National Film Award for Best Exploration/Adventure Film

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National Film Award for Best Exploration/Adventure Film
National award for contributions to short film
Sponsored byDirectorate of Film Festivals
Reward(s)
  • Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus)
  • 50,000 (US$700)
First awarded1984
Last awarded2017
Most recent winnerLadakh Chale Richawala
Highlights
Total awarded18
First winnerEverest 84

The National Film Award for Best Exploration/Adventure Film 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 Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus).

The award was instituted in 1984, at 32nd National Film Awards and awarded annually for films produced in the year across the country, in all Indian languages. Award is also be given as National Film Award for Best Exploration/Adventure Film (including sports).

Winners[edit]

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

List of films, showing the year, language(s), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Language(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation Refs.
1984
(32nd)
Everest 84 English Cinema Vision India Siddharth Kak  – [1]
1985
(33rd)
High Adventure on White Waters English Yash Choudhary C. L. Kaul
For its depiction of the thrills of a new water sport in India.
[2]
1986
(34th)
No Award [3]
1987
(35th)
Antarctica: A Continuing Mystery
(News Magaize No: 101)
English Vijay B. Chandra for Films Division Mahesh Kamble (Cameraman)
For its daring and poetic coverage of scientific experiments carried out in Antarctica.
[4]
1988
(36th)
No Award [5]
1989
(37th)
No Award [6]
1990
(38th)
The Indigenous of Manipur English Aribam Syam Sharma Aribam Syam Sharma
For sharing the primordial joys of spontaneous sports, tracing some historic links between the traditional sports of Manipur and the world at large.
[7]
1991
(39th)
No Award [8]
1992
(40th)
Antarctica: A Scientists' Paradise English R. Krishna Mohan for Films Division A. Udayashankar
For an impressive pictorial record of achievements of our scientists on the frozen continent of Antarctica.
[9]
1993
(41st)
The Splendour of Garhwal and Roopkund English The Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Victor Banerjee
For an imaginatively told and poetically picturised exploration of Garhwal and Roopkund.
[10]
1994
(42nd)
No Award [11]
1995
(43rd)
No Award [12]
1996
(44th)
No Award [13]
1997
(45th)
In Search of Excellence Hindi Kuldeep Sinha for Films Division Raghu Krishna
For a vigorous and inspiring look at Maharashtra's martially inspired popular sports including malkhamb.
[14]
1998
(46th)
Malana: In Search Of English Neo Films Vivek Mohan
For its in-depth and detailed unearthing of a people isolated in time.
[15]
1999
(47th)
No Award [16]
2000
(48th)
No Award [17]
2001
(49th)
No Award [18]
2002
(50th)
No Award [19]
2003
(51st)
Madness in the Desert English Aamir Khan Satyajit Bhatkal
For explores the spirit, the effort and the mammoth ambition behind the making of "Lagaan". The director has rendered this into a gripping and slick tale.
[20]
2004
(52nd)
Shores of Silence: Whale Sharks in India English Gautam Pandey Ranjana Pandey
For capturing the cruelty of fisher-man over harmless sea-creature, the whale shark, along the Gujarat coast, with a fine insight and bravado, which could bring transformation to the ignorance of the fisherfock's mindless slaughter.
[21]
2005
(53rd)
No Award [22]
2006
(54th)
No Award [23]
2007
(55th)
No Award [24]
2008
(56th)
Shingnaba Manipuri Bachaspa Timayum Sunzu Bachaspa Timayum Sunzu
For an inspiring portrayal of an HIV positive person who dramatically transforms his life and becomes a champion body builder. A first person narrative, it provides a new perspective on AIDS and our understanding of sports.
[25]
2009
(57th)
No Award [26]
2010
(58th)
Boxing Ladies Hindi Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute Anusha Nandakumar
For a sensitive portrayal of young aspiring talents in a country where sports as passion/ profession comes up against heavy social odds and family biases. The jury applauds the film for the restrained and elevating treatment of a crucial subject underlining the silent dignity of the characters involved.
[27]
2011
(59th)
The Finish Line English Syed Sultan Ahmed and Tabassum Modi Akshay Roy
For taking us through the running track and sensitively exploring the conflicts and travails of pursuing excellence in sports.
[28]
2012
(60th)
Manipuri Pony  • English
 • Manipuri
Films Division Aribam Syam Sharma
The trials and tribulations of the passionate filmmaker and father of Malayalam cinema, J.C. Daniel are poignantly depicted in this biopic.
[29]
2013
(61st)
No Award [30]
2014
(62nd)
Life Force – India's Western Ghats English Grey Films India Pvt. Ltd. Nallamuthu Subbiah
For taking the viewer deep into the Western Ghats and engagingly revealing its rare and incredible biodiversity.
[31]
2015
(63rd)
Dribbling with their Future  • English
 • Tamil
 • Kannada
 • N. Dinesh Raj Kumar
 • Mathew Varghese
Jacob Varghese
Sporting determination against an uphill journey.
[32]
2016
(64th)
Matitle Kusti  • English
 • Telugu
Madhavi Reddy Prantik Vivek Deshmukh
An important film that throws light on a dying sporting tradition, told in a cinematically intimate manner.
[33]
2017
(65th)
Ladakh Chale Richawala Films Division of India Indrani Chakrabarti
An incredible journey on 3 wheels of an ordinary man with extraordinary dreams.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "32nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  2. ^ "33rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  3. ^ "34th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  4. ^ "35th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  5. ^ "36th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  6. ^ "37th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
  7. ^ "38th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  8. ^ "39th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  9. ^ "40th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
  10. ^ "41st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
  11. ^ "42nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  12. ^ "43rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  13. ^ "44th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  14. ^ "45th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 11 March 2012.
  15. ^ "46th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 12 March 2012.
  16. ^ "47th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
  17. ^ "48th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
  18. ^ "49th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  19. ^ "50th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  20. ^ "51st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 15 March 2012.
  21. ^ "52nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 28 January 2012.
  22. ^ "53rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  23. ^ "54th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 24 March 2012.
  24. ^ "55th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
  25. ^ "56th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 27 March 2012.
  26. ^ "57th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  27. ^ "58th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
  28. ^ "59th National Film Awards for the Year 2011 Announced". Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  29. ^ "60th National Film Awards Announced" (PDF) (Press release). Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
  30. ^ "61st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 16 April 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 April 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
  31. ^ "62nd National Film Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. 24 March 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  32. ^ "63rd National Film Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. 28 March 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  33. ^ "64th National Film Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 June 2017. Retrieved 7 April 2017.

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