The National Film Awards is one of the most prominent film award ceremonies in India. Declared for films produced in the previous year across the country, they hold the distinction of awarding merit to the best of Indian cinema overall, as well as presenting awards for the best films in each region and language of the country. Due to the national scale of the National Film Awards, it is considered the Indian equivalent of the American Academy Awards.
NYIFF 2014 selections won numerous awards in the 61st National Film Awards announced on Wednesday, April 16.
FANDRY (best debut film of a director and best child artist),
LIAR’S DICE (best actress and best cinematography),
ASTU (best supporting actress and best dialogues)
RANGBHOOMI (best non feature film),
THE COFFIN MAKER (best English language film)
GULABI GANG (best film on social issues).
NYIFF 2013 selection, SHAHID, won top awards with best actor award for actor Rajkummar Rao and the best director award for Hansal Mehta. Also, The New York Indian Film Festival recently held a special pre-festival screening of SHIP OF THESEUS (best feature film and best supporting actress – shared with ASTU).
The New York Indian Film Festival would like to congratulate all the winners.