Entries have been invited by the Directorate of Film Festivals for the 59th National Film Awards for feature and non-feature films made in 2011. ...............
Only Indian films, certified by the Central Board of Film Certification between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2011, are eligible for the awards. The awards will have three sections - Feature Films, Non-Feature Films and Best Writing on Cinema.
In case of feature films, there are 30 different awards including the award for Best Feature Film, Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director, Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration and awards for films in regional languages.
The Non-feature Film category has 22 different awards including Best Non-feature film, Best Debut Non-feature film of a Director, Best Anthropological or Ethnographic Film and Best Historical Reconstruction film.
In addition to this, there is also a National Award for Best Writing on Cinema which consists of two different awards - Best Book on Cinema and Best Film Critic. The last date for entries is 17 January 2011. All films must have English sub-titles.