RESEARCH,

REFERENCE

AND TRAINING

DIVISION.

HONOURS CONFERRED ON MASS COMMUNICATORS

Vol. 23 2000 No. 1

This service is meant primarily for the use of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and its Media Units. This paper gives in brief a background to the National Film Awards as also the details of the 47th National Film Awards and International Film Awards.

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(MINISTRY OF INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING)

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NATIONAL FILM AWARDS

Recognised as one of the liveliest of the arts, cinema is both a means of creative expression and a powerful medium of mass communication. It is a popular means of entertainment as well as an instrument of social change. Realising its vast potential, the government has been promoting cinema in the country for the past many years. The National Film Awards like various other promotional schemes of the government aim at encouraging the production of quality films.

Started on the recommendation of the Film Enquiry Committee (Headed by S.K. Patil) as an annual incentive in 1954, the state film awards strive to promote aesthetic and technical standards of films. The nomenclature of the awards was changed to National Film Awards in 1966. The awards have since come a long way to cover the entire spectrum of Indian cinema.

Initially, only three awards were instituted :- the President’s Gold Medal for the best feature film and the best documentary and the Prime Minister’s Silver Medal for the best children’s Film. The medallions were later changed to Swarna Kamal and Rajat Kamal. Cash prizes were also added to these awards subsequently.

The need to promote cinema made the government introduce awards in various Indian languages and dialects in 1955 itself. Separate awards for artistes and film technicians were introduced in 1968.

To commemorate the centenary of Dada Saheb Phalke, the father of Indian cinema, an award was instituted in 1969 to honour distinguished film personalities for their outstanding contribution to Indian cinema. The award initially consisted of Rs. 11,000/-, a plaque and a shawl. The cash prize has now been enhanced to Rs. two lakhs.

In order to give encouragement to film writers an award was instituted in 1980 for the "Best Book on Cinema". It has now been changed to "Best Writing on Cinema" to include the book as well as the best film critic.

Advancement in film technology also warranted institution of more awards for technical excellence. As many as 29 film awards are now given in the feature film category. All these awards carry mementos ( Swarna Kamal & Rajat Kamal ) and cash prizes also.

Non-feature films which started with the lone best documentary awards have also come to encompass a wide range of categories. Twenty two awards are given in this section now, including the recently introduced technical awards for best cinematography, editing; audiography and music direction. All these awards also carry mementos and cash prizes.

Forty Seventh National Film Awards

The Malayalam film, "Vanaprastham" has bagged this year’s best feature film award. The film produced by V. Mohanlal and directed by Shaji N. Karun gets a Swarna Kamal and Rs. 50,000/- for the producer and a Swarna Kamal and Rs. 50,000/- for the director.

The best non feature film award has been won by the Hindi film "Dui Paatan ke Beech Mein". The film gets a Swarna Kamal and cash prize of Rs. 20,000/- for the producer Arvind Sinha and a Swarna Kamal and Rs. 20,000/- for the director Arvind Sinha.

The award for the best writing in cinema has been shared this year by a Malayalam book, "Malayala Cinemayum Sahithyavum" and a Marathi book "Marathi Chitrapat Sangeetachi Vatchal". The authors of the books Madhu Eravankara and Aruna Anant Damle get a Swarna Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 15,000/-. The publishers of the books D.C. Books and Anit Damle also get a Swarna Kamal and Rs. 15,000/- in cash. Shanmugha Das has bagged the best film critic award. He also gets a Swarna Kamal and Rs. 15,000/- in cash.

The prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award has not been announced so far.

FORTY SEVENTH NATIONAL FILM AWARDS

I . FEATURE FILM

S.N.

Category

Film

Recipient

Award

Citation

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

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1.

 

 

 

 

 

2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

 

 

 

Best Feature Film

 

 

 

 

Indira Gandhi Award for Best first film of a Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment

Vaanaprastham

(Malayalam)

 

 

 

 

1. Dollar Dreams

(English)

 

2. Laado

(Haryanvi)

 

 

 

Sarfarosh (Hindi)

 

 

 

V. Mohanlal

(Producer)

 

Shaji N. Karun

(Director)

1. Sekhar Kammula &

Kumud Chaudhary

(Producer)

2. Sekhar Kammula &

Ashwini Chaudhary

(Director)

John Mathew Matthan

(Producer)

John Mathew Matthan

(Director)

Swarana Kamal and cash prize of Rs. 50,000/-

- do -

 

Swarna Kamal and cash prize of Rs. 25,000/-

- do -

 

 

 

 

Swarna Kamal and cash prize of Rs. 40,000/-

- do -

For its multi layered treatment of issues like caste system, patronage to the arts, Guru Shishya Parampara, and the identity crisis of a performing artiste.

For tacking in a very natural manner the burning problem of brain drain to the techno-logically developed world.

 

For taking a bold stand over women's rights in the traditionally orthodox agricultural community of Haryana.

For its engrossing projection of an honest officer, who fights engineered subversion which fuels suspicion and sours relationship between two communities.

In the following categories the Producer & Director get a Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 30,000/- each. The Producer & Director of Best Children’s Film get a Swarna Kamal in place of Rajat Kamal. The Best Director gets a Swarna Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 50,000/-.

S.N

Category

Film

Recipient

Citation

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

4.

 

 

 

 

5.

 

 

 

 

6.

 

 

 

7.

 

 

 

 

8.

 

 

 

 

9.

Nargis Dutt Award for the best Feature Film on National Integration

Best Film on Family Welfare

 

 

 

Best Film on Other Social Issues

 

Best Film on Environment/ Conservation/

Preservation

 

Best Children’s Film

 

 

 

Best Direction

Shaheed Udham Singh

(Punjabi)

 

 

Hari Bhari

(Hindi)

 

 

 

Kairee

(Hindi)

 

 

Jalamarmaram

(Malayalam)

 

 

 

The Goal

(Hindi)

 

 

 

Uttara

(Bengali)

Iqbal Dhillon (Producer)

Chitraarth (Director)

 

 

Deptt. Of Family Welfare (Producer)

Shyam Benegal (Director)

 

Deptt. Of Family Welfare (Producer)

Amol Palekar

( Director)

Latha Kurien Rajeev & Radhika Suresh Gopi

(Producer)

T.K. Rajeev Kumar

(Director)

Children's Film Society (Producer)

Gul Bahar Singh (Director)

 

Buddhadeb Dasgupta

For opening a new window to the Jallianwala Bagh episode, which had jolted the conscience of the Indian people.

 

For unfolding several aspects of family life in an Indian Town where awareness of women's health and upbringing of girl-child is enveloped in ignorance and blind belief.

For its charming portrayal of the need to give a secure future, through education, to the girl-child in the backwaters of the country.

For handling a theme of great concern in the increasingly polluted environs of our industrial towns and cities, through the imaginative touch of a fairly tale.

For stressing the sportsmanship of a small town coach who supports, without any bias, the raw talent of an underprivileged aspirant with no education and with a social stigma.

For his skillful weaving together of different strands of life through metaphors, symbols and folk icons, to question the definition of humanity in our scoundrel times.

II . BEST ARTISTS AND TECHNICIANS

The recipients in the following categories get a Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/-. The recipient of Special Jury Award gets Rs. 25,000/- in place of

Rs. 10,000/-.

S. N.

Category

Film

Recipient

Citation

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

10.

 

 

 

 

11.

 

 

 

 

12.

 

 

 

 

13.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.

 

 

 

15.

 

 

 

 

16.

 

 

 

17.

 

 

 

18.

 

 

 

19.

 

 

 

 

20.

 

 

 

21.

 

 

 

 

22.

 

 

 

23.

 

 

 

24.

 

 

 

 

25.

 

 

 

 

26.

 

 

 

27.

Best Actor

 

 

 

 

Best Actress

 

 

 

 

Best Supporting Actor

 

 

 

Best Supporting Actress

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Child Artist

 

 

 

Best Male Playback Singer

 

 

 

Best Female Playback Singer

 

 

Best Cinematography

 

 

Best Screenplay

 

 

 

Best Audiography

 

 

 

 

Best Editing

 

 

 

Best Art Direction

 

 

 

Best Costume Designer

 

 

Best Music Direction

 

 

Best Lyrics

 

 

 

 

Special Jury Award

 

 

 

Best Special Effects

 

 

Best Choreography

Vaanaprastham (Malayalam)

 

Bariwali

(Bengali)

 

 

 

Hey Ram

(Tamil)

 

 

 

1. Bariwali

(Bengali)

 

2. Paromitar Ek Din (Bengali)

 

 

Jalamarmaram (Malayalam)

 

 

Vasanthiyum Lekshmiyum Pinne Njanum (Malayalam)

 

 

Paromitar Ek Din (Bengali)

 

 

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (Hindi)

 

Karunam

(Malayalam)

 

 

Uttara (Bengali)

 

 

 

 

Vaanaprastham (Malayalam)

 

 

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

(Hindi)

 

 

Hey Ram

(Tamil)

 

 

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

( Hindi)

 

Sangamam (Tamil)

 

 

 

Vasanthiyum Lekshmiyum Pinne Njanum (Malayalam)

 

Hey Ram

(Tamil)

 

 

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

(Hindi)

Mohan Lal

 

 

 

 

Kiron Kher

 

 

 

 

Atul Kulkarni

 

 

 

 

1. Sudipta Chakraborty

 

2. Sohini

Haldar

 

 

Aswin Thampy

 

 

 

M.G. Sreekumar

 

 

 

 

Jayshree Dasgupta

 

 

1. Anil Mehta (Cameraman) 2. Ad labs,

Mumbai

Madampu Kunjukuttan

 

 

Anup Mukhopadhyay

 

 

 

Sreekar Prasad

 

 

 

Nitin Desai

 

 

 

 

Sarika Kamal Haasan

 

 

Ismail Darbar

 

 

 

Vairamuthu.

 

 

 

 

Kalabhavan Mani

(Actor)

 

 

 

M/S Mantra

 

 

 

Sameer Tanna and Arsh Tanna

For his nuanced portrayal of the identity crisis experienced by a performing artiste who, in his personal life too, is torn between the denial of both, paternal identity and his own paternity rights.


For the range of emotions she brings into play in living the role of an aging woman whose unfulfilled desires make her a game for emotional exploitation by a dream-merchant.

For his serious performance as a cold blooded fundamentalist stalking the cities during the turbulent years of partition that led to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.

1. For essaying the zest for life of a maidservant who comes from the slums and lives in a Haveli.

2. For breathing life into the schizophrenic daughter who knows she is a burden on her mother, but cannot help it.

For essaying the innocent faith of a child in the existence of a mermaid, and his confident strides to provide it with a safe environment.

For a heartwarming rendition of the song Chantu Pottum in the Malayalam film Vasanthiyum Lekshmiyum Pinne Njanum.

 

For soulful rendering by the singer expressing the inner world of a mentally challenged character in this film.

 

For a wide range of tonal variations achieved by the cinematographer to express the changing moods of this musical in a given space and time.

For expressing with extreme economy and skillful cinematic treatment a story based on a sensitive screenplay woven around an old couple.

For creating the ambience of sound in different layers to create an atmosphere in support of the stark visuals. The final mixed sound track has enhanced the effect of viewing the film enormously.

For maintaining the required unity of form and content by putting images and sound tracks in perfect harmony and rhythm for this film.

For recreating the haveli ambience and matching it with the existing structure used, the décor of the sets and for recreating the best of life styles of the region.

For recreating in Hey Ram a range of period costumes worn by characters from regions as varied as Lahore, Calcutta, Madras and Delhi and coming down to present times.

For an innovative score that blends in the entire spectrum of Indian music form Classical to folk to embellish the musical narrative of this film.

For the lyric Muthal Murai Killi Paarthen in the Tamil film Sangamam. In his own imitable style the renowned poet has imparted a certain lyrical charm to the song.

For a sensitive and realistic portrayal of a blind man complete with his behavioral and gestural distortions as he copes with difficulties in making life meaningful.

For judicious use of special effects to enhance the feel of living in the past and conversing with a legend of Indian history.

For Dhol Baje in the Hindi film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam for combining musical elements in the dance number skillfully composed by the choreographer to enrich visual opulence.

 

 

 

 

III. BEST FEATURE FILM IN EACH REGIONAL LANGUAGE

In the following categories the Producer and Director get a Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 20,000/- each.

S.N.

Category

Film

Producer

Director

Citation

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

28.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30.

 

 

 

 

 

 

31.

 

 

 

 

32.

 

 

 

 

 

 

33.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

34.

 

 

 

 

 

 

35.

 

 

 

 

 

 

36.

 

 

 

 

 

37.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assamese

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bengali

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hindi

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kannada

 

 

 

 

Malayalam

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marathi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oriya

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tamil

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telugu

 

 

 

 

 

Special Mention

Pokhi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paaromittar Ek Din

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shool

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kanooru Heggadithi

 

 

 

Punaradhivaasam

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ghar-A-Baher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biswapraksh

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sethu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kalisundam…Raa

 

 

 

 

 

Ghar-A-Baher

 

 

 

Baibhab

 

Deveeri

 

Dolphin Communications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rajesh Agarwal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nitin Manmohan & Ram Gopal Varma

 

 

 

 

1. H.G. Narayana

2. C.M. Narayana

3.I.P. Mallegowda

 

 

N.P. Prakash

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ratan Madan & Narendra Shinde

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Film Development Corporation, Mumbai

 

 

 

A. Kandasamy

 

 

 

 

 

 

D. Suresh Babu

 

 

 

 

 

Mohan Joshi

(Actor)

 

 

Manju Borah (Director)

Kavita Lankesh

(Director)

Jahnu Barua

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aparna Sen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E. Nivas

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girish R. Karnad

 

 

 

V.K. Prakash

 

 

 

 

 

Sanjay Surkar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susant Misra

 

 

 

 

 

Bala

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uday Shanker

 

 

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For a beautifully structured film centered around the turmoil in the life of an orphan the film finely balances the demands of characterisation, perform-ance and storytelling to focus attention on the role played by the child in bringing about an attitudinal change in a selfish money lender.

For depicting the changing temper of society and the changing balances of human relationships very sensitively portrayed. The film highlights the changing equations between a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law, who begin as adversaries and become confidantes.

For unveiling the complete collapse of the socio-political system. A very effective portrayal of the determined fight of a single citizen in the centre of a façade of democracy.

For depicting increasing gaps between generation and genders very sensitively portrayed through the three main female characters.

For depicting an intricately structured screenplay about the need for discovering new adjustments in family relationship and the complexities and fallacies of conjugal harmony.

For depicting the hypocrisy exercised by man in complete contradiction of declared socio-political positions and a total reversal of behaviour when it comes to power and lust. It draws attention to the inherent problems in the empowerment of women.

For depicting the story of a young man in search of his identify and direction in life. The beautifully photo-graphed film depicts the lack of opportunities in a small town.

For an impressive debut by a director with a commendable grasp of the grammar of mainstream cinema. It deserves special mention for combining popular elements with the unconventional.

For conveying in an entertaining and wholesome manner a social message of togetherness and the need for preserving the unit of the joint family.

For his wonderfully controlled performance of a corrupt politician in the film Ghar-A-Baher

For her poetic expression in her debut film Baibhab .

For her exuberant debut as a director in the film Deveeri.

 

 

Jury :-

Chairman : Goutam Ghose

Members : Kalpana Agarwal, Saeed Akhtar Mirza, Mohan Sharma, G.V.G. Raju, Gautami Tadimalla Bhatia, K. Ravindranathan Nair, Sreelekha Mukherji, T.S. Nagabharana, K. Janaki Ram, Leslie Carvalho, Malaya Goswami, Arun Kaul, Ratnottama Sen Gupta, Sanjeev Bhargava, Ram Gopal Bajaj.

IV . NON – FEATUE FILMS

The recipient in the following categories get a Rajat Kamal & Cash Prize of Rs. 10,000/- each except the Producer and Director of the best non – feature film who get a Swarna Kamal and Rs. 20,000/- each.

S.N

Category

Film

Producer

Director

Citation

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

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42.

 

 

 

 

43.

 

44.

 

 

 

 

 

45.

 

46.

 

47.

 

48.

 

 

 

 

49.

 

50.

 

51.

 

52.

 

53.

 

 

 

54.

 

 

 

55.

 

56.

 

 

 

 

 

57.

 

 

 

 

 

 

58.

 

 

 

59.

 

60.

 

Best Non-Feature Film

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best First Non-Feature Film of a Director

 

 

 

 

Best Anthropological/ Ethnographic film

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Biographical Film

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best arts/cultural film

 

 

 

Best Scientific Film

Best Environment Conservation / Preservation Film (Including awareness)

Best Promotional Film

Best Agricultural Film

Best Historical Reconstruction/ Compilation Film

Best Film on Social Issues

 

 

 

Best Educational/ Motivational film

Best Exploration/ Adventure Film

Best Investigative Film

Best Animation Film

Special Jury Award

 

 

Best Short Fiction Film

 

 

Best Film on Family Welfare

Best Cinematography

 

 

 

 

Best Audiography

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Editing

 

 

 

Best Music Direction

Special Mention

Dui Paatan Ke Beech Mein (Between the Devil and the Deep River)

 

 

 

 

 

Deivangal Padiyirangumbol (When Gods Depart)

 

 

 

 

1. Koihatir Dhulia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Surabhi

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Nottam
  2.  

     

     

     

     

  3. Mallika Sarabhai

 

 

 

"Thang Ta’- The Martial Art of Manipur

 

 

No Award

 

And The Bamboo Blooms

 

 

 

 

No Award

 

No Award

 

No Award

 

Atanka Ka Andhakar (Darkness of Terror)

 

No Award

 

No Award

 

No Award

 

No Award

 

Of Confucius, S-Spots and Toyguns

 

Blind Folded

 

 

 

No Award

 

Kalamandalam Gopi (Malayalam)

 

 

 

The Vehicle With A Soul of a Man

 

 

 

 

 

Of Confucius, S-Spots and Toyguns

 

No Award

 

Vinod Subramanian

Arvind Sinha.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pradeep Kumar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Satyabrat Kalita

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. K. Jaydev

 

 

  1. Bina Narayan
  2.  

     

     

     

  3. Aruna Raje Patil

 

 

 

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts

 

 

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Bankim, Films Division

 

 

 

 

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Bankim, Film Division

 

 

 

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Deep Prakash

( Director)

 

 

  1. Sriram

 

 

 

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Ravi Varma (Cameraman)

 

 

 

 

Chinmoy Nath (Audiographer)

 

 

 

 

 

Ajit Kumar (Editor)

 

 

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Arvind Sinha.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pradeep Kumar

 

 

 

 

1. Hemanta

Das

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. K.N.T. Sastry

 

 

 

  1. M. R. Rajan
  2.  

     

     

     

  3. Aruna Raje Patil

 

 

Aribam Syam Sharma

 

 

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Joshy Joseph

 

 

 

 

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Rajiv Kumar

 

 

 

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S. Sri Ram

 

 

 

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Prasad Film

Laboratories,

Chennai (Laboratory)

 

 

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For its in-depth portrayal of an environmental disaster in North Bihar, of lives uprooted and rendered ‘amphibian’ due to the blind imposition of the development model of embankment of rivers.

For its objective and well-researched point of view on the lives of tribes in the Wayanad region; it captures their fragile existence cause in the process of change.

For its portrayal of the maestro Mohan Bhawria and his contribution to the revival of an art form from oblivion, its dissemina-tion, and its incorporation of topical themes within a traditional art form.

For being an important document of a family-community of theatre performers and of cultural growth within the community and its performances.

For portraying the renowned Kathakali actor Kizhpadam Kumaran Nair, his valuable contribution to the art form, his devotion, dignity and his insights into nature, art and life.

 

For a vibrant presentation of a contemporary woman’s life and art, through the perspective of Mallika Sarabhai.

For its passionate cinematic expression of a traditional martial art of Manipur.

 

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For its creative approach to the importance of bamboo in the economic and social lives of the people of Manipur and Mizoram.

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For its documentation of the social issue of caste politics and the ensuing ruthless violence in Bihar.

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For its stylised, graphic and playful narrative on modern life, violence and the contemporary media.

For its creative controlled treatment of an emotional and socially relevant theme.

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For the Malayalam film Kalamandalam Gopi for the imaginative and excellent visual quality rendered with consistency.

For imaginatively capturing the hard labour and tediousness of the Pitthu through the sound design achieved through an appropriate synthesis of sound and silence.

For the creative and crisp juxtaposition of imagery which complements the theme of the film.

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For its imaginative and multifaceted presentation of the theme.

Jury :-

Chairman : Jabbar Patel

Members : Malay Bhattacharya, O.K. Johny, Meera Dewan and Rashmi

Doraiswamy.

V. BEST WRITING ON CINEMA

S.N

Category

Title

Recipient

Award

Citation

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Best Book on Cinema

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Film Critic 1998

1. Malayala Cinemayum Sahithyavum

 

 

 

 

 

2. Marathi Chitrapat Sangeetachi Vatchal

 

 

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1. Madhu Eravankara (Author) and D.C Books (Publisher)

 

 

 

2. Aruna Anant Damle (Author)

and Anil Damle (Publisher)

 

I. Shanmugha Das

Swarna Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 15,000/- each

 

 

 

 

- do -

 

 

 

 

 

- do -

For its in-depth analysis of the relationship between literature and film, its thorough understanding of the medium, rigorous research and high readability.

For its meticulous research its understanding of musical tradition in Marathi film and accessible style.

For his understanding of the history of the art of cinema, his commitment to excellence in films, his grasp of film aesthetics and his originality of vision.

Jury :-

Chairman : K. Satchidanandan,

Members : Deepa Gahlot, Siladitya Sen.

INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARDS

 

  1. Feature Films

 

Sr. No.

Recipient

Award

Festival

1.

"The Terrorist" by Santosh Sivan

Grand Jury Prize

Cine Manila International Film Festival.

2.

  1. Sharmila Tagore
  2. Sumitra Chatterjee

Insignes de commandeur de l’ordre des Arts et des Letters

Festival Des 3 Continents, Nantes, France

3.

  1. "Malli" by Santosh Sivan
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  3. Swetha
  1. Best Live Action Feature Film carrying a Silver Elephant and Rs. 50,000/- in cash.
  2. Best Child Actress getting a Bronze Elephant and Rs. 25,000/- in cash.

11th International Children’s film Festival, Hyderabad

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4.

"Karunam" by Jayaraaj

Golden Peacock for the Best film getting Rs 2,50,000/- in cash.

31st International Film Festival of India

5.

  1. "Bariwali"
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  1. NETPAC Award for the most outstanding Asian film
  2. Best Narrative Film Award
  1. Berlin International Film Festival
  2. 43rd San Franciso International Film Festival

6.

  1. "Split Wide Open"
  2. Rahul Bose

a) Special Jury Prize

b) Best Actor Award

13th Singapore International Film Festival

7.

"Vaanaprastham"

Grand Jury Prize

19th International Istanbul Film Festival

II. Non – Feature Films

Sr. No.

Recipient

Award

Festival

1.

"When the Gods dance"

Certificate for creative excellence

32nd US International Film and Video Festival, Illinois.

2.

a) "Adoor; A Journey in frames"

 

 

 

b) "Marana Simhasanam"

 

c) "The Shame is not mine"

 

d) "Right to Information"

 

 

e) "Whose Reality"

 

 

f) "Blind folded" and "Paddana; songs of ancestors"

  1. Second Best Non-Fiction Film (upto 50 minutes) getting a Silver Conch and Rs. 1 lakh in cash
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  3. Best Fiction Film (up to 75 minutes) getting a Golden Conch and Rs. 2.5 lakh in cash)
  4. Best Non-Fiction Video Film (up to 90 minutes) getting a Golden Conch and Rs. 1,50,000/- in cash)
  5. Second Best Non-Fiction Video Film (up to 90 minutes) getting a Silver Conch and Rs. 50,000/- in cash)
  6. Second Best Animation Video Film getting a Silver Conch and Rs. 50,000/- in cash)
  7. IDPA Award for a director’s first film
  1. Sixth International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films 3-9 February, 2000, Mumbai
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3.

"Warrior Prince"

Best Animation Film of the year

International Film Festival Santa Clarita, Califormia

4.

"Sham’s Vision"

Best Film

Second International Film Festival of Arts and crafts, Namur, Belgium.

 

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