Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director

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Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director
Awarded by Directorate of Film Festivals
Type National
Category Indian Cinema
Description
Description Best debutant directorial work of a year
Medal Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus)
Statistics
Instituted 1980
First awarded 1980
Last awarded 2015
Total awarded 40
Cash award 125,000 (US$1,900)
Previous name(s)  • Award for Best First Film of a Director (1980–83)
 • Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of A Director (2010–present)
First awardee(s) Maina Tadanta
Recent awardee(s) Masaan

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 Refs.
1980
(28th)
Maina Tadanta Bengali  – Utpalendu Chakrabarty [1]
1981
(29th)
Aadharshila Hindi  – Ashok Ahuja [2]
1982
(30th)
Kann Sivanthaal Mann Sivakkum Tamil  – Sreedhar Rajan [3]
1983
(31st)
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro Hindi  – Kundan Shah [4]
1984
(32nd)
Meendum Oru Kaathal Kathai Tamil Radhika Pothan Prathap K. Pothan  – [5]
1985
(33rd)
New Delhi Times Hindi P. K. Tiwari Romesh Sharma [6]
1986
(34th)
Yeh Woh Manzil To Nahin Hindi Sudhir Mishra Sudhir Mishra [7]
1987
(35th)
Ekti Jiban Bengali Chalchitra Raja Mitra [8]
1988
(36th)
Trishagni Hindi Nabendu Ghosh Nabendu Ghosh [9]
1989
(37th)
Wosobipo Karbi Karbi Anglong District Council Gautam Bora [10]
1990
(38th)
Perumthachan Malayalam G. Jayakumar Ajayan [11]
1991
(39th)
Haladhar Assamese Geeti Barua and Dwijen Hazorika Sanjeev Hazorika [12]
1992
(40th)
Miss Beatty's Children English NFDC, Doordarshan and Rooks AV Pamela Rooks [13]
1993
(41st)
Sunya Theke Suru Bengali H. Das, Madhumanti Maitra and M. Das Ashoke Viswanathan [14]
1994
(42nd)
Mogamul Tamil J. Dharmambal Gnana Rajasekaran [15]
1995
(43rd)
Kahini Bengali Chandramala Bhattacharya and Malaya Bhattacharya Malaya Bhattacharya [16]
1996
(44th)
Rag Birag Assamese Bhabhen Baruah and Khanin Baruah Bidyut Chakraborty [17]
1997
(45th)
Bhoothakkannadi Malayalam Nair Krishnakamur Unni A. K. Lohithadas [18]
1998
(46th)
Daya Malayalam C. K. Gopinath Venu [19]
1999
(47th)
Dollar Dreams English Sekhar Kammula Sekhar Kammula [20]
1999
(47th)
Laado Haryanvi Kumud Chaudhary Ashwini Chaudhary
2000
(48th)
Sayahnam Malayalam M. S. Nazeer R. Sarath [21]
2001
(49th)
Thilaadanam Telugu NFDC K. N. T. Sastry [22]
2002
(50th)
Patalghar Bengali Niti Sonee Gourisaria Abhijit Chaudhuri [23]
2002
(50th)
Prohor Bengali Debjani Gupta Subhadro Chaudhary
2003
(51st)
Margam Malayalam Rajiv Vijay Raghavan Rajiv Vijay Raghavan [24]
2004
(52nd)
Grahanam Telugu N. Anji Reddy Mohan Krishna Indraganti [25]
2005
(53rd)
Parineeta Hindi Vidhu Vinod Chopra Pradeep Sarkar [26]
2006
(54th)
Eakantham Malayalam Anthony Joseph Madhu Kaithapram [27]
2006
(54th)
Kabul Express Hindi Aditya Chopra Kabir Khan
2007
(55th)
Frozen Hindi, Ladakhi Shivajee Chandrabhushan Shivajee Chandrabhushan [28]
2008
(56th)
A Wednesday! Hindi UTV Motion Pictures Neeraj Pandey [29]
2009
(57th)
Lahore Hindi Vivek Khatkar Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan [30]
2010
(58th)
Baboo Band Baaja Marathi Nita Jadhav Rajesh Pinjani [31]
2011
(59th)
Aaranya Kaandam Tamil S. P. B. Charan Thiagarajan Kumararaja [32]
2012
(60th)
Chittagong Hindi Bedabrata Pain Bedabrata Pain [33]
2012
(60th)
101 Chodyangal Malayalam Thomas Kottackkakom Sidhartha Siva
2013
(61st)
Fandry Marathi Navalkha Arts and Holy Basil Combine Nagraj Manjule [34]
2014
(62nd)
Asha Jaoar Majhe Bengali For Films and Salaam Cinema Aditya Vikram Sengupta [35]
2015
(63rd)
Masaan Hindi Phantom Films Neeraj Ghaywan [36]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "28th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "29th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "30th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "31st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "32nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "33rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "34th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "35th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "36th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "37th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "38th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "39th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  13. ^ "40th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
  14. ^ "41st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  15. ^ "42nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  16. ^ "43rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  17. ^ "44th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  18. ^ "45th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  19. ^ "46th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  20. ^ "47th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  21. ^ "48th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  22. ^ "49th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  23. ^ "50th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. pp. 18–19. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  24. ^ "51st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  25. ^ "52nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  26. ^ "53rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  27. ^ "54th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  28. ^ "55th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  29. ^ "56th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  30. ^ "57th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  31. ^ "58th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  32. ^ "59th National Film Awards for the Year 2011 Announced". Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  33. ^ "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. 
  35. ^ "62nd National Film Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. 24 March 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  36. ^ "63rd National Film Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. 28 March 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2016. 

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