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National Film Award for Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation


The National Film Award for Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation is one of the categories in the National Film Awards presented annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals, the organisation set up by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in India It is one of several awards presented for feature films and awarded with Rajat Kamal Silver Lotus

The National Film Awards were established in 1954 to "encourage production of the films of a high aesthetic and technical standard and educational and culture value" and also planned to included awards for regional films In 1989, at the 37th National Film Awards the new category of award for Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation was introduced for the Rajat Kamal and awarded annually for films produced in the year across the country, in all Indian languages As of 2016 since its inception, the award has been present only nineteen times to unique films It has been presented for films in eight languages with the highest being six in Malayalam, followed by five in Kannada, two each in Assamese and Odia, and one each in Bodo, Manipuri, Marathi, and Tamil It was not presented on nine occasion in 1990 38th ceremony, 1991 39th ceremony, 1996 44th ceremony, 2001 49th ceremony, 2002 50th ceremony, 2006 54th ceremony, 2007 55th ceremony, 2009 57th ceremony, and 2011 59th ceremony

The inaugural award was conferred upon the production house M/s Purbanchal Film Co-operative Society Ltd Rajat Kamal and ₹ 30,000 and director Jahnu Barua Rajat Kamal and ₹ 15,000 for their Assamese film Bonani for the story of a lone forest officer fighting the illegal timber mafia and protecting rights of uneducated tribals Kannada film director P Sheshadri received the award in 2005 for his film Thutturi which was produced by Jayamala Ramchandra He again won the award in 2010 for the film Bettada Jeeva produced by Basanta Kumar Patil Malayalam film director Dr Biju went on to receive the award in 2013 for his film Perariyathavar produced by Ambalakkara Global Films and again in 2015 for the film Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal produced by A K Pillai The most recent recipient of the award has been the Manipuri film Loktak Lairembee meaning "Lady of the lake" which is directed as well as produced by Haobam Paban Kumar The film is about fishermen of the Loktak Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Northeast India, situated in the state of Manipur, who have been rendered homeless since their floating huts were destroyed for protecting the ecosystem The film is Kumar's debut feature film

Winners

The award includes 'Rajat Kamal' Silver Lotus and cash prize to the producers and director each The first award in 1989 had a monetary association of ₹ 30,000 to the producers and ₹ 15,000 to the directors In 1995 at the 43rd award ceremony the Bodo language film Rape in the Virgin Forest was honoured and the cash prices were revised to ₹30,000 each presented to Jwngdao Bodosa who had both produced and directed the film about the problems of deforestation and struggles of tribal people The monetary association was again revised to ₹ 1,50,000 to both the producers and directors in 2008 at the 56th awarding ceremony where producer Akshay Parija and director Prashanta Nanda's Odia language film Jianta Bhoota meaning "The Living Ghost" was the winner for its portrayal of lives of Dongria Kondh tribal people residing in the Niyamgiri hills range of Odisha The cash remunerations have remained same as of 2016 since then

Following are the award winners over the years:

List of films, showing the year award ceremony, languages, producers, directors and citation
Year Films Languages Producers Directors Citation Refs
1989
37th
Bonani Assamese Purbanchal Film Jahnu Barua   For its delicate and nuanced description of a forest official's struggle against mercenary and bureaucratic despoilation of forests
1990
38th
No Award
1991
39th
No Award
1992
40th
Cheluvi Kannada Sadir Media Girish Karnad   For its direct and effective communication of a threatening problem, deforestation
1993
41st
Devara Kadu Kannada Pattabhirami Reddy Productions Pattabhirami Reddy Tikkavarapu   For presenting the two themes of "Back to Village" and "Preservation of Nature" by an imaginative use of myths and legends
1994
42nd
Nirbachana Oriya   NFDC
  Doordarshan
Biplab Ray Chowdhury   For a stunningly controlled and uniquely cinematic metaphor of rural India and impending environment catastrophe shown with compassion and satire
1995
43rd
Rape in the Virgin Forest Hagramayao Jinahari Bodo Jwngdao Bodosa Jwngdao Bodosa   For effectively handling the problem of deforestation, through the life and struggle of a tribal community and exposing the real culprits behind this crime
1996
44th
No Award
1997
45th
Bhoomi Geetha Kannada R Mahadev Gowda Kesari Harvoo   For its sincere statement the need for a balanced approach towards environment and tribal cultures that get displaced in the course of development
1998
46th
Malli Tamil N'CYP Santosh Sivan   For its lucid and lyrical depiction of nature and the need to save the environmental assets which have made life on tris earth possible and beautiful
1999
47th
Jalamarmaram Malayalam   Latha Kurien Rajeev
  Radhika Suresh Gopi
T K Rajeev Kumar   For handling a theme of great concern in the increasingly polluted environs of our industrial towns and cities, through the imaginative touch of a fairly tale
2000
48th
Oru Cheru Punchiri Malayalam Jisha John M T Vasudevan Nair   For telling the simple and moving story of an elderly couple and their relationship with the world around them In depicting the couple's love for the trees and plants in their garden, the film spreads the message of environmental conservation in the broadest sense in a gentle, unobtrusive way
2001
49th
No Award
2002
50th
Urumattram Tamil Aadhi Bhagavan Talkies BSivakumar   The story revolves around a Grand-father, his son and grand son The son who is in hurry to migrate to the US is convinced he has tied up all the loose ends like securing the future of his family as well as the care of his old father The grand father is shocked by the sale of the ancestral home and is completely shattered by the irresponsibility of maximising gain in turning it over to a plastic factory owner The old man is redeemed by the youngster who picks up hope from the grand father's values - of environment awareness and human relationship
2003
51st
Juye Poora Xoon Assamese Sanjib Sabhapandit Sanjib Sabhapandit   For its representation of large-scale migration and the erosion of a way of life by floods and industrialisation
2004
52nd
Devrai Marathi Y N Oak   Sumitra Bhave
  Sunil Sukthankar
  In this chaotic world, when every body talks about the importance of environment, conservation and preservation but no body cares to learn from the wisdom of myth created by our forefathers and create a space for every mind to realise its potential without judging, discriminating or condemning
2005
53rd
Thutturi Kannada Jaimala Ramchandra P Sheshadri   For its imaginative portrayal of a group of young children who fight to preserve a healthy urban environment
2006
54th
No Award
2007
55th
No Award
2008
56th
Jianta Bhoota Odia Akshay Kumar Parija Prashanta Nanda   For sensitive portrayal of exploitation of innocence in the name of development
2009
57th
No Award
2010
58th
Bettada Jeeva Kannada Basanta Kumar Patil P Sheshadri   An old couple steeped in the soil of their environment yearn for the return of their son while nurturing the growth of their young plantation against all odds
2011
59th
No Award
2012
60th
Black Forest Malayalam Joshy Mathew Baby Mathew Somatheeram   Set in a tribal backdrop the movie effectively advocates the urgent need for environmental protection The protagonists in the form of three children make the film all the more acceptable to the impressionable minds!
2013
61st
Perariyathavar Malayalam Ambalakkara Global Films Dr Biju   For telling the story of those nameless, faceless marginalized people through the life of a widowed father who works as a scavenger and his eight year old son It depicts the real lives of the poor who live in the margin of civilized society with an unusual power and artistic honesty
2014
62nd
Ottaal Malayalam Director Cutz Film Company Jayaraj   Ottal, a visual poem, expresses the beauty and serenity of the protagonist's rural environment and a way of life whose value is measured by the poignancy of its loss
2015
63rd
Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal Malayalam A K Pillai Dr Biju   For a dramatically disturbing exposition of the ill effects of pesticides in North Kerala
2016
64th
Loktak Lairembee Manipuri Haobam Paban Kumar Haobam Paban Kumar   The film brings out the nuances of an environmental issue in a heart wrenching and touching manner

References

  1. ^ "1st National Film Awards" International Film Festival of India Retrieved 10 May 2017 
  2. ^ "1st National Film Awards PDF" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 10 May 2017 
  3. ^ a b "38th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 9 January 2012 
  4. ^ a b "39th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 27 February 2012 
  5. ^ a b "44th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 9 January 2012 
  6. ^ a b "49th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 14 March 2012 
  7. ^ a b "50th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 14 March 2012 
  8. ^ a b c "54th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 24 March 2012 
  9. ^ a b "55th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 26 March 2012 
  10. ^ a b "57th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 28 March 2012 
  11. ^ a b "59th National Film Awards for the Year 2011 Announced" Press Information Bureau PIB, India Retrieved 7 March 2012 
  12. ^ a b c "37th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 29 January 2012 
  13. ^ a b "53rd National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 19 March 2012 
  14. ^ a b "58th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 29 March 2012 
  15. ^ a b "61st National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals 16 April 2014 Retrieved 16 April 2014 
  16. ^ a b "63rd National Film Awards" PDF Press release Directorate of Film Festivals 28 March 2016 Retrieved 28 March 2016 
  17. ^ a b c "64th National Film Awards" PDF Press release Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 7 April 2017 
  18. ^ Khelen Thokchom 8 April 2017 "Manipur film bags national award, Loktak Lairembee focuses on the plight of displaced lake-dwellers" Telegraph India Retrieved 10 May 2017 
  19. ^ a b "43rd National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 6 March 2012 
  20. ^ "'Jianta Bhoota' bags national film award" The Hindu 26 January 2010 Retrieved 10 May 2017 
  21. ^ "40th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 2 March 2012 
  22. ^ "41st National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 3 March 2012 
  23. ^ "42nd National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 5 March 2012 
  24. ^ "45th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 11 March 2012 
  25. ^ "46th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 12 March 2012 
  26. ^ "47th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 13 March 2012 
  27. ^ "48th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 13 March 2012 
  28. ^ "51st National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 15 March 2012 
  29. ^ "52nd National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 28 January 2012 
  30. ^ "56th National Film Awards" PDF Directorate of Film Festivals Retrieved 27 March 2012 
  31. ^ "60th National Film Awards Announced" PDF Press release Press Information Bureau PIB, India Retrieved 18 March 2013 
  32. ^ "62nd National Film Awards" PDF Press release Directorate of Film Festivals 24 March 2015 Retrieved 24 March 2015 

External links

  • Official Page for Directorate of Film Festivals, India
  • National Film Awards Archives
  • National Film Awards at IMDB


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