Entries invited for 60th National Film Awards for the year 2012
Entries for the prestigious 60th National Film Awards are invited by the Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India in Feature Films, Non-feature Films and Best Writing on Cinema sections. Films which have received Censor Certification between 1st January & 31st December, 2012 (both days inclusive) and books and articles/ reviews on Cinema published between 1st January and 31st December, 2012 are eligible to participate. The last date of entry is 21st January, 2013.

In the feature films section, there will be awards in 30 categories including Best Feature Film, Best Debut Film of a Director, Best Popular Film, Best Children’s Film, Best Animation Film, Best Direction, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Playback Singer, Best Production Design, Best Music Direction, Best Feature Film in each of the language specified in Schedule VIII of the Constitution and also Best Feature Film in each of the languages other than those specified in Schedule VIII, among others.

In the Non-feature Film Section, the awards are given in 22 categories including Best Non-feature Film, Best Debut Non-feature Film of a Director, Best Arts/ Cultural Film, Best Animation Film, Best Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Music Direction, Best Editing, among others.

In the “Best Writing on Cinema” Section, the awards are given in the categories of Best Book on Cinema and Best Film Critic.


For details of Regulations and application format, please click here
  • Application form for Feature Films
  • Application form for Non-Feature Films
  • Application form for Best Writing on Indian Cinema

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