46TH NATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 1999

    THE NON-FEATURE FILM JURY OF THE 46TH NATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 1999 AWARD THE FOLLOWING:-

1. AWARD FOR THE BEST NON-FEATURE FILM

IN THE FOREST HANGS A BRIDGE (ENGLISH)

SWARNA KAMAL and a cash prize of Rs. 20,000/- to the Producer : SANJAY KAK, OCTAVE COMMUNICATIONS PVT. LTD.

SWARNA KAMAL and a cash prize of Rs. 20,000/- to the Director : SANJAY KAK

Citation

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST NON-FEATURE FILM OF 1998 IS GIVEN TO THE FILM IN THE FOREST HANGS A BRIDGE FOR THE EXCELLENT CINEMATIC DOCUMENTATION OF THE TRIUMPH OF THE COLLECTIVE SPIRIT OF HUMAN ENDEAVOUR.


2. AWARD FOR THE BEST FIRST NON-FEATURE FILM OF A DIRECTOR

REPENTANCE (Malayalam)

Rajat Kamal and a cash Prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the Producer : Dr. Mohan Agashe, DIRECTOR, FILM AND TV INSTITUTE OF India, Pune

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the Director : RAJEEV RAJ

Citation

THE AWARD FOR THE FIRST NON-FEATURE FILM OF A DIRECTOR IS GIVEN TO REPENTANCE FOR EXPLORING NEW FORMS OF CINEMATIC EXPRESSION AND IMAGES.


3) AWARD FOR THE BEST ANTHROPOLIGICAL/ETHONOGRAPHIC FILM

KHERWAL PARAB ( Santali ) Synopsis

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the Producer : SANKAR RAKSHIT

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to theDirector : SANKAR RAKSHIT

Citation

The Award for the Best Anthropological/Ethnographic Film of 1998 is given to KHERWAL PARAB for offering an insider's view into Santhal rites and rituals with authenticity and honesty.


4) AWARD FOR THE BEST BIOGRAPHICAL FILM

'PREMJI' - ITHIHASATHINTE SPARSAM (Malayalam) and UNARVINTE KALAM - M.R.B. (Malayalam)

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the Producer : SECRETARY, Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academi, Trichur

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the Director : M.R. RAJAN

Citation

                THE AWARD FOR THE BEST BIOGRAPHICAL FILM OF 1998 IS GIVEN TO THE FILMS
                ‘PREMJI’-ITHIHASATHINTE SPARSAM AND UNARVINTE KALAM FOR AN INSIGHTFUL
                VOYAGE INTO THE MEANINGFUL AND EXEMPLARY LIVES OF PREMJI AND M.R.B., TWO
                LEGENDARY SOCIAL REFORMERS.
 

5) AWARD FOR THE BEST ARTS/CULTURAL FILM

A PAINTER OF ELOQUENT SILENCE :GANESH PYNE (ENGLISH)

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to theProducer : BUDDHADEB DASGUPTA

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to theDirector : BUDDHADEB DASGUPTA

Citation

                The Award for the Best Arts/Cultural Film of 1998 is given to A PAINTER OF ELOQUENT SILENCE :
                GANESH PYNE for a moving tribute from one artist to another and an appreciation of a painter's hidden
                expression.
 

6) AWARD FOR THE BEST SCIENTIFIC FILM (including method and process of science, contribution of scientists etc.)

AWARD NOT GIVEN
 

7) AWARD FOR THE BEST ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION/PRESERVATION FILM (INCLUDING AWARENESS)

WILLING TO SACRIFICE (ENGLISH) Synopsis

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to theProducer : DAYAKAR RAO

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the Director : B.V. Rao

Citation

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION/PRESERVATION FILM OF 1998 IS GIVEN TO THE FILM WILLING TO SACRIFICE FOR AN HONEST PORTRAYAL OF THE SACRED CONVICTIONS OF A PEOPLE FOR WHOM CONSERVATION IS A WAY OF LIFE.


8) AWARD FOR THE BEST PROMOTIONAL FILM (TO COVER TOURISM, EXPORTS, CRAFTS, INDUSTRY ETC.)

AWARD NOT GIVEN
 

9) AWARD FOR THE BEST AGRICULTURAL FILM (TO INCLUDE SUBJECT RELATED TO AND ALLIED TO AGRICULTURE LIKE ANIMAL HUSBANDRY, DAIRYING ETC.)

AWARD NOT GIVEN
 

10) AWARD FOR THE BEST HISTORICAL RECONSTRUCTION/COMPILATION FILM

ANNA LIVES (TAMIL) Synopsis

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the Producer : The Director,TAMILNADU FILMS DIVISION

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to theDirector : THE DIRECTOR, TAMILNADU FILMS DIVISION

Citation

                THE AWARD FOR THE BEST HISTORICAL RECONSTRUCTION FILM OF 1998 IS GIVEN TO THE
                FILM ANNA LIVES FOR INTEGRATING VARIOUS CINEMATIC FORMS TO PRESENT A STRONG
                PORTRAIT OF ANNADURAI.
 
 

11) AWARD FOR THE BEST FILM ON SOCIAL ISSUES (such as prohibition, women and child welfare, and dowry, drug abuse, welfare of the handicapped etc.)

MALLI (Tamil)

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the Producer : DIRECTOR, FILM AND TV INSTITUTE OF TAMILNADU

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the Director : R. MADHAVA KRISSHNAN

Citation

                THE AWARD FOR THE BEST FILM ON SOCIAL ISSUES OF THE YEAR 1998 IS GIVEN TO THE
                FILM MALLI FOR ITS ORIGINAL REFLECTION ON THE SUBJECT OF SEX-WORKERS.
 

12) AWARD FOR THE BEST EDUCATIONAL/MOTIVATIONAL/INSTRUCTIONAL FILM

SILENT SCREAM (English)

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the Producer : VIVEK K. KUMAR

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the Director : VIKRAM K. KUMAR
 

13) AWARD FOR THE BEST EXPLORATION/ADVENTURE FILM (to include sports)

MALANA - IN SEARCH OF (English)

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the Producer: PRADEEP UPPOOR and MANMOHAN SHETTY, NEO FILMS, MUMBAI

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the Director : VIVEK MOHAN

Citation

                THE AWARD FOR THE BEST EXPLORATION/ADVENTURE FILM OF 1998 IS GIVEN TO THE FILM
                MALANA - IN SEARCH OF FOR ITS IN-DEPTH AND DETAILED UNEARTHING OF A PEOPLE
                ISOLATED IN TIME.

14) AWARD FOR THE BEST INVESTIGATIVE FILM

SAGA OF DARKNESS (Bengali)

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to theProducer : CREATIVE IMAGE

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the Director : GAUTAM SEN

Citation

            THE AWARD FOR THE BEST INVESTIGATIVE FILM OF 1998 IS GIVEN TO SAGA OF DARKNESS
            FOR ITS COURAGEOUS EXPOSE OF AN INHUMAN PRACTICE AND STATE APATHY.
 

15) AWARD FOR THE BEST ANIMATIONA FILM

EDUCATION ONLY HER FUTURE ( only music )

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the Producer : ARUN GONGADE, Films Division, Mumbai

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the Director : ARUN GONGADE, FILMS DIVISION, MUMBAI

Citation

                THE AWARD FOR THE BEST ANIMATION FILM OF 1998 IS GIVEN TO THE FILM EDUCATION
                ONLY HER FUTURE FOR ITS IMAGINATIVE USE OF TECHNIQUE TO MAKE A STRONG
                STATEMENT FOR THE EDUCATION OF THE GIRL-CHILD.
 

16) SPECIAL JURY AWARD

PAWAN MALHOTRA

The special Jury Award for the year 1998 is given to the actor PAWAN MALHOTRA for his superb restraint in portraying of Innocence, in Gautom Ghose's film FAQIR (Hind)).
 

17) AWARD FOR THE BEST SHORT FICTION FILM

JEE KARTA THA ( Hindi)

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the Producer : DR. MOHAN AGASHE, DIRECTOR FILM AND TV INSTITUTE OF INDIA, PUNE;

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the Director : HANSA THAPLIYAL

Citation

                THE AWARD FOR THE BEST SHORT FICTION FILM OF 1998 IS GIVEN TO THE FILM JEE KARTA
                THA FOR ITS BRILLIANT ORIGINALITY IN DELINEATING A SMALL TOWN MILIEU AND IN
                EVOLVING A NEW CINEMATIC IDIOM.
 

18) AWARD FOR THE BEST FILM ON FAMILY WELFARE

N.M. No. 367 - SENTENCE OF SILENCE (English)

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the Producer : Y.N. ENGINEER, FILMS DIVISION, MUMBAI

Rajat Kamal and a cash Prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the Director : JOSHY JOSEPH, FILMS DIVISION, MUMBAI

Citation

                THE AWARD FOR THE BEST FILM ON FAMILY WELFARE OF 1998 IS GIVEN TO THE FILM N.M.
                NO. 367 – SENTENCE OF SILENCE FOR ITS STRONG REDEFINING OF THE FAMILY ETHOS IN
                CHANGING SOCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE INDIAN CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY.
 

19) AWARD FOR THE BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

RANJAN PALIT

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the Cameraman: RANJAN PALIT

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the laboratory processing the film: PRASAD FILM LABORATORIES, CHENNAI
 

Citation:

                THE AWARD FOR THE BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A NON-FEATURE OF 1998 IS GIVEN TO
                RANJAN PALIT FOR THE FILM IN THE FOREST HANGS A BRIDGE (ENGLISH) FOR HIS
                PERCEPTION OF IMAGES TO DEFINE A STYLE THAT ILLUSTRATES THE HARMONY IN THE FILM.
 

20) AWARD FOR THE BEST AUDIOGRAPHY

SATHEESH P.M.

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to the Audiographer: SATHEESH P.M.

Citation

                THE AWARD FOR THE BEST AUDIOGRAPHY IN A NON-FEATURE FILM OF 1998 IS GIVEN TO
                SATHEESH P.M. FOR THE FILM KUMAR TALKIES (HINDI) FOR A SOUND DESIGN WHICH
                EVOKES A VISION OF AN ERA FADING AWAY.
 

21) AWARD FOR THE BEST EDITING

REENA MOHAN

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to theEditor : REENA MOHAN

Citation

                THE AWARD FOR THE BEST EDITING OF A NON-FEATURE FIIM OF 1998 IS GIVEN TO REENA
                MOHAN FOR THE FILM IN THE FOREST HANGS A BRIDGE (ENGLISH) FOR WEAVING A
                NARRATIVE IMBUED WITH LYRICISM OF LIFE.
 

22) AWARD FOR THE BEST MUSIC DIRECTION

BISWADEB DASGUPTA

The Award for the Best Music Direction of a Non-Feature Film of 1998 is given to BISWADEB DASGUPTA for the film A PAINTER OF ELOQUENT SILENCE: GANESH PYNE (English) for enriching the visuals with a contemplative sense of rhythm. -
 

23) SPECIAL MENTION

UNNI VIJAYAN

Citation

                THE SPECIAL MENTION FOR 1998 IS MADE FOR UNNI VIJAYAN FOR THE FILM JEE KARTA THA
                (HIND)) FOR HIS REALISATION OF AN INNOVATIVE AND A PERSONALISED STYLE OF
                CONSTRUCTING THE FILM.