Film Awards 2014

61st National Film Awards

Introduced in 1969, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award is the highest award given to recognise the contributions of film personalities towards the development of Indian cinema and for distinguished contributions to the medium, its growth and promotion. A committee consisting of seven personalities from the Indian film industry was appointed to evaluate the Dadasaheb Phalke award nominations for 2013.

For the year 2013, the award was announced on 12 April 2014 to be presented to Gulzar, a veteran poet, lyric writer and film director. He has won five National Film Awards, 20 Filmfare Awards, one Academy Award, one Grammy Award and is also Padma Bhushan recipient of 2004.

Feature Films[edit]

A Bengali film, Jaatishwar won the maximum number of awards (4) followed by Telugu film Na Bangaaru Talli, Tamil film Thanga Meenkal and Marathi film Yellow (3 awards each)

Jury[edit]

For the Feature Film section, six committees were formed based on the different geographic regions in India. The two-tier evaluation process included a central committee and five regional committees. The central committee, headed by Saeed Akhtar Mirza, included the heads of each regional committee and five other jury members. At regional level, each committee consisted of one chief and four members. The chief and one non-chief member of each regional committee were selected from outside that geographic region. The table below names the jury members for the central and regional committees:

Central Jury

Northern Region: (Bhojpuri, Dogri, English, Hindi, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Urdu)

• Manju Borah (Chair)
• Virendra Saini • G. S. Bhaskar
• Bhanu Bharti • Sona Jain

Eastern Region: (Assamese, Bengali, Oriya and North-Eastern dialects)

• M. S. Sathyu (Chair)
• Meena Debbarma • Ranjit Das
• Srilekha Mukherji • Bina Paul

Western Region: (Gujarati, Konkani, Marathi)

• Chitraarth Puran Singh (Chair)
• Rajat Dholakia • Meenakshi Shedde
• Rajen Borah • Tejaswini Pandit

Southern Region I: (Malayalam, Tamil)

• Nirad Mohapatra (Chair)
• Unni Vijayan • Kesari Harvoo
• Priya Krishnaswamy • Arun Bose

Southern Region II: (Kannada, Telugu)

Golden Lotus Award[edit]

All the winners are awarded with a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus Award), a certificate and a cash prize.

Silver Lotus Award[edit]

All the winners were awarded with a Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus Award), a certificate and a cash prize.

Regional Award[edit]

National Film Awards are also given to the best films in the regional languages of India. Awards for the regional languages are categorised as per their mention in the Eighth schedule of the Constitution of India. Awardees included producers and directors of the film. No films in languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution were eligible.

Best Feature Film in Each of the Language Other Than Those Specified In the Schedule VIII of the Constitution

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• Ashoke Viswanathan (Chairperson)
• Bishnu Dev Halder • S. Manjunathan
• Umesh Aggarwal • Reena Mohan
• Sandeep Marwah • Ramesh Asher

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All the winners were awarded with Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus Award), a certificate and cash prize.

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All the winners were awarded with Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus Award) and cash prize.

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A committee of three, headed by Sharad Dutt was appointed to evaluate the nominations for the best writing on Indian cinema. The jury members were as follows:

• Sharad Dutt (Chairperson)
• Ganesh Anantharamna • Balaji Vittal

The Best Writing on Cinema awards are intended to encourage the study and appreciation of cinema as an art form and the dissemination of information and critical appreciation of the medium through books, articles, reviews etc.

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All the winners were awarded with Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus Award), cash prize and a certificate.

External links[edit]

Official websites
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