The Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting invited entries for the 60th National Film Awards. Films which have received censor certificates between January 1 and December 31, 2012 are eligible to participate.
The last date of entry is 21st January, 2013. There will be awards in 30 categories in the feature films section. They include Best Feature Film, Best Debut Film of a Director, Best Popular Film, Best Children's Film, Best Animation Film, Best Direction, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Playback Singer, Best Production Design, Best Music Direction.
In the 'Best Writing on Cinema' section, awards are given in the categories of Best Book on Cinema and Best Film Critic.
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