61st NATIONAL FILM AWARDS FOR THE YEAR 2013 ANNOUNCED. Best Feature Film - Ship Of Theseus , Best Popular Film -Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (Hindi), Best Director- Hansal Mehta, Shahid (Hindi), Best Actor (Shared) - Raj Kumar, Shahid (Hindi) & Suraj Venjaramoodu, Perariyathavar (Malayalam), Best Actress - Geetanjali Thapa, Liar’s Dice (Hindi), Best Supporting Actor - Saurabh Shukla, Jolly LLB (Hindi), Best Supporting Actress (Shared) - Amruta Subhash, Astu (Marathi) & Aida El-Kashef, Ship Of Theseus, Best Non-Feature Film, Rangbhoomi , Best Director ( Non-Feature) - Pranjal Dua, Chidiya Udh , Best Book - Cinema Ga Cinema (Telugu), Best Film Critic - Alaka Sahani (English)

10th -18th February, 2014

All the Feature and Non-Feature Films selected for the Indian Panorama section of the 44th International Film Festival of India, 2013, were screened for the Public from 10th February, 2014 at Siri Fort Auditorium Complex in New Delhi. During the nine day event, being organized by the Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, 26 Feature Films and 16 Non-Feature Films in 16 languages were screened.


Entries invited for 61st National Film Awards for the year 2013

Entries for the 61stNational Film Awards for the year 2013 are invited in Feature Films, Non-feature Films and Best Writing on Cinema sections.

Films which have received Censor Certification between 1st January and 31st December, 2013 (both days inclusive) and books and articles/ reviews on cinema published between 1st January and 31st December, 2013 are eligible to participate.

The last date of entry is 14th February, 2014.

Retrospective of Rituparno’s films at Delhi and Kolkata
To pay homage to one of the brightest contemporary filmmaker and 11 times National Award winner, Rituparno Ghosh, Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting organised Retrospective of his films at New Delhi and Kolkata. The three day Delhi event began on 2nd August 2013 (Friday) and the four day event at Kolkata on 8th August 2013 (Thursday).


The 60th National Film Festival concluded in New Delhi on 16th June 2013. All the National Award winning films for the year 2012 were screened for the Public during the festival. Organized by the Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Siri Fort Auditorium Complex, 38 Feature Films and 19 Non-Feature Films were screened during the 11 days festival. As a mark of respect to late Rituparno Ghosh, the festival opened with his award winning film CHITRANGADA (Bengali). He had won Special Jury Award for the film for his excellent grasp of the medium of cinema and his multi-faceted versatility. Non-Feature film TIMBAKTU directed by Rintu R Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh was also be shown on the opening day.


60th National Film Awards conferred by President in New Delhi on 3rd May, 2013; Government to institute Centenary Award recognizing Paradigm Transformation in Film making

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee conferred the film awards for the year 2012 in various categories at the 60th National Film Awards Function held at the Vigyan Bhawan on 3rd May, 2013. In his address, the President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee said, Cinema must be used to portray positive societal values for building a tolerant and harmonious India. The film industry ought to take steps to ensure that cinema was morally energizing. Another highlight of the evening was the release of postal stamps of 50 iconic personalities of Indian Cinema by the President to commemorate the century long journey of Indian cinema. Hon’ble Minister for IT & Communications, Shri Kapil Sibal and Hon’ble Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Shri Manish Tewari were also present on the occasion.

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Shri Kapil Sibal, Minister for
Information & Broadcasting, Shri Manish Tewari and Secretary, Information & Broadcasting, Shri Uday Kumar Varma at
the 60th National Film Awards function, in New Delhi on May 03, 2013.
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Centenary Film Festival Inaugurated

Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Shri Manish Tewari inaugurated the Centenary Film Festival at Siri Fort in New Delhi on Thursday, 25th April 2013. As part of the Festival, screenings of classic and contemporary films, an Exhibition on 100 years’ journey of Indian cinema, Workshops by Central Board of Film Certification and Retrospective of Satyajit Ray are scheduled as major attractions.

In his address, Shri Manish Tewari said that the Government would make all possible efforts to make India a  major international filming destination.


60th National Film Awards for the year 2012 Announced

The prestigious 60th National Film Awards for the year 2012 were announced in New Delhi in a joint Press Conference addressed by the Chairpersons of the three juries, Shri Basu Chatterjee for Feature Films, Ms. Aruna Raje for Non-Feature Films and Shri Swapan Mullick for Best Writing on Cinema on Monday (18th March 2013). The top honour in the feature film category goes to Paan Singh Tomar (Hindi) produced by UTV Software communications Ltd. and directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia . In non-feature film category, the top honour Best Film goes to Shepherds of Paradise (Gojri & Urdu) produced and directed by Raja Shabir Khan. In Best Writing on Cinema section, the book Silent Cinema in India – A Pictorial Journey (English) written by B.D. Garga and published by Harper Collins Publisher India has bagged the top honour, whereas Shri P.S. Radhakrishnan has been declared the Best film Critic.


The Chairman for the Jury on Feature films, Shri Basu Chatterjee, the Chairperson for the Jury on Non-feature film category, Smt. Aruna Raje Patil and the Chairman for the Jury on Best Writing on Cinema, Shri Swapan Mullick at a Press Conference to announce the 60th National Film Awards, in New Delhi on March 18, 2013.

India committed to combat film piracy and protect copyrights

India is committed to support a copyright regime that promotes creativity and to take effective steps to combat piracy of films and music. The recently amended Indian Copyright Act is progressive, enhances equity and will provide impetus to creativity. This was reiterated by Shri Uday Kumar Varma, Secretary, Information and Broadcasting while addressing a seminar as part the inaugural session of a festival of Indian films to commemorate the centenary of Indian cinema at WIPO, Geneva on Monday, the 3rd Dec, 2012.


DFF organises Film Festivals to commemorate centenary of Indian cinema

To commemorate the centenary year of Indian cinema, Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF) in association with National Film Archive of India, Pune is organising centenary film festivals in state capitals with the collaboration of state governments. Landmark Indian films are being screened during these festivals as a tribute to the great film personalities. Centenary film festivals at some locations abroad are also planned to showcase and promote Indian cinema.

Schedule of Centenary Film Festivals
  • Puducherry (24-26 Aug, 2012)
  • Dhaka (1-8 Sep, 2012)
  • Ranchi (12-15 Sep, 2012)
  • Bangkok (18-21Oct, 2012)
  • Warsaw (5-10 Nov, 2012)
  • Geneva (3- 7 Dec, 2012)
    DFF organises a Retrospective of Rajesh Khanna
    Directorate of film Festivals organised a Retrospective of Rajesh Khanna from 18th to 20th August, 2012 in New Delhi. Ten of his landmark films were screened during the three day event at Sirifort Auditorium. These include Aap Ki kasam, Aradhana, Aakhri Khat, Amar Prem, Kati Patang, Ittefaq, Avishkaar, Bawarchi, Safar and Anand. The inaugural programme was graced by Hon’ble Minister of state for Information and Broadcasting, shri Choudhury Mohan Jatua, Hon’ble Minister of state for Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Rajeev Shuka, Ms Dimple Kapadia, veteran film director, Mr J Om Prakash and Ms Rinki Khanna.

    National Film Festival 2012 concludes in New Delhi

    National Film Festival 2012 concluded at Siri Fort Auditorium – II, New Delhi on 10th June 2012 with the screening of Punjabi Film ANHEY GHODE DA DAAN. The Festival organized by the Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of I&B, screened 24 featu9re films 21 Non-feature films which have won recently announced 59th National Film Awards.
    Photo Gallery of Public Screening of 59th National Film Award-winning Films

    59th National Film Awards Presented in New Delhi on 3rd May 2012

    Shri M. Hamid Ansari, Hon’ble Vice President of India gave away 59th National Film Awards on 3rd May 2012 in a glittering ceremony at Vigyan Bhawan, New delhi. Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2011 was conferred upon Shri Soumitra Chatterjee. DEOOL (Marathi) and BYARI (Byari) films shared top honours in Featue Film category. Girish Kulkarni won Best Actor award and Vidya Balan, Best Actress. Hon’ble Minister of Information & Broadcasting, Smt Ambika Soni, Hon’ble Ministers of state (I & B) Shri Choudhury Mohan Jatua and Dr S. Jagathrakshan and Secretary, Shri Uday Kumar Varma were also present.




    The Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari,Minister of Information & Braodcasting Smt. Ambika Soni,Ministers of State(Information and Broadcasting) Shri Choudhury Mohan Jatua,Dr. S. Jagathrakshakan and Secretary(I&B) Shri Uday Kumar Varma at 59th National Film Awards in New Delhi.

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    Official Catalogue of 59th National Film Awards

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