Best Non-Feature Film on Family Welfare
National award for contributions to short film
Sponsored byDirectorate of Film Festivals
Reward(s)
  • 'Rajat Kamal' (Silver Lotus)
  • 50,000 (US$660)
First awarded1982
Last awarded2017
Most recent winnerHappy Birthday
Highlights
Total awarded31
First winnerKal Aur Aaj

The National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film on Family Welfare 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 Non-Feature Films and awarded with 'Rajat Kamal' (Silver Lotus).

The award was instituted in 1982, at 30th National Film Awards and awarded annually for short films produced in the year across the country, in all Indian languages.

Awards

Award includes 'Rajat Kamal' (Silver Lotus Award) and cash prize. Cash prize amount varied over the period. Following table illustrates the cash prize amount over the years:

Year (Period) Cash Prize
1982 (30th) – 1983 (31st) Producer and Director: Rajat Kamal and 5,000 (US$66) Each
1982 (32nd) – 2005 (53rd) Producer and Director: Rajat Kamal and 10,000 (US$130) Each
2006 (54th) till date Producer and Director: Rajat Kamal and 50,000 (US$660) Each

Winners

Following are the award winners over the years:

Indicates a joint award for that year
List of films, showing the year, language(s), producer(s), director(s) and citation
Year Film(s) Language(s) Producer(s) Director(s) Citation Refs.
1982
(30th)
Kal Aur Aaj Hindi Vimala Swaminathan Vimala Swaminathan
For family planning as a simple, entertaining and direct comparison of the situation of today, with the past, in terms immediately understandable to the common man.
[1]
1983
(31st)
No Award [2]
1984
(32nd)
Sweekar Hindi Bal Mehta Vishram Revankar  – [3]
Geeli Meetti Hindi Women and Social Welfare Ministry Sanjay Kak  –
1985
(33rd)
Bai Marathi  • Streevani
 • Ishvani
Sumitra Bhave
For its realistic portrayal of poor, oppressed housewife who succeeds in her determined effort to rehabilitate herself and realise her potential to be on her own.
[4]
1986
(34th)
No Award [5]
1987
(35th)
No Award [6]
1988
(36th)
Lacchmi Hindi K. K. Garg for Films Division Om Prakash Sharma
For weaving a powerful family welfare message into a credible story told simply and gently.
[7]
Nirnay Hindi B. R. Shedge for Films Division R. R. Swamy
For the clarity and simplicity with which, making effective use of both animation and live action, it communicates aspects of sterilisation, evoking confidence in its procedures.
1989
(37th)
Boy or Girl — How? Hindi B. R. Shendge R. R. Swamy
For effectively communicating an important message.
[8]
1990
(38th)
No Award [9]
1991
(39th)
A Matter of Motherhood English Rajiv Mehrotra Rajiv Mehrotra
For its competent attempt to educate the people, especially in the rural areas, on various aspects of motherhood in the prevailing atmosphere of traditional beliefs.
[10]
1992
(40th)
Suno Bahu Rani Hindi Om Prakash Sharma for Films Division K. K. Kapil
For a deftly made film with the aid of puppets on the theme of family welfare.
[11]
1993
(41st)
Taveez Hindi Rajeev Mohan for Films Division Purushottam Berde for Films Division
For promoting the small family norm in a direct and effective manner.
[12]
1994
(42nd)
Clint  • Malayalam
 • English
Shiva Kumar Shiva Kumar
For setting up a new model of the essence of family welfare, through its honest documentation of factors impinging on a child's life.
[13]
1995
(43rd)
Soch Samajh Ke Hindi  • Shanta Gokhle
 • Arun Khopkar
Arun Khopkar
For presenting aesthetically how family welfare could be achieved despite complex family relationships.
[14]
1996
(44th)
Bhit Bengali  • Films Division
 • K. R. G. Films
Glbahar Singh
For its credible depiction of a rural health worker's efforts in transforming her community.
[15]
1997
(45th)
The Saviour Hindi Shaila Paralkar Shaila Paralkar
This film simply and dexterously communicates the fundamentals of child health care to the masses.
[16]
Banglar Baul Bengali Yash Chaudhary K. G. Das
For its evocative exposition of family welfare issues employing the local folk and musical traditions.
1998
(46th)
N. M. No. 367 – Sentence of Silence English Y. N. Engineer for Films Division Joshy Joseph for Films Division
For its strong redefining of the family ethos in changing social circumstances of the Indian christian community.
[17]
1999
(47th)
No Award [18]
2000
(48th)
Akkareninnu Malayalam  • T. Sunil Kumar
 • Susmitham
 • Pallimalkunnu
 • T. Sunil Kumar
 • Susmitham
 • Pallimalkunnu
For focusing attention on the plight of a family with an AIDS patient and their struggle in overcoming the social stigma.
[19]
Mahananda Bengali Films Division Manik Das
For handling a sensitive theme on family welfare, which depicts the fight of a village woman from a minority community who succeeds in her pursuit of a planned family.
2001
(49th)
Sayante Thinte Padavukal Malayalam Ratheesh Ramayya Satheesh Venganoor
For sensitive portrayal of the plight of the aged who are neglected by their families.
[20]
2002
(50th)
Dhatri Panna Hindi  • Films Division
 • Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Gul Bahar Singh
For its success in the simple yet difficult art of cinematic story telling with an important and explicit message for its rural audience, of how the tradition of the village dai can and must give way to the trained midwife.
[21]
2003
(51st)
No Award [22]
2004
(52nd)
Saanjh Hindi Tripurari Sharan for Film and Television Institute of India Jasmine Kaur
For a very sensitively structured short film which deals with the apathy of an old man and his encounter with reality.
[23]
2005
(53rd)
No Award [24]
2006
(54th)
No Award [25]
2007
(55th)
Making The Face English Public Service Broadcasting Trust Suvendu Chatterjee
For its multilayered exploration of the issue of alternative sexuality in a politically troubled state; celebrating this sexual orientation in a spontaneous manner, the film depicts it as a normal proclivity in a family setup. This, in no way, effects one's daily chores, particularly as the protagonist is a make-up artist of great acceptance.
[26]
2008
(56th)
Appuvin Nayagan – Spotty (My Hero) Tamil A.V. Anoop Madhavan
For scoring with a very tender story that transforms into a moving portrayal of a child's attachment to her toy and her grandfather's dilemma when he loses it. A sensitive film that offers fresh insights into a child's imagination and needs.
[27]
2009
(57th)
No Award [28]
2010
(58th)
Love in India  • Bengali
 • English
Overdose Kaushik Mukherjee
Explores and deconstructs the traditional and orthodox landscapes of love, sexuality and conjugal relationships and the dynamics of emerging sexual politics and value systems in contemporary India with clarity and insight laced with subtle humour.
[29]
2011
(59th)
Red Building where the Sun Sets English  • Syed Sultan Ahmed
 • Tabassum Modi
Revathi
For illuminating the importance of parental responsibility through the story of a child caught in the turbulence of parental discord.
[30]
2012
(60th)
After Glow  • English
 • Gujarati
FTII Kaushal Oza
For an evocative portrayal of a bereaved woman. Laced with warmth and humour, the skillful and dexterous weaving of past and present underlines the beauty of intimate familial relationships.
[31]
2013
(61st)
Heyro Party Bengali  • Baishakhi Banerjee
 • Deepak Gawade
Deepak Gawade
For its poignant reflection of selfless dreams and aspirations, the film depicts the struggles and dilemmas of a poor family in a simple and compelling cinematic language.
[32]
2014
(62nd)
Towards the Silver Lining English Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute Bhabani Tamuli
For its sensitive portrayal of a paraplegic girl who builds a house for her mother, and the touching bond between them.
[33]
2015
(63rd)
Best Friends Forever English Syed Sultan Ahmed (Edumedia India) Sandeep Modi
For reclaiming strained chords.
[34]
2016
(64th)
Little Magician English Syed Sultan Ahmed Neha Sharma
An innocent film that is a reminder that the only magic that keeps a family together is love.
[35]
2017
(65th)
Happy Birthday FTII Medhpranav Babasaheb Powar
A meaningful exploration of a small boy's changing attitude towards his father's sacrifice and love.
2018
(66th)
Chalo Jeete Hain Sundial Ventures Pvt. Ltd. Mangesh Hadavale
For highlighting, through its young protagonist, the humanitarian value of how one may live for others, beyond one’s own self.

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