National Film Award for Best Anthropological/Ethnographic Film

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National Film Award for Best Anthropological/Ethnographic Film
National award for contributions to Short films
Sponsored by Directorate of Film Festivals
Reward(s)
  • Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus)
  • 50,000 (US$750)
First awarded 1984
Last awarded 2017
Most recent winner
  •  • Name, Place, Animal, Thing
  •  • Slave Genesis
Highlights
Total awarded 31
First winner Bada Media

The National Film Award for Best Anthropological/Ethnographic 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 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.

Winners

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

Indicates a joint award for that year
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)
Bada Media Hindi  – Manohar S. Varpe  – [1]
1985
(33rd)
The Whispering Wind English  – Biplab Roy Choudhury
For its authentic and comprehensive depiction of the traditional life of the Dongria tribe of Orissa facing social change.
[2]
1986
(34th)
The Land Where Wind Blows Free English Director of Cultural Affairs, Assam Chandra Narayan Barua
For its faithful and authentic portrayal of the tribal communities of North-East India.
[3]
1987
(35th)
Raaste Band Hain Sab Hindi Manjiri Dingwaney, Rural Labour Cell Manjiri Dutta
For dealing with an old issue such as caste-ism in a profound cinematic style, wherein the leitm of it of the exploitation of man by man and its consequences for the present are never lost track of.
[4]
1988
(36th)
Maa Ooru Telugu B. Ramachandra Rao B. Narsing Rao
For recalling with nostalgia the life of a village community of the fifties in Telangana and does so with sensitivity and a graphic lyricism.
[5]
1989
(37th)
Baiga Hindi Madhya Pradesh Madhyam Rajendra Janglay
For its well researched portrayal of life, culture and customs of tribal community.
[6]
1990
(38th)
Lolaab English Hillman Film Pvt. Ltd Mohi-Ud-Din Mirza
For dedication and conviction with which life in a remote area of the land has been portrayed, with intimacy, sympathy, authenticity and without being condescending, and for the apparent hard work that has gone into the production.
[7]
1991
(39th)
The Valiant Ones English A. K. Balakrishnan A. K. Balakrishnan
For the competently presenting the traditional lifestyle of Kodagus, the distinctive community of Coorga in Karnataka.
[8]
1992
(40th)
Wangala: A Garo Festival English Bappa Ray Bappa Ray
For competently presenting the life of lifestyle of Garo community of Meghalaya.
[9]
1993
(41st)
Ladakh: Life Along the Indus English Bappa Ray Bappa Ray
For a visually enchanting depiction of the life patterns of the people living along the River Indus in Ladakh, with rich details emerging from their environment.
[10]
1994
(42nd)
The Trapped English K. Jayachandran O. K. Johnny
For choosing to focus on the exploitation, past and present, of a small tribe, without platitudinous sentimentality.
[11]
1995
(43rd)
Yelhou Jagoi Meitei Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts Aribam Syam Sharma
For documenting authentically and artistically a traditional dance form of Manipur.
[12]
1996
(44th)
No Award [13]
1997
(45th)
In the Land of Lepchas English Government of West Bengal  • Anjan Bose
 • Manas Kamal Chowdhari
For the simple and humane depiction of life and values of the Lepcha tribe.
[14]
1998
(46th)
Kherwal Parab Santali Sankar Rakshit Sankar Rakshit
For offering an insider's view into Santhal rites and rituals with authenticity and honesty.
[15]
1999
(47th)
Koihatir Dhulia Assamese Satyabrat Kalita Hemanta Das
For its portrayal of the maestro Mohan Bhawria and his contribution to the revival of an art form from oblivion, its dissemina-tion, and its incorporation of topical themes within a traditional art form.
[16]
Surabhi Telugu K. Jaydev K. N. T. Sastry
For being an important document of a family-community of theatre performers and of cultural growth within the community and its performances.
2000
(48th)
Scribbles on Akka Kannada Flavia Agnes Madhusree Dutta
For exploring the life of a 12th century Karnataka ascetic poet Mahadevi Akka, who was an exponent of individual independence. The relevance of this rebellious poet is treated dramatically, in the context of contemporary times.
[17]
2001
(49th)
The Monpas of Arunachal Pradesh English Films Division Aribam Syam Sharma
For exploring the vibrant rites and rituals of the Monpa tribe.
[18]
2002
(50th)
The Morung: Silent Witness Of The Brave Wancho English Anthropological Survey of India Bappa Ray
For its detailed and painstaking yet engaging documentation of The Wancho Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh. The film imaginatively tells the story of both their past and the present through its vivid account of the central role that the 'dormitory' once played in the community.
[19]
2003
(51st)
Aur Ghumantu Thhahar Gaye Hindi Leo Arts Communication Meenakshi Vinay Rai
For records the life of the nomadic tribe Ghumantu and their peculiar plight of being labelled "habitual offenders". It also records the efforts made at rehabilitating them.
[20]
2004
(52nd)
The Legend of Fat Mama English Rafeeq Ellias Rafeeq Ellias
For presenting a nostalgic journey of the Chinese community in Kolkata in a very lively and engrossing, and yet thought provoking moment.
[21]
2005
(53rd)
Spirit of the Graceful Lineage English Bibi Devi Barbarooah Prerana Barbarooah Sharma
For an interesting documentation of the unique matrilineal society of the Khasis of Meghalaya.
[22]
2006
(54th)
No Award [23]
2007
(55th)
Tai Phakey English Priyam Chaliha Mridul Gupta
For an honest portrayal of life and traditions of the minuscule Phakey community of the Northeast, which despite the influence of globalisation, continues to preserve its individual identity.
[24]
2008
(56th)
Boliya Pitaier Sohoki Sootal Assamese  • Altaf Mazid
 • Zabeen Ahmed
 • Susanta Roy
Altaf Mazid
For a film which uniquely depicts the long arduous struggle of a community to build check dams using their indigenous engineering skills. An experiential journey which transcends documentation and makes the viewer participate in the process.
[25]
2009
(57th)
No Award [26]
2010
(58th)
Songs of Mashangva  • Tangkhul
 • Meitei
 • English
Oinam Doren Oinam Doren
For an insightful foray into the complex and layered life of a 'song' and all that it carries within it for a community. It inquires into the shared critical history of a community in the specific context of an overarching missionary presence and how it has affected their lives. The jury appreciates it for the courageous, yet poetic exploration of the subject from the ethnographic perspective.
[27]
2011
(59th)
Bom  • Hindi
 • English
Anirban Datta Amlan Datta
For exploring in a quiet but assertive style the changing world of life in a remote village of Himachal Pradesh as the village interact with democracy and modern civilisation.
[28]
2012
(60th)
Char... The No-Man's Island Bengali Sourav Sarangi Sourav Sarangi
For its lyrical depiction of the fragile life of people living a precarious existence in the face of extreme socio political adversity, in a poignant and visually arresting style.
[29]
2013
(61st)
No Award [30]
2014
(62nd)
Qissa–e–Parsi : The Parsi Story English Public Service Broadcasting Trust  • Divya Cowasji
 • Shilpi Gulati
For its light-hearted yet comprehensive telling of the story of India’s much loved community, the Parsis. It explores their history, the philosophy of their faith, their enterprise and their way of life, with delight and laughter.
[31]
2015
(63rd)
Aoleang English Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies Ranajit Ray
For watering the roots to hold onto the ethos and history of the land and its people.
[32]
2016
(64th)
No Award [33]
2017
(65th)
Name, Place, Animal, Thing Nithin R. Nithin R.
A spontaneous documentation of unique social practices and an exuberant existence against all odds.
Slave Genesis Aneez K. M. Aneez K. M.
A cinematic exploration of a little known tribal community that has internalised its own oppression through elaborate creation myths.

References

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  2. ^ "33rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
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  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. 
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  10. ^ "41st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
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  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. 
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  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. 
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External links

  • Official Page for Directorate of Film Festivals, India
  • National Film Awards Archives
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