Discontinued and Intermittent National Film Awards

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The National Film Awards are presented every year by Directorate of Film Festivals, the organization set up by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India, to felicitate the best of Indian Cinema for the year. Throughout the year various awards have been discontinued and given intermittently. Following is the list of Discontinued and Intermittent National Film Awards. The awards, instituted 1953, on the 40th anniversary of Indian Cinema, are given for feature films, non-feature films and best writing on cinema, and were once officially known as the State Awards for Films. In addition to the regular National Film Awards, several discontinued and Intermittent National Film Awards have been presented throughout the years.

Discontinued National Film Awards[edit]

Following were the National Film Awards discontinued over the years:

Feature Films[edit]

Following are the discontinued National Film Awards from feature films category:

All India Certificate of Merit[edit]

The All India Certificate of Merit was one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. It was instituted in 1954 and awarded at 1st National Film Awards[1] and was lastly awarded in 1957 at 4th National Film Awards.[2] It was given along with National Film Award for Best Feature Film and two films per year were awarded with this award.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), language(s), producer(s) and director(s)
Year Film(s) Language(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Refs.
1953
(1st)
Do Bigha Zamin Hindi Bimal Roy Bimal Roy [1]
1953
(1st)
Bhagavan Sri Krishna Chaitanya Bengali Debaki Bose Debaki Bose
1954
(2nd)
Neelakuyil Malayalam Chandrathara Productions P. Bhaskaran and Ramu Kariat [3]
1954
(2nd)
Biraj Bahu Hindi Hiten Chaudhary Productions Bimal Roy
1955
(3rd)
Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje Hindi Rajkamal Kalamandir V. Shantaram [4]
1955
(3rd)
Shirdi Che Sai Baba Marathi Nandadeep Chitra Kumarsen Samarth
1956
(4th)
Bandhan Hindi Sircar Productions Hem Chunder [2]
1956
(4th)
Tenali Ramakrishna Telugu Vikram Productions B. S. Ranga
1957
(5th)
Mother India Hindi Mehboob Productions Mehboob Khan [5]

Second Best Feature Film[edit]

The award for National Film Award for Second Best Feature Film was instituted in 1957, at the 5th National Film Awards. It was awarded annually to a film produced in India that year, in any Indian language. It was last awarded in 1992, at the 40th National Film Awards.

Third Best Feature Film[edit]

The National Film Award for Third Best Feature Film was one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. It was instituted in 1958 and awarded at 6th National Film Awards and lastly awarded in 1965 at 13th National Film Awards and discontinued after that.[6][7]

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), language(s), producer(s) and director(s)
Year Film(s) Language(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Refs.
1958
(6th)
School Master Kannada B. R. Panthulu B. R. Panthulu [6]
1959
(7th)
Sujata Hindi Bimal Roy Bimal Roy [8]
1960
(8th)
Deivapiravi Tamil Kamal Brothers Pvt Ltd R. Krishnan and S. Panju [9]
1961
(9th)
Prapanch Marathi Indian National Pictures Madhukar Pathak [10]
1962
(10th)
Sautela Bhai Hindi Alok Bharati Mahesh Kaul [11]
1963
(11th)
Mahanagar Bengali R. D. Bansal Satyajit Ray [12]
1964
(12th)
Unnaipol Oruvan Tamil Aasiya Jyothi films D. Jayakanthan [13][14]
1965
(13th)
Chhoti Chhoti Baten Hindi Rajvanshi Productions Motilal Rajvansh [7]

Best Story[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Story was one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. It was instituted in 1962 and awarded at 10th National Film Awards and lastly awarded in 1975 at 23rd National Film Awards[15] and discontinued after that.

In the first year, for the 10th National Film Awards, award winners were awarded only with Certificate of Merit. Later on, all the award winners were awarded with Silver Lotus and cash prize of 10,000/-.

List of award recipients, showing the year (award ceremony), film(s) and language(s)
Year Recipient(s) Film(s) Language(s) Refs.
1962
(10th)
Not Available Four Centuries Ago English [16]
1964
(12th)
Balai Chand Mukhopadhyay Aarohi Bengali [13][14]
1965
(13th)
Motilal Chhoti Chhoti Baatein Hindi [7]
1965
(13th)
 • B. K. Dutt
 • Din Dayal Sharma
Shaheed Hindi [7]
1966
(14th)
No Award [17]
1967
(15th)
No Award [18]
1968
(16th)
No Award [19]
1969
(17th)
No Award [20]
1970
(18th)
No Award [21]
1971
(19th)
No Award [22]
1972
(20th)
No Award [23]
1973
(21st)
 • Ismat Chughtai
 • Kaifi Azmi
Garm Hava Hindi [24]
1974
(22nd)
Ritwik Ghatak Jukti Takko Aar Gappo Bengali [25]
1975
(23rd)
K. Shivaram Karanth Chomana Dudi Kannada [15]

Best Film Based On High Literary Work[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Film Based On High Literary Work was one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. It was instituted in 1966 and awarded only at 14th National Film Awards.[17]

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), language(s), producer(s) and director(s)
Year Film(s) Language(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Refs.
1966
(14th)
Chutti Bengali Arundhati Devi Arundhati Devi [17]

Non-Feature Films[edit]

Following are the discontinued National Film Awards from non-feature films category:

Best Experimental Film[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Experimental Film was one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. It was instituted in 1966 and awarded at 14th National Film Awards[17] and lastly awarded in 1983 at 31st National Film Awards[26] and discontinued after that.

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.
1966
(14th)
Homosaps English  –  –  – [17]
1967
(15th)
Through The Eyes of a Painter English J. S. Bhownagary for Films Division M. F. Husain (as a Creator)  – [18]
1968
(16th)
And I Make Short Films English K. L. Khandpur for Films Division S. N. S. Sastry  – [19]
1969
(17th)
No Award [20]
1970
(18th)
No Award [21]
1971
(19th)
No Award [22]
1972
(20th)
No Award [23]
1973
(21st)
Homi Bhabha — A Scientist in Action English Jagat Murari Viswanathan K  – [24]
1974
(22nd)
No Award [25]
1975
(23rd)
Awashesh Hindi FTII K .G. Girish  – [15]
1976
(24th)
Murder at Monkey Hill English  –  –  – [27]
1977
(25th)
Samadhi Music only FTII John Sankaramangalam [28]
1978
(26th)
No Award [29]
1979
(27th)
Child On a Chess Board English  –  –  – [27]
1980
(28th)
Arrival English Films Division Mani Kaul [30]
1981
(29th)
No Award [31]
1982
(30th)
Chakkar Chandu Ka Chameliwala Hindi FTII N. C. Thade [32]
1983
(31st)
The Clown and The Dog English FTII Sunny Joseph [26]

Best Filmstrip[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Filmstrip was one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. It was instituted in 1963 and awarded only at 11th National Film Awards.[12]

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), language(s), producer(s) and director(s)
Year Film(s) Language(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Refs.
1963
(11th)
Historical Monuments of Delhi Hindi G. K. Athalye G. K. Athalye [12]

Best Industrial Film[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Industrial Film was one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. It was instituted in 1984 and awarded at 32nd National Film Awards[33] and lastly awarded in 1988 at 36th National Film Awards[34] and discontinued after that.

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.
1984
(32nd)
Krishi Jantrapati Hindi Ghanashyam Mahapatra Ghanashyam Mahapatra  – [33]
1985
(33rd)
Safety Measures in Handling Agriculture Machinery English D. Gautaman Gurbir Singh Grewal [35]
1986
(34th)
The Story of Glass English S. Kumar Buddhadeb Dasgupta [36]
1987
(35th)
Golden Muga Silk - The Cultural Heritage of Assam English Director (NE), Central Silk Board, Assam Siba Prasad Thakur [37]
1987
(35th)
Looking Back English Drishtikon Productions for Films Division Prakash Jha
1988
(36th)
The Duo English Sanat Kumar Dasgupta Sanat Kumar Dasgupta [34]

Best News Review[edit]

The National Film Award for Best News Review was one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. It was instituted in 1975 and awarded at 23rd National Film Awards[15] and lastly awarded in 1988 at 36th National Film Awards[34] and discontinued after that.

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.
1975
(23rd)
Indian News Review No. 1399  – N. V. K. Murthy  –  – [15]
1976
(24th)
Indian News Review No. 1559  –  –  –  – [27]
1977
(25th)
Unprecedented Havoc
(Indian News Review No. 1520)
English Films Division  – [28]
1978
(26th)
Uttar Pradesh Samachar 24 Hindi Director of Information and Public Relations, U.P.  – [29]
1979
(27th)
Indian News Review No. 1592 English  –  –  – [38]
1980
(28th)
Day of the Dark Sun
(News Magazine 3)
 – Films Division  – [30]
1981
(29th)
News Magazine 12  – Vijay B. Chandra for Films Division  – [31]
1982
(30th)
Asiad 82 - News 1  – N. S. Thapa for Films Division  – [32]
1983
(31st)
Shelter English FTII  – [26]
1984
(32nd)
The Rickshaw Drivers of Madhya Pradesh English Madhya Pradesh Media Naren Kondra  – [33]
1985
(33rd)
Taranath Shenoy
(News Magazine 59)
English  • P. B. Pendharkar
 • Pritam S. Arshi
 • M. S. Gangadhar
 • Ashok Patil
[35]
1986
(34th)
The Pope Meets India
(News Magazine 70)
English  • P. B. Pendharkar
 • P. S. Arshi for Films Division
Camera Team for Films Division [36]
1987
(35th)
Colours of Life
(News Magazine 100)
English Pritam S. Arshi for Films Division  • Mahesh P. Sinha
 • Sant Lal Prasad (Cameraman)
[37]
1988
(36th)
More Than a Success Story
(News Magazine 129)
English Biren Das for Films Division K. B. Nair [34]

Best Newsreel Cameraman[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Newsreel Cameraman was one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. It was instituted in 1975 and awarded at 23rd National Film Awards and lastly awarded in 1983 at 31st National Film Awards and discontinued after that.[15][26]

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), language(s), producer(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Language(s) Producer(s) Citation Refs.
1975
(23rd)
Flood Havocs
(Indian News Review No. 1399)
English  • A. S. Agnihotri
 • Abinashi Ram
 • A. R. Saroef
 – [15]
1976
(24th)
Indian News Review No. 1462 English  –  – [27]
1977
(25th)
Indian News Review No. 1508 English C. L. Kaul [28]
1978
(26th)
Dawn Over Gurais
(Indian News Review No. 1568)
English C. L. Kaul [29]
1979
(27th)
Mission To China (INR NO - 1585)  –  –  – [38]
1980
(28th)
Tragedy of Gendi
(Indian News Review No. 1657)
English  • Mahesh Pratap Sinha
 • Rajgopal Rao
[30]
1981
(29th)
No Award [31]
1982
(30th)
No Award [32]
1983
(31st)
Tragedy of Gendi
(Indian News Review No. 1799)
English  • C. Ramani
 • Uday Shankar
 • S. L. Prasad
[26]

Intermittent National Film Awards[edit]

Following are the National Film Awards given intermittently over the years:

Feature Films[edit]

Best Feature Film in VIIIth Schedule Languages[edit]

Best Feature Film in Bodo[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bodo is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. Till now, it is only awarded twice: once at 33rd National Film Awards in 1985,[35] and lately at 63rd National Film Awards in 2015.[39] Per Constitution of India, Bodo language is among the languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation Refs.
1985
(33rd)
Alayaron Bodosa Film Productions Jwndgas Bodosa [35]
2015
(63rd)
Dau Huduni Methai Shankarlal Goenka Manju Borah [39]
Best Feature Film in Dogri[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Dogri is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India for Dogri cinema. Till now, it is only awarded at 59th National Film Awards in 2011.[40] Per Constitution of India, Dogri language is among the languages specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation Refs.
2011
(59th)
Dille Ch Vasya Koi Sanjeev Rattan Sanjeev Rattan [40]
Best Feature Film in Gujarati[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Gujarati is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. It was instituted in 1960 and awarded at 8th National Film Awards[9] and lately awarded at 41st National Film Awards in 1993 and then at 60th National Film Awards in 2012.[41] Per Constitution of India, Gujarati language is among the languages specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation Refs.
1960
(8th)
Mendi Rang Lagyo Bipin Gajjar Manhar Raskapur  – [9]
1961
(9th)
Nandanvan Shrikumar V. Gaglani Ganpatrao Brahmbhatt  – [10]
1963
(11th)
Jevi Chhun Tevi Bholanath D. Trivedi Gajanan Mehta  – [12]
1965
(13th)
Kasumbi No Rang Manoobhai N. Gadhvi G. K. Mehta  – [7]
1968
(17th)
Kanku Kantilal Rathod Kantilal Rathod  – [20]
1972
(20th)
Gun Sundari No Ghar Sansar Ramesh H. Saraiya, Jayant Malaviya and Chandulal Gnadhi Govind Saraiya  – [23]
1989
(37th)
Percy NFDC Pervez Merwanji [42]
1993
(41st)
Manvi Ni Bhavai Aashish Trivedi and Upendra Trivedi Upendra Trivedi [41]
2012
(60th)
The Good Road NFDC Gyan Correa [43]
Best Feature Film in Kashmiri[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kashmiri is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. Till now, it is only awarded at 12th National Film Awards in 1964.[44] Per Constitution of India, Kashmiri language is among the languages specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s) and director(s)
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Refs.
1964
(12th)
Mainz-Raat M. R. Seth Shyam and Jagiram Paul [44]
Best Feature Film in Konkani[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Konkani is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. Konkani is among the languages specified in Schedule VIII of the Constitution of India. There was no separate category for Konkani at the 13th Awards, and Nirmon was awarded under the Marathi category.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation Refs.
1965
(13th)
Nirmon Frank Fernand A. Salam [7]
2004
(52nd)
Aleesha Rajendra Talak Creations Rajendra Talak [45]
2006
(54th)
Antarnad Rajendra Talak Creations Rajendra Talak [46]
2009
(57th)
Paltadacho Munis NFDC Laxmikant Shetgaonkar [47]
2013
(61st)
Baga Beach Sharvani Productions Laxmikant Shetgaonkar [48]
2014
(62nd)
Nachom-ia Kumpasar Goa Folklore Productions Bardroy Barretto [49]
2015
(63rd)
Enemy A.D. Prasad Dinesh Bhonsle [39]
Best Feature Film in Maithili[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Maithili is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India for Maithili cinema. Till now, it is only awarded at 63rd National Film Awards in 2015. Per Constitution of India, Sanskrit language is among the languages specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation Refs.
2015
(63rd)
Mithila Makhaan Neetu Chandra
Samir Kumar
Nitin Chandra [39]
Best Feature Film in Manipuri[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Manipuri is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. It was instituted in 1972 and awarded at 20th National Film Awards and lately awarded at 63rd National Film Awards in 2015.[23][39] Per Constitution of India, Manipuri language is among the languages specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation Refs.
1972
(20th)
Matamgi Manipur Karam Manmohan Singh Deb Kumar Bose  – [23]
1981
(29th)
Imagi Ningtham K. Ibohal Sharma Aribam Syam Sharma [31]
1984
(31st)
Sanakeithel Th. Doren M. A. Singh [26]
1991
(38th)
Ishanou Aribam Syam Sharma Aribam Syam Sharma [50]
1993
(41st)
Sambal Wangma Sobita Devi K. Ibohal [41]
1994
(42nd)
Mayophy Gee Macha Thouyangba and Thoungamba Oken Amakcham [51]
1995
(43rd)
Sanabi NFDC Aribam Syam Sharma [52]
2000
(48th)
Chatledo Eidee Makhonmani Mongsaba Makhonmani Mongsaba [53]
2011
(59th)
Phijigee Mani Takhelchangbam Ongbi Medha Sharmi Oinam Gautam Singh [40]
2012
(60th)
Leipaklei Aribam Syam Sharma Aribam Syam Sharma [43]
2015
(63rd)
Eibusu Yaohanbiyu Yunman Hitalar (Neta) Singh Maipaksana Haorongbam [39]
Best Feature Film in Punjabi[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Punjabi is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. It was instituted in 1962 and awarded at 10th National Film Awards[11] and lately awarded at 60th National Film Awards in 2012.[43] Per Constitution of India, Punjabi language is among the languages specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation Refs.
1962
(10th)
Chaudhari Karnail Singh Krishnan Kumar Krishnan Kumar  – [11]
1964
(12th)
Jagga K. B. Chadha Jugal Kishore  – [44]
1964
(12th)
Sassi Punnu M/s. Filmistan Pvt. Ltd. S. P. Bakshi  – [7]
1967
(15th)
Sutlej De Kande P. P. Maheshwary P. P. Maheshwary  – [18]
1969
(17th)
Nanak Nam Jahaz Hai Pannalal Maheshwary Ram Maheshwary  – [20]
1980
(28th)
Chann Pardesi Swarn Sedha, Baldev Gill And J. S. Cheema Chitrartha Singh [20]
1989
(37th)
Marhi Da Deeva NFDC Surinder Singh [42]
1993
(41st)
Kachehri Vijay Tandon Ravindra Peepat [41]
1997
(45th)
Main Maa Punjab Dee Devender Walia Balwant Dullat [54]
1998
(46th)
Shaheed-E-Mohabbat Manjeet Maan Manoj Punj [55]
2004
(52nd)
Des Hoyaa Pardes Manjeet Maan Manoj Punj [45]
2005
(53rd)
Baghi Gaj Deol Sukhminder Dhanjal [56]
2006
(54th)
Waris Shah: Ishq Daa Waaris Sai Productions Manoj Punj [46]
2011
(59th)
Anhe Ghore Da Daan NFDC Gurvinder Singh [40]
2012
(60th)
Nabar Jasbir Singh and Sonu Kaur Rajeev Sharma [43]
2014
(62nd)
Punjab 1984 Gunbir Sidhu and Manmord Sidhu Anurag Singh [49]
2015
(63rd)
Chauthi Koot NFDC
Kartikeya Singh
Gurvinder Singh [39]
Best Feature Film in Sanskrit[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Sanskrit is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India for Sanskrit cinema. Till now, it is only awarded at 63rd National Film Awards in 2015. Per Constitution of India, Sanskrit language is among the languages specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation Refs.
2015
(63rd)
Priyamanasam Baby Mathew Somatheeram Vinod Mankara [39]
Best Feature Film in Urdu[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Urdu is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. Till now, it is only awarded thrice at 41st National Film Awards in 1993,[41] at 44th National Film Awards in 1996,[57] and lately at 60th National Film Awards in 2012.[43] Per Constitution of India, Urdu language is among the languages specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation Refs.
1993
(41st)
Muhafiz Wahid Chowhan Ismail Merchant [41]
1996
(44th)
Sardari Begum Amit Khanna and Mahesh Bhatt Shyam Benegal [57]
2012
(60th)
Harud Aamir Bashir and Shankar Raman Aamir Bashir [43]

Best Feature Film in non-VIIIth Schedule Languages[edit]

Best Feature Film in Bhojpuri[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bhojpuri is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. Till now, it is only awarded at 53rd National Film Awards in 2005.[56] Per Constitution of India, Bhojpuri language is among the languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation Refs.
2005
(53rd)
Kab Hoi Gawna Hamar Deepa Narayan & Udit Narayan Anand D. Ghatraj [56]
Best Feature Film in Haryanvi[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Haryanvi is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. Till now, it is only awarded at 62nd (2014) and 63rd National Film Awards (2015).[49][39] Per Constitution of India, Haryanvi language is among the languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation Refs.
2014
(62nd)
Pagdi The Honour V R Entertainers Rajeev Bhatia [49]
2015
(63rd)
Satrangi Punam Deswal Sharma Sundeep Sharma [39]
Best Feature Film in Khasi[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Khasi is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. Till now, it is only awarded thrice, at 32nd National Film Awards in 1984, at 61st National Film Awards in 2013, and lately at 63rd National Film Awards in 2015.[33] Per Constitution of India, Khasi language is among the languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s) and director(s)
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation Refs.
1984
(32nd)
Manik Raitong Rishan Rapsang Ardhendu Bhattacharya  – [33]
2013
(61st)
Ri: Homeland of Uncertainty Kurbah Films Pradip Kurbah [48]
2015
(63rd)
Onaatah Pomu Das
Marjina Kurbah
Pradip Kurbah [39]
Best Feature Film in Kodava[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kodava is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. Till now, it is only awarded at 41st National Film Awards in 1993.[41] Per Constitution of India, Kodava language is among the languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation Refs.
1993
(41st)
Mandhara Phu B. N. Ravi S. R. Rajan [41]
Best Feature Film in Kokborok[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kokborok is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. Till now, it is only awarded at 56th National Film Awards in 2008.[58] Per Constitution of India, Kokborok language is among the languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation(s) Refs.
2008
(56th)
Yarwng Joseph Kizhakechennadu Joseph Pulinthanath [58]
Best Feature Film in Mishing[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Mishing is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. Till now, it is only awarded at 60th National Film Awards in 2012.[43] Per Constitution of India, Mishing language is among the languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation Refs.
2012
(60th)
Ko:Yad Manju Borah Manju Borah [43]
Best Feature Film in Mizo[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Mizo is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India for Sanskrit cinema. Till now, it is only awarded at 63rd National Film Awards in 2015. Per Constitution of India, Mizo language is among the languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation Refs.
2015
(63rd)
Kima’s Lode Beyond the Class Children's Film Society Zualaa Chhangte [39]
Best Feature Film in Monpa[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Monpa is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. Till now, it is only awarded at 53rd National Film Awards in 2005.[56] Per Constitution of India, Monpa language is among the languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation Refs.
2005
(53rd)
Sonam Garima Films Ahsan Muzid [56]
Best Feature Film in Rabha[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Rabha is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. Till now, it is only awarded at 62nd National Film Awards in 2014.[49] Per Constitution of India, Rabha language is among the languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation Refs.
2014
(62nd)
Orong Suraj Kr. Duwarah, Aucto Creation Suraj Kr. Duwarah [49]
Best Feature Film in Sherdukpen[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Sherdukpen is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. Till now, it is only awarded at 61st National Film Awards in 2013.[48] Per Constitution of India, Sherdukpen language is among the languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation Refs.
2013
(61st)
Crossing Bridges TNT Films Production Sange Dorjee Thongdok [48]
Best Feature Film in Tulu[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tulu is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India. Till now, it is only awarded thrice at 41st National Film Awards in 1993,[41] 54th National Film Awards in 2006[46] and lately in 56th National Film Awards in 2008.[58] Per Constitution of India, Tulu language is among the languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation Refs.
1993
(41st)
Bangara Patler Richard Castellano Richard Castellano [41]
2006
(54th)
Kotti Channaya R. Dhanaraj Anand P. Raj [46]
2008
(56th)
Gaggara M. Durganand Shivadhwaj Shetty [58]
Best Feature Film in Wancho[edit]

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Wancho is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India for Sanskrit cinema. Till now, it is only awarded at 63rd National Film Awards in 2015. Per Constitution of India, Wancho language is among the languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution.

List of films, showing the year (award ceremony), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation Refs.
2015
(63rd)
The Head Hunter Splash Films Private Limited Nilanjan Datta [39]

Best Writing on Cinema[edit]

Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Book on Cinema)[edit]

The National Film Award – Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Book on Cinema) is one of the National Film Awards given by Directorate of Film Festivals, India. It is instituted in 2000 and awarded at 48th National Film Awards[53] and lastly awarded in 2013 at 60th National Film Awards.[43]

The award aim at encouraging study and appreciation of cinema as an art form and dissemination of information and critical appreciation of this art-form through publication of books, articles, reviews etc. All the award winners are awarded with Certificate of Merit.

List of recipients, showing the year (award ceremony), language(s) and citation
Year Recipient(s) Language(s) Citation Refs.
2000
(48th)
Ratnottama Sengupta English [53]
2001
(49th)
C. S. Venkiteswaran Malayalam [59]
2002
(50th)
Ashok Rane Marathi [60]
2003
(51st)
Vasiraju Prakasam Telugu [61]
2006
(54th)
Utpal Dutta Assamese [46]
2012
(60th)
Piyush Roy  – [43]

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