Benegal elected NFA upgradation committee chairperson

NEW DELHI: Eminent filmmaker Shyam Benegal was unanimously elected as chairman of the Expert Committee for upgradation of the National Film Awards.

Speaking to the Committee members, I & B Minister Ambika Soni suggested that every effort should be made to ensure that the recommendations should be proper, democratic and transparent to minimise litigation. She also wanted that a time schedule should be set up for the National Film Awards (NFA) so that these become an annual feature in the film calendar of all film buffs.

Replying to her suggestions, the committee said that it would submit its recommendations by 15 March next year to be able to make qualitative changes for NFA 2009.

The committee will also make recommendations regarding upgradation of National Film Awards for feature, non-feature and best writing on cinema and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award and the resultant changes to be made in the Regulations.

The members acknowledged that National Film Awards carry a dignity and importance unrivalled by any other Awards in the industry, purely because National Film Awards give due recognition to the pan-Indian cinema in the country.

However, the members suggested that newer formats such as digital and newer media should be recognised, keeping in view the technological advancements. The Members were also of the view that a two-tier juries ? regional and national - should be appointed to do justice to the language nuances/regional significance.

Members also suggested that in keeping with the earlier recommendations of the Satyajit Ray Committee and Karanth Committee reports, a ?Chalchitra Academy? should be established.

Increasing the cash components of the Awards and rationalizing the censorship procedures were also discussed.

Among those who attended the meeting today were Benegal, Ashoke Vishwanathan, Jahnu Barua, Mohan Agashe, Nagesh Kukunoor, Rajiv Mehrotra, Shaji N Karun, Vishal Bhardwaj, Sai Paranjapye and Central Board of Film Certification Chairperson Sharmila Tagore. Senior officials of the Ministry and Directorate of Film Festivals were also present.

Latest Reads
Usha International associates with YRF’s Sui Dhaaga – Made in India

Usha International, one of India’s leading household consumer durables company, proudly announces its association with Sui Dhaaga - Made In India produced by Yash Raj Films and starring Bollywood heartthrobs Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma.

Movies Hindi
Kamal Haasan talks about the pathbreaking films that inspired his career

MN+, the gold class of Hollywood movies associated with Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroop 2 for Season 3 of Pathbreakers.

Movies Hollywood
No. 1 Bhojpuri Channel, ZEEL’s Big Ganga collaborates with foremost Bhojpuri superstar Ravi Kishan for a 7-movie deal

Over the last two decades, Bhojpuri movies industry has seen a revolution in the form of content, talent, and production.

Movies Regional
Zee Cinemalu Announces World Television Premiere of Superhit Romance-Idi Maa Prema Katha

Continuing to respect and support new-time actors, Zee Cinemalu’s World Television Premiere of Idi Maa Prema Katha stars the well-known faces from the small screen – Zee Telugu’s very own Anchor Ravi and Kalyana Vaibhogam-famed Meghana Lokesh.

Movies Regional
&pictures to air Sonakshi Sinha and Sidharth Malhotra?s spine-chilling thriller Ittefaq on Saturday, 21st July 2018 at 8pm

A CBI officer is assigned a double murder case which involves two witnesses who are also the prime suspects of the case.

Movies Hindi
Zee Action to air The Monkey King 2 on Saturday, 21st July at 8pm

Five hundred years after the Havoc in Heaven, the Tang Priest is appointed by Buddha to go to the West to fetch the sacred scriptures

Movies Hindi
Zee to launch Zee Classic HD channel

The Punit Goenka-led Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL), is all set to launch Zee Classic's HD version.

Movies Hindi
Shemaroo Entertainment Releases Padmaavat On Blu-ray and DVD for Cinema Lovers

Shemaroo Entertainment Limited, one of India?s leading global content power house, released the Blu-rays and DVDs of Sanjay Leela Bhansali?s magnum opus, Padmaavat- one of the most expensive Indian films ever made.

Movies Hindi
Al-Futtaim, PVR sign MoU to explore opportunities in MENA region

Multiplex operator PVR signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dubai's Al-Futtaim to explore opportunities to jointly develop cinema business in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Movies Hindi

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories