GENERAL INFORMATIONSHORT TITLE AND COMMENCEMENT:
1.These regulations may be called the National Film Awards Regulations, and will comeinto force with immediate effect.
2.The Awards aim at encouraging the production of filmsof aesthetic & technicalexcellence and social relevance contributing to the understanding and appreciation of culturesof different regions of the country in cinematic form, therebyalsopromoting unity and integrity of the nation. The awards also aim atencouraging the study and appreciation of cinema as an artform and dissemination of information and critical appreciation of this art form throughpublication of books, articles, reviews etc.
3.In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires,(a) “
” means the Central Board of Film Certification;(b) “
” means the Directorate of Film Festivals under the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting;(c) “
” mean National Film Awards;(d) “
”includes an individual producer, a production company, a GovernmentDepartment or a Government recognized institute;(e) “
” means the owner of the negative who is authorized to order prints of cinematographic films from the lab for a particular film and copyright holder of the film (in caseof digital films).