National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film Narration / Voice Over

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National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film Narration / Voice Over
National award for contributions to short film
Sponsored by Directorate of Film Festivals
Reward(s)
  • Silver Lotus (Rajat Kamal)
  • 10,000 (US$150)
First awarded 2003
Last awarded 2017
Most recent winner Francois Castellino
Highlights
Total awarded 17
First winner Balachandran Chullikkadu

The National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film Narration / Voice Over is one of the National Film Awards given by Directorate of Film Festivals, India. It is instituted in 2003 and awarded at 51st National Film Awards.[1]

Films made in any Indian language shot on 16 mm, 35 mm or in a wider gauge or digital format and released on either film format or video/digital but certified by the Central Board of Film Certification as a documentary/newsreel/fiction are eligible for non-feature film section.

Awards[edit]

All the awardees are awarded with 'Silver Lotus Award (Rajat Kamal)' and cash prize of 10,000 (US$150).

Following are the winners over the years:

List of award recipients, showing the year (award ceremony), film(s), language(s) and citation
Year Recipient(s) Film(s) Language(s) Citation Refs.
2003
(51st)
Balachandran Chullikkadu The 18 Elephants – 3 Monologues Malayalam
For lending feel and depth to the agonies of elephants through his voice.
[1]
2004
(52nd)
Yang Yen Thaw The Legend of Fat Mama English
For communicates the nostalgic journey of the Chinese community in Calcutta through a moving narration, complying with the harmonious pace of the film.
[2]
2005
(53rd)
Ajay Raina Wapsi  • English
 • Hindi
 • Urdu
 • Punjabi
 • Kashmiri
Spoken in the first person, the director literally brings his personal voice into its making.
[3]
2006
(54th)
Nedumudi Venu Minukku Malayalam
For the unique style of first person narration, the quality of narrator’s voice and the selective use of narration that advances the story of the film.
[4]
2007
(55th)
Vani Subramanian Ayodhya Gatha  • English
 • Hindi
For the powerful and humane narration of Ayodhya Gatha weaves together the story of Ayodhya — its past, present and uncertain future — in a manner that touches you without overpowering you.
[5]
2008
(56th)
Elangbam Natasha Sana Keithel English
For a gentle and intimate voice which leads you to a great treasure house of insights on markets run by women in Manipur.
[6]
2009
(57th)
Ranjan Palit In Camera English
For his natural flow and engaging narration of a well-told story.
[7]
2010
(58th)
Nilanjan Bhattacharya Johar : Welcome to Our World  • Hindi
 • English
For a seamless powerful narrative about the symbiotic intricate relationship, the tribals of Jharkhand have with their forests and their struggle for existence against mindless aggressive development and flawed conservation policies, told with empathy and sincerity.
[8]
2011
(59th)
Ann Abraham Just that Sort of a Day English
For complementing the angst ridden film with a consciously deliberately detached narration that adds to the charm of the film.
[9]
2012
(60th)
Moni Bordoloi Suranjana Deepali Assamese
Evocative, gentle and understated, the voice over gives a meaningful expression to the subject of the film.
[10]
2013
(61st)
Lipika Singh Darai Kankee O Saapo Oriya
For its soulful and enigmatic interior dialogue between two generations that operates at an allegorical level, gently synthesising apparently unrelated visuals leaving the viewer with a strong sense of evocation.
[11]
2014
(62nd)
Ambooty (Anil Kumar) Nitya Kalyani – Oru Mohiniyattam Patham Malayalam
For the depth of its research and its poetic rendition of the history of Mohinyattam across the mighty empires along the riverbanks of Tungabhadra to Thanjavur.
[12]
Devi S.
2015
(63rd)
Harish Bhimani Mala Laj Watat Nahai  • Marathi
 • Hindi
 • English
For the rich baritone of the narrative underlines the plight of the under privileged.
[13]
Aliyaar Arangile Nithya Vismayam Guru Chemancherry Kunhiraman Nair Malayalam
For the rich history of voice artistry enhancing the narrative of a living legend.
2016
(64th)
Setsu Makino Togawa Makino An Indian Haiku
A simply narrated daughter’s ode to a father makes this voice-over intensely personal, poignant and poetic.
[14]
2017
(65th)
Francois Castellino The Lion of Laddak
A crystal clear and effective narration of a fearless officer of the Indian Army.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "51st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. p. 130. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "52nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. p. 124. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "53rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. p. 124. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "54th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. p. 130. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "55th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. p. 120. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "56th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. p. 140. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "57th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. p. 158. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "58th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. p. 192. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "59th National Film Awards for 2011 - Non-Feature Films" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. p. 4. Retrieved 2 April 2012. 
  10. ^ "60th National Film Awards Announced" (PDF) (Press release). Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  11. ^ "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. 
  12. ^ "62nd National Film Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. 24 March 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  13. ^ "63rd National Film Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. 28 March 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2016. 
  14. ^ "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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