National Film Award for Best Children's Film

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National Film Award for Best Children's Film
National award for contributions to Indian Cinema
Sponsored by Directorate of Film Festivals
Formerly called Prime Minister's Gold Medal for the Best Children's Film
Reward(s)
  • Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus)
  • 150,000 (US$2,200)
First awarded 1954
Last awarded 2017
Most recent winner Mhorkya
Highlights
Total awarded 56
First winner Khela Ghar

The National Film Award for Best Children's 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 feature films and awarded with Golden Lotus (Swarna Kamal).

The award was instituted in 1954, at 1st National Film Awards and awarded annually for children's films produced in the year across the country, in all Indian languages.

Winners[edit]

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

Awards legends
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Swarna Kamal (Gold Medal) for the Best Children's Film
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Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Children's Film
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Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Children's Film
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Certificate of Merit for the Best Children's Film
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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.
1953
(1st)
Khela Ghar Bengali Aurora Films  –  – [1]
1954
(2nd)
No Award [2]
1955
(3rd)
No Award [3]
1956
(4th)
Jaldeep Bengali Children's Film Society Kidar Sharma  – [4]
1957
(5th)
Hum Panchhi Ek Daal Ke Hindi AVM Productions P. L. Santoshi  – [5]
Janmatithi Bengali R. B. Films Dilip Mukherjee  –
1958
(6th)
Virsa and the Magic Doll English Little Cinema Pvt Ltd. Santi P. Chowdhury  – [6]
1959
(7th)
Banyan Deer English Films Division  • Ahmed Lateef
 • Shanti Verma
 • G. G. Saraiya
 – [7]
1960
(8th)
Phool Aur Kaliyan Hindi Rajkamal Kalamandir Ram Gabale  – [8]
Idd Mubarak Hindi Children's Film Society Khwaja Ahmad Abbas  –
Delhi Ki Kahani Hindi Children's Film Society Rajendra Kumar  –
1961
(9th)
Hattogol Vijay Hindi Hari S. Dasgupta Productions  • Buju Das Gupta
 • Raghunath Goswami
 – [9]
Savitri Hindi Children's Film Society Phani Majumdar  –
Nanhe Munne Sitare Hindi Ajay Kumar Chakravarty Ajay Kumar Chakravarty  –
1962
(10th)
Raju Aur Gangaram Hindi Children's Film Society Ezra Mir  – [10]
1963
(11th)
Panch Puthliyan Hindi Children's Film Society Amit Bose  – [11]
1964
(12th)
1965
(13th)
The Adventure of A Sugar Doll English Children's Film Society Kantilal Rathod  – [12]
As You Like It English Children's Film Society S. Shankar  –
1966
(14th)
1967
(15th)
No Award [13]
1968
(16th)
Heerer Prajapati Bengali Children's Film Society Shanti P. Chowdhury  – [14]
1969
(17th)
No Award [15]
1970
(18th)
No Award [16]
1971
(19th)
Wings Of Fire English  –  –  – [17]
1972
(20th)
No Award [18]
1973
(21st)
No Award [19]
1974
(22nd)
No Award [20]
1975
(23rd)
No Award [21]
1976
(24th)
1977
(25th)
Safed Haathi Hindi  • R. A. Jalan
 • Pratap Agarwal
Tapan Sinha
For a film with which a quiet realism evokes the fascination and mystery of the jungle; for its mature emphasis on the harmonious relationship between man and nature; for the personal empathy portrayed between a child and creatures of the forest; for a story of lyrical charm and gripping adventure which educates even as it entertains children and grown-ups alike.
[22]
1978
(26th)
Joi Baba Felunath Bengali R. D. Bansal Satyajit Ray
For the wit and craftsmanship used to synthesise a child's world of fantasy with an adult story of crime and detection.
[23]
1979
(27th)
1980
(28th)
No Award [24]
1981
(29th)
No Award [25]
1982
(30th)
No Award [26]
1983
(31st)
Bhombal Sardar Bengali Government of West Bengal Nripen Ganguly
For its lively and lyrical description of a world seen through the eyes of a boy.
[27]
1984
(32nd)
My Dear Kuttichathan Malayalam M. C. Punnoose Jijo Punnoose  – [28]
1985
(33rd)
Aazadi Ki Ore Hindi Sangeethalaya P. S. Prakash
For exploring man's cruelty to and exploitation of animals and, through an interesting story, inculcating in the minds of children the love of animals.
[29]
1986
(34th)
No Award [30]
1987
(35th)
Swamy Hindi T. S. Narasimhan Shankar Nag
For the delightful recreation of childhood and growing up in an Indian village during the freedom movement.
[31]
1988
(36th)
Manu Uncle Malayalam Joy Thomas Dennis Joseph
For endearing and hilarious picturisation which promotes a sense of adventure among children.
[32]
1989
(37th)
Ankur Maina Aur Kabootar Hindi Children's Film Society Madan Bawaria
For its involvement of children in the fight for preservation of wildlife in the exotically shot isle of Mauritius.
[33]
Jamboo Savari Kannada K. S. L. Swame (Lalitha Ravee) K. S. L. Swame (Lalitha Ravee)
For the way in which it establishes the conflict between a child's instinctive love for a wild animal and the reality of man-animal relationships in the modern world, along with the resolution of that conflict.
1990
(38th)
No Award [34]
1991
(39th)
Abhayam Malayalam Children's Film Society Sivan
For its outstanding qualities as a film that entertains children and adults alike.
[35]
1992
(40th)
Mujhse Dosti Karoge Hindi National Center of Films for Children and Young People Gopi Desai
For its gentle handling of a child who has exciting adventures in his own social dream world.
[36]
1993
(41st)
Lavanya Preeti Oriya National Center of Films for Children and Young People Apurba Kishore Bir
For its subtle and delicate exposition of the growing-up process from childhood to adolescence through the use of myths and striking visuals.
[37]
1994
(42nd)
Kochaniyan Malayalam Bushura Shahudeen Satheesh Vengannoor
For a simple but effective tale of a middle class Kerala family told through the experiences and dreams of a young boy.
[38]
Abhay Hindi National Center of Films for Children and Young People Annu Kapoor
For an entertaining film advocating humane love between a child and a ghost advocating a rational outlook to life.
1995
(43rd)
Halo Hindi National Center of Films for Children and Young People Santosh Sivan
For its refreshing approach to the subject and in bringing out the impact of urban insensitivity from a child's point of view leading to a memorable finale.
[39]
1996
(44th)
Damu Bengali Art Films Raja Sen
For charming story of a simpleton who keeps his word given to a child.
[40]
1997
(45th)
Ramayanam Telugu M. S. Reddy Gunasekhar
For presenting the classical Indian epic in an entertaining narrative style with child actors playing all the legendary characters with ease and verve. The film provides an opportunity for children to keep in touch with the country's cultural heritage.
[41]
1998
(46th)
Kabhi Pass Kabhi Fail Hindi National Center of Films for Children and Young People Virendra Saini
For weaving an enchanting tale that can be enjoyed by children of all ages and drawing memorable performances from its large cast of characters.
[42]
1999
(47th)
Goal Hindi Children's Film Society Gul Bahar Singh
For stressing the sportsmanship of a small town coach who supports, without any bias, the raw talent of an underprivileged aspirant with no education and with a social stigma.
[43]
2000
(48th)
Gharaksharangal Malayalam Salim Padiyath Salim Padiyath
For depicting, through the eyes of a child love and respect for our mother tongue and culture tackling many social issues pertaining to education, agriculture and general empowerment, for a civic society.
[44]
2001
(49th)
No Award [45]
2002
(50th)
Baaja Hindi Children's Film Society Apurba Kishore Bir
For its poignant, portrayal of the maturing of a young mind.
[46]
2003
(51st)
Tora Assamese Children's Film Society Jahnu Barua
For showing how a child brings down the boundaries and barriers created by adults.
[47]
2004
(52nd)
Chutkan Ki Mahabharat Hindi Children's Film Society Sankalp Meshram
The film is phantasanagonic story of a boy whose dreams start coming true suddenly. All hell breaks loose when a Nautanki comes to village to play Mahabharata and suddenly its story changes. The warring Kaurvas and Pandavas bury their differences and become friends even before the war has begun.
[48]
2005
(53rd)
The Blue Umbrella Hindi UTV Motion Pictures Vishal Bhardwaj
For its poetic and visually stunning interpretation of a story highlighting the values of selflessness and compassion.
[49]
2006
(54th)
Care of Footpath Kannada Shylaja Shrikanth Kishan Shrikanth
For articulating the burning desire for education in a slumdweller. The issue is particularly relevant, as the film is directed by a nine-year-old boy.
[50]
2007
(55th)
Photo Hindi Children's Film Society Virendra Saini
For unfolding a magic world of images and sound to a talented young child by highlighting the milestones of cinema history in a lucid manner.
[51]
2008
(56th)
Gubbachigalu Kannada Media House Studio Abhaya Simha
For imaginative portrayal of a magic world that exists in the minds of children.
[52]
2009
(57th)
Putaani Party Kannada Children's Film Society Ramchandra P. N.
For the novel idea of empowering children to work as a Panchayat to combat alcoholism that destroys their future.
[53]
Keshu Malayalam Children’s Film Society Sivan
For the sensitivity that explores the lonely world of a specially enabled child and the inability of adults to recognise the genius in him.
2010
(58th)
Hejjegalu Kannada Basanta Kumar Patil P. R. Ramadas Naidu
A little girl cheerfully takes on the challenge to preserve the fabric of her family.
[54]
2011
(59th)
Chillar Party Hindi  • UTV Software Communications
 • Salman Khan
 • Vikas Bahl
 • Nitesh Tiwari
For its skilful mediation on complex issues related to political corruption, media, child labour, and love for animals via an adorable group of children located in an apartment block of Mumbai. The director playfully and innovatively moves towards instilling a sense of responsibility and values both amongst children and adults. The result is a rare film that addresses our contemporary times with humour, wit, innocence and intelligence.
[55]
2012
(60th)
Dekh Indian Circus Hindi Mahaveer Jain Mangesh Hadawale
The attraction of a travelling circus in a rural ambiance and the travails of a housewife with two children wanting to view the circus. A compelling, yet entertaining children's film.
[56]
2013
(61st)
Kaphal Hindi Children's Film Society of India Batul Mukhtiar
A small village deep in Uttarakhand. A touching story set in beautiful mountains where two young boys pine for their father who has been away for quite a few years. They have dreams which they share with their close friends as they frolic around.
[57]
2014
(62nd)
Kaaka Muttai Tamil Grass Root Film Company M. Manikandan
For narrating a charming story of two brothers who are unaware of their deprived status and have a confrontation with the tastelessness of globalization.
[58]
Elizabeth Ekadashi Marathi Essel Vision Productions Ltd. Paresh Mokashi
For a delightful tale that reaffirms children's ability to negotiate the complexities of life with relative ease.
2015
(63rd)
Duronto Hindi Code Red Films Soumendra Padhi
Story of a child prodigy on his undying spirit to achieve the impossible.
[59]
2016
(64th)
Dhanak Hindi Drishyam Films Nagesh Kukunoor
In appreciation of exploring a child’s world devoid of malice.
[60]
2017
(65th)
Mhorkya Marathi Kalyan Rajmogli Padal Amar Bharat Deokar

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