National Film Award for Best Film on Social Issues

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National Film Award for Best Film on Social Issues
Awarded by Directorate of Film Festivals
Type National
Category Short films
Description
Medal Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus)
Statistics
Instituted 1967
First awarded 1967
Last awarded 2015
Total awarded 41
Cash award 50,000 (US$740)
Previous name(s) Best Film on Social Documentation (1967–85)
First awardee(s) I am 20
Recent awardee(s) Auto Driver

The National Film Award for Best Film on Social Issues 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 non-feature films and awarded with Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus).

The award was instituted in 1967, at 15th National Film Awards and awarded annually for the short films produced in the year across the country, in all Indian languages.

Winners[edit]

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

Indicates a joint award for that year
List of films, showing the year, language(s), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Language(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation Refs.
1967
(15th)
I am 20 English J. S. Bhownagary and K. L. Khandpur for Films Division S. N. S. Sastry  – [1]
1968
(16th)
Water English Fali Billmoria Productions Fali Billmoria  – [2]
1969
(17th)
No Award [3]
1970
(18th)
Latest English Film-O-Pub Biplab Ray Chaudhari  – [4]
1971
(19th)
1972
(20th)
Transcedence English Pramod Patil for Films Division K. Vishwanath for Films Division  – [5]
1973
(21st)
Land of Krishna English G. L. Bhardwaj G. L. Bhardwaj  – [6]
1974
(22nd)
Behind the Breadline English S. Sukhdev S. Sukhdev  – [7]
1975
(23rd)
Baster Rhythm of Progress English Chandrashekhar Nair Chandrashekhar Nair  – [8]
1976
(24th)
1977
(25th)
No Award [9]
1978
(26th)
No Award [10]
1979
(27th)
1980
(28th)
No Award [11]
1981
(29th)
No Award [12]
1982
(30th)
No Award [13]
1983
(31st)
No Award [14]
1984
(32nd)
No Award [15]
1985
(33rd)
No Award [16]
1986
(34th)
Inner Instincts English Ministry of Welfare (India) P. Vijay Kumar [17]
1987
(35th)
Sankalp Hindi Madhya Pradesh Film Development Corporation Ltd. Rajendra Janglay [18]
1988
(36th)
Voices from Baliapal English Vector Productions  • Vasudha Joshi
 • Ranjan Palit
[19]
1989
(37th)
The Limp in the Niche English Girish Karnad Girish Karnad [20]
1990
(38th)
Safe Drinking Water for All English R. Krishna Mohan for Films Division Mahesh P. Sinha [21]
1991
(39th)
Eyes of Stone  • Hindi
 • Marwari
Nilita Vachani Nilita Vachani [22]
1992
(40th)
Choodiyan Hindi Sai Paranjpye for Films Division Sai Paranjpye [23]
1993
(41st)
The Women Betrayed English  • Sehjo Singh
 • Anwar Jamal
Sehjo Singh [24]
1994
(42nd)
Father, Son and Holy War (Part I: Trial by Fire, Part II: Hero Pharmacy)  • Hindi
 • English
Anand Patwardhan Anand Patwardhan [25]
1995
(43rd)
Memories of Fear  • Hindi
 • English
 • Flavia Agnes
 • Majlis Production
Madhushree Dutta [26]
1996
(44th)
Silent Screams: A Village Chronicle English Jose Sebastián O. K. Johnny [27]
1997
(45th)
Matir Bhanr Bengali Anjana Ghosh Dastidar Debananda Sengupta [28]
1998
(46th)
Malli Tamil Film and TV Institute of Tamil Nadu R. Madhava Krisshnan [29]
1999
(47th)
Atanka Ka Andhakar
(Darkness of Terror)
Hindi Films Division Rajiv Kumar [30]
2000
(48th)
Infiltrators English Urmi Chakraborty for Films Division Urmi Chakraborty for Films Division [31]
2001
(49th)
A New Paradigm English Aruna Raje Patil Aruna Raje Patil [32]
2002
(50th)
Avchetan Hindi  • Prem Matiyani for Films Division
 • Ministry of Social Empowerment
Manisha Dwivedi [33]
2003
(51st)
Way Back Home Bengali Rajasri Mukhopadhyay Supriyo Sen [34]
2004
(52nd)
Dwijaa Marathi Tripurari Sharan for FTII Pankaj Purandare [35]
2005
(53rd)
Way To Dusty Death  • Hindi
 • English
Rajiv Mehrotra Sayed Fayaz [36]
2006
(54th)
Children of Nomads Hindi Leoarts Communication Meenakshi Vinay Rai [37]
2007
(55th)
Bagher Bacha Bengali Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute Bishnu Dev Halder [38]
2007
(55th)
Shifting Prophecy English Public Service Broadcasting Trust Merajur Rahman Baruah
2008
(56th)
The Female Nude Hindi Public Service Broadcasting Trust  • Hemjyotika
 • Devi Prasad Mishra
[39]
2008
(56th)
Buru Gaara Hindi Public Service Broadcasting Trust Shriprakash
2009
(57th)
Mr. India Manipuri Haobam Paban Kumar Haobam Paban Kumar [40]
2010
(58th)
Understanding Trafficking  • Bengali
 • Hindi
 • English
Cinemawoman Ananya Chakraborti [41]
2011
(59th)
Mindscapes... of Love and Longing  • Hindi
 • English
Public Service Broadcasting Trust Arun Chadha [42]
2011
(59th)
Inshallah, Football  • Kashmiri
 • Urdu
 • English
Javed Jaffrey Ashvin Kumar
2012
(60th)
Behind The Mist Malayalam Babu Kambrath Babu Kambrath [43]
2013
(61st)
Gulabi Gang  • Hindi
 • Bundelkhandi
Torstein Grude Nishtha Jain [44]
2014
(62nd)
Can't Take This Shit Anymore English Bhagirathi Films Vinod Kapri [45]
2014
(62nd)
Daughters of Mother India English V2 Film & Design Pvt. Ltd Vibha Bakshi
2015
(63rd)
Auto Driver Manipuri  • Oinam Doren
 • Longjam Meenadevi
Longjam Meenadevi [46]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "15th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "16th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "17th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "18th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "20th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "21st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 29 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "22nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "23rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "25th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "26th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  11. ^ "28th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  12. ^ "29th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  13. ^ "30th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  14. ^ "31st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 December 2011. 
  15. ^ "32nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  16. ^ "33rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  17. ^ "34th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  18. ^ "35th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  19. ^ "36th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  20. ^ "37th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  21. ^ "38th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  22. ^ "39th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  23. ^ "40th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
  24. ^ "41st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  25. ^ "42nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  26. ^ "43rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  27. ^ "44th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  28. ^ "45th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  29. ^ "46th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  30. ^ "47th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  31. ^ "48th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  32. ^ "49th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  33. ^ "50th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  34. ^ "51st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  35. ^ "52nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  36. ^ "53rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  37. ^ "54th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  38. ^ "55th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  39. ^ "56th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  40. ^ "57th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  41. ^ "58th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  42. ^ "59th National Film Awards for the Year 2011 Announced". Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  43. ^ "60th National Film Awards Announced" (PDF) (Press release). Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  44. ^ "61st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 16 April 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  45. ^ "62nd National Film Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. 24 March 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  46. ^ "63rd National Film Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. 28 March 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2016. 

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