46TH NATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 1999
National Award for the Best Writing on Cinema
The Jury for the Best Writing on Cinema consisted of the following:
1. Shri M.T. Vasudevan Nair, Chairman
2. Shri SanJit Narwekar, Member
3. Ms. Githa Hariharan, Member
The books and the articles were circulated to the Jury in advance and the Jury held its meeting on 28.6.99 in the Directorate of Film Festivals, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market and on 15.7.99 in Hotel Kanishka for finalising its recommendations for the following awards:-
1) NATIONAL AWARD FOR THE BEST BOOK ON CINEMA 1998
2) NATIONAL AWARD FOR THE BEST FILM CRITIC 1998
The Jury considered 22 Books received for the Award for the Best Book on Cinema 1998 representing 10 languages and articles by 17 Film Critics representing 5 Indian Languages for the Awards for the Best Film Critic 1998.
1. AWARD FOR THE BEST BOOK ON CINEMA, 1998
CINEMAEE BHASHA AUR HINDI by DR. RISHORE VASWANI
SAMVADON RA VISHLESHAN (Hind))
Swarna Kamal and a Cash prize of Rs. 15,000/- to the Author: Dr. KISHORE VASWANI
Swarna Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 15,000/- to the Publisher: HINDI BOOK CENTRE, 4/5B ASAF ALI ROAD, NEW DELHI - 110 002.
THE AWARD FOR THE BEST BOOK ON CINEMA, 1998 GOES TO CINEMAEE BHASHA AUR
SAMVADON KA VISHLESHAN FOR ITS TAKING ON A NEW AREA OF STUDY, AND FOR ITS
ORIGINAL ANALYSIS OF THE EVOLUTION OF LANGUAGE IN HINDI CINEMA, DRAWING LINKS
WITH INDIAN THEATRE AND LITERATURE.
The Book Jury makes a Special Mention for 1998 of
GASTON ROBERGE for his book COMMUNICATION CINEMA DEVELOPMENT which brings
a multidisciplinary approach to bear on the subject of film.
2. AWARD FOR THE BEST FILM CRITIC 1998
Swarna Kamal and a Cash prize of Rs. 15,000/- to theFilm Critic MEENAKSHI SHEDDE
award for the Best Film Critic of 1998 goes to MEENAKSHI SHEDDE for her
lucid and objective criticism. She
goes beyond the evaluation of a film in her attempt to place it in its social milieu, and her work reflects a good grasp of
the aesthetics of cinema.