National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film

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National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film
Awarded by Directorate of Film Festivals
Type National
Category Short films
Description
Description Best Non-Feature Film of the year
Medal Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus)
Statistics
Instituted 1953
First awarded 1953
Last awarded 2015
Total awarded 85
Cash award 1,50,000/-
Previous name(s) President's Gold Medal for the Best Documentary Film (1953-66)
Best Information Film (1967-83)
First awardee(s) Mahabalipuram
Recent awardee(s) Amdavad Ma Famous

The National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film 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 non-feature films and awarded with Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus).

The award was instituted in 1953, at 1st National Film Awards and awarded annually for short films produced in the year across the country, in all Indian languages.

Winners[edit]

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

Awards legends
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President's Silver Medal for Best Non-Feature Film
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Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Non-Feature Film
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Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Non-Feature Film
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Certificate of Merit for the Best Non-Feature Film
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Indicates a joint award for that year
List of 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)
Mahabalipuram English Films Division Jagat Murari  – [1]
1953
(1st)
Holy Himalayas English Films Division K. L. Khandpur  –
1953
(1st)
Tree of Wealth English Information Films of India A. Bhaskar Rao  –
1954
(2nd)
Spirit of the Loom English Films Division V. R. Sarma  – [2]
1954
(2nd)
Darjeeling English Films Division K. L. Khandpur  –
1954
(2nd)
Golden River English Films Division P. V. Pathy  –
1955
(3rd)
Magic of Mountains English Films Division Mushir Ahmed  – [3]
1955
(3rd)
Wonder of Work English Films Division  –  –
1955
(3rd)
Education for Life English Ama Ltd.  –  –
1956
(4th)
Gotama The Buddha English Bimal Roy Productions for Films Division Rajbans Khanna  – [4]
1956
(4th)
Khajuraho English Films Division M. Wadhwani  –
1956
(4th)
A Village In Travancore English Art Films of Asia Private Ltd. for Burmah-Shell Fali Billimoria  –
1957
(5th)
A Himalayan Tapestry English Burmah Shell Mohan Bhavnani  – [5]
1957
(5th)
Mandu English Films Division Neil Gokhale  –
1957
(5th)
Dharti Ki Jhankar English Films Division Bhaskar Rao  –
1958
(6th)
Radha Krishna English Films Division J. S. Bhownagary  – [6]
1958
(6th)
The Story of Dr. Karve English Films Division Neil Gokhale, Ram Gabale  –
1958
(6th)
Call of the Mountains Hindi Films Division A. K. Chaudhuri  –
1959
(7th)
Kathakali English Films Division Mohan Wadhwani  – [7]
1959
(7th)
Mayurakshi Dam Hindi Films Division N. K. Issar  –
1960
(8th)
Kangra and Kulu English Films Division N. S. Thapu  – [8]
1960
(8th)
Saga of Service English Films Division Dilip Jamdar  –
1960
(8th)
The Weavers English Films Division F. R. Bilimoria  –
1961
(9th)
Rabindranath Tagore
(Longer Version)
English Films Division Satyajit Ray  – [9]
1961
(9th)
Our Feathered Friends English Films Division Gopal Datt  –
1961
(9th)
Romance of the Indian Coin English Films Division G. H. Saraiya  –
1962
(10th)
Four Centuries Ago English Films Division Shanti Verma  – [10]
1962
(10th)
Himalayan Heritage English Films Division N. S. Thapu  –
1962
(10th)
The Telco Story English Hunnar Films Clement Baptista  –
1963
(11th)
Song of the Snow English Films Division N. S. Thapu  – [11]
1963
(11th)
Malwa English Films Division S. N. S. Sastry  –
1963
(11th)
Jain Temples of India English Films Division Arun Chaudhari  –
1964
(12th)
One Day English Jagat Murari S. N. S. Sastry  – [12]
1964
(12th)
All Under Heaven By Force English J. B. H. Wadia J. B. H. Wadia  –
1964
(12th)
And Miles To Go English S. Sukhdev S. Sukhdev  –
1965
(13th)
Cloven Horizon English Kantilal Rathod Kantilal Rathod  – [13]
1965
(13th)
Across India English Films Division Gopal Datt  –
1966
(14th)
1967
(15th)
India '67  – P. Sukhdev P. Sukhdev  – [14]
1968
(16th)
Everest English Arun Chowdhury for Films Division N. S. Thapa  – [15]
1969
(17th)
Amrita Sher-Gil English B. D. Garga B. D. Garga  – [16]
1970
(18th)
No Award [17]
1971
(19th)
1972
(20th)
The Inner Eye English Satyajit Ray Satyajit Ray  – [18]
1973
(21st)
The Flame Burns Bright English Ashish Mukherjee Ashish Mukherjee  – [19]
1974
(22nd)
Man In Search of Man English G. P. Asthana for Films Division Prem Vaidya for Films Division  – [20]
1975
(23rd)
Winged Wonderland English Shanti Varma Shanti Varma  – [21]
1976
(24th)
1977
(25th)
Deshratna Rajendra Prasad Hindi Arvind Kumar Sinha M. Prabhat [22]
1978
(26th)
Rumtek: A Monastery Wrethed In A Hundred Thousand Rainbows English Romesh Sharma Romesh Sharma [23]
1979
(27th)
1980
(28th)
Daldal Hindi Krystyna Khote Pradeep Dixit [24]
1981
(29th)
Faces After The Storm Hindi Yash Chaudhary for Films Division Prakash Jha [25]
1982
(30th)
An Indian Story English Suhasini Mulay Tapan K. Bose [26]
1983
(31st)
The Procession English Aurora Films Corporation Anjan Bose [27]
1984
(32nd)
Music of Satyajit Ray English NFDC Utpalendu Chakrabarty  – [28]
1985
(33rd)
Bombay: Our City English Anand Patwardhan Anand Patwardhan [29]
1986
(34th)
The Land of Sand Dunes English Orchid Films Pvt. Ltd. Gautam Ghose [30]
1987
(35th)
Bhopal: Beyond Genocide English Cinemart Foundation  • Tapan K. Bose
 • Suhasini Mulay
 • Salim Shaikh
[31]
1988
(36th)
Kanaka Purandara Kannada Girish Karnad for Films Division Girish Karnad [32]
1989
(37th)
Aar Koto Din Bengali  • Department of Information and Cultural Affairs India
 • Government of West Bengal
Shashi Anand [33]
1990
(38th)
Graven Image English  • Sumitendra Nath Tagore
 • Shyamasree Tagore
Abhijit Chattopadhyay [34]
1991
(39th)
Sons of Abotani: The Misings Mishing Dilip Doley Gautam Bora [35]
1992
(40th)
In Search of Indian Theatre English Arundhati Chatterjee Abhijit Chattopadhyay [36]
1993
(41st)
Maihar Raag Bengali Sunil Shanbag Arun Bhattacharjee [37]
1994
(42nd)
Rasayatra  • Hindi
 • English
Interaction Video Communication Nandan Kudhyadi [38]
1995
(43rd)
Tarana English Y. N. Engineer for Films Division Rajat Kapoor [39]
1996
(44th)
Sham's Vision English Manu Grover Shaji N. Karun [40]
1997
(45th)
Jataner Jami Bengali Raja Mitra and Associates Raja Mitra [41]
1998
(46th)
In The Forest Hangs a Bridge English Sanjay Kak Sanjay Kak [42]
1999
(47th)
Dui Paatan Ke Beech Mein
(Between the Devil and the Deep River)
Hindi Arvind Sinha Arvind Sinha [43]
2000
(48th)
Rasikpriya  • Hindi
 • English
Ministry of External Affairs Arun Vasant Khopkar [44]
2001
(49th)
Sonal  • Hindi
 • English
Films Division Prakash Jha [45]
2002
(50th)
Narayan Gangaram Surve Marathi Khayal Trust Arun Khopkar [46]
2003
(51st)
War and Peace English Anand Patwardhan Anand Patwardhan [47]
2003
(51st)
Kaya Poochhe Maya Se Hindi Arvind Sinha Arvind Sinha
2004
(52nd)
Girni Marathi Tripurari Sharan for FTII Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni [48]
2005
(53rd)
Riding Solo to the Top of the World English  • Gaurav A. Jani
 • P. T. Giridhar Rao
Gaurav A. Jani [49]
2006
(54th)
Bishar Blues English Amitabh Chakraborty Amitabh Chakraborty [50]
2007
(55th)
Hope Dies Last In War  • English
 • Hindi
Supriyo Sen Supriyo Sen [51]
2008
(56th)
AFSPA 1958  • Manipuri
 • Hindi
 • Bachaspa Timayun Sunzu
 • Haobam Paban Kumar
Haobam Paban Kumar [52]
2009
(57th)
The Postman Tamil K. Hariharan B. Manohar [53]
2009
(57th)
Bilal  • Bengali
 • Hindi
Sourav Sarangi Sourav Sarangi
2010
(58th)
Germ Hindi Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute Snehal R. Nair [54]
2011
(59th)
And We Play On  • Hindi
 • English
Pramod Purswane Pramod Purswane [55]
2012
(60th)
Shepherds of Paradise  • Gujari
 • Urdu
Raja Shabir Khan Raja Shabir Khan [56]
2013
(61st)
Rangbhoomi Hindi Films Division Kamal Swaroop [57]
2014
(62nd)
Tender Is The Sight Bengali Films Division Torsha Banerjee [58]
2015
(63rd)
Amdavad Ma Famous  • Gujarati
 • Hindi
 • Akanksha Tewari
 • Arya A. Menon
Hardik Mehta [59]

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