|5th National Film Awards|
|Awarded for||Best of Indian cinema in 1957|
|Awarded by||Ministry of Information and Broadcasting|
|Presented by||Rajendra Prasad|
(President of India)
|Presented on||16 April 1958|
|Site||Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi|
|Best Feature Film||Do Aankhen Barah Haath|
|Most awards|| • Andhare Alo|
• Do Aankhen Barah Haath
• Mother India (2)
The 5th National Film Awards, formerly the State Awards for Films, were a set of awards presented by the Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to recognize the best Indian films of 1957. The ceremony took place at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, on 16 April 1958. The awards were given by the then-Indian President, Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
It was the first National Film Awards ceremony with monetary prizes in addition to the presentation of medals and certificates.
Awards were divided into two categories: feature films and non-feature films.
Feature films were awarded on a national as well as regional level. Two Hindi films, Do Aankhen Barah Haath and Mother India, in addition to the Bengali film Andhare Alo, won the maximum number of awards.
Do Aankhen Barah Haath also won the President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film.
The awards for each category follow:
|President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film||Do Aankhen Barah Haath||Hindi||Producer: Rajkamal Kalamandir||Gold Medal and ₹20,000|
|Director: V. Shantaram||₹5,000|
|All India Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film||Andhare Alo||Bengali||Producer: Sreemati Pictures||Certificate of Merit and ₹10,000|
|Director: Haridas Bhattacharya||₹2,500|
|All India Certificate of Merit||Mother India||Hindi||Producer: Mehboob Productions||Certificate of Merit only|
|Director: Mehboob Khan|
|Prime Minister's Gold Medal for the Best Children's Film||Hum Panchhi Ek Daal Ke||Hindi||Producer: AVM Productions||Gold Medal and ₹20,000|
|Director: P. L. Santoshi||₹5,000|
|All India Certificate of Merit for Second Best Children's Film||Janmatithi||Bengali||Producer: R. B. Films||Certificate of Merit and ₹10,000|
|Director: Dilip Mukherjee||₹2,500|
Regional Awards were given to the best films made in the regional languages of India. However, the President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film was not given to Assamese, Tamil and Telugu language films; Certificates of Merit were awarded in those languages.
|Feature Films in Assamese|
|Certificate of Merit for Second Best Feature Film||Maak Aru Morom||Brajen Barua||Nip Barua|
|Feature Films in Bengali|
|President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film||Andhare Alo||Sreemati Pictures||Haridas Bhattacharya|
|Certificate of Merit for Second Best Feature Film||Louha-Kapat||L. B. Films International||Tapan Sinha|
|Certificate of Merit for Third Best Feature Film||Harano Sur||Alochaya Productions||Ajoy Kar|
|Feature Films in Hindi|
|President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film||Do Aankhen Barah Haath||Rajkamal Kalamandir||V. Shantaram|
|Certificate of Merit for Second Best Feature Film||Mother India||Mehboob Productions||Mehboob Khan|
|Certificate of Merit for Third Best Feature Film||Musafir||Hrishikesh Mukherjee||Hrishikesh Mukherjee|
|Feature Films in Kannada|
|President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film||Premada Puthri||R. N. R. Pictures||R. Nagendra Rao|
|Feature Films in Malayalam|
|President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film||Padatha Painkili||Neela Productions||P. Subramaniam|
|Feature Films in Marathi|
|President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film||Grihadevata||Surel Chitra, Kolhapur||Madhav Shinde|
|Feature Films in Tamil|
|Certificate of Merit for Second Best Feature Film||Mudhalali||M. A. V. Pictures||V. Srinivasan|
|Feature Films in Telugu|
|Certificate of Merit for Best Feature Film||Bhagya Rekha||Ponnaluri Brothers||B. N. Reddy|
|Certificate of Merit for Second Best Feature Film||Thodi Kodallu||Annapoorna Pictures||Adurthi Subba Rao|
Non-feature film awards were given for the documentaries produced in the country.
|President's Gold Medal for the Best Documentary Film||A Himalayan Tapestry||English||Producer: Burmah Shell||Gold Medal and ₹4,000|
|Director: Mohan Bhavnani||₹1,000|
|All India Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Documentary||Mandu||English||Producer: Films Division||Certificate of Merit and ₹2,000|
|Director: Neil Gokhale||₹500|
|All India Certificate of Merit||Dharti Ki Jhankar||Hindi||Producer: Films Division
Director: Bhaskar Rao
|Certificate of Merit only|
Awards not presented (due to a lack of eligible nominees):