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The prestigious National Film Awards were first presented in 1954. Go through the article for more info about National Award (Silver Lotus Award) for Best Feature Film in English.
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Best English Feature Film

The country’s prominent National Film Awards were established in 1954. Since 1973, the award ceremonies were administrated by the Indian government’s Directorate of Film Festivals. The awards were presented to the films directed across the Indian borders featuring Indian art and culture. Generally, the National Awards are held in New Delhi and the awards are handed out by the President of India to the winners for the year. Each year the government appoints a national panel to select the winning entry. The ‘Best Feature Film in English’ award was first introduced in the year 1995 and inaugural award was bagged by Dev Benegal for the film ‘English August’. The storyline of the movie was adapted from the novel written by Upamanyu Chatterjee in 1988. ‘English, August’ was the first feature film by Dev Benegal in 1994, which was recognized as a landmark in the contemporary Indian cinema.           

The Winners For Silver Lotus Best Feature Film In English Award Are:

Year
Film
Director
2008
The Last Lear
Rituparno Ghosh
2007
Quest
Amol Palekar
2006
15, Park Avenue
Aparna Sen
2005
Amu
Shonali Bose
2004
Dance Like A Man
Pamela Rooks
2003
Stumble
Prakash Belawadi
2002
Mitr, My Friend
Revathi
2001
Pandavas
Usha Ganesarajah
2000
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1998
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar
Jabbar Patel
1995
English, August
Dev Benegal

  
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