National Film Award
- It is the most prestigious film award ceremonies in India which was established in 1954 and was first awarded on 10th October 1954.
- Since 1973, the Indian Directorate of Film Festivals directs the ceremony along with other major film events in India annually.
- The awards are categorized in three sections; Feature Films, Non-Feature Films and Best Writing on Cinema. Each section having its individual aims, Feature Film and Non-Feature Film sections aim at encouraging the production of films of aesthetic and technical excellence and social relevance.
- All the award winners are awarded with a Medallion, cash prize and a certificate of merit. The award ceremony is held in New Delhi, where the President of India presents the awards.