National Film Development Corporation of India

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National Film Development Corporation of India
Industry film industry
Predecessors Film Finance Corporation
Founded 1975
Headquarters Mumbai, India
Area served Nehru Centre, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai - 400 018, India
Key people Ramesh Sippy (Chairman)
Nina Lath Gupta IRS (Managing Director) [1]
Products films
Owners Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India
Website Official Website

The National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC) based in Mumbai is the central agency established in 1975, to encourage high quality Indian cinema.[2] It functions in areas of film financing, production and distribution and under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India. The primary goal of the NFDC is to plan, promote and organize an integrated and efficient development of the Indian film industry and foster excellence in cinema.

History[edit]

It was established in 1975.[3] Over the years, NFDC has provided a wide range of services essential to the growth of Indian cinema especially Indian parallel cinema in the 1970s and 80s.[4][5] The NFDC (and its predecessor the Film Finance Corporation) has so far funded or produced over 300 films. These films, in various Indian languages, have been widely acclaimed and have won many national and international awards. A recent example is the third ever Kashmiri feature film, Bub ('father' in English), which was directed by Jyoti Sarup.

In 1982, the National Film Development Corporation of India chaired by D. V. S. Raju was also one of the production companies for Gandhi, which won eight Academy Awards[6][7]

Film journalist and former editor of Filmfare, B. K. Karanjia remained the chairman of the NFDC for several years, he had been instrumental in the establishment of its predecessor, Film Finance Corporartion.[8][9] Director Ramesh Sippy took over the position of chairman of NFDC in 2012.[10] He replaced actor Om Puri who was appointed in 2008.[11]

Cinemas of India[edit]

In 2013, NFDC started its label, "Cinemas of India", specifically to promote and distribute the parallel cinema film produced by it, since the 1960s. This also includes the separate "Cinemas of India" website, many of the movies which have long been out of circulation are now restored, and available as free online streaming and also as DVDs. Notable films in the series, include Mirch Masala (1987), Ek Din Achanak (1989), Train to Pakistan (1998), Mammo (1994), Uski Roti (1969), Kamla Ki Maut (1989) and 27 Down (1974).[5][12]

Awards[edit]

In capacity as the producer of various films, NFDC has received various awards.

National Film Awards
Year (Awards) Title Language Category Shared with
1983 - 31st National Film Awards[13] Adi Shankaracharya Sanskrit Best Feature Film Director - G. V. Iyer
1983 - 31st National Film Awards[13] Maya Miriga Oriya Second Best Feature Film Director - Nirad N. Mohapatra
1984 - 32nd National Film Awards[14] Ghare Baire Bengali Best Feature Film in Bengali Director - Satyajit Ray
1984 - 32nd National Film Awards[14] Music of Satyajit Ray English Best Non-Feature Film Director - Utpalendu Chakrabarty
1986 - 34th National Film Awards[15] Mirch Masala Hindi Best Feature Film in Hindi Director - Ketan Mehta
1987 - 35th National Film Awards[16] Pestonjee Hindi Best Feature Film in Hindi Director - Vijaya Mehta
1987 - 35th National Film Awards[16] Antarjali Jatra Bengali Best Feature Film in Bengali Director - Gautam Ghose
1988 - 36th National Film Awards[17] Salaam Bombay! Hindi Best Feature Film in Hindi  • Co-producer - Mirabai Films
 • Co-producer -Doordarshan
 • Director - Mira Nair
1988 - 36th National Film Awards[17] Main Zinda Hoon Hindi Best Film on Other Social Issues  • Co-producer -Doordarshan
 • Director - Sudhir Mishra
1989 - 37th National Film Awards[18] Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro Hindi Best Feature Film in Hindi Director - Saeed Akhtar Mirza
1989 - 37th National Film Awards[18] Ganashatru Bengali Best Feature Film in Bengali Director - Satyajit Ray
1989 - 37th National Film Awards[18] Percy Gujarati Best Feature Film in Gujarati Director - Pervez Merwanji
1989 - 37th National Film Awards[18] Marhi Da Deeva Punjabi Best Feature Film in Punjabi Director - Surinder Singh
1990 - 38th National Film Awards[19] Marupakkam Tamil Best Feature Film Director - K. S. Sethumadhavan
1990 - 38th National Film Awards[19] Ek Doctor Ki Maut Hindi Second Best Feature Film Director - Tapan Sinha
1991 - 39th National Film Awards[20] Agantuk Bengali Best Feature Film Director - Satyajit Ray
1991 - 39th National Film Awards[20] Diksha Hindi Best Feature Film in Hindi  • Co-producer - Doordarshan
 • Director - Arun Kaul
1991 - 39th National Film Awards[20] Dharavi Hindi Best Feature Film in Hindi  • Co-producer - Doordarshan
 • Director - Sudhir Mishra
1991 - 39th National Film Awards[20] Durga Hindi Best Film on Family Welfare Director - Basu Chatterjee
1992 - 40th National Film Awards[21] Ek Hota Vidushak Marathi Best Feature Film in Marathi Director - Jabbar Patel
1992 - 40th National Film Awards[21] Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda Hindi Best Feature Film in Hindi Director - Shyam Benegal
1992 - 40th National Film Awards[21] Tahader Katha Bengali Best Feature Film in Bengali Director - Buddhadeb Dasgupta
1992 - 40th National Film Awards[21] Miss Beatty's Children English Best First Film of a Director  • Co-producer - Doordarshan
 • Co-producer - Rooks AV
 • Director - Pamela Rooks
1993 - 41st National Film Awards[22] Antareen Bengali Best Feature Film in Bengali  • Co-producer - Doordarshan
 • Director - Mrinal Sen
1994 - 42nd National Film Awards[23] Mammo Hindi Best Feature Film in Hindi  • Co-producer - Doordarshan
 • Director - Shyam Benegal
1994 - 42nd National Film Awards[23] Amidini Bengali Best Feature Film in Bengali  • Co-producer - Doordarshan
 • Director - Chidananda Dasgupta
1994 - 42nd National Film Awards[23] Wheelchair Bengali Best Film on Other Social Issues Director - Tapan Sinha
1994 - 42nd National Film Awards[23] Nirbachana Oriya Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation  • Co-producer - Doordarshan
 • Director - Biplab Ray Chowdhury
1995 - 43rd National Film Awards[24] Bangarwadi Marathi Best Feature Film in Marathi  • Co-producer - Doordarshan
 • Director - Amol Palekar
1995 - 43rd National Film Awards[24] The Making of the Mahatma English Best Feature Film in English Director - Shyam Benegal
1995 - 43rd National Film Awards[24] Stri Telugu Best Feature Film in Telugu Director - K. S. Sethumadhavan
1995 - 43rd National Film Awards[24] Yugant Bengali Best Feature Film in Bengali Director - Aparna Sen
1995 - 43rd National Film Awards[24] Doghi Marathi Best Film on Other Social Issues  • Co-producer - Doordarshan
 • Director - Sumitra Bhave
 • Director - Sunil Sukathankar
1995 - 43rd National Film Awards[24] Sanabi Manipuri Best Feature Film in Manipuri Director - Aribam Syam Sharma
1997 - 45th National Film Awards[25] Mangamma Malayalam Best Feature Film in Malayalam Director - T. V. Chandran
1997 - 45th National Film Awards[25] Shesha Drushti Oriya Best Feature Film in Oriya Director - Apurba Kishore Bir
1998 - 46th National Film Awards[26] Samar Hindi Best Feature Film in Hindi  • Co-producer - Shyam Benegal
 • Co-producer - Sahyadri Films
 • Director - Shyam Benegal
1999 - 47th National Film Awards[27] Biswaprakash Oriya Best Feature Film in Oriya Director - Sushant Misra
2001 - 49th National Film Awards[28] Bub Kashmiri Best Feature Film on National Integration Director - Jyoti Sarup
2001 - 49th National Film Awards[28] Hemanter Pakhi Bengali Best Feature Film in Bengali Director - Urmi Chakraborty
2001 - 49th National Film Awards[28] Thilaadanam Telugu Best First Film of a Director Director - K. N. T. Sastry
2001 - 49th National Film Awards[28] Magunira Shagada Oriya Best Feature Film in Oriya Director - Prafulla Mohanty
2002 - 50th National Film Awards[29] Vaastuprush Marathi Best Feature Film in Marathi  • Director - Sumitra Bhave
 • Director - Sunil Sukhtankar
2003 - 51st National Film Awards[30] Dance like a Man English Best Feature Film in English Director - Pamela Rooks
2003 - 51st National Film Awards[30] Raghu Romeo Hindi Best Feature Film in Hindi Director - Rajat Kapoor
2009 - 57th National Film Awards[31] Paltadacho Munis Konkani Best Feature Film in Konkani Director - Laxmikant Shetgaonkar
2011 - 59th National Film Awards[32] Anhe Ghore Da Daan Punjabi Best Feature Film in Punjabi Director - Gurvinder Singh
2012 - 60th National Film Awards [33] The Good Road Gujarati Best Feature Film in Gujarati Director- Gyan Correa

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NFDC Board of Directors". NFDC. Retrieved 2013-09-19. 
  2. ^ "NFDC: Filming in India, Shooting in India, Indian Movies, Indian Films & Cinema, Bollywood". Nfdcindia.com. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  3. ^ "NFDC: Filming in India, Shooting in India, Indian Movies, Indian Films & Cinema, Bollywood". Nfdcindia.com. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  4. ^ "NFDC creates buzz in Cannes film market". Indian Express. May 22, 2008. 
  5. ^ a b Narayan, Hari (July 29, 2013). "Revisiting the masters". The Hindu. Retrieved 2014-04-28. 
  6. ^ Wakeman, John. World Film Directors, Volume 2. The H. W. Wilson Company. 1988. 82.
  7. ^ Special Correspondent. "Film producer D.V.S. Raju passes away". The Hindu. 
  8. ^ "Film scribe B K Karanjia passes away". The Times of India. June 25, 2012. Retrieved 2014-04-26. 
  9. ^ "Film journalist B.K. Karanjia, former NFDC chairman, dead". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2014-04-26. 
  10. ^ "Ramesh Sippy new NFDC chairperson". New Delhi: Hindustan Times. January 17, 2012. Retrieved January 14, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Om Puri to be the Chairman of NFDC". New Delhi: Indian Express. April 23, 2008. Retrieved January 14, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Meet the frownies". Livemint. Sep 28, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-04. 
  13. ^ a b "31st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. p. 6. Retrieved December 9, 2011. 
  14. ^ a b "32nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved January 6, 2012. 
  15. ^ "34th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved January 7, 2012. 
  16. ^ a b "35th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  17. ^ a b "36th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  18. ^ a b c d "37th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved January 29, 2012. 
  19. ^ a b "38th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. pp. 14–15. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  20. ^ a b c d "39th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. pp. 14–15. Retrieved February 27, 2012. 
  21. ^ a b c d "40th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 2, 2012. 
  22. ^ "41st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  23. ^ a b c d "42nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 5, 2012. 
  24. ^ a b c d e f "43rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  25. ^ a b "45th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 11, 2012. 
  26. ^ "46th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. pp. 6–7. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  27. ^ "47th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  28. ^ a b c d "49th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 14, 2012. 
  29. ^ "50th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 14, 2012. 
  30. ^ a b "51st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 15, 2012. 
  31. ^ "57th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  32. ^ "59th National Film Awards for 2011 - Feature Films" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved April 2, 2012. 
  33. ^ "60th National Film Awards Announced" (PDF) (Press release). Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 

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