Topic: GS1 – Government awards
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated recipients of the 69th National Film Awards.
- He specifically congratulated Waheeda Rehman for receiving the Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award.
- He acknowledged the outstanding contributions of all the awardees to Indian cinema.
More about National Film Awards:
- Inception: The National Film Awards were established in 1954.
- Purpose: They are presented by the Directorate of Film Festivals, under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.
- Scope: The awards recognize excellence in Indian cinema, encompassing feature films, non-feature films, and various film-related categories.
- Annual Event: They are awarded annually to honor outstanding contributions to Indian cinema.
- Categories: The awards cover various categories, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and technical categories like Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and more.
- Dadasaheb Phalke Award: This is the highest honor of the National Film Awards and is presented for a lifetime’s contribution to Indian cinema.
What criterion must a film meet to be eligible for the National Film Awards in India?
Select the correct option from the following:
- It must be produced by the government.
- It should be released in a minimum of 100 theaters nationwide.
- It must be certified by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
- It should have a duration of at least 2 hours.
Answer: Option C – It must be certified by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
- To be eligible for the National Film Awards in India, a film must have been certified by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), ensuring that it complies with the necessary regulations and standards for public exhibition.
- Some of the other criterion are – the film must be released in India in the previous calendar year, the film must be produced in India, the film must be in an Indian language etc.