Regulations for national film awards get nod
NEW DELHI May, 9 (UN!)
The National Film Award for the best music direction for feature films will henceforth he given to the music director who tunes both the songs and the background score for a film.
Setting at rest a controversy that has arisen time and again, the government has also clarified that the award for best audiography in both the feature and non-feature categories will be given to the re-recordist of the final mixed track. These changes have been made in the regulations for the 46th National Film Awards which were finalised recently and are now being distributed to filmmakers all over the country. In view of the delay caused in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry in approval of the regulations because of various reasons including the political situation, the last date for receiving the entries for the awards has been extended from March-end to Juneend. Only feature and non-feature films certified by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) between January 1 and December 31, 1998, are eligible to be entered for the awards.
The last date for the receipt of the entries for the best book on cinema and best film critic has also been extended.