National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film Cinematography

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National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film Cinematography
National award for contributions to Short films
Sponsored by Directorate of Film Festivals
Reward(s)
  • Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus)
  • 50,000 (US$730)
First awarded 1990
Last awarded
  •  • 2017 (Cameraman)
  •  • 2013 (Laboratory Processing)
Most recent winner
  •  • Appu Prabhakar (Cameraman)
  •  • Arnold Fernandes (Cameraman)
Highlights
Total awarded
  •  • 35 (Cameraman)
  •  • 22 (Laboratory Processing)
First winner

The National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film Cinematography 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 1990, at 38th National Film Awards and awarded annually for short 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 award recipients, showing the year (award ceremony), film(s), language(s) and citation
Year Cameraman(s) Laboratory Processing Film(s) Language(s) Citation Refs.
1990
(38th)
Santosh Sivan Prasad Film Laboratories Mohiniyattam English
For evocative, lyrical beauty with which the camera has painted the dancer and her milieu.
[1]
Victor Banerjee Prasad Film Laboratories Where No Journeys End English
For the dramatic manner in which the Indian landscape unfolds, seducing the viewer with timeless beauty of India.
1991
(39th)
Shekar Dattari Prasad Film Laboratories Silent Valley: An Indian Rain forest English
For the arduous and patient coverage of the flora and fauna of the Silent Valley in Kerala over a period of one-and-a-half years and for giving an intimate portrait of the environment, recorded under difficult conditions.
[2]
1992
(40th)
Soumendu Roy Adlabs Sucitra Mitra Bengali
For capturing on celluloid the many moods of the Bengal landscape and picturisation of the famous singer Suchitra Mitra.
[3]
1993
(41st)
Piyush Shah  – Moksha Bengali
For documenting a tragic reality with all its moods and emotions.
[4]
1994
(42nd)
Anoop Jotwani Vijay Color Lab Rasayatra  • Hindi
 • English
For his fastidious interpretation through lighting, and the fluidity of his camera operation.
[5]
1995
(43rd)
Rafey Mehmood Adlabs Tarana Hindi
For the beautiful images achieved through fascinating camera movements, excellent lighting, composition in tandem with music.
[6]
1996
(44th)
Hari Nair Prasad Film Laboratories Sham's Vision English
For his brilliant use of light and shade, to bring to life even inanimate objects in the film.
[7]
1997
(45th)
Ashok Dasgupta  – The Trail English
This experimental film deals with the decolonisation of the mind through its strong and artistic visual images.
[8]
1998
(46th)
Ranjan Palit Prasad Film Laboratories In The Forest Hangs a Bridge English
For his perception of images to define a style that illustrates the harmony in the film.
[9]
1999
(47th)
Mankada Ravi Varma Prasad Film Laboratories Kalamandalam Gopi Malayalam
For the imaginative and excellent visual quality rendered with consistency.
[10]
2000
(48th)
Prasann Jain Adlabs Rasikpriya  • Hindi
 • English
For capturing images that speak in tones of light and shade, thereby giving life to the lyrical form of the film.
[11]
2001
(49th)
Nilotpal Sarkar Prasad Film Laboratory Jorasanko Thakurbari English
For imaginatively capturing images in light and shade, through smooth movements to bring life to the historical house of the Tagores'.
[12]
Irom Maikpak Prasad Kalinga Lab The Monpas of Arunachal Pradesh English
For his fascinating style of framing under uncontrolled situations.
2002
(50th)
No Award [13]
2003
(51st)
Ranjan Palit Prasad Film Laboratory Kaya Poochhe Maya Se Hindi
For a cinematic observation of myriad shades of humanity and breathtaking chiaroscuro of light and shade.
[14]
K. G. Jayan Prasad Film Laboratory The 18 Elephants: 3 Monologues Malayalam
For sound design which evokes a vision of a world far, far away from the madding crowd, which oscillates between the silences and nature's pristine sounds.
2004
(52nd)
Manoj Raymond Lobo Adlabs Girni Marathi
For a short film which is highly enriched through excellent visual choreography.
[15]
2005
(53rd)
Paramvir Singh Adlabs Parsiwada, Tarapore Present Day  • English
 • Gujarati
For its visually poetic depiction of the decadent Parsi community, with imaginative use of great lighting and compositions.
[16]
2006
(54th)
Rajendra Janglay  – Raga of River Narmada  –
For stretching the technical possibilities of videography and capturing the varying moods of river Narmada.
[17]
Sanjay V.
2007
(55th)
Savita Singh  – Kramasha Hindi
For her arresting use of lenses and lighting in the creation of a strange and magical world, full of a certain atmospheric dampness and mistiness, further enhanced by a consistent exhibition of striking cinematic compositions.
[18]
2008
(56th)
Shariqva Badar Khan Filmlab Three of Us  –
For providing with amazing discipline and sensitivity, an intimate insight into the lives of a small family, living in a confined space, with exquisite use of composition, rhythm, lensing and lighting.
[19]
Jaya Krishna Gummadi Adlabs When This Man Dies  • Hindi
 • English
For using highly sophisticated texture and tonal work, with deep anticipation into the flow and narrative of the film, the cinematography strives to redefine ways of image making and experience.
2009
(57th)
Deepu S. Unni Adlabs Gaarud  • Hindi
 • Marathi
For brilliant craftsmanship, intelligent lensing in aesthetically recreating the ambience and the diverse pulsating life in a semi-urban lodge.
[20]
2010
(58th)
Murali G. Filmlab Shyam Raat Seher  • Hindi
 • English
For imaginative yet minimal, a balanced and evocative cinematography creates a character out of a city night atmosphere, setting the space and mood for the living characters in their journey beyond the real, nearing mythical.
[21]
2011
(59th)
S. Nallamuthu  – Tiger Dynasty English
For photographing with stunning images tigers and other wildlife animals in their natural habitat and giving us visuals which are both unique and poetic.
[22]
2012
(60th)
Abhimanyu Dange Reliance MediaWorks Kaatal Marathi
For meticulous and confident image making that immensely augment the story telling.
[23]
Raja Shabir Khan  – Shepherds of Paradise  • Gojri
 • Urdu
For simple, stark and sometimes breathtaking cinematography under the most difficult weather conditions, where some images linger on long after the film is over.
2013
(61st)
Kavin Jagtiani Reliance MediaWorks Mandrake !Mandrake ! Hindi
For exhibiting a wide spectrum of hues, both colour and black and white, while picturising the action in a dark warehouse full of unlikely light sources as also for the simulation of a silent era film with amusing trick photography.
[24]
2014
(62nd)
Indraneel Lahiri  – Aamaar Katha: Story of Binodini Bengali
For its stunning and sensual visual imagery that brings the story of Binodini alive.
[25]
2015
(63rd)
Amartya Bhattacharyya  – Benaras: The Unexplored Attachments Bengali
Poetry of visuals leaving a lasting imprint.
[26]
2016
(64th)
Alpesh Nagar  – Kalpvriksha Hindi
The mysterious beauty of the narrative comes alive through artful camerawork.
[27]
Vishal Sangwai Adnyat English
The camera paints a rich and colourful canvas for a narrative that is both grim and tragic.
2017
(65th)
Appu Prabhakar  – Eye Test
An exploration in tonalities and contrast, woven with memories and vision.
Arnold Fernandes Dawn
Potent imagery bordering on darkness and hope.

References

  1. ^ "38th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "39th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "40th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "41st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "42nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "43rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "44th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "45th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "46th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "47th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "48th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  12. ^ "49th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  13. ^ "50th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  14. ^ "51st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  15. ^ "52nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  16. ^ "53rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  17. ^ "54th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  18. ^ "55th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  19. ^ "56th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  20. ^ "57th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  21. ^ "58th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  22. ^ "59th National Film Awards for the Year 2011 Announced". Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  23. ^ "60th National Film Awards Announced" (PDF) (Press release). Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  24. ^ "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. 
  25. ^ "62nd National Film Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. 24 March 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  26. ^ "63rd National Film Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. 28 March 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2016. 
  27. ^ "64th National Film Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 June 2017. Retrieved 7 April 2017. 

External links

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