National Film Award for Best Scientific Film

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National Film Award for Best Scientific Film
Type National
Category Short films
Instituted 1984
First awarded 1984
Last awarded 2013
Total awarded 21
Awarded by Directorate of Film Festivals
Cash award INR50,000 (US$810)
Medal Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus)
Previous name(s) Best Scientific Film (including Environment and Ecology) (1984–1990)
First awardee(s) Aranya Aamar
Last awardee(s) The Pad Piper

The National Film Award for Best Scientific 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 1984, at 32nd National Film Awards and awarded annually for the 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:

Awards legends
dagger
Awarded as Best Scientific Film / Best Environment / Conservation / Preservation Film
*
Indicates a joint award for that year
List of films, showing the year, language(s), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Language(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation
1984
(32nd)
Aranya Aamar[1] Bengali West Bengal Ministry of Forest Tarun Majumdar  –
1985
(33rd)
Power to the People[2] English B. N. Mehra K. Balakrishnan Nair
1986
(34th)
Kaamdhenu Redeemed[3] English  • Radha Narayanan
 • Mohi-Ud-Din Mirza
Mohi-Ud-Din Mirza
1987
(35th)
A Cooperative for Snake Catchers[4] English Eco Media Pvt Ltd  • Romulus Whitaker
 • Shekar Dattatri
1988
(36th)
Reconstructive Surgery Leprosy (Hand)[5] English Jal Mehta Anil Revankar
1989
(37th)
Neuropathic Foot in Leprosy[6] English Jal Mehta Vishram Revankar
1990
(38th)
Biotechnology: Some Possibilities [7] English Gul Bahar Singh for Films Division Nishith Banerjee
1991
(39th)
Silent Valley: An Indian Rain forest [8] English Eco Media Pvt Ltd  • Shekar Dattatri
 • Revati Mukherjee
1992
(40th)
Chunauti[9] Marathi D. G. Information and Public Relations, Government of Maharashtra Dinkar Chowdhary
1993
(41st)
No Award[10]
1994
(42nd)
Another Way of Learning[11] English Comet Media Foundation Chandita Mukherjee
1995
(43rd)
A Celestial Tryst
(N. M. No. 291)
[12]
English Y. N. Engineer for Films Division Y. N. Engineer for Films Division
1996
(44th)
No Award[13]
1997
(45th)
Ayurveda[14] English D. Gautaman for Films Division Bhanumurthy Alur
1997
(45th)
Cancer[14] Hindi Bhanumurthy Alur for Films Division C. K. M. Rao
1998
(46th)
No Award[15]
1999
(47th)
No Award[16]
2000
(48th)
Vedic Mathematics[17] English Bhanumurthy Alur for Films Division K. Jagjivan Ram for Films Division
2001
(49th)
No Award[18]
2002
(50th)
No Award[19]
2003
(51st)
The 18 Elephant: Three Monologues dagger [20] Malayalam Savithri Divakaran P. Balan
2004
(52nd)
Timeless Traveller-The Horseshoe Crab dagger[21] English Riverbank Studios Gautam Pandey
2005
(53rd)
Under This Sun dagger[22] Bengali Nilanjan Bhattacharya Nilanjan Bhattacharya
2006
(54th)
Kalpavriksha: Legacy Of Forests dagger [23] English Mike Pandey Nina Subramani
2007
(55th)
No Award[24]
2008
(56th)
Trip[25] English FTII Emmanuel Palo
2009
(57th)
No Award[26]
2010
(58th)
Heart to Heart[27] Manipuri and English Rotary Club of Imphal Bachaspatimayum Sunzu
2011
(59th)
No Award[28]
2012
(60th)
No Award[29]
2013
(61st)
The Pad Piper[30] English Akanksha Sood Singh Akanksha Sood Singh

References[edit]

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

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