National Film Award – Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Book on Cinema)

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National Film Award – Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Book on Cinema)
National award for contributions to books on cinema
Sponsored by Directorate of Film Festivals
First awarded 1995
Last awarded 2016
Most recent winner A Fly in the Curry
Highlights
Total awarded 15
First winner
  •  • Alanti Chalanchitram
  •  • Cinemachi Chittarkatha

The National Film Award – Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Book on Cinema) is one of the National Film Awards given by Directorate of Film Festivals, India. Instituted in 1995 and awarded at 43rd National Film Awards and lastly awarded in 2014 at 62nd National Film Awards.[1]

The awards aim at encouraging study and appreciation of cinema as an art form and dissemination of information and critical appreciation of this art-form through publication of books, articles, reviews etc. All the award winners are awarded with Certificate of Merit.

Winners[edit]

All the award winners are awarded with Certificate of Merit. Following are the winners over the years:

List of books, showing the year (award ceremony), recipient(s), language(s) and citation
Year Name of Book(s) Recipient(s) Language(s) Citation Refs.
1995
(43rd)
Alanti Chalanchitram K. N. T. Sastry Telugu
For his chronological and valuable accounts of the significant films produced in the first 25 years of Telugu cinema.
[1]
Cinemachi Chittarkatha Ashok Rane Marathi
For his comprehensive introduction to World cinema for Marathi readers.
1996
(44th)
No Award [2]
1997
(45th)
No Award [3]
1998
(46th)
Communication Cinema Development Gaston Roberge English
For his book Communication Cinema Development which brings a multidisciplinary approach to bear on the subject of film.
[4]
1999
(47th)
Economic Aspects of Film Industry In Kerala Uma J. Nair English
For its in-depth analysis of the relationship between literature and film, its thorough understanding of the medium, rigorous research and high readability.
[5]
2000
(48th)
Such Is Life Niranjan Pal English
For its straightforward narration and personalized nostalgia, taking the reader right into the beginnings of Indian cinema.
[6]
Sangeet Ka Soundarya Bodh Uma Garg Hindi
For going into and exploring a territory which authors rarely venture into Indian film music.
2001
(49th)
No Award [7]
2002
(50th)
No Award [8]
2003
(51st)
Kathapurush Niranjan Pal Bengali
For a commendable revelation of the personality of the filmmaker (Mrinal Sen).
[9]
Chalanchitra Nirdeshaka P. N. Srinivas Kannada
For a unique presentation of the technicalities of film-making and international film personalities.
2004
(52nd)
No Award [10]
2005
(53rd)
No Award [11]
2006
(54th)
No Award [12]
2007
(55th)
No Award [13]
2008
(56th)
The Director's Mind Ujjal Chakraborty English
For giving a fresh insight into the works of timeless luminaries. That is no mean achievement considering Ujjal talks of works of some of biggest film makers. Rather than confusing the readers with technical jargon, Ujjal brings to the fore the ethos of film making, revealing the masterpieces of past Masters.
[14]
2009
(57th)
Eka Studioche Atmavrutta Prabhakar Pendharkar Marathi
For its unusual mode of documenting the history of one of the oldest Marathi studios.
[15]
2010
(58th)
Cinema Bhojpuri Author: Avijit Ghosh
Publisher: Penguin Books
English
Often dismissed as a poor cousin of mainstream Hindi cinema, Bhojpuri cinema, however has many interesting cultural strains that Avijit Ghosh has laid bare. Any one conversant with life in North Bihar and East Uttar Pradesh, or in many lands far beyond, would recognize the importance of this 'subaltern' effort.
[16]
Thiraicheelai Author: Oviyar Jeeva
Publisher: Trisakti Sundar Raman
Tamil
For a sincere attempt to analyse important developments in Tamil films. It also provides an insight into the classics of world cinema, highlighting their aesthetic values.
2011
(59th)
No Award [17]
2012
(60th)
No Award [18]
2013
(61st)
No Award [19]
2014
(62nd)
Pride of Tamil Cinema (1931-2013) Author: G. Dhananjayan English
G. Dhananjayan’s Pride of Tamil Cinema deserves careful consideration for the sheer expanse of the work. The book is a painstaking effort which will have a relevance many years down the line
[20]
2015
(63rd)
Forgotten Masters of Hindi Cinema Author: Satish Chopra English
Satish Chopra's book is an anecdotal and affectionate insight that brings to life the early maestros of Hindi film music. Written from the perspective of a lifelong music lover, its effervescence engages and makes one fall in love with the classics again.
[21]
2016
(64th)
A Fly in the Curry K.P. Jayashankar English
K.P. Jayashankar - Anjali Monteiro explore independent documentary films in India and revisit the relationships between film-makers and their narratives. The book sets new standards in form and context in cinema studies.
[22]
Anjali Monteiro
2017
(65th)
No Award

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "43rd National Film Awards (PDF)" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. p. 134. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ "44th National Film Awards (PDF)" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ "45th National Film Awards (PDF)" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 11, 2012. 
  4. ^ "46th National Film Awards (PDF)" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. p. 132. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  5. ^ "47th National Film Awards (PDF)" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. p. 114. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  6. ^ "48th National Film Awards (PDF)" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. p. 144. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  7. ^ "49th National Film Awards (PDF)" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 14, 2012. 
  8. ^ "50th National Film Awards (PDF)" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 14, 2012. 
  9. ^ "51st National Film Awards (PDF)" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. p. 140. Retrieved March 15, 2012. 
  10. ^ "52nd National Film Awards (PDF)" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  11. ^ "53rd National Film Awards (PDF)" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 19, 2012. 
  12. ^ "54th National Film Awards (PDF)" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 24, 2012. 
  13. ^ "55th National Film Awards (PDF)" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 26, 2012. 
  14. ^ "56th National Film Awards (PDF)" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. p. 150. Retrieved March 27, 2012. 
  15. ^ "57th National Film Awards (PDF)" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. pp. 166–167. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  16. ^ "58th National Film Awards (PDF)" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. pp. 204–207. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  17. ^ "59th National Film Awards for 2011 - Best Writing on Cinema" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 2 April 2012. 
  18. ^ "60th National Film Awards Announced" (PDF) (Press release). Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  19. ^ "61st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 16 April 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 April 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  20. ^ "62nd National Film Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. 24 March 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  21. ^ "63rd National Film Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. 28 March 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2016. 
  22. ^ "64th National Film Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 June 2017. Retrieved 7 April 2017. 

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