11th National Film Awards

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11th National Film Awards
Awarded forBest of Indian cinema in 1963
Awarded by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Presented by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
(President of India)
Presented on25 April 1964 (1964-04-25)
Site Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi
Official website dff.nic.in
Best Feature Film Shehar Aur Sapna

The 11th National Film Awards , then known as State Awards for Films, presented by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India to felicitate the best of Indian Cinema released in 1963. [1] Ceremony took place at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on 25 April 1964 and awards were given by then President of India, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

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Starting with 11th National Film Awards, new category of awards for Filmstrips, in the non-feature films section, was introduced. This category includes Prime Minister's Gold Medal and Certificate of Merit for second and third best educational film. Though gold medal for this category was not given. This award is discontinued over the years. [1]

Awards

Awards were divided into feature films and non-feature films.

President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film is now better known as National Film Award for Best Feature Film, whereas President's Gold Medal for the Best Documentary Film is analogous to today's National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film. For children's films, Prime Minister's Gold Medal is now given as National Film Award for Best Children's Film. At the regional level, President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film is now given as National Film Award for Best Feature Film in a particular language. Certificate of Merit in all the categories is discontinued over the years.

Feature films

Feature films were awarded at All India as well as regional level. For the 11th National Film Awards, a Hindi film Shehar Aur Sapna won the President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film. Following were the awards given: [1]

All India Award

For 11th National Film Awards, none of the films were awarded from Children's Films category as no film was found to be suitable. Only Certificate of Merit for Children's films was given. Following were the awards given in each category: [1]

AwardFilmLanguageAwardee(s)Cash Prize
President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film Shehar Aur Sapna Hindi Producer: Naya SansarGold Medal and 20,000
Producer: Naya Sansar
Director: Khwaja Ahmad Abbas 5,000
All India Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Nartanasala Telugu Producer: Sridhar RaoCertificate of Merit and 10,000
Producer: C. Lakshmi Rajyam
Director: K. Kameshwara Rao 2,500
All India Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Mahanagar Bengali Producer: R. D. Bansal
Director: Satyajit Ray
Certificate of Merit only
All India Certificate of Merit for Best Children's Film Panch PuthliyanHindiProducer: Children's Film Society
Director: Amit Bose
Certificate of Merit only

Regional Award

The awards were given to the best films made in the regional languages of India. For feature films in Gujarati, President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film was not given, instead Certificate of Merit for Best Feature Film was awarded; whereas no award was given in Punjabi language. [1]

AwardFilmAwardee(s)
ProducerDirector
Feature Films in Assamese
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Maniram DevanApurba ChowdhuryS. Chakravarty
Feature Films in Bengali
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Uttar Falguni Uttam Kumar Asit Sen
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Saat Paake Bandha R. D. Bansal Ajoy Kar
Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature FilmJatu Griha Uttam Kumar Tapan Sinha
Feature Films in Gujarati
Certificate of Merit for Best Feature Film Jevi Chhun TeviBholanath D. TrivediGajanan Mehta
Feature Films in Hindi
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Bandini Bimal Roy Productions Bimal Roy
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Mere Mehboob Harnam Singh Rawail H. S. Rawail
Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Gumrah B. R. Films B. R. Chopra
Feature Films in Kannada
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Santha Thukaram B. Radhakrishna Sundar Rao Nadkarni
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Mangala Muhurta U. Subba Rao M. R. Vittal
Feature Films in Malayalam
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Ninamaninja Kalpadukal K. V. Bhavadas N. N. Pisharody
N. K. Karunakara Pillai
K. Parameshwaran Nair
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Doctor H. H. EbrahimM. S. Mani
Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Kalayum Kaminiyum Neela Productions P. Subramaniam
Feature Films in Marathi
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Ha Majha Marg Ekla Sudhir Phadke Raja Paranjape
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature FilmTe Majhe GharRavindra BhatGanesh Bhat
Feature Films in Odia
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Jeevan Sathi Srinibash PaikaroyPrabhat Mukherjee
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature FilmNariNarendra Kumar MitraTrilochana [lower-alpha 1]
Feature Films in Tamil
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Naanum Oru Penn Murugan Brothers A. C. Tirulokchandar
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Karpagam K. S. Sabarinathan K. S. Gopalakrishnan
Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Karnan B. Ramakrishnaiah Panthulu B. Ramakrishnaiah Panthulu
Feature Films in Telugu
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Lava Kusa Lalita Sivajyoti Films C. Pullaiah
C. S. Rao
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Amar Silpi Jakkanna B. S. Ranga B. S. Ranga
Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Mooga Manasulu C. Sundaram Adurthi Subba Rao

Non-Feature films

Non-feature film awards were given for the documentaries, educational films and film strips made in the country. Following were the awards given: [1]

Documentaries

AwardFilmLanguageAwardee(s)Cash Prize
President's Gold Medal for the Best Documentary Film Song of the Snow English Producer: Films Division Gold Medal and 4,000
Director: N. S. Thapa1,000
All India Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Documentary FilmMalwaEnglishProducer: Films DivisionCertificate of Merit and 2,000
Director: S. N. S. Sastry500
All India Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Documentary FilmJain Temples of IndiaEnglishProducer: Films DivisionCertificate of Merit only
Director: Arun Chaudhari

Educational films

AwardFilmLanguageAwardee(s)Cash Prize
All India Certificate of Merit for the Best Educational Film Indian Ocean Expedition Hindi Producer: Children's Film Society Certificate of Merit only
Director: Shanti S. Verma

Filmstrip

AwardFilmLanguageAwardee(s)Cash Prize
All India Certificate of Merit for the Best Filmstrip Historical Monuments of Delhi Hindi Director: G. K. AthalyeCertificate of Merit only
Director: G. K. Athalye

Awards not given

Following were the awards not given as no film was found to be suitable for the award: [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 "11th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Archived (PDF) from the original on 9 June 2019. Retrieved 2 September 2020.

Notes

  1. Trilochana consists of Narendra Kumar Mitra, Amalendu Bagehi, Kavichandra Kalicharan Patnaik