National Film Award for Best Feature Film in English

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National Film Award for Best Feature Film in English
Awarded by Directorate of Film Festivals
Type National
Category Indian Cinema
Description
Medal Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus)
Statistics
Instituted 1964
First awarded 1964
Last awarded 2013
Total awarded 20
Cash award 100,000 (US$1,500)
Previous name(s) President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film in English (1964)
First awardee(s) The Avalanche
Last awardee(s) The Coffin Maker

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in English 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 Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus).

The National Film Awards, established in 1954, are the most prominent film awards in India that merit the best of the Indian cinema. The ceremony also presents awards for films in various regional languages.

Awards for films in seven regional language (Bengali, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu) started from 2nd National Film Awards which were presented on 21 December 1955. Three awards of "President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film", "Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film" and "Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film" were instituted. The later two certificate awards were discontinued from 15th National Film Awards (1967).

Produced and directed by Serbjeet Singh, the 1964 film The Avalanche was honoured with the first president's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film in English. After 1964, awards were discontinued for certain period and resumed for feature films produced in 1981 at 29th National Film Awards.

Winners[edit]

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

List of award films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation Refs.
1964
(12th)
The Avalanche Serbjeet Singh Serbjeet Singh  – [1]
1981
(29th)
36 Chowringhee Lane Shashi Kapoor Aparna Sen [2]
1982
(30th)
No Award [3]
1983
(31st)
No Award [4]
1984
(32nd)
No Award [5]
1985
(33rd)
No Award [6]
1986
(34th)
Watchman T. S. Narasimhan Shankar Nag [7]
1987
(35th)
No Award [8]
1988
(36th)
In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones Pradip Krishen Pradip Krishen [9]
1989
(37th)
No Award [10]
1990
(38th)
No Award [11]
1991
(39th)
No Award [12]
1992
(40th)
Electric Moon Bobby Bedi Pradip Krishen [13]
1993
(41st)
No Award [14]
1994
(42nd)
English, August Anuradha Parikh Dev Benegal [15]
1995
(43rd)
The Making of the Mahatma NFDC Shyam Benegal [16]
1996
(44th)
No Award [17]
1997
(45th)
No Award [18]
1998
(46th)
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar  • Government of India
 • Government of Maharashtra
Jabbar Patel [19]
1999
(47th)
No Award [20]
2000
(48th)
Pandavas: The Five Warriors Pentamedia Graphics Ltd Pentamedia Graphics Ltd [21]
2001
(49th)
Mitr, My Friend Suresh Menon Revathi [22]
2002
(50th)
Stumble 2 Streams Media Prakash Belawadi [23]
2003
(51st)
Dance like a Man NFDC Pamela Rooks [24]
2004
(52nd)
Amu Shonali Bose Shonali Bose [25]
2005
(53rd)
15 Park Avenue Bipin Kumar Vohra Aparna Sen [26]
2006
(54th)
Quest Amol Palekar Amol Palekar [27]
2007
(55th)
The Last Lear Arindam Chaudhuri Rituparno Ghosh [28]
2008
(56th)
Land Gold Women Vivek Agrawal Avantika Hari [29]
2009
(57th)
No Award [30]
2010
(58th)
Memories in March Shrikant Mohta Sanjoy Nag [31]
2011
(59th)
No Award [32]
2012
(60th)
Lessons in Forgetting Prince Thampi Unni Vijayan [33]
2013
(61st)
The Coffin Maker Shree Narayan Studio Veena Bakshi [34]
2013
(62nd)
No Award [35]
2015
(63rd)
No Award [36]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "12th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Retrieved 14 September 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. 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 Announced" (Press release). Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 17 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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