National Film Development Corporation of India

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National Film Development Corporation of India
Industry Film Industry
PredecessorFilm Finance Corporation
Founded1975
Headquarters,
India
Area served
Nehru Centre, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai – 400 018, India
Products Films
Owner
Website www.nfdcindia.com

The National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC) based in Mumbai is the central agency established in 1975, to encourage high quality Indian cinema. [1] It functions in areas of film financing, production and distribution and under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India. The primary goal of the NFDC is to plan, promote and organise an integrated and efficient development of the Indian Film Industry and foster excellence in cinema.

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History

It was established in 1975. [2] Over the years, NFDC has provided a wide range of services essential to the growth of Indian cinema especially Indian parallel cinema in the 1970s and 80s. [3] [4] The NFDC (and its predecessor the Film Finance Corporation) has so far funded or produced over 300 films. These films, in various Indian languages, have been widely acclaimed and have won many national and international awards. A recent example is the third ever Kashmiri feature film, Bub ('father' in English), which was directed by Jyoti Sarup.

In 1982, the National Film Development Corporation of India chaired by D. V. S. Raju was also one of the production companies for Gandhi , which won eight Academy Awards [5] [6]

Film journalist and former editor of Filmfare , B. K. Karanjia remained the chairman of the NFDC for several years, he had been instrumental in the establishment of its predecessor, Film Finance Corporation. [7] [8] Director Ramesh Sippy took over the position of chairman of NFDC in 2012. [9] He replaced actor Om Puri who was appointed in 2008.In 2015 Suresh Gopi was appointed as the new chairman [10]

Cinemas of India

In 2013, NFDC started its label, "Cinemas of India", specifically to promote and distribute the parallel cinema film produced by it, since the 1980s. This also includes the separate "Cinemas of India" website, many of the movies which have long been out of circulation are now restored, and available as free online streaming and also as DVDs. Notable films in the series, include Mirch Masala (1987), Ek Din Achanak (1989), Train to Pakistan (1998), Mammo (1994), Uski Roti (1969), Kamla Ki Maut (1989) and 27 Down (1974). [4] [11]

Awards

In capacity as the producer of various films, NFDC has received various awards.

National Film Awards
Year (Awards)TitleLanguageCategoryShared with
1980 – 28th National Film Awards Aakrosh Hindi Best Feature Film in Hindi Director – Govind Nihalani
1982 - 30th National Film Awards Aparoopa Assamese Best Feature Film in Assamese Director – Jahnu Barua
1983 – 31st National Film Awards [12] Adi Shankaracharya Sanskrit Best Feature Film Director – G. V. Iyer
1983 – 31st National Film Awards [12] Maya Miriga Odia Second Best Feature Film Director – Nirad N. Mohapatra
1984 – 32nd National Film Awards [13] Ghare Baire Bengali Best Feature Film in Bengali Director – Satyajit Ray
1984 – 32nd National Film Awards [13] Music of Satyajit RayEnglish Best Non-Feature Film Director – Utpalendu Chakrabarty
1986 – 34th National Film Awards [14] Mirch Masala Hindi Best Feature Film in Hindi Director – Ketan Mehta
1987 – 35th National Film Awards [15] PestonjeeHindiBest Feature Film in HindiDirector – Vijaya Mehta
1987 – 35th National Film Awards [15] Antarjali Jatra BengaliBest Feature Film in BengaliDirector – Gautam Ghose
1988 – 36th National Film Awards [16] Salaam Bombay! HindiBest Feature Film in Hindi Co-producer – Mirabai Films
 Co-producer -Doordarshan
 Director – Mira Nair
1988 – 36th National Film Awards [16] Main Zinda Hoon Hindi Best Film on Other Social Issues  Co-producer -Doordarshan
 Director – Sudhir Mishra
1989 – 37th National Film Awards [17] Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro HindiBest Feature Film in HindiDirector – Saeed Akhtar Mirza
1989 – 37th National Film Awards [17] Ganashatru BengaliBest Feature Film in BengaliDirector – Satyajit Ray
1989 – 37th National Film Awards [17] Percy Gujarati Best Feature Film in Gujarati Director – Pervez Merwanji
1989 – 37th National Film Awards [17] Marhi Da Deeva Punjabi Best Feature Film in Punjabi Director – Surinder Singh
1989 – 37th National Film Awards [17] Mane Kannada Best Feature Film in Kannada Director – Girish Kasaravalli
1990 – 38th National Film Awards [18] Marupakkam Tamil Best Feature FilmDirector – K. S. Sethumadhavan
1990 – 38th National Film Awards [18] Ek Doctor Ki Maut HindiSecond Best Feature FilmDirector – Tapan Sinha
1991 – 39th National Film Awards [19] Agantuk Bengali Best Feature FilmDirector – Satyajit Ray
1991 – 39th National Film Awards [19] Diksha HindiBest Feature Film in Hindi Co-producer – Doordarshan
 Director – Arun Kaul
1991 – 39th National Film Awards [19] Dharavi HindiBest Feature Film in Hindi Co-producer – Doordarshan
 Director – Sudhir Mishra
1991 – 39th National Film Awards [19] DurgaHindi Best Film on Family Welfare Director – Basu Chatterjee
1992 – 40th National Film Awards [20] Ek Hota Vidushak Marathi Best Feature Film in Marathi Director – Jabbar Patel
1992 – 40th National Film Awards [20] Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda HindiBest Feature Film in HindiDirector – Shyam Benegal
1992 – 40th National Film Awards [20] Tahader Katha BengaliBest Feature Film in BengaliDirector – Buddhadeb Dasgupta
1992 – 40th National Film Awards [20] Miss Beatty's Children English Best First Film of a Director  Co-producer – Doordarshan
 Co-producer – Rooks AV
 Director – Pamela Rooks
1993 – 41st National Film Awards [21] Antareen BengaliBest Feature Film in Bengali Co-producer – Doordarshan
 Director – Mrinal Sen
1994 – 42nd National Film Awards [22] Mammo HindiBest Feature Film in Hindi Co-producer – Doordarshan
 Director – Shyam Benegal
1994 – 42nd National Film Awards [22] AmidiniBengaliBest Feature Film in Bengali Co-producer – Doordarshan
 Director – Chidananda Dasgupta
1994 – 42nd National Film Awards [22] WheelchairBengaliBest Film on Other Social IssuesDirector – Tapan Sinha
1994 – 42nd National Film Awards [22] Nirbachana Odia Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation  Co-producer – Doordarshan
 Director – Biplab Ray Chowdhury
1995 – 43rd National Film Awards [23] BangarwadiMarathiBest Feature Film in Marathi  Co-producer – Doordarshan
  Director – Amol Palekar
1995 – 43rd National Film Awards [23] The Making of the Mahatma English Best Feature Film in English Director – Shyam Benegal
1995 – 43rd National Film Awards [23] Stri Telugu Best Feature Film in Telugu Director – K. S. Sethumadhavan
1995 – 43rd National Film Awards [23] Yugant BengaliBest Feature Film in BengaliDirector – Aparna Sen
1995 – 43rd National Film Awards [23] Doghi MarathiBest Film on Other Social Issues Co-producer – Doordarshan
 Director – Sumitra Bhave
 Director – Sunil Sukathankar
1995 – 43rd National Film Awards [23] Sanabi Meitei Best Feature Film in Manipuri Director – Aribam Syam Sharma
1997 – 45th National Film Awards [24] Mangamma Malayalam Best Feature Film in Malayalam Director – T. V. Chandran
1997 – 45th National Film Awards [24] Shesha Drushti Odia Best Feature Film in Odia Director – Apurba Kishore Bir
1998 – 46th National Film Awards [25] Samar Hindi Best Feature Film in Hindi  Co-producer – Shyam Benegal
 Co-producer – Sahyadri Films
 Director – Shyam Benegal
1999 – 47th National Film Awards [26] Biswaprakash Odia Best Feature Film in OdiaDirector – Sushant Misra
2001 – 49th National Film Awards [27] Bub Kashmiri Best Feature Film on National Integration Director – Jyoti Sarup
2001 – 49th National Film Awards [27] Hemanter Pakhi BengaliBest Feature Film in BengaliDirector – Urmi Chakraborty
2001 – 49th National Film Awards [27] Thilaadanam TeluguBest First Film of a DirectorDirector – K. N. T. Sastry
2001 – 49th National Film Awards [27] Magunira Shagada Odia Best Feature Film in Odia Director – Prafulla Mohanty
2002 – 50th National Film Awards [28] VaastuprushMarathiBest Feature Film in Marathi  Director – Sumitra Bhave
  Director – Sunil Sukhtankar
2003 – 51st National Film Awards [29] Dance like a ManEnglishBest Feature Film in EnglishDirector – Pamela Rooks
2003 – 51st National Film Awards [29] Raghu Romeo HindiBest Feature Film in HindiDirector – Rajat Kapoor
2009 – 57th National Film Awards [30] Paltadacho Munis Konkani Best Feature Film in Konkani Director – Laxmikant Shetgaonkar
2011 – 59th National Film Awards [31] Anhe Ghore Da Daan PunjabiBest Feature Film in PunjabiDirector – Gurvinder Singh
2012 – 60th National Film Awards [32] The Good Road Gujarati Best Feature Film in Gujarati Director- Gyan Correa
2015 – 63rd National Film Awards [33] Chauthi Koot Punjabi Best Feature Film in Punjabi Director – Gurvinder Singh
International awards
FilmAwardCategory
Gandhi (1982) 55th Academy Awards [34] Academy Award for Best Picture
36th British Academy Film Awards BAFTA Award for Best Film
David di Donatello Awards David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film
40th Golden Globe Awards Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Film
National Board of Review Awards 1982 National Board of Review Award for Best Film
1982 New York Film Critics Circle Awards New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Film

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