51st National Film Awards

Regulations  

Schedule

Declaration

 SHORT TITLE AND COMMENCEMENT: 

 1.  These regulations may be called the National Film Awards Regulations, and shall come into force with immediate effect. 

AIMS: 

2.  The Awards aim at encouraging the production of films of aesthetic, and technical excellence and social relevance contributing to the understanding and appreciation of cultures of different regions of the country in cinematic form, thereby also promoting integration and unity of the nation. 

DEFINITIONS: 

3.  In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires, 

(a)  “Board” means the Central Board of Film Certification;

(b)  “Directorate” means the Directorate of Film Festivals under the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting;

(c)  “Awards” means National Film Awards;

(d)  “Producer” includes an individual producer, a production company, a Government Department or a Government recognized Institute and

(e)  “Right Holder” means the owner of the negative who is authorized to order prints of cinematographic films on the lab for a particular film. 

ORGANISERS 

4.  The Awards will be organized by the Directorate, or such other organization as may be notified from time to time, on behalf of the Government of India. 

SECTIONS 

5.  The Awards will have the following sections :- 

(i)  Feature Films; and

(ii) Non-Feature Films

AWARDS FOR FEATURE FILMS 

6.  The Awards that will be given in the Feature Films Section are given in Schedule I to these Regulations.

7.  If the same film qualifies for more than one award from among the categories referred to at (i) to (ix), (xxviii) & (xxix) of Schedule I, the producer and/or the director of the film will receive only the higher award, determined on the basis of the cash component.  However, this will not debar the producer and/or the director from winning one of these awards for other films.

 AWARDS FOR NON-FEATURE FILM SECTION 

8.  The awards which will be given in the Non-Feature Films Section are given in Schedule II of these Regulations. 

DADA SAHEB PHALKE AWARD 

9.  In addition to the awards mentioned in Schedule I & II, the Government of India, at its discretion, will give an award called the Dada Saheb Phalke Award to a film personality for his/her outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema. The Award shall consist of a Swarna Kamal, a cash Prize of Rs.2,00,000/- and a shawl. 

ELIGIBILITY 

10 (a) Only those persons whose names are on the credit titles of the film and are normally residing and working in India shall be eligible for the Awards. The film should have been produced in India. In the case of co-productions involving a foreign entity, the following conditions should be fulfilled: 

(i) At least one of the co-producers must be an Indian entity.

(ii) The Indian entity should be registered in India or a citizen of India

(iii) The title of the film should be registered as an Indian film title.

(iv) The Director should be an Indian national and the cast and technicians should be, predominantly Indian nationals. However, non-feature films directed by the foreign students of Film Institutes situated in India, will be eligible if their entries are sent through their respective Institutes.

(v) The negative should be available with the right holder in India to strike prints.

(vi)The applicant should have the right for sanctioning participation of the film in festivals in India and abroad as an Indian entry as well as special expositions of Indian cinema organized by the DFF.  

 (b) The film should have been certified by the Censor Board between 1st January 2003 and 31st December 2003. 

(c) The Director of the film should be an Indian national. At least one of the co-producers must be an Indian entity.

(d)  Films made in any Indian language, shot on 16 mm, 35 mm or in a wider gauge or digital format but released on a film format and certified by the Central Board of Film Certification as a feature film or featurette are eligible for feature film section. In the case of award for Best Children’s Film only such films shall be eligible as have been certified by the Board as Children’s films.

(e) Films made in any Indian language, shot on 16 mm, 35 mm or in a wider gauge or digital format but released on a film format and certified by the Central Board of Film Certification as a Documentary/Newsreel/Non-Fiction/Short-Fiction are eligible for non-feature film section.

(f)  A film produced by a film institute recognized by the Government of India shall be eligible even without certification by the Board, provided a specific certificate from the Head of the organization to the effect that the film has been produced within the eligibility period, is sent along with the entry form.

(g) The question whether a film is a feature film or non-feature film shall be decided by the Feature Film Jury and its decision shall be final. 

(h)  Entries should preferably have English Sub-titles. 

(i)   All entries should be in the version certified by the Board, except film(s) produced by Film Institute(s) recognized by government of India as per provisions of clause (d) above. 

11. The following shall not be eligible for entry in the competition: - 

(a) Remake of a film that has already won a National Award in any category.

(b) Dubbed version of a film or revised version of a film.

(c) Performance of an artiste where his/her dialogues are dubbed by some other artist shall not be considered for awards at Sl. (x)-(xiv) of Schedule 1. 

12.  Members of staff of the Organizers would not be eligible for the awards in any category.  

LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF ENTRY 

13.  Last date for receipt of the application along with the print, in the Directorate of Film Festivals, shall be the 7th June  2004. 

PROCEDURE FOR ENTRY OF FILM 

14. (a)  A film shall be entered only by its producer.

 (b)  A film can be entered  for one or more awards in a section. 

15.  The producer should submit his/her entry in the Entry Form as in Schedule III, in duplicate.  The form must be completed in all respects and should be accompanied by all the material mentioned in Regulation No.16, failing which the entry is liable to be rejected by the Directorate. 

Note A.  The producer/production company shall ensure that the names indicated in the entry form tally with the credit titles appearing in the film.  A certificate to this effect shall be furnished by the producer. 

Note B. While furnishing information in column 10 of the entry form, the Producer/Production company should ensure that complete postal address, telephone number, mobile phone number, fax number, if any, is furnished. 

16(1)Along with the Entry Form the following shall also be furnished by the Producer :- 

(a)  An undertaking in Schedule IV.

(b)  An undertaking in Schedule V.

(c)  A non-refundable entry fee of Rs.2,500/- for feature film and Rs.750/- for non-feature film through a crossed Demand Draft in favour of “Pay & Accounts Officer (MS), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting payable at the State Bank of India, New Delhi”.

(d)  Two certified copies of the censor certificate. 

(2)  In the case of a feature film the following shall also be furnished along with the entry form:- 

(a)  Two copies of the detailed synopsis in English or Hindi covering  a maximum of 4 pages on standard A-4 size bond paper.

(b) Two copies of English/Hindi translation of dialogue/commentary of films produced in a non-scheduled language or dialect”.

(c)  Short biographical sketches of producer, director, screenplay writer, leading and supporting artists, cameraman, audiographer, editor, art director, costume designer, choreographer, special effects creator, lyricist, music director and playback singer along with two photographs of each one of them; 

Provided that if a film is being entered for specific award(s), biographical sketches and photographs should relate to the person who are to be considered for the award(s) for which entry has been made.

(d) Two copies of lyrics each in original languages along with five copies of English or Hindi translation and an audio cassette/CDs of songs of the films if the producer desires his film to be considered for the best lyric award. 

(3) In case of non-feature film, the following shall be furnished along with the entry form:-

(a) Two copies of the detailed synopsis in English or Hindi covering a maximum of 2 pages on standard A-4 size bond paper.

(b)   Short biographical sketches of producer, director,    cameraman,  music director and animator (in case of animation films)  along with two photographs of each one of them;

(4)    Print of the film.

(5)  An affidavit shall be furnished by the applicant on a stamp paper of the value of Rs.5/- duly verified, declaring that the information furnished in the entry form and other related forms is true to the best of knowledge of the applicant;  and in the case of films certified by the C.B.F.C, the print of the film being submitted as required under clause (4) above represents the original first CBFC certified version and that the applicant has not made any change whatsoever therein after original certification by the Board.

(6)  In the case of Non-Feature Films, the affidavit may include a declaration of originality for the music score. 

17.  Only the Film Federation of India (FFI) shall have the right to nominate films for the Award for best popular film providing wholesome entertainment (Sl.(ii) of Schedule I). The FFI shall nominate up to a maximum of 10 films for this award. For this purpose, the Film Federation of India shall obtain application in the prescribed form from the Producers concerned and forward them to the Directorate along with the print of the film and the material/information referred to in Regulation 16, before 7th  June 2004. 

18. The cost for sending the print/tape and other material to the Directorate is to be borne by the entrant.  The dispatch details of the print such as the title of the film, number of reels, mode of transport, consignment no. etc. should be communicated to the Directorate by fax or e-mail .  The Directorate reserves the right to reject any entry if the print is not received by the prescribed date. The cost of the return freight will be borne by the Directorate. 

PROCEDURE FOR SELECTION 

19. (a)  The Awards shall be decided by two juries, one for feature films and other for non-feature films, duly constituted by the Directorate with the approval of the Government of India. The Juries for selection for the National Film Awards and Indian Panorama shall be separate.

(b) The Jury for Feature films shall comprise a Chairperson and not more than 16 members distinguished in the field of cinema, other allied arts and humanities.

(c) The Jury for Non Feature Films shall comprise a Chairman and not more than 6 members distinguished in the field of cinema, other allied arts and humanities.

 20.  (a)  The juries will determine their own work procedure.

(b)       The Chairperson of the Feature Film Jury,  may constitute a maximum of four panels from amongst the members of the Jury.

(c)       The Chairperson of the Non Feature Film Jury may constitute a maximum of two panels from amongst the members of the Jury.

(d) Each panel will recommend not more than 25% of the films viewed by it for combined viewing by the full jury. 

(e) The jury shall have the right to recall not more than such percentage of total no. of entries received as has been decided by the jury  before the screening of the films for the panels start. 

21.    The Chairpersons of the Juries may seek advice of experts in specialized areas, whenever necessary. 

22  (a) Any person directly or indirectly associated with any of the entries for competition in feature or non-feature sections, shall not be eligible to serve on the jury.

(b) Any person who is related either by blood or marriage to any of those whose work is to be adjudged shall not also be eligible to serve on the jury.

(c) A person appointed as Chairperson or member of the Jury shall make a declaration in writing in the form given in Schedule VI to these regulations. 

23. The quorum for the final deliberations of the jury, both for feature and non-feature films, shall be 75% of the members of the concerned jury and the Chairman. 

24.The juries shall select the award winners and give their reports to the Directorate. 

25.  The juries shall have the discretion to recommend that an award in any particular category may not be given if they are of the opinion that the entries in that category are not of the required standard. 

26.  The Director of the Directorate and/or his/her nominee may be present at the time of the deliberations of the juries only in order to provide information/clarifications, if any, required by the juries and not to participate in the deliberations. 

GENERAL 

27.The decision of the Government of India in respect of matters covered by these Regulations and of the Interpretation of these Regulations shall be final. 

28.  A person submitting an entry for the award shall be deemed to have accepted these Regulations. 

29.  (a)  The entry form except the film print, other material and all correspondence should be addressed to :-

The Director
Directorate of Film Festivals (NFA Cell)
Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
Siri Fort Auditorium Complex,
August Kranti Marg,
New Delhi-110049
 

(b)  The Telephone No., Telegraphic Address and Fax No. of the Directorate are as under :-

Tele No.: 26499371,26499378

Tele/fax No. 26497214

E mails : dir.dff@hub.nic.in

                   ddnfr.dff@hub.nic.in  

Web:      http : / mib.nic.in/dff  

(c)  Address for sending FILM PRINTS  only is as follows :  

In charge - Print Unit

Directorate of Film Festivals

(NFA Cell)

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

Siri Fort Auditorium Complex

August Kranti Marg

New Delhi – 110 049

Tele Fax:  011- 2649 3089

   

SCHEDULE – I

TO THE NATIONAL FILM AWARDS REGULATIONS  

In the Feature Film Section, the following awards will be given :  

 (i)  Best Feature Film

       (a)  Swarna Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.50,000/- to the Producer, and

(b)     Swarna Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.50,000/- to the Director.  

(ii)  Indira Gandhi Award for best first film of a Director

       (a)  Swarna Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.25,000/- to the Producer, and

       (b)  Swarna Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.25,000/- to the Director.  

(iii)  Award for best popular film providing wholesome entertainment

       (a)  Swarna Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.40,000/- to the Producer, and

       (b)  Swarna Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.40,000/- to the Director.  

(iv)  Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration

       (a)  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.30,000/- to the Producer, and

       (b)  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.30,000/- to the Director.  

(v)  Best Film on Family Welfare

       (a)  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.30,000/- to the Producer, and

       (b)  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.30,000/- to the Director.  

(vi) Best film on other Social issues such as prohibition, women and child welfare,

      anti-dowry, drug abuse, welfare of the handicapped, etc.

       (a)  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.30,000/- to the Producer, and

       (b)  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.30,000/- to the Director.  

(vii)  Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation

       (a)  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.30,000/- to the Producer, and

       (b)  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.30,000/- to the Director.  

(viii)  Best Children’s Film

       (a)  Swarna Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.30,000/- to the Producer, and

       (b)  Swarna Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.30,000/- to the Director.  

(ix)  Best Direction

      Swarna Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.50,000/- to the Director.  

(x)                Best Actor          Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Actor  

(xi)      Best Actress      Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Actress  

(xii)  Best Supporting Actor          Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the

                                                          Supporting Actor          

 (xiii)  Best Supporting Actress    Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the

                                                         Supporting Actress       

(xiv)  Best Child Artist                  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the

                                                          Child Artist               

(xv)  Best Male Playback Singer Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the

                                                         Male Playback Singer  

(xvi)Best Female Playback Singer Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the

                                                             Female Playback Singer  

(xvii)  Best Cinematography         Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the 

                                                      Cameraman

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the

                                                           Laboratory processing the film           

   (xviii)  Best Screenplay              Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the

                                                         Screenplay Writer       

   (xix)  Best Audiography             Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the

                                                        Re-recordist of the final mixed track

   (xx)  Best Editing                       Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the

                                                        Editor

   (xxi)  Best Art Direction              Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the

                                                        Art Director

  (xxii)  Best Costume Designer    Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the

                                                        Costume Director

  (xxiii)  Best Music Direction        Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the

                                                        Music Director (Songs and Background Score) 

   (xxiv)  Best Lyrics                      Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the

                                                        Lyricist

  (xxv)  Special Jury Award          Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.25,000/- to be

                                                   given at the sole discretion of the Jury to  a film or

                                                   to an individual not already covered by the awards.

  (xvi)  Best Special Effects          Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the

                                                        Creator  

  (xxvii)  Best Choreography        Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the

                                                       Choreographer  

  (xxviii)     Best Feature Film in      a) Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.20,000/- to the

each of the language                     Producer and

Specified in the Schedule VIII   b) Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.20,000/- to the

of the Constitution                         Director

  (xxix)         Best Feature Film in      a) Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.20,000/- to the

 each of the languages other         Producer

 than those specified in             b) Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.20,000/- to the

Schedule VIII of the                       Director

Constitution

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  SCHEDULE-II

TO THE NATIONAL FILM AWARDS REGULATIONS

  In the Non-Feature film section, the following awards will be given :

  (i)  Best Non-feature film

      (a)  Swarna Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.20,000/- to the Producer, and

      (b)  Swarna Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.20,000/- to the Director.

  (ii)  Best First Non-feature film of a Director

      (a)  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Producer, and

      (b)  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Director.

  (iii) Best Anthropological/Ethnographic

     Film

     (a)  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Producer, and

(b)     Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Director.

(iv)   Best Biographical/Historical

      Reconstruction/compilation film

        (a)  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Producer, and

      (b)  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Director.

 

(v)    Best Arts/Cultural film

      (a)  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Producer, and

      (b)  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Director.

 

(vi)              Best Scientific Film (including method and process of science, contribution of Scientists, etc.)/Environment Conservation/Preservation Film (including awareness)

       (a)  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Producer, and

       (b)  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Director.

   (vii)  Best Promotional film (to cover tourism, exports, crafts, industry, etc.)

       (a)  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Producer, and

       (b)  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Director.

  (viii)  Best Agriculture film (to include subject related to and allied to agriculture like animal husbandry, dairying, etc.)

   (a)  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Producer, and

   (b)  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Director.

   (ix)  Best film on Social issues (such as prohibition, women and child welfare and dowry, drug abuse, welfare of the handicapped, etc.)

       (a)  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Producer, and

       (b)  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Director.

  (x)                Best Educational/Motivational/Instructional Film

        (a)  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Producer, and

       (b)  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Director.

 (xi)  Best Exploration/ Adventure film (to include sports)

          (a)  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Producer, and

          (b)  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Director.

(xii)  Best Investigative Film

        (a)  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Producer, and

        (b)  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Director.

(xiii) Best Animation Film

       (a)  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Producer, and

       (b)  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Director.

(xiv)  Special Jury Award

       Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to be

       given at the sole discretion of the Jury to  a film or

       to an individual not already covered by the awards.       

(xv) Short Fiction Film

        (a)  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Producer, and

(b)     Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Director.

(xvi)  Best Film on Family Welfare

        (a)  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Producer, and

        (b)  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Director.

 (xvii)  Best Direction

          Swarna Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.20,000 to the Director

(xviii)  Best Cinematography

        (a)  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Cameraman, and

(b)      Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Laboratory processing

              the film

 (xix)  Best Audiography

  Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Re-recordist of the

          final mixed track

(xx)  Best Editing

          Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Editor 

 (xxi)  Best Music Direction

           Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Music Director        

 (xxii) Best Narration/Voice Over

          Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to the Best Voice Over

 SCHEDULE – III

TO THE NATIONAL FILM AWARDS

REGULATIONS

NATIONAL FILM AWARDS

  (Note) 1.  Please exercise great care in filling this form, if any column in Sl.No.10 of this form is not filled, it will be deemed that the entrant is not desirous of his/her film being considered for Award in that category.

  2.         The Producer/Production Company shall ensure that the names indicated in the entry form tally with the credit titles appearing in the film.  The producer should furnish a certificate to this effect.

  3.         While furnishing information in column 10 of the entry form, the Producer/Production company should ensure that complete postal address, telephone number, mobile phone number, fax number, if any, is furnished.

   D.D. No. and Date :

  Bank on which drawn :

   1.  Title of the Film : In Roman Script

                                  In Devnagri

  2.  Language :

  3. (a)  Section for which the film is being entered:           Feature/Non-Feature Section

  (b)     The specific category of Award(s), given in Schedule I or II, for which the film is

           to be considered (An Entry without this information is liable for rejection)

     (c)  Whether it is the First Film of the Director :                         Yes/No

  4.      Length of the film in meters:

     (As certified in censor certificate)

  5.  Running Time :                 Hours                          Minutes

   6.  Number of reels :

7.  Gauge :                              35 mm                         16 mm

  8.  Colour/Black & White

  9.  Number and Date of Censor Certificate

  10.  Name, address and telephone number of the following

  (a) Producer :

  (b) Director :

  (c) Screenplay Writer:

  (d) Leading Actor:

      Voice-original/dubbed

  Note: Dubbing of dialogues by some other artist will make the entry ineligible for award at Sl.(x) of Schedule I

  (e)  Leading Actress :

       Voice-original/dubbed

  Note: Dubbing of dialogues by some other artist will make the entry ineligible for award at Sl.(xi) of Schedule I

  (f)  Supporting Actor :

        Voice-original/dubbed

  Note: Dubbing of dialogues by some other artist will make the entry ineligible for award at Sl.(xii) of Schedule I

  (g)  Supporting Actress :

         Voice-original/dubbed

  Note: Dubbing of dialogues by some other artist will make the entry ineligible for award at Sl.(xiii) of Schedule I

  (h)  Child Artist :

         Voice-original/dubbed

  Note: Dubbing of dialogues by some other artist will make the entry ineligible for award at Sl.(xiv) of Schedule I

  (i)  Cameraman :

  Note : Please state clearly if the film was originally shot on a digital/video format

  (j)  Audiographer (s)

      (Re-recordist of the final mixed Track)

  (k)  Editor :

  (l)  Art Director :

  (m) Costume Designer :

  (n) Music Director :

  Note; Please state if the Musical Score is original (in case of Non Features)

  (o) Lyricist :

  (p) Male Playback Singer :

  (q) Female Playback Singer :

  (r) Animator (in case of an animation film) :

  (s)  Choreographer :

  (t)  Special Effects Creator :

   11.  Date of release of the Film :

  12.  Print of the film to be returned to :

      (Please give Name, Telephone No. Fax No. & Complete Address)

  13.  Undertaking in Schedule-IV and Schedule-V are enclosed:                       Yes/No

  14.  I/we have no objection to the screening of this film for the jury or for any of their panels, in non-commercial public shows or in any other way the Directorate may consider fit.

  15.  I/We have gone through the National Film Awards Regulations and I/We accept these Regulations.

  16.  I/We certify that the film entered is not a revised or a dubbed version of a film.

  17.  I/We certify that the film entered is not a remake of a film that has already won an award.

  18.  I/We hereby declare that the information provided herein is true to the best of my/our knowledge and corresponds with the credit titles of the said film.  I/we also understand that the Directorate has the right to reject any entry, at any stage, if the information entered in this form is found to be incomplete or incorrect.

                                                                                                                                                 Signature

                             

                                                                                                                                                    (Seal)

                                                                                                                                                      Date :

    Name, full address and telephone number of the person making the entry :

  Name (Block Letters)

  Address

   

 

Telephone No.(Off.)                                                   (Res.)

  Telex                                                                           Gram

  Fax

  E mail

 

SCHEDULE-IV

TO THE NATIONAL FILM AWARDS

REGULATIONS

NATIONAL FILM AWARDS

(UNDERTAKING IN TERMS OF REGULATION 16 (1)(a))

   Authorization letter (to be signed by the Producer and negative right holder and addressed to laboratory concerned).

   From :  (Name(s) and address(es) of Producer(s) and Negative right holder(s))

  To:  (Name and address of Laboratory)

   Subject: (Title of the film)

  Sir,

                  We hereby authorize you to prepare one ___ mm positive print in Colour or Black and White of the film and deliver it to the Incharge, Print Unit, Directorate of Film Festivals (NFA Cell), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Siri Fort Auditorium Complex, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi –110 049,Tele/fax:

011-2649 3089.

                 Necessary raw stock required for copying the print will be supplied by the Directorate of Film Festivals who will also settle the processing charges directly with the laboratory.

                   The Print may be delivered to Directorate of Film Festivals, New Delhi under intimation to us.

  (Signature)                                                                                            (Signature)

Negative right holder(s)                                                                        Producer(s)

(Seal)                                                                                                            (Seal)

   Copy forwarded to the Director, Directorate of Film Festivals (NFA Cell), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Siri Fort Auditorium Complex, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi – 110 049.  They will be supplied by the undersigned one Video copy of the film, if it wins an award, at the cost of the Directorate within one month of the receipt of a request to this effect from the Directorate.  If a Video copy is not supplied by the undersigned within the time mentioned heretofore this may be deemed to be an authority to the Directorate to get one Video copy made at their cost.

   

(Signature)                                                                                             (Signature)

Negativeright holder(s)                                                                           Producer(s)

(Seal)                                                                                                             (Seal)

 

SCHEDULE  V

TO THE NATIONAL FILM AWARDS

REGULATIONS

(UNDERTAKING IN TERMS OF REGULATIONS 16(1)(b))

              Authorization letter (to be signed by the Producer and negative right holder   and addressed to laboratory concerned).

   From :  (Name(s) and address(es) of Producer(s) and Negative right holder(s))

  To :       (Name and address of Laboratory)

  Subject:           (Title of the film)

  Sir,

              We hereby authorize you to prepare one 35 mm positive print in Colour or Black and White of the above film and deliver it to the National Film Archive of India, Pune, for permanent preservation/record.

              Necessary raw stock required for copying the print will be supplied by the National Film Archives of India, who will also settle the processing charges directly with the Laboratory.

              The print may be delivered to National Film Archive of India, Law College Road, Pune, under intimation to us.

 

(Signature)                                                                              (Signature)

Negative right holder(s)                                                        Producer(s)

(Seal)                                                                                     (Seal)

 

Note 1: In the event of release of the film on any other cheaper format like DVD/VCD etc. one copy of the same will be sent to the National Film Archive of India, Pune for educational and non-commercial archival use.

  Note: 2: It is binding on the copy right owner/negative right owner to inform the National Film Archive of India, Pune about the transfer of copy right etc. It may also be noted that the consent of negative right holder for any related work will be obtained by the National Film Archive of India.

  SCHEDULE - VI

 

NATIONAL FILM AWARDS REGULATIONS

(See Regulation 22 ( C )  

DECLARATION

 

1.      HEREBY DECLARE THAT    

 I HAVE SEEN THE COMPLETE LIST OF ENTRIES OF THE 51ST NATIONAL FILM AWARDS (FEATURE FILM SECTION/NON-FEATURE FILM SECTION) MADE AVAILABLE TO ME BY THE DIRECTORATE OF FILM OF FILM FESTIVALS TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE I AM NOT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ASSOCIATED IN ANY MANNER NOR DO I HAVE ANY FINANCIAL INTEREST WITH ANY OF THESE ENTRIES.
I AM NOT RELATED EITHER BY BLOOD (Sons, Daughters, Maternal/Paternal Uncles/ Aunts, First Cousins, Nephews, Nieces, Grand Mothers, Grand Fathers, Parents, Brothers, Sisters) OR MARRIAGE TO ANY OF THOSE WHOSE WORK HAS BEEN ENTERED FOR SELECTION.
I HAVE GONE THROUGH THE REGULATIONS OF THE 51ST NATIONAL FILM AWARDS AND I WILL ABIDE BY THEM.
I WILL KEEP THE DELIBRATION OF THE JURY CONFIDENTIAL.

  NEW DELHI

  DATED

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  1. sidered by the Jury.
  2. (1) In the case of entries for the Award for Best Book on Cinema, the following shall be furnished along with the entry form.

           (a) 5 copies of the book entered for the awards, along with the entry form;

           (b) 10 copies of brief summary of the book in English / Hindi;

           (c) Short biographical sketch of the author(s);and the publisher(s) English/

                Hindi;

           (d) 2 recent photographs of the authors); and

           (e) 6 sets of publicity material (if any).

          (2) The Directorate will reimburse the cost of the book if the entries

                are accepted.

13. In the case of entries for the award for the Best Film Critic, the following shall be furnished along with the entry form:

(a)   Clipping of the works, which should not be less than 5 and not more than

          10 in number along with the names of newspapers etc. in which these were

           published and the dates of publications. Entry form must be accompanied by

          5 copies of each clipping.

          (b) Short biographical sketch of the critic in English/Hindi; and

          (c) 2 recent photographs of the critic.

14. A non-refundable entry fee of Rs.750/- per entrant (irrespective of the number of books or articles submitted) in the form of a cross Demand Draft in favour of “Pay & Accounts Officer (MS), Ministry of I & B” payable at the State Bank of India, New Delhi.

Procedure for Selection:

15. (1) The awards will be decided by a jury for Best writing on Cinema to be constituted by the Government of India.

           (2) The Jury will consist of three members, including the Chairperson,  

           distinguished in the field of literature, journalism and cinema.

16. The Chairperson of the Jury may seek assistance of person conversant with the language in which entries have been accepted.

17 (a) Any person directly or indirectly associated with any of the entries for competition shall not be eligible  to serve on the jury.

(b)   Any person who is related either by blood or marriage to any of those

whose work is to be adjudged shall not also be eligible to serve on the jury.

(c)   A person appointed as Chairperson or member of the Jury shall make a

     declaration in writing in the form given in Schedule I to these regulations.

18.The Jury will determine its own work procedure.

19. The Jury shall select the award winners and give its report to the Government of India.

20. The Jury will have the discretion to recommend that no award shall be given, if the book/articles/ reviews entered do not come up to the required standard.

21. The Government of India, after taking into account the number of books/articles entered in a particular language, may at its discretion, constitute small regional panels for that particular language to recommend books/articles, which can then be adjudged by the National Book Jury.

General:

22. The freight / postal charges for the entries will be borne by the entrants.

23. The decision of the Government of India in respect of matters not covered by these regulations shall be final.

24. A person submitting an entry for the award shall be deemed to have accepted these regulations.

25. (1) The entries, along with copies of books entered for the award, clippings, other material and all correspondence should be addressed to:

Director, Directorate of Film Festivals (NFA Cell), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Siri Fort Auditorium Complex, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi – 110 049. Fax: 011-26497214, Tel: 26499371, 26499378. Web: www.mib.nic.in/dff;

E-mails: dir.dff@hub.nic.in and ddnfr.dff@hub.nic.in