National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film Audiography

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National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film Audiography
National award for contributions to short film
Sponsored by Directorate of Film Festivals
Reward(s) 50,000 (US$700)
First awarded 1990
Last awarded 2017
Most recent winner
  •  • Avinash Sonawane
  •  • Samarth Mahajan
    (Location sound recordist)
Highlights
Total awarded
  •  • 31
  •  • 1
    (Location sound recordist)
First winner Sujit Sarkar

The National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film Audiography 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 1990, at 38th 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:

Awards legends
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Location Sound Recordist
List of award recipients, showing the year (award ceremony), film(s), language(s) and citation
Year Recipient(s) Film(s) Language(s) Citation Refs.
1990
(38th)
Sujit Sarkar Mohor Bengali
For preserving the aura of Gurudev's presence by transporting the audience through the years in the flowering of Rabindra Sangeet, embellishing the performance of the great singer Kanika Bandopadhyay.
[1]
1991
(39th)
Anil Tendulkar Sons of Abotani: The Misings Mishing
For the selective and imaginative use of commentary and dialogues and the sculpted sound which enriches the film.
[2]
Gautam Bora
1992
(40th)
Sanjoy Chatterjee Wangala: A Garo Festival English
For a sustained standard of sound recording on difficult locations which enriches the quality of the film.
[3]
1993
(41st)
Indrajit Neogi Maihar Raag Bengali
For extremely imaginative and conceptual use of location sounds to depict the crumbling heritage of the Maihar orchestra.
[4]
1994
(42nd)
Indrajit Neogi Another Way of Learning English
For together bringing about a quality of sound, which so enhances the acoustic, that the viewer becomes a participant.
[5]
A. M. Padmanabhan
1995
(43rd)
Shyam Sunder Tatva Hindi
For the creative use of sound to interpret the theme of the film.
[6]
1996
(44th)
Nihar R. Samal Tat Tvam Asi  • Hindi
 • English
For his restrained, balanced and multi-layered soundtrack.
[7]
1997
(45th)
Pankaj Shil Matir Bhanr Bengali
For its strong sound structure which is woven and enmeshed into the fabric of the film.
[8]
1998
(46th)
Satheesh P. M. Kumar Talkies Hindi
For a sound design which evokes a vision of an era fading away.
[9]
1999
(47th)
Chinmoy Nath The Vehicle with a Soul of a Man  –
For imaginatively capturing the hard labour and tediousness of the Pitthu through the sound design achieved through an appropriate synthesis of sound and silence.
[10]
2000
(48th)
Hari Kumar A Memory of the Sea English
For designing sound that imaginatively and creatively enhances the mood and narration of the film.
[11]
2001
(49th)
Anup Mukherjee Enough of Silence English
For adding a new dimension to the film through innovative sound track.
[12]
2002
(50th)
No Award [13]
2003
(51st)
Ramesh Birajdar Bhaba Paagla Bengali
For sound design which evokes a vision of a world far, far away from the madding crowd, which oscillates between the silences and nature's pristine sounds.
[14]
2004
(52nd)
Vivek Kshy Tra Ghya Hindi
For evolving an experimental form of narration within a story form, with excellent sound design.
[15]
2005
(53rd)
Anmol Bhave Closer  –
For its outstandingly imaginative use of sound design complementing an equally breath-taking visual wizardry. Closer leaves its audience with a sense of beauty and awe.
[16]
2006
(54th)
Partha Barman Bishar Blues Bengali
For creating a sound track by combining location sound, ambience sound and music that enhance the "meaning" of the film.
[17]
2007
(55th)
Ajit Singh Rathore Kramasha Hindi
For the innovative sound design enhances the mood of the film and draws one into the magical ambience replete with fairy tales.
[18]
2008
(56th)
Mateen Ahmad Children of the Pyre Hindi
With multiple layers of sound, and the incessant crackle of funeral pyres that cease to sleep, the film grips its audience with a sense of entrapment around the life of children working inside a cremation ground. It is a telling example of digetic sound design keeping its truth to the reality of the location.
[19]
2009
(57th)
Lipika Singh Darai Gaarud  • Hindi
 • Marathi
For imaginative use of ambient sounds in effectively creating diverse soundscapes.
[20]
2010
(58th)
Harikumar Madhavan Nair A Pestering Journey  • Malayalam
 • Punjabi
 • Hindi
 • English
 • Tulu
Does one hear the cry of the pest? In between the sound of the real and evoking music, the ensuing silence tells us the stories beyond.
[21]
2011
(59th)
Gautam Nair 1, 2 Hindi
For creating an aural world that enhances the layered narrative structure of the film.
[22]
2012
(60th)
Harikumar M. Do Din Ka Mela Kutchi
For patiently and passionately capturing the world of sounds that beautifully create the rustic flavour that is so critical to this film.
[23]
2013
(61st)
Gautam Nair Chidiya Udh  –
For a layered and resonant sound track with elements of ambiguity and discord contributing to an overwhelming sense of urban disconnect.
[24]
2014
(62nd)
Anindit Roy Tender is the Sight  –
The film travels through the imaginary line of manifest and unmanifest worlds of visual and sound that balance effortlessly, imprinting the audience with a haunting aural experience.
[25]
Ateesh Chattopadhyay
Ayan Bhattacharya
2015
(63rd)
Moumita Roy Edpa Kana Kurukh
Soulful sound amidst silence – differences made audible.
[26]
2016
(64th)
Ajith Abraham George In Return Just a Book English
Live recording has been done in a detailed and in-depth manner bringing alive the entire ambience.
[27]
2017
(65th)
Avinash Sonawane Pavasacha Nibandha Marathi
A near perfect marriage of sound with visuals and narrative in a manner that enhances the impact of the film.
Samarth Mahajan The Unreserved
Skilful recording of audio in difficult and complicated locations that has made the film come alive.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "38th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "39th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "40th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "41st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "42nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "43rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "44th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "45th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "46th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "47th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "48th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  12. ^ "49th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  13. ^ "50th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  14. ^ "51st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  15. ^ "52nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  16. ^ "53rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  17. ^ "54th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  18. ^ "55th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  19. ^ "56th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  20. ^ "57th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  21. ^ "58th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  22. ^ "59th National Film Awards for the Year 2011 Announced". Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  23. ^ "60th National Film Awards Announced" (PDF) (Press release). Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  24. ^ "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. 
  25. ^ "62nd National Film Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. 24 March 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  26. ^ "63rd National Film Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. 28 March 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2016. 
  27. ^ "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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