National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film Direction

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National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film Direction
National award for contributions to short film
Awarded forExcellence in cinematic direction achievement
Sponsored by Directorate of Film Festivals
Reward(s)
  • Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus)
  • 150,000 (US$2,100)
First awarded2000
Last awarded2018
Most recent winnerGautam Vaze
Highlights
Total awarded18
First winnerArun Vasant Khopkar

The National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film Direction 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 non-feature films and awarded with Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus).

Contents

The award was instituted in 2000, at 48th National Film Awards and awarded annually for films produced in the year across the country, in all Indian languages.

Winners

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

List of award recipients, showing the year (award ceremony), film(s), language(s) and citation
YearDirector(s)Film(s)Language(s)CitationRefs.
2000
(48th)
Arun Vasant KhopkarRasikpriya  Hindi
 English
For artistically weaving visual metaphors to the rhythms of Hindustani classical music in a stylised and poetic manner.
[1]
2001
(49th)
Buddhadeb Dasgupta Jorasanko ThakurbariEnglish
For artistically unfolding the history of the house of the Tagores.
[2]
2002
(50th)
Anjali PanjabiA Few Things I Know About HerEnglish
For the film on the saint Mirabai. With rare cinematic virtuosity, she brings together different strands from the elusive Mirabai's drawing upon stories, poetry, myth and legend into a cohesive whole.
[3]
2003
(51st)
Arvind SinhaKaya Poochhe Maya SeHindi
For the teeming surge of humanity in Howrah station with compassion and warmth.
[4]
2004
(52nd)
Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni Girni Marathi
For portraying the impact of sound on a young and sensitive mind with excellent dramatic and cinematic style.
[5]
2005
(53rd)
Ganesh Shankar GaikwadVoices Across the Oceans English
 Hindi
This sensitive film uses simple, masterly non-linear storytelling to take us through a nostalgic journey of BBC’s association with India’s key defining moments in the nation’s history.
[6]
2006
(54th)
Ramesh AsherEk Aadesh – Command For ChotiHindi
For making imaginative use of the locale and cast of characters, and for displaying complete command over all disciplines of film making.
[7]
2007
(55th)
Jayaraj Vellapokathil Malayalam
For his minimalist portrayal of the traumatic tale of a faithful canine.
[8]
2008
(56th)
Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni Three of UsOnly Music
With immense sensitivity, the film offers a slice of life of a physically challenged person, which transcends into a telling cinematic practice of minimalism and control. A poetic exploration that breathes the indomitable spirit of these real characters playing themselves, way above its bleak mise-en-scene.
[9]
2009
(57th)
No Award [10]
2010
(58th)
Arunima SharmaShyam Raat SeherHindi
For intelligent articulation of a shared urban angst in a powerful cinematic style and well constructed mise-en-scene. The maturity of the director is reflected in the balanced approach to all the elements that blend to create an impression in the viewers mind.
[11]
2011
(59th)
Iram GhufranThere is Something in the Air Hindi
  Urdu
 English
For weaving a sensitive and confident narrative of lesser-recognized pains and healing and affirming a strong grasp of cinematic language in her very first film.
[12]
2012
(60th)
Vikrant PawarKaatalMarathi
For a keen and precise cinematic imagination that creates the world of the film Kaatal, imbuing it with concerns that lift the narrative into another realm that is both in the present and beyond it, with freshness and a distinctive craft.
[13]
2013
(61st)
Pranjal DuaChidiya Udh 
For his unique vision of urban angst told without dialogue. The de-emphasised narrative masterfully blends visual, sound, music and acting.
[14]
2014
(62nd)
Renu SavantAaranyak Marathi
 English
For its existential definition of layered thoughts and emotion that move through a reflective search to end in an ironic arrival into the real.
[15]
2015
(63rd)
Christo TomyKamukiMalayalam
A sensitive portrayal of a young woman's determination to uphold her dignity against odds.
[16]
2016
(64th)
Aaditya JambhaleAaba... Aiktaay Na?Marathi
A poignant story of a seemingly happy family that erupts in an unpredictable climax, held together by strong cinematic craftsmanship.
[17]
2017
(65th)
Nagraj Manjule Pavasacha NibandhaMarathi
A realistic and moving story told with masterful cinematic skill and enduring empathy.
2018
(66th)
Gautam VazeAai Shappath
For its unpretentious execution and sensitive treatment of an anxious eight-year-old, gripped by the fear of a false promise.

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