Number of entries for National awards

Number of entries for National awards

59th National film festival for 2011 received record number of entries. 185 films from all languages are in fray for the awards which is a record compared to earlier number that stood at 161. 18 films from tollywood are competing for honors. Bollywood as 37 films, while Kollywood has 27 and Mollywood 25 films in competition. Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting will be presenting the awards at a grand function on March 3rd. Sources from the ministry said for the first time a film from Bari language made its entry into awards category. Films from 19th languages are competing with each other for the laurels with even 17 films from Bengali, Marathi and Kannada languages. There is a spurt in Non feature films numbers standing at 141 from last year’s number of 118.

Number of entries for National awards
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