National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film

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National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film
Type National
Category Short films
Description Best Non-Feature Film of the year
Instituted 1953
First awarded 1953
Last awarded 2013
Total awarded 82
Awarded by Directorate of Film Festivals
Cash award 1,50,000/-
Medal Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus)
Previous name(s) President's Gold Medal for the Best Documentary Film (1953-1966)
Best Information Film (1967-1983)
First awardee(s) Mahabalipuram
Recent awardee(s) Rangbhoomi

The National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film 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 non-feature films and awarded with Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus).

The award was instituted in 1953, at 1st National Film Awards and awarded annually for short films produced in the year across the country, in all Indian languages.

Winners[edit]

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

Awards legends
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President's Silver Medal for Best Non-Feature Film
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Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Non-Feature Film
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Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Non-Feature Film
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Certificate of Merit for the Best Non-Feature Film
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Indicates a joint award for that year
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
1953
(1st)
Mahabalipuram [1] English Films Division Jagat Murari  –
1953
(1st)
Holy Himalayas [1] English Films Division K. L. Khandpur  –
1953
(1st)
Tree of Wealth [1] English Information Films of India A. Bhaskar Rao  –
1954
(2nd)
Spirit of the Loom [2] English Films Division V. R. Sarma  –
1954
(2nd)
Darjeeling [2] English Films Division K. L. Khandpur  –
1954
(2nd)
Golden River [2] English Films Division P. V. Pathy  –
1955
(3rd)
Magic of Mountains [3] English Films Division Mushir Ahmed  –
1955
(3rd)
Wonder of Work [3] English Films Division  –  –
1955
(3rd)
Education for Life [3] English Ama Ltd.  –  –
1956
(4th)
Gotama The Buddha [4] English Bimal Roy Productions for Films Division Rajbans Khanna  –
1956
(4th)
Khajuraho [4] English Films Division M. Wadhwani  –
1956
(4th)
A Village In Travancore [4] English Art Films of Asia Private Ltd. for Burmah-Shell Fali Billimoria  –
1957
(5th)
A Himalayan Tapestry [5] English Burmah Shell Mohan Bhavnani  –
1957
(5th)
Mandu [5] English Films Division Neil Gokhale  –
1957
(5th)
Dharti Ki Jhankar [5] English Films Division Bhaskar Rao  –
1958
(6th)
Radha Krishna [6] English Films Division J. S. Bhownagary  –
1958
(6th)
The Story of Dr. Karve [6] English Films Division Neil Gokhale, Ram Gabale  –
1958
(6th)
Call of the Mountains [6] Hindi Films Division A. K. Chaudhuri  –
1959
(7th)
Kathakali [7] English Films Division Mohan Wadhwani  –
1959
(7th)
Mayurakshi Dam [7] Hindi Films Division N. K. Issar  –
1960
(8th)
Kangra and Kulu [8] English Films Division N. S. Thapu  –
1960
(8th)
Saga of Service [8] English Films Division Dilip Jamdar  –
1960
(8th)
The Weavers [8] English Films Division F. R. Bilimoria  –
1961
(9th)
Rabindranath Tagore
(Longer Version)
[9]
English Films Division Satyajit Ray  –
1961
(9th)
Our Feathered Friends [9] English Films Division Gopal Datt  –
1961
(9th)
Romance of the Indian Coin [9] English Films Division G. H. Saraiya  –
1962
(10th)
Four Centuries Ago [10] English Films Division Shanti Verma  –
1962
(10th)
Himalayan Heritage [6] English Films Division N. S. Thapu  –
1962
(10th)
The Telco Story [6] English Hunnar Films Clement Baptista  –
1963
(11th)
Song of the Snow [11] English Films Division N. S. Thapu  –
1963
(11th)
Malwa [11] English Films Division S. N. S. Sastry  –
1963
(11th)
Jain Temples of India [11] English Films Division Arun Chaudhari  –
1964
(12th)
One Day [12] English Jagat Murari S. N. S. Sastry  –
1964
(12th)
All Under Heaven By Force [12] English J. B. H. Wadia J. B. H. Wadia  –
1964
(12th)
And Miles To Go [12] English S. Sukhdev S. Sukhdev  –
1965
(13th)
Cloven Horizon [13] English Kantilal Rathod Kantilal Rathod  –
1965
(13th)
Across India [13] English Films Division Gopal Datt  –
1966
(14th)
1967
(15th)
India '67 [14]  – P. Sukhdev P. Sukhdev  –
1968
(16th)
Everest [15] English Arun Chowdhury for Films Division N. S. Thapa  –
1969
(17th)
Amrita Sher-Gil [16] English B. D. Garga B. D. Garga  –
1970
(18th)
No Award [17]
1971
(19th)
1972
(20th)
The Inner Eye [18] English Satyajit Ray Satyajit Ray  –
1973
(21st)
The Flame Burns Bright [19] English Ashish Mukherjee Ashish Mukherjee  –
1974
(22nd)
Man In Search of Man [20] English G. P. Asthana for Films Division Prem Vaidya for Films Division  –
1975
(23rd)
Winged Wonderland [21] English Shanti Varma Shanti Varma  –
1976
(24th)
1977
(25th)
Deshratna Rajendra Prasad [22] Hindi Arvind Kumar Sinha M. Prabhat
1978
(26th)
Rumtek: A Monastery Wrethed In A Hundred Thousand Rainbows [23] English Romesh Sharma Romesh Sharma
1979
(27th)
1980
(28th)
Daldal [24] Hindi Krystyna Khote Pradeep Dixit
1981
(29th)
Faces After The Storm [25] Hindi Yash Chaudhary for Films Division Prakash Jha
1982
(30th)
An Indian Story [26] English Suhasini Mulay Tapan K. Bose
1983
(31st)
The Procession [27] English Aurora Films Corporation Anjan Bose
1984
(32nd)
Music of Satyajit Ray [28] English NFDC Utpalendu Chakrabarty  –
1985
(33rd)
Bombay: Our City [29] English Anand Patwardhan Anand Patwardhan
1986
(34th)
The Land of Sand Dunes [30] English Orchid Films Pvt. Ltd. Gautam Ghose
1987
(35th)
Bhopal: Beyond Genocide [31] English Cinemart Foundation  • Tapan K. Bose
 • Suhasini Mulay
 • Salim Shaikh
1988
(36th)
Kanaka Purandara [32] Kannada Girish Karnad for Films Division Girish Karnad
1989
(37th)
Aar Koto Din [33] Bengali  • Department of Information and Cultural Affairs India
 • Government of West Bengal
Shashi Anand
1990
(38th)
Graven Image [34] English  • Sumitendra Nath Tagore
 • Shyamasree Tagore
Abhijit Chattopadhyay
1991
(39th)
Sons of Abotani: The Misings [35] Mishing Dilip Doley Gautam Bora
1992
(40th)
In Search of Indian Theatre [36] English Arundhati Chatterjee Abhijit Chattopadhyay
1993
(41st)
Maihar Raag [37] Bengali Sunil Shanbag Arun Bhattacharjee
1994
(42nd)
Rasayatra [38]  • Hindi
 • English
Interaction Video Communication Nandan Kudhyadi
1995
(43rd)
Tarana [39] English Y. N. Engineer for Films Division Rajat Kapoor
1996
(44th)
Sham's Vision [40] English Manu Grover Shaji N. Karun
1997
(45th)
Jataner Jami [41] Bengali Raja Mitra and Associates Raja Mitra
1998
(46th)
In The Forest Hangs a Bridge [42] English Sanjay Kak Sanjay Kak
1999
(47th)
Dui Paatan Ke Beech Mein
(Between the Devil and the Deep River)
[43]
Hindi Arvind Sinha Arvind Sinha
2000
(48th)
Rasikpriya [44]  • Hindi
 • English
Ministry of External Affairs Arun Vasant Khopkar
2001
(49th)
Sonal [45]  • Hindi
 • English
Films Division Prakash Jha
2002
(50th)
Narayan Gangaram Surve [46] Marathi Khayal Trust Arun Khopkar
2003
(51st)
War and Peace [47] English Anand Patwardhan Anand Patwardhan
2003
(51st)
Kaya Poochhe Maya Se [47] Hindi Arvind Sinha Arvind Sinha
2004
(52nd)
Girni [48] Marathi Tripurari Sharan for FTII Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni
2005
(53rd)
Riding Solo to the Top of the World [49] English  • Gaurav A. Jani
 • P. T. Giridhar Rao
Gaurav A. Jani
2006
(54th)
Bishar Blues [50] English Amitabh Chakraborty Amitabh Chakraborty
2007
(55th)
Hope Dies Last In War [51]  • English
 • Hindi
Supriyo Sen Supriyo Sen
2008
(56th)
AFSPA 1958 [52]  • Manipuri
 • Hindi
 • Bachaspa Timayun Sunzu
 • Haobam Paban Kumar
Haobam Paban Kumar
2009
(57th)
The Postman [53] Tamil K. Hariharan B. Manohar
2009
(57th)
Bilal [53]  • Bengali
 • Hindi
Sourav Sarangi Sourav Sarangi
2010
(58th)
Germ [54] Hindi Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute Snehal R. Nair
2011
(59th)
And We Play On [55]  • Hindi
 • English
Pramod Purswane Pramod Purswane
2012
(60th)
Shepherds of Paradise [56]  • Gujari
 • Urdu
Raja Shabir Khan Raja Shabir Khan
2013
(61st)
Rangbhoomi[57] Hindi Films Division Kamal Swaroop
2014
(62nd)
Tender Is The Sight[58] Bengali Films Division Torsha Banerjee

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