13th National Film Awards

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13th National Film Awards
Awarded forBest of Indian cinema in 1965
Presented byMinistry of Information and Broadcasting
Official websitedff.nic.in
Highlights
Best Feature FilmChemmeen
Most awardsShaheed (3)

The 13th National Film Awards, then known as State Awards for Films, presented by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India to felicitate the best of Indian Cinema released in 1965.[1][2]

Starting with 13th National Film Awards, a new award was introduced at All India level, Best Feature Film on National Unity and Emotional Integration whose winner received a cash prize.

Awards[edit]

Awards were divided into feature films and non-feature films.

President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film is now better known as National Film Award for Best Feature Film, whereas President's Gold Medal for the Best Documentary Film is analogous to today's National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film. For children's films, Prime Minister's Gold Medal is now given as National Film Award for Best Children's Film. At the regional level, President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film is now given as National Film Award for Best Feature Film in a particular language. Certificate of Merit in all the categories is discontinued over the years.

Feature films[edit]

Feature films were awarded at All India as well as regional level. For the 13th National Film Awards, a Hindi film Shaheed won the maximum number of awards (three). Following were the awards given:[1][2]

All India Award[edit]

For 13th National Film Awards, none of the films were awarded from Children's Films category as no film was found to be suitable; instead Certificate of Merit is awarded. Following were the awards given in each category:[1][2]

Award Film Language Awardee(s) Cash Prize
President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film Chemmeen Malayalam Producer: Babu Ismail Settu Gold Medal and 20,000
Producer: Kanmani Films
Director: Ramu Kariat 5,000
All India Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Atithi Bengali Producer: New Theaters Pvt Ltd. Certificate of Merit and 10,000
Director: Tapan Sinha 2,500
All India Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Chhoti Chhoti Baten Hindi Producer: Rajvanshi Productions Certificate of Merit only
Director: Motilal Rajvansh
All India Certificate of Merit for the Best Story Writer Chhoti Chhoti Baten Hindi Motilal Rajvansh Certificate of Merit only
Shaheed Hindi B. K. Dutt
Din Dayal Sharma
Best Feature Film on National Unity and Emotional Integration Shaheed Hindi Producer: Kewal Kashyap 20,000
Director: S. Ram Sharma
All India Certificate of Merit for the Best Children's Film The Adventure of A Sugar Doll English Producer: Children's Film Society Certificate of Merit and 2,000
Director: Kantilal Rathod 500
As You Like It English Producer: Children's Film Society Certificate of Merit only
Director: S. Shankar

Regional Award[edit]

The awards were given to the best films made in the regional languages of India. For feature films in Gujarati and Punjabi, President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film was not given, instead Certificate of Merit for Best Feature Film was given.[1][2]

Award Film Awardee(s)
Producer Director
Feature Films in Bengali
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Akash Kusum Ranjit Basu Mrinal Sen
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Subarnarekha Radheshyam Ritwik Ghatak
Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Raja Rammohun Aurora Films Corp Pvt Ltd. Bijoy Basu
Feature Films in Gujarati
Certificate of Merit for the Best Feature Film Kusumbi No Rang Manoobhai N. Gadhvi G. K. Mehta
Feature Films in Hindi
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Shaheed Kewal Kashyap S. Ram Sharma
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Oonche Log M/S Chitrakala Phani Majumdar
Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Guide Dev Anand Vijay Anand
Feature Films in Kannada
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Sathya Harishchandra Kadri Venkata Reddy Hunsur Krishnamurthy
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Miss Leelavathi K. S. Jagan Nath M. R. Vittal
Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Maduve Madi Nodu Nagireddy Hunsur Krishnamurthy
Chakrapani
Feature Films in Malayalam
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Kavyamela T. E. Vasudevan M. Krishnan Nair
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Odayil Ninnu P. Ramaswamy K. S. Sethumadhavan
Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Murappennu K. Parameswaran Nair A. Vincent
Feature Films in Marathi
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Sadhi Manasa Lilabai Bhalji Pendharkar Bhalji Pendharkar
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Nirmon (Konkani) Frank Fernand A. Salam
Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Yuge Yuge Me Vaat Pahili Babasaheb S. Fatehlal C. Vishwanath
Feature Films in Punjabi
Certificate of Merit for the Best Feature Film Sassi Punnu M/s. Filmistan Pvt. Ltd. S. P. Bakshi
Feature Films in Tamil
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Kuzhandaiyum Deivamum AVM Productions Krishnan-Panju
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Thiruvilayadal Vijayalakshmi Pictures A. P. Nagarajan
Feature Films in Telugu
President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film Antastulu V. B. Rajendra Prasad V. Madhusudhan Rao
Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film Palnati Yudham Y. Lakshmaya Choudaray Gutha Ramineedu
Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film Manushulu Mamathalu Adurthi Subba Rao K. P. Atma

Non-feature films[edit]

Non-feature film awards were given for the documentaries, educational films and film strips made in the country. For the 13th National Film Awards, no award was given in the filmstrip category and only Certificate of Merit was awarded for Educational Films. Following were the awards given for the non-feature films category:[1][2]

Documentaries[edit]

Award Film Language Awardee(s) Cash Prize
All India Certificate of Merit for the Best Documentary Film Cloven Horizon English Producer: Kantilal Rathod Certificate of Merit and 2,000
Director: Kantilal Rathod 500
All India Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Documentary Film Across India English Producer: Films Division Certificate of Merit only
Director: Gopal Datt

Educational films[edit]

Award Film Language Awardee(s) Cash Prize
All India Certificate of Merit for the Best Educational Film Play Better Hockey English Producer: Children's Film Society Certificate of Merit only
Director: Shanti S. Verma

Awards not given[edit]

Following were the awards not given as no film was found to be suitable for the award:[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "13th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "13th National Film Awards (PDF)" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 15 September 2011.

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