68th National Film Awards live
68th National Film Awards being announced
68th National Film Awards live: The 68th National Film Awards were announced on Friday afternoon at the National Media Center in New Delhi to honor the films of the year 2021. The event is organized by the Directorate of Film Festivals, which comes under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Last year, director Priyadarshan’s Malayalam war epic Marakkar: Lions of the Arabian Sea, to be titled by Mohanlal, won the Best Feature Film award, while the Best Acting honors were won by Manoj Bajpayee for Bhonsle, Dhanush for the Tamil film Asuran and two others. For Kangana Ranaut. Panga and Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.
Here are the live updates:
Best Voice-over/ Narration: Shobha Tharoor Sreenivasan, Rhapsody of Rains – Monsoons of Kerala (English)
Best Music Direction: Vishal Bhardwaj for 1232 Kms: Marenge Toh Wahin Jaakar
Best Editing: Anadi Athaley for Borderlands
Best On-Location Sound Recordist: Sandip Bhati & Pradeep Lekhwar, Jadui Jangal for Magical Forest
Best Audiography: Ajit Singh Rathore, Pearl of the Desert (Rajasthani)
Best Cinematography: Nikhil S Praveen for Shabdikkunna Kalappa
Best Direction: Oh That’s Bhanu (English, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi)
Best Film on Family Values: Kumkumarchan (Worship of the Goddess) (Marathi)
Best Short Fiction Film: Kachichinithu
Special Jury Award: Admitted (Hindi and English) Director: Ojaswee Sharma
Best Investigative Film: The Saviour: Brig. Pritam Singh (Punjabi)
Best Exploration/Adventure Film: Wheeling the Ball (English and Hindi)
Best Educational Film: Dreaming of Words (Malayalam)
Best Film on Social Issues: Justice Delayed but Delivered
Best Film on Social Issues: Three Sisters (Bengali)
Best Environment Film: Manah Aru Manuh (Manas and People) (Assamese)
Best Promotional Film: Surmounting Challenges (English)
Best Science and Technology Films: On the brink season 2- Bats (English)
Best Arts and Culture Film: Naadada Navaneeta DR PT Venkateshkumar
Best Biographical Film: Pabung Syam (Manipuri)
Best Ethnographic Film: Mandal ke Bol (Hindi)
Best book on cinema: The longest kiss, by Kishwar Desai
Best book on cinema (Special Mention): MIT Anubhavangalude Pusthakam, Kali Paine Kalira Cinema
Most film friendly state: Madhya Pradesh.
This year, 305 feature films were received as entries in 30 languages; and 148 non-feature films in 20 languages were received from all over the country, announces Additional Secretary, Ministry of I&B, Neerja Shekhar.