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             The 65th National Film Awards were announced in Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi. The chairpersons of the three juries (Feature, Non-feature and Writing) for the National Film Awards have announced the awards for the different categories. This year, the jury is being headed by director Shekhar Kapur. The jury panel has 10 members. National Film Awards will be given by the President Ram Nath Kovind in May 2018.


  • Best Anthropological filmName Place Animal Thing, Slave Genesis.
  • Best Critic on Cinema - Girdhar Jha (Swarn Kamal).
  • Special Mention - Mhorkya (Marathi), Hello Arasi (Oriya), Take Off (Malayalam), Newton (Hindi).
  • Best Ladakhi Film - Walking With The Wind.
  • Best Jasari Film - Sinjar.
  • Best Tulu Film - Paddayi.
  • Best Odiya Film - Hello Arsi.
  • Best Kannada Film - Hebbet Ramakka.
  • Best Hindi Film - Newton.
  • Best Bengali Film - Mayurakshi.
  • Marathi Film - Kachcha Limbu.
  • Best Malayalam Film - Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum.
  • Best Telugu Film - Ghazi.
  • Assamese Film - Ishu.
  • Best Tamil Film - To Let.
  • Best Gujarati Film - Dhh.
  • Best Action Direction - Abbas Ali Moghu for Baahubali 2.
  • Choreography - Ganesh Acharya for 'Gori Tu Latth Maar' for Toilet - Ek Premkatha.
  • Best Special Effects - Baahubali 2.
  • Best Music Director - Kaatru Veliyidai.
  • Best Background Score - Mom.
  • Special Jury Award - Nagarkirtan.
  • Best Lyrics - JM Prahalad for Muthuratna song.
  • Best Make Up Artist - Ram Rajjak (Nagarkirtan).
  • Best Production Design - Santhosh Raman (Malayalam movie Take Off).
  • Best Screenplay (Original) - Sajeev Pazhoor (Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum).
  • Screenplay Writer (Adapted) - JAYARAJ (Bhayanakam).
  • Best Dialogues - Sambit Mohanty (Hello Arsi).
  • Best Cinematography - Bhayanakam.
  • Best Cameraman - Nikhil S Praveen.
  • Best Playback Singer - Shashaa Tirupati for Kaatru Veliyidai..
  • Best Actress- Sridevi for ‘Mom’.
  • Best Actor - Riddhi Sen for ‘Nagar Kirtan’.
  • Best Director - Jayaraj for ‘Bhayanakam’.
  • Best Film - Village Rockstars (Assamese).