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"Newsmakers from Hyderabad"

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Shyam Benegal
A pioneer of the new cinema in India has his roots in Hyderabad

Awards

  1. ANKUR
    • Three National awards and 43 prizes in India and abroad.
    • Official Indian entry at the Berlin Film Festival, the Stratford Film Festival and the London Film Festivals 1974.
    • Entered for Foreign Film Oscar from India 1974.
  2. NISHANT
    • Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress awards from Film World Magazine.
    • Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay awards from the Bengal Film Journalists' Association, Calcutta.
    • Invited to the Cannes Film Festival, the London Film Festival 1976.
    • Invited to the Melbourne Film Festival 1977.
    • Invited to the Chicago Film Festival, Awarded Golden Plaque 1977.
    • Best Hindi Film of the Year award at the National Awards 1976.
  3. MANTHAN
    • Best Hindi Film of the Year and Best Screenplay awards at the National Awards.
    • Invited to the London Film Festival, the Los Angeles Film Exposition (FILMEX) 1977, the Sydney & Melbourne Films Festivals 1978 and the Hong Kong Film Festival 1979.
    • Entered for the Foreign Film Oscar from India 1978.
    • Five major awards from the Bengal Film Journalists' Association, Calcutta.
  4. BHUMIKA
    • Best Screenplay and Best Actress awards at the National Awards.
    • Filmfare award for the Best Film 1978.
    • Invited to Carthage Film Festival 1978.
    • Invited to Chicago Film Festival. Awarded Golden Plaque 1978.
    • Invited to Festival of Images, Algeria 1986.
  5. KONDURA
    • Invited to the London Film Festival and the Montreal Film Festival 1978.
    • Invited to the Los Angeles Exposition (FILMEX) and VIENNALE 1979.
    • Participated in the Seventh International Film Festival, New Delhi 1979.
    • Participated in the Indian Panorama at the Berlin Film Festival 1979.
  6. JUNOON
    • Invited to inaugurate the Seventh International Film Festival, New Delhi 1979.
    • Official Indian entry at the XI International Film Festival, Moscow 1979.
    • Invited to the Montreal Film Festival 1979, The Cairo Film Festival 1979, the Sydney & Melbourne Film Festivals 1980.
    • Best Hindi Film, Best Sound, Best Photography awards at the National Awards 1979.
    • Best Film, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress awards given by Filmfare 1980.
  7. KALYUG
    • Invited for competition at the Moscow International Film Festival 1981.
    • Lions' Film award for Best Film 1981.
  8. AROHAN
    • Best Hindi Film of the Year, Best Actor and Best Editing awards at the National Awards 1982.
    • Main Prize, Karlovy Vary Film Festival 1982.
    • Invited to the Melbourne & Sydney Film Festivals and the Chicago Film Festival 1983.
    • Invited to the International Film Festival, New Delhi 1983.
  9. MANDI
    • Invited to the London Film Festival 1983.
    • Best Art Direction award at the National Awards 1983.
    • Invited to the Los Angeles Exposition (FILMEX) and the Hong Kong International Film Festival 1984.
    • Selected for the Indian Panorama at Filmostav, Bombay 1984.
  10. NEHRU
    • Invited to the London Film Festival 1984.
    • Best Historical Reconstruction award at the National Awards 1984.
    • State Prize of the U.S.S.R. 1985.
  11. SATYAJIT RAY
    • Invited to the Pesaro Film Festival 1985.
    • Invited to New York for "Festival of India" at 1985.
    • Invited to France for "Festival of India" 1985.
    • Best Biographical Documentary award at the National Awards 1985.
  12. TRIKAL
    • Best direction and Best Costumes awards at the National Awards 1985.
    • Invited to the London Film Festival 1986.
    • Selected for the Indian Panorama at Filmotsav 1986.
    • Selected for the Indian Film Retrospective, Lisbon 1986.
  13. SUSMAN
      Selected for the Indian Panorama at Filmotsav 1987. Invited to the London Film Festival, the Chicago Film Festival, the Vancouver International Film Festival, the Sydney & Melbourne Film Festivals 1987.
  14. SURAJ KA SATVAN GHODA
    • Best Film, Best Director and Best Photography awards, Madhya Pradesh Film Vikas Nigam 1993.
    • Best Hindi Film of the Year award at the National Awards 1993.
    • Best Actor award, Singapore International Film Festival 1994.
    • Invited to the London Film Festival, the Vancouver International Film Festival, the Chicago Film Festival, the Cairo Film Festival, the Washington Film Festival, the Cleveland Film Festival, the San Francisco Film Festival and the Los Angeles Film Festival 1993-94.
  15. MAMMO
    • Best Supporting Actress award at the National Awards 1995.
    • Best Hindi Film of the Year award at the National Awards 1995.
    • Best Actress Award given by Film Critics at Filmfare Awards 1995.
  16. THE MAKING OF THE MAHATMA
    • Best English Film of the Year award at the National Awards 1996.
    • Best Actor award at the National Awards 1996.
    • Special Jury award at the National Awards 1996.
    • Invited to the Montreal Film Festival, the Toronto Film Festival, the Vancouver Film Festival, the Tunis Film Festival, the Bradford Film Festival and the Cairo Film Festival 1996.
  17. SARDARI BEGUM
    • Best Supporting Actress award at the National Awards 1997.
    • Special Jury award for the Lead Actress at the National Awards 1997.
    • Best Urdu Film of the Year award at the National Awards 1997.
    • Invited to the Tashkent Film Festival, the Moscow International Film Festival and the Munich Film Festival 1997.
    • Special award for Music at the Tashkent Film Festival 1997.
  18. SAMAR
    • Best Film of 1998 at the National Awards 1998.
    • Best Screenplay award 1998
    • Invited to the London Film Festival 1999
    • Invited to the Rotterdam International Film Festival 2000
    • Invited to the Jerusalem International Film Festival 2000.
    • Invited to the South Film Festival, Holland 2000.
    • Invited to the Goteborg Film Festival 1999-2000.
  19. HARI BHARI
    • Best Film on Family Welfare at the National Awards 1999.
    • Invited to several International Film Festivals including Jakorta International Film Festival 2000.

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