam Rajiv Vijay Raghavan Rajiv Vijay Raghavan
2004
(52nd)
Grahanam[25] Telugu N. Anji Reddy Mohan Krishna Indraganti
2005
(53rd)
Parineeta[26] Hindi Vidhu Vinod Chopra Pradeep Sarkar
2006
(54th)
Eakantham[27] Malayalam Anthony Joseph Madhu Kaithapram
2006
(54th)
Kabul Express[27] Hindi Aditya Chopra Kabir Khan
2007
(55th)
Frozen[28] Hindi, Ladakhi Shivajee Chandrabhushan Shivajee Chandrabhushan
2008
(56th)
A Wednesday![29] Hindi UTV Motion Pictures Neeraj Pandey
2009
(57th)
Lahore[30] Hindi Vivek Khatkar Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan
2010
(58th)
Baboo Band Baaja[31] Marathi Nita Jadhav Rajesh Pinjani
2011
(59th)
Aaranya Kaandam[32] Tamil S. P. B. Charan Thiagarajan Kumararaja
2012
(60th)
Chittagong[33] Hindi Bedabrata Pain Bedabrata Pain
2012
(60th)
101 Chodyangal[33] Malayalam Thomas Kottackkakom Sidhartha Siva
2013
(61st)
Fandry[34] Marathi Navalkha Arts and Holy Basil Combine Nagraj Manjule

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "28th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ "29th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ "30th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ "31st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved December 9, 2011. 
  5. ^ "32nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved January 6, 2012. 
  6. ^ "33rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved January 7, 2012. 
  7. ^ "34th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved January 7, 2012. 
  8. ^ "35th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  9. ^ "36th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  10. ^ "37th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved January 29, 2012. 
  11. ^ "38th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  12. ^ "39th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved February 27, 2012. 
  13. ^ "40th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 2, 2012. 
  14. ^ "41st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  15. ^ "42nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 5, 2012. 
  16. ^ "43rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  17. ^ "44th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  18. ^ "45th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 11, 2012. 
  19. ^ "46th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  20. ^ a b "47th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  21. ^ "48th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  22. ^ "49th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 14, 2012. 
  23. ^ a b "50th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. pp. 18–19. Retrieved March 14, 2012. 
  24. ^ "51st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 15, 2012. 
  25. ^ "52nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  26. ^ "53rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 19, 2012. 
  27. ^ a b "54th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 24, 2012. 
  28. ^ "55th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 26, 2012. 
  29. ^ "56th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 27, 2012. 
  30. ^ "57th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  31. ^ "58th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  32. ^ "59th National Film Awards for the Year 2011 Announced". Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved March 7, 2012. 
  33. ^ a b "60th National Film Awards Announced" (PDF) (Press release). Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  34. ^ "61st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 16 April 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 

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