|National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Animated Film|
|National award for contributions to short film|
|Sponsored by||Directorate of Film Festivals|
|Most recent winner||Radha|
The National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Animated Film 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 feature films and awarded with Golden Lotus (Swarna Kamal).
The award was instituted in 1967, at 15th National Film Awards and awarded annually for films produced in the year across the country, in all Indian languages.
All the awardees are awarded with 'Rajat Kamal' (Silver Lotus Award) and cash prize. Award winners include Producer, Director and Animator of the film.
Cash prize amount varied over the period. Following table illustrates the cash prize amount over the years:
|Year (Period)||Cash Prize|
|1967 (15th) – 1973 (21st)||Producer: A Medal and ₹5,000 (US$63)|
Director: A Plaque and ₹2,000 (US$25)
|1974 (22nd) – 1976 (24th)||Producer: Rajat Kamal and ₹5,000 (US$63)|
Director: Rajat Kamal and ₹4,000 (US$50)
|1977 (25th) – 1980 (28th)||Producer: Rajat Kamal and ₹5,000 (US$63)|
Director: Rajat Kamal and ₹5,000 (US$63)
Animator: Rajat Kamal and ₹4,000 (US$50)
|1981 (29th) – 1983 (31st)||Producer, Director and Animator: Rajat Kamal and ₹5,000 (US$63) Each|
|1982 (32nd) – 2005 (53rd)||Producer, Director and Animator: Rajat Kamal and ₹10,000 (US$130) Each|
|2006 (54th) until date||Producer, Director and Animator: Rajat Kamal and ₹50,000 (US$630) Each|
Following are the winners over the years:
|Indicates a joint award for that year|
|List of award films, showing the year (award ceremony), language(s), producer(s), director(s), animator(s) and citation|
|Inquiry||Music only||C. T. Baptista||C. T. Baptista||–|||
|Nag Aur Kauwa||Hindi||Children's Film Society||S. B. Nayampally||–|||
|Umbrella||English||G. K. Gokhale for Films Division||B. R. Shendge||–|||
|You Said It||English||Prasad Productions||Ram Mohan||–|||
|Synthesis||English||B. R. Shendge|| • A. R. Sen
• B. R. Dohling
|Business is People||English||Akbar Films||Kantilal Rathod||–|
|Prakriti Ka Niyam||Hindi||G. P. Asthana for Films Division||B. R. Shendge||V. G. Samant||
For successfully projecting the case against early marriage through excellent and emotive art work and animation techniques.
|The Thinker?||English||B. R. Shendge for Films Division||A. R. Sen||M. Paralkar||
For well done animation and for focusing on the problems of man and his environment.
|Raju and Tinku||English||Children's Film Society||Ajoy Kumar Chakrabarty||Ajoy Kumar Chakrabarty||
For an outstanding work in difficult art of puppet animation, made with professional finesse, a joyous treat to child and adult audiences alike.
|Fire Games||English||Ranabir Ray||Ram Mohan|| • Naik Satam
• Bapu Parulekar
For a highly professional standard of animation conceived and executed with great finesse.
|A Race With Death||English||B. R. Shedge||Yash Choudhary|| • V. G. Samant
• V. K. Wankhede
For using media of animation with much skill for easy communication to any audience group; rural or urban.
|National Highway||English||National Institute of Design||R. N. Mistry||R. N. Mistry||–|||
|Karuna Ki Vijay||Hindi||Children's Film Society||K. S. Bansod||K. S. Bansod||
For its artistice excellence in the use of animation techniques in presenting a heart-warming story for children.
|A. B. See||English||P. B. Pendharkar for Films Division||Arun Gongade||Arun Gongade||
For the freshness of treatment using animation technique to effectively convey a message of great social significance.
|End Game||English||B. R. Shendge for Films Division||Arun Gongade||Arun Gongade||
For effectively using the medium of animation to make a visual metaphor come live, the shadow of nuclear annihilation looms over the world as superpowers play a deadly game which has no winners.
|My Tree||Music only||Vijay B. Chandra|| • B. R. Shendge
• R. R. Swamy
| • R. R. Swamy
• V. S. Shankardas
For effectively communicating man's alienation from nature.
|Ballu Shah||Hindi||Children's Film Society||Rajesh Aggarwal||S. M. Hasan||
For its humorous presentation of a traditional children's story done with imaginative animation and sound.
|Gaaye Ki Sachai||Hindi||Climb Films and N'CYP||Bhimsain||Bhimsain||
For an allegorical story skilfully told about moral values.
|The Threads||English||B. R. Shendge for Films Division||Girish Rao||Girish Rao|
For an innovative film on the theme of unity.
|Chetak||Hindi||N'CYP||V. G. Samant||V. G. Samant||
For bringing alive the legendary horse in a most charming manner.
|Mahagiri||Hindi||Bhimsain||Kireet Khurana||S. M. Hasan||
For its playful wit, its liveliness of line and indigenous idiom.
|O||English||Bhimsain||Kireet Khurana||Kireet Khurana||
For succinctly and with humour showing that acquisitions can become a burden and only after this load is cast off that human beings become happy like children.
|The Lost Horizon||Music only||Arun Gongade||Arun Gongade||Arun Gongade||
For its creative synthesis of animation with Warli folk art in conveying a vital environmental message.
|Trade: Commerce||Music only||Bhimsain||Kireet Khurana||
This intriguingly titled expose of the evils of child prostitution uses the animation form in a creative and aesthetic manner.
|Education Only Her Future||Music only||Arun Gongade for Films Division||Arun Gongade for Films Division||Arun Gongade for Films Division||
For its imaginative use of technique to make a strong statement for the education of the girl-child.
|The Landscape||Music only||Bankim for Films Division||Ravi Jadhav for Films Division||
For its artistic visual narration of nature's beautiful landscapes turning into modern urban horrors.
|The Pink Camel||Hindi||Children's Film Society||Paushali Ganguli||Paushali Ganguli||
For interesting animation, enlightening the viewers against superstitions.
|Jeo Aur Jeene Do||Hindi||Children's Film Society||B. R. Sarnaik||Harshad Sayeed Noori||
In a humorous, colourful but effective way, the film conveys the message of wild life protection. The imaginative use of animation techniques enhances the appeal of the film, especially to children.
|Raju and I||English and Hindi||Aseema Charitable Trust||Gayatri Rao||Chetan Sharma||
For depicting the emotional journey of a child and his experience and awareness of the social conditions through an excellent technique of animation.
|Kachua Aur Khargosh||Hindi|| • Ramesh Sharma
• Uma Gajapati Raju
|C. B. Arun||Moving Picture Company Animation team||
For its delightful adaptation and twist to the well-known Hare and Tortoise story using apt voices, lively dialogues and the latest 3D animation technique skilfully in an Indian setting.
|Nokpokliba||English||Children's Film Society||Meren Imchen||
For relating a beautiful folk tale from Nagaland in lyrical colours and fluid animation.
|Prince and The Crown of Stones||English||Children's Film Society||Gautam Benegal||Gautam Benegal||
For a well knit theme-oriented film, complemented by 2D graphics and a restrained colour palette. A strong message about leadership emerges through the film making it relevant to the contemporary times.
|Sound of Joy||English||Aura Cinematics||Sukankan Roy||Rishi Sahany||
For its flowing and engaging animation style in telling the stories from Vivekananda’s childhood and its emphasis on developing the power of concentration.
|Fisherwoman And Tuktuk||Music only||Nilima Eriyat||Suresh Eriyat||Studio Eeksaurus Productions||
To dream a dream through lines and strokes.
|Hum Chitra Banate Hai||Hindi||IDC, IIT Bombay||Nina Sabnani|| • Piyush Varma
• Shyam Sundar Chatterjee
A playfully warm story that brings to life Indiais traditional art by incorporating it innovatively in the animation itself.
|Tokri – The Basket||Music only||Nilima Eriyat||Suresh Eriyat||Studio Eeksaurus||
A simple loving narrative using complex animation techniques.
|The Fish Curry||Hindi||Munish Tewari||Abhishek Verma||Abhishek Verma|
A well crafted portrayal about accepting those with alternate sexual preferences.
|Radha||Music only||Fairy Cows||Bimal Poddar||Nitin Kharkar|||