12th National Film Awards

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12th National Film Awards
Awarded forBest of Indian cinema in 1964
Awarded by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Presented by P. V. Cherian
(Governor of Maharashtra) [1]
Presented on31 May 1965 (1965-05-31) [1]
Site Mumbai
Official website dff.nic.in
Best Feature Film Charulata

The 12th 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 1964. [2] Ceremony took place at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on 31 May 1965 and awards were given by then Governor of Maharashtra, P. V. Cherian. [1]

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Starting with 12th National Film Awards, a new award was introduced at All India level for Best Story Writer. Also awards for films made in English and Kashmiri language are also considered for the President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film in the respective language at the regional level.

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 12th National Film Awards, a Bengali film Charulata won the President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film. Following were the awards given: [2]

All India Award

For 12th National Film Awards, none of the films were awarded from Children's Films category as no film was found to be suitable. Following were the awards given in each category: [2]

AwardFilmLanguageAwardee(s)Cash Prize
President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film Charulata Bengali Producer: R. D. BansalGold Medal and 20,000
Director: Satyajit Ray 5,000
All India Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Haqeeqat Hindi Producer: Chetan Anand Certificate of Merit and 10,000
Director: Chetan Anand 2,500
All India Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Unnaipol Oruvan [3] [4] Tamil Producer: Aasiya Jyothi filmsCertificate only
Director: D. Jayakanthan Certificate only
All India Certificate of Merit for the Best Story Writer Aarohi [3] [4] Bengali Balai Chand Mukhopadhyay Certificate only

Regional Award

The awards were given to the best films made in the regional languages of India. With 12th National Film Awards, two more awards were introduced for the feature films made in English and Kashmiri language. These newly introduced categories includes President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film and Certificate of Merit for second and third best film, although former was not given as no film was found suitable for the award. [2]

AwardFilmAwardee(s)
ProducerDirector
Feature Films in Assamese
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film PratidhwaniKamrup Chitra Bhupen Hazarika
Feature Films in Bengali
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film AarohiAsim Pal Tapan Sinha
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature FilmAnustup ChhandaB. K. ProductionsPijush Bose
Feature Films in English
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film The AvalancheSerbjeet SinghSerbjeet Singh
Feature Films in Hindi
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Dosti Tarachand Barjatya Satyen Bose
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Yaadein Sunil Dutt Sunil Dutt
Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Geet Gaya Patharon Ne V. Shantaram Productions V. Shantaram
Feature Films in Kannada
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Chandavalliya Thota Pals & Co.T. V. Singh Thakur
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Nava Jeevana U. S. VadhirajP. S. Moorthy
U. Jawahar
Bharathi Chitra
Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Mane Aliya A. Subba Rao S. K. A. Chari
Feature Films in Kashmiri
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Mainz-RaatM. R. SethShyam and Jagiram Paul
Feature Films in Marathi
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Pathlaag Raja Paranjape Raja Paranjape
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature FilmTuka Jhalase KalasN. G. DatarRaja Nene
Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Sawaal Majha Aika! Anant Govind ManeAnant Govind Mane
Feature Films in Oriya
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film SadhanaDiamond Valley ProductionPrabhat Mukherjee
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature FilmNaba JanmaPancha Sakha PicturesSachin Mukherji
Feature Films in Punjabi
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film JaggaK. B. ChadhaJugal Kishore
Feature Films in Telugu
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Doctor Chakravarthy [5] D. Madhusudhana Rao Adurthi Subba Rao
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Ramadasu [6] Chittor V. Nagaiah Chittor V. Nagaiah

Non-Feature films

Non-feature film awards were given for the documentaries, educational films and film strips made in the country. For 12th National Film Awards, no award was given in the filmstrip category and only Certificate of Merit was awarded for Educational Films. Following were the awards given for the non-feature films category: [2]

Documentaries

AwardFilmLanguageAwardee(s)Cash Prize
All India Certificate of Merit for the Best Documentary FilmOne Day English Producer: Jagat MurariCertificate of Merit and 1,000
Director: S. N. S. Sastry 250
All India Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Documentary FilmAll Under Heaven By Force English Producer: J. B. H. WadiaCertificate of Merit only
Director: J. B. H. Wadia
And Miles To GoProducer: S. Sukhdev
Director: S. Sukhdev

Educational films

AwardFilmLanguageAwardee(s)Cash Prize
All India Certificate of Merit for the Best Educational Film Sterilisation of the Female Hindi Producer: Films Division
Director: G. H. Saraiya
Certificate of Merit only

Awards not given

Following were the awards not given as no film was found to be suitable for the award: [2]

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