|5th National Film Awards|
|Awarded for||Best of Indian cinema in 1957|
|Awarded by||Dr Rajendra Prasad|
(President of India)
|Presented by||Ministry of Information and Broadcasting|
|Presented on||16 April 1958|
|Site||Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi|
|Best Feature Film||Do Aankhen Barah Haath|
|Most awards|| • Andhare Alo|
• Do Aankhen Barah Haath
• Mother India (2)
The 5th National Film Awards, formerly the State Awards for Films, were a set of awards presented by the Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to recognize the best Indian films of 1957. The ceremony took place at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, on 16 April 1958. The awards were given by the then-Indian President, Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
It was the first National Film Awards ceremony with monetary prizes in addition to the presentation of medals and certificates.
Awards were divided into two categories: feature films and non-feature films.
- President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film (now known as the National Film Award for Best Feature)
- President's Gold Medal for the Best Documentary Film (now known as the National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film)
- Prime Minister's Gold Medal (now known as the National Film Award for Best Children's Film)
- President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film (now known as the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in a particular language)
- Certificate of Merit (discontinued)
Feature films were awarded on a national as well as regional level. Two Hindi films, Do Aankhen Barah Haath and Mother India, in addition to the Bengali film Andhare Alo, won the maximum number of awards.
Do Aankhen Barah Haath also won the President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film.
All India Awards
|President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film||Do Aankhen Barah Haath||Hindi||Producer: Rajkamal Kalamandir||Gold Medal and ₹20,000|
|Director: V. Shantaram||₹5,000|
|All India Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film||Andhare Alo||Bengali||Producer: Sreemati Pictures||Certificate of Merit and ₹10,000|
|Director: Haridas Bhattacharya||₹2,500|
|All India Certificate of Merit||Mother India||Hindi||Producer: Mehboob Productions||Certificate of Merit only|
|Director: Mehboob Khan|
|Prime Minister's Gold Medal for the Best Children's Film||Hum Panchhi Ek Daal Ke||Hindi||Producer: AVM Productions||Gold Medal and ₹20,000|
|Director: P. L. Santoshi||₹5,000|
|All India Certificate of Merit for Second Best Children's Film||Janmatithi||Bengali||Producer: R. B. Films||Certificate of Merit and ₹10,000|
|Director: Dilip Mukherjee||₹2,500|
Regional Awards were given to the best films made in the regional languages of India. However, the President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film was not given to Assamese, Tamil and Telugu language films; Certificates of Merit were awarded in those languages.
|President's Gold Medal for the Best Documentary Film||A Himalayan Tapestry||English||Producer: Burmah Shell||Gold Medal and ₹4,000|
|Director: Mohan Bhavnani||₹1,000|
|All India Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Documentary||Mandu||English||Producer: Films Division||Certificate of Merit and ₹2,000|
|Director: Neil Gokhale||₹500|
|All India Certificate of Merit||Dharti Ki Jhankar||Hindi||Producer: Films Division |
Director: Bhaskar Rao
|Certificate of Merit only|