National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Environment/Conservation/Preservation Film

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National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Environment/Conservation/Preservation 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 awarded1989
Last awarded2017
Most recent winnerThe Pangti Story
Highlights
Total awarded29
First winnerThe Deer on the Lake

The National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Environment/Conservation/Preservation Film is one of the National Film Awards presented annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals, the organization set up by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India. It is one of several awards presented for non-feature films and awarded with Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus).

Contents

The award was instituted in 1989, at 37th National Film Awards and awarded annually for films produced in the year across the country, in all Indian languages.

Winners

Award includes 'Rajat Kamal' (Silver Lotus) and cash prize. Following are the award winners over the years:

Awards legends
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Awarded as Best Scientific Film / Best Environment / Conservation / Preservation Film
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Awarded as Best Agricultural Film / Best Environment / Conservation / Preservation Film
List of films, showing the year, language(s), producer(s), director(s) and citation
YearFilm(s)Language(s)Producer(s)Director(s)CitationRefs.
1989
(37th)
The Deer on the LakeEnglish Aribam Syam Sharma Aribam Syam Sharma
For the creative use of the cinematic medium in explaining the complexities of the ecosystem of the Loktak lake, its floating islands and the greed of man that led to the near extinction of the Sangai, the Deer of Manipur.
[1]
1990
(38th)
PratikriyaDesiyaRahat YusufiRahat Yusufi
For dealing with the problem of the environment at the grassroots level, combining the talent to handle ordinary people and get excellent performances out of them, with a clarity of message and commitment to the cause.
[2]
1991
(39th)
Mudialy Ekti Bikalpa Pantha
(The Mudialy Alternative)
EnglishDilip Kumar RoySamiran Dutta
For faithfully presenting people's participation in improving and conserving the environment.
[3]
1992
(40th)
Ladhakh: The Forbidden WildernessEnglishBedi Films Naresh Bedi
For an authentic rendition of civilisation and wildlife on the roof of the world.
[4]
1993
(41st)
Orchids of Manipur Manipuri Tomchou Singh Aribam Syam Sharma
For a colorful and extremely aesthetic presentation of the exalting abundance of the wild orchids of Manipur.
[5]
1994
(42nd)
Visuddha Vanangal Malayalam Kerala State Film Development Corporation K. R. Mohanan
For its analytical clarity and rigorous research in addressing a specific ecological issue.
[6]
1995
(43rd)
Amrit Beeja English
  Kannada
Meera Dewan Meera Dewan
For successfully recording our traditions in the field of preservation of environment by women.
[7]
1996
(44th)
Rabia ChalikkunnuMalayalamAbraham BenhurAli Akbar
For its credible and inspiring portrayal of a young girl who overcomes her physical and social disabilities and becomes a role model for society.
[8]
1997
(45th)
Nature's Sentinels: BishnoiHindiY. N. Engineer for Films Division  Late P. C. Sharma
 Shankar Patnaik
For a forceful portrayal of a little known community's longstanding crusade for environmental conservation.
[9]
1998
(46th)
Willing To SacrificeEnglishDayakar RaoB. V. Rao
For an honest portrayal of the sacred convictions of a people for whom conservation is a way of life.
[10]
1999
(47th)
And The Bamboo BloomsEnglishFilms DivisionJoshy Joseph
For its creative approach to the importance of bamboo in the economic and social lives of the people of Manipur and Mizoram.
[11]
2000
(48th)
The Nest Bengali Sparsh ProductionsSupriyo Sen
For painstaking effort on capturing the uncompromising dedication oh Jatin Mahato (Midnapore, West Bengal), a heroic conservator and protector of migratory and endangered birds.
[12]
2001
(49th)
The Holy GangaHindiY. N. Engineer for Films DivisionViplove Bhatia
For its thought provoking content which makes the viewers realize how badly the mother Ganga is treated.
[13]
2002
(50th)
Urumattram Tamil   B.Sivakumar
 G. Meenakshi Sundaram
B.Sivakumar
For moving short fiction that captures the depth of human emotions embodied in mans relationship to nature that nurtures him. Even as all seems lost to the family patriarch as trees must make way for a plastic factory, the grand son offers seeds of hope.
[14]
2003
(51st)
The 18 Elephant: Three MonologuesDagger-14-plain.pngMalayalamSavithri DivakaranP. Balan
For using the novel method of elephants narrating their own story (in human voice) to raise a cry against "man centric" concept of development. The film also succeeds in raising bigger issues of ecological balance, and cruelty to animals.
[15]
2004
(52nd)
Timeless Traveller-The Horseshoe CrabDagger-14-plain.pngEnglish Riverbank Studios Gautam Pandey
For venturing to explore the most enigmatic creature, very scientific and analytic manner effectively urging mankind to conserve this unique species.
[16]
2005
(53rd)
Under This SunDagger-14-plain.pngBengaliNilanjan BhattacharyaNilanjan Bhattacharya
For a thought provoking film on environmental diversity with excellent Cinematography, Music, Editing and Sound Design.
[17]
2006
(54th)
Kalpavriksha: Legacy Of ForestsDagger-14-plain.pngEnglish Mike Pandey Nina Subramani
For bringing out the symbiotic relationship between forests and human life and underlining the need for conserving the rich bio diversity still existing in our remaining forests.
[18]
2007
(55th)
Bhanga GharaBengali FTII Nilanjan Datta
For championing the cause of environmental conservation. The film depicts the contrast between two regions of the Malda district as they come to terms with the inevitable flow of nature. While one faces the eroding onslaught of the river Ganga, the other renews itself to survive amidst the scarcity of water.
[19]
2008
(56th)
No Award [20]
2009
(57th)
In For MotionDouble-dagger-14-plain.pngEnglish Amlan Dutta Anirban Dutta
For portraying the changing scenario in the urban environment where burgeoning and mindless development is swallowing agricultural lands.
[21]
2010
(58th)
Iron is HotEnglishMeghnath Bhattacharjee  Biju Toppo
 Meghnath Bhattacharjee
For the film which is well documented with a forthright exposition of the grievous impact of pollution due to sponge iron industry on the inhabitants dwelling around that area. With clarity and veracity, the film maker is able to express empathy and concern on the acute prevailing problem over human existence.
[22]
2011
(59th)
Tiger DynastyEnglishS. NallamuthuS. Nallamuthu
For the filmmaker's powerful narrative that takes us deep into the jungle of Sariska and gives us an intimate and sensitive portrait of the life of tigers as they fight for survival in a challenging environment.
[23]
2012
(60th)
TimbaktuDouble-dagger-14-plain.pngEnglishPublic Service Broadcasting Trust Rintu Thomas
 Sushmit Ghosh
For a film that chronicles an initiative to regenerate degraded land through the means of organic farming, portraying a miraculous transformation in a quietly convincing way.
[24]
2013
(61st)
Foresting LifeDouble-dagger-14-plain.png Hindi
  Assamese
Humanity Watchdog Foundation Aarti Shrivastava
For its earthy look at a man, the forest he created all by himself, and the heroic effort that is necessary to sustain that forest without any government help.
[25]
2014
(62nd)
I Cannot Give You My ForestDouble-dagger-14-plain.pngEnglishTop Quark Films Pvt. Ltd. Nandan Saxena
 Kavita Bahl
For its concerned and empathetic exploration of the tribal communities in Rayagada, Orissa, who derive their sustenance and identity from the forest.
[26]
2015
(63rd)
The Man Who Dwarfed The MountainsDouble-dagger-14-plain.pngEnglish  Rajiv Mehrotra
  PSBT
 Ruchi Shrivastava
 Sumit Sunderlal Khanna
An urge to embrace for a better habitat.
[27]
God On The EdgeDouble-dagger-14-plain.png Hindi
 English
Elements Picture StudioAshok Patel
For rediscovering the distances between man and the wild.
2016
(64th)
The Tiger Who Crossed The LineDouble-dagger-14-plain.pngEnglishKrishnendu BoseKrishnendu Bose
A beautifully designed film that raises critical questions on the future of India's national animal.
[28]
2017
(65th)
The Pangti Story Double-dagger-14-plain.png Rajiv Mehrotra Sesino Yhoshü
A positive film on Pangti's annual foreign guests – the magnificent Amur Falcon – and community efforts to save the bird from poachers
2018
(66th)
The World's Most Famous TigerNatural History Unit IndiaS. Nallamuthu
For capturing the life and extraordinary legacy of Machli, the erstwhile Queen of Ranthambore, and her part in regenerating tiger population that helps keep the forest alive.

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