(The Gist of PIB) 66th National Film Awards for 2018 [AUGUST-2019]

    (The Gist of PIB) 66th National Film Awards for 2018 [AUGUST-2019]

66th National Film Awards for 2018

  • 66th National Film Awards for 2018 have been announced.

About National Film Awards

  • It was established in 1954
  • It was awarded for Excellence in cinematic achievements for Indian cinema.
  • Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), a body under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, administers the award.
  • The selections of awards are made by an independent and impartial jury consisting of eminent filmmakers and film personalities, which is appointed by the DFF.
  • Every year, the award ceremony is held in New Delhi, where the President of India presents the awards.

Criteria and Procedure:

  • The makers of a film, and particularly the director, should be Indian nationals.
  • Films entering the competition should be produced in India, and in case of co-production involving a foreign entity, they have to fulfil certain conditions to qualify.
  • It is Declared for films produced in the previous year across the country i.e. a film should be certified by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) between 1 January and 31 December.
  • The National Film Awards are presented in two main categories: Feature Films and Non-Feature Films.
  • A lifetime achievement award, named after the father of Indian cinema Dadasaheb Phalke, is awarded to a film personality for outstanding contribution to the Indian Cinema.
  • All the award winners are awarded with a Medallion, cash prize and a certificate of merit.

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