National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Animation Film

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National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Animated Film
National award for contributions to short film
Sponsored by Directorate of Film Festivals
Reward(s)
  • Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus)
  • 50,000 (US$700)
First awarded1967
Last awarded2018
Most recent winnerRadha
Highlights
Total awarded38
First winnerInquiry

The National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Animated Film is one of the National Film Awards presented annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals, the organisation set up by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India. It is one of several awards presented for feature films and awarded with Golden Lotus (Swarna Kamal).

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The award was instituted in 1967, at 15th National Film Awards [1] and awarded annually for films produced in the year across the country, in all Indian languages.

Awards

All the awardees are awarded with 'Rajat Kamal' (Silver Lotus Award) and cash prize. Award winners include Producer, Director and Animator of the film.

Cash prize amount varied over the period. Following table illustrates the cash prize amount over the years:

Year (Period)Cash Prize
1967 (15th)  1973 (21st) Producer: A Medal and 5,000 (US$70)
Director: A Plaque and 2,000 (US$28)
1974 (22nd)  – 1976 (24th)Producer: Rajat Kamal and 5,000 (US$70)
Director: Rajat Kamal and 4,000 (US$56)
1977 (25th)  1980 (28th) Producer: Rajat Kamal and 5,000 (US$70)
Director: Rajat Kamal and 5,000 (US$70)
Animator: Rajat Kamal and 4,000 (US$56)
1981 (29th)  1983 (31st) Producer, Director and Animator: Rajat Kamal and 5,000 (US$70) Each
1982 (32nd)  2005 (53rd) Producer, Director and Animator: Rajat Kamal and 10,000 (US$140) Each
2006 (54th) till dateProducer, Director and Animator: Rajat Kamal and 50,000 (US$700) Each

Following are the winners over the years:

Indicates a joint award for that year
List of award films, showing the year (award ceremony), language(s), producer(s), director(s), animator(s) and citation
YearFilm(s)Language(s)Producer(s)Director(s)Animator(s)CitationRefs.
1967
(15th)
InquiryMusic onlyC. T. BaptistaC. T. Baptista  [1]
1968
(16th)
Nag Aur Kauwa Hindi Children's Film Society S. B. Nayampally  [2]
1969
(17th)
UmbrellaEnglishG. K. Gokhale for Films Division B. R. Shendge  [3]
1970
(18th)
No Award [4]
1971
(19th)
No Award
1972
(20th)
You Said ItEnglish Prasad Productions Ram Mohan   [5]
1973
(21st)
No Award [6]
1974
(22nd)
SynthesisEnglishB. R. Shendge A. R. Sen
 B. R. Dohling
  [7]
1975
(23rd)
Business is PeopleEnglishAkbar Films Kantilal Rathod  
1976
(24th)
1977
(25th)
Prakriti Ka NiyamHindiG. P. Asthana for Films DivisionB. R. ShendgeV. G. Samant
For successfully projecting the case against early marriage through excellent and emotive art work and animation techniques.
[8]
1978
(26th)
No Award [9]
1979
(27th)
1980
(28th)
No Award [10]
1981
(29th)
The Thinker?EnglishB. R. Shendge for Films DivisionA. R. SenM. Paralkar
For well done animation and for focusing on the problems of man and his environment.
[11]
1982
(30th)
Raju and TinkuEnglishChildren's Film SocietyAjoy Kumar ChakrabartyAjoy Kumar Chakrabarty
For an outstanding work in difficult art of puppet animation, made with professional finesse, a joyous treat to child and adult audiences alike.
[12]
1983
(31st)
Fire GamesEnglishRanabir Ray Ram Mohan  Naik Satam
 Bapu Parulekar
For a highly professional standard of animation conceived and executed with great finesse.
[13]
A Race With DeathEnglishB. R. ShedgeYash Choudhary V. G. Samant
 V. K. Wankhede
For using media of animation with much skill for easy communication to any audience group; rural or urban.
1984
(32nd)
National HighwayEnglish National Institute of Design R. N. MistryR. N. Mistry  [14]
1985
(33rd)
Karuna Ki VijayHindiChildren's Film SocietyK. S. BansodK. S. Bansod
For its artistice excellence in the use of animation techniques in presenting a heart-warming story for children.
[15]
1986
(34th)
A. B. SeeEnglishP. B. Pendharkar for Films DivisionArun GongadeArun Gongade
For the freshness of treatment using animation technique to effectively convey a message of great social significance.
[16]
1987
(35th)
End GameEnglishB. R. Shendge for Films DivisionArun GongadeArun Gongade
For effectively using the medium of animation to make a visual metaphor come live, the shadow of nuclear annihilation looms over the world as superpowers play a deadly game which has no winners.
[17]
1988
(36th)
No Award [18]
1989
(37th)
My TreeMusic onlyVijay B. Chandra B. R. Shendge
 R. R. Swamy
 R. R. Swamy
 V. S. Shankardas
For effectively communicating man's alienation from nature.
[19]
1990
(38th)
No Award [20]
1991
(39th)
Ballu ShahHindiChildren's Film SocietyRajesh AggarwalS. M. Hasan
For its humorous presentation of a traditional children's story done with imaginative animation and sound.
[21]
1992
(40th)
Gaaye Ki SachaiHindiClimb Films and N'CYPBhimsainBhimsain
For an allegorical story skilfully told about moral values.
[22]
The ThreadsEnglishB. R. Shendge for Films DivisionGirish RaoGirish Rao
For an innovative film on the theme of unity.
1993
(41st)
ChetakHindiN'CYPV. G. SamantV. G. Samant
For bringing alive the legendary horse in a most charming manner.
[23]
1994
(42nd)
MahagiriHindiBhimsain Kireet Khurana S. M. Hasan
For its playful wit, its liveliness of line and indigenous idiom.
[24]
1995
(43rd)
OEnglishBhimsainKireet Khurana Kireet Khurana
For succinctly and with humour showing that acquisitions can become a burden and only after this load is cast off that human beings become happy like children.
[25]
1996
(44th)
The Lost HorizonMusic onlyArun GongadeArun GongadeArun Gongade
For its creative synthesis of animation with Warli folk art in conveying a vital environmental message.
[26]
1997
(45th)
Trade: CommerceMusic onlyBhimsainKireet Khurana
This intriguingly titled expose of the evils of child prostitution uses the animation form in a creative and aesthetic manner.
[27]
1998
(46th)
Education Only Her FutureMusic onlyArun Gongade for Films DivisionArun Gongade for Films DivisionArun Gongade for Films Division
For its imaginative use of technique to make a strong statement for the education of the girl-child.
[28]
1999
(47th)
No Award [29]
2000
(48th)
The LandscapeMusic onlyBankim for Films Division Ravi Jadhav for Films Division
For its artistic visual narration of nature's beautiful landscapes turning into modern urban horrors.
[30]
2001
(49th)
The Pink CamelHindiChildren's Film SocietyPaushali GanguliPaushali Ganguli
For interesting animation, enlightening the viewers against superstitions.
[31]
2002
(50th)
No Award [32]
2003
(51st)
Jeo Aur Jeene DoHindiChildren's Film SocietyB. R. SarnaikHarshad Sayeed Noori
In a humorous, colourful but effective way, the film conveys the message of wild life protection. The imaginative use of animation techniques enhances the appeal of the film, especially to children.
[33]
2004
(52nd)
Raju and IEnglish and HindiAseema Charitable TrustGayatri RaoChetan Sharma
For depicting the emotional journey of a child and his experience and awareness of the social conditions through an excellent technique of animation.
[34]
2005
(53rd)
Kachua Aur KhargoshHindi Ramesh Sharma
  Uma Gajapati Raju
C. B. ArunMoving Picture Company Animation team
For its delightful adaptation and twist to the well-known Hare and Tortoise story using apt voices, lively dialogues and the latest 3D animation technique skilfully in an Indian setting.
[35]
2006
(54th)
NokpoklibaEnglishChildren's Film SocietyMeren Imchen
For relating a beautiful folk tale from Nagaland in lyrical colours and fluid animation.
[36]
2007
(55th)
No Award [37]
2008
(56th)
Prince and The Crown of StonesEnglishChildren's Film SocietyGautam BenegalGautam Benegal
For a well knit theme-oriented film, complemented by 2D graphics and a restrained colour palette. A strong message about leadership emerges through the film making it relevant to the contemporary times.
[38]
2009
(57th)
No Award [39]
2010
(58th)
No Award [40]
2011
(59th)
No Award [41]
2012
(60th)
No Award [42]
2013
(61st)
No Award [43]
2014
(62nd)
Sound of JoyEnglishAura CinematicsSukankan RoyRishi Sahany
For its flowing and engaging animation style in telling the stories from Vivekananda’s childhood and its emphasis on developing the power of concentration.
[44]
2015
(63rd)
Fisherwoman And TuktukMusic onlyNilima Eriyat Suresh Eriyat Studio Eeksaurus Productions
To dream a dream through lines and strokes.
[45]
2016
(64th)
Hum Chitra Banate Hai Hindi IDC, IIT Bombay Nina Sabnani Piyush Varma
 Shyam Sundar Chatterjee
A playfully warm story that brings to life Indiais traditional art by incorporating it innovatively in the animation itself.
[46]
2017
(65th)
Tokri - The BasketMusic onlyNilima EriyatSuresh Eriyat Studio Eeksaurus
A simple loving narrative using complex animation techniques.
The Fish Curry HindiMunish TewariAbhishek VermaAbhishek Verma
A well crafted portrayal about accepting those with alternate sexual preferences.
2018
(66th)
No Award
2019
(67th)
RadhaMusic onlyFairy Cows Bimal Poddar Nitin Kharkar [47]

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