National Film Award for Best Investigative Film

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National Film Award for Best Investigative Film
Type National
Category Short films
Instituted 1990
First awarded 1990
Last awarded 2013
Total awarded 21
Awarded by Directorate of Film Festivals
Cash award INR50,000 (US$840)
Medal Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus)
First awardee(s) Una Mitran Di Yaad Pyaari (In Memory of Friends)
Recent awardee(s) Katiyabaaz

The National Film Award for Best Investigative Film is one of the National Film Awards presented annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals, the organisation set up by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India. It is one of several awards presented for non-feature films and awarded with Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus).

The award was instituted in 1990, at 38th National Film Awards and awarded annually for short films produced in the year across the country, in all Indian languages.

Winners[edit]

Award includes 'Rajat Kamal' (Silver Lotus) and cash prize. Following are the award winners over the years:

List of films, showing the year, language(s), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Language(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation
1990
(38th)
Una Mitran Di Yaad Pyaari
(In Memory of Friends)
[1]
 • English
 • Hindi
 • Punjabi
Anand Patwardhan Anand Patwardhan
1991
(39th)
Bhagirathi Ki Pukaar[2] Hindi Anwar Jamal Anwar Jamal
1992
(40th)
Ram Ke Naam[3] Hindi Anand Patwardhan Anand Patwardhan
1993
(41st)
Benefit For Whom at Whose Cost?[4] English Dinesh Lakhanpal Dinesh Lakhanpal
1994
(42nd)
Father, Son and Holy War (Part I – Trial by Fire, Part II – Hero Pharmacy)[5]  • Hindi
 • English
Anand Patwardhan Anand Patwardhan
1995
(43rd)
Limit to Freedom[6] English Deepak Roy Deepak Roy
1996
(44th)
N. M. No. 309 Bhiwandi Tragedy[7] English Yash Chowdhary V. Packiri Swamy
1997
(45th)
Thirst[8] Hindi Y. N. Engineer for Films Division Swadesh Pathak for Films Division
1998
(46th)
Saga of Darkness[9] Bengali Creative Image Gautam Sen
1999
(47th)
No Award[10]
2000
(48th)
Wearing the face[11] English Bankim for Films Division Joshy Joseph for Films Division
2001
(49th)
Kalahandi[12]  • Oriya
 • English
Soudamini Mishra Gautam Ghose
2002
(50th)
No Award[13]
2003
(51st)
A Silent Killer[14] English Dhananjoy Mondal Dhananjoy Mondal
2004
(52nd)
Harvest of Hunger[15]  • English
 • Oriya
Action Aid India Rupashree Nanda
2005
(53rd)
The Whistle Blowers[16] English Rajiv Mehrotra Umesh Aggarwal
2006
(54th)
Mere Desh Ki Dharti[17] Hindi Rajiv Mehrotra Sumit Khanna
2007
(55th)
The Journalist and a Jihadi[18] English Romesh Sharma  • Romesh Sharma
 • Ahmad Jamal
2008
(56th)
Distant Rumblings[19] English Ms. Rongsenkala Bani Prakash Das
2009
(57th)
No Award[20]
2010
(58th)
A Pestering Journey[21]  • Malayalam
 • Punjabi
 • Hindi
 • English
 • Tulu
Ranjini Krishnan K. R. Manoj
2011
(59th)
Cotton for My Shroud[22] English Kavita Bahl  • Nandan Saxena
 • Kavita Bahl
2012
(60th)
Inshallah, Kashmir[23] English Ashvin Kumar Ashvin Kumar
2013
(61st)
Katiyabaaz[24]  • Hindi
 • Urdu
 • English
Globalistan Films Pvt. Ltd.  • Deepti Kakkar
 • Fahad Mustafa

References[edit]

  1. ^ "38th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "39th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "40th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "41st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "42nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "43rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "44th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "45th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "46th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "47th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "48th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  12. ^ "49th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  13. ^ "50th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  14. ^ "51st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  15. ^ "52nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  16. ^ "53rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  17. ^ "54th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  18. ^ "55th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  19. ^ "56th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  20. ^ "57th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  21. ^ "58th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  22. ^ "59th National Film Awards for the Year 2011 Announced". Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  23. ^ "Regional films shine in non-feature category at National awards". New Delhi: DNA. March 18, 2013. Retrieved March 26, 2013. 
  24. ^ "61st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 16 April 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 

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