Recognition and Participation

Hungry Autumn

Main Award, Oberhausen Film Festival (1978)
Land of Sand Dunes National Award, Best Documentary film (1986)
Meeting a Milestone Special screening at Cannes (out of competition)
Maa Bhoomi


NANDI State Award for Best Film

Participated at Karlovyvary, Cairo & Sidney Film Festivals
Dakhal National Award, Golden Lotus for Best Feature Film (1982) Silver Medal at Figuera De Foz, Portugal (1982), Ecumenical Jury Prize for Human Rights Festival at Strasbourg, France(1982). Also participated in London, Sidney, Locarno & Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival (1982)

National Award for Best Actor (Naseeruddin Shah) Best  
Actress (Shabana Azmi) & Best Hindi
Feature Film (1985). Best Actor Award (Naseeruddin Shah) at Venice Film Festival (1985) UNESCO Award at Venice (1985), Fipresci Awards, Red Cross Award at Verna Film Festival (1987). Filmare award for Best Director & Best Screenplay
Participated in Montreal, Hawaii, Amsterdam, Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles.

Antarjali Jatra

National Award, Best Bengali Feature Film (1987)
Un-Certain Regards, Cannes (1988)
Grand Prix - Golden Semurg at Tashkent (1988)
Participated at Cannes, London, Gothenburg, Munich, Los Angeles, Montreal.

Padma Nadir Majhi

National Award, Best Director & Second Best Feature Film (1992).
UNESCO Award, Cannes Film Festival (1993).
Participated in London, Montreal, Vancouver,                                                                        

Portugal, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Nantes, & at            

Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes Film Festival.

National Award, Best Hindi Feature Film (1993)
Best Actress Award (Shabana Azmi) at Taormina Film Festival, Italy (1994)
Participated at Taormina, Nantes & Singapore.

Beyond the Himalayas Filmfare Award for Best Documentary

National Award, Best Hindi Feature Film (1996)
Un-Certain Regards, Cannes (1997)


National Award, Best Bengali Film (2001)
Silver Balloon Award, Nantes Film Festival
Participated in Jerusalem Film Festival, Madrid Film Festival

Kalahandi National Award, Best Investigative Film (2002)
A Treasure in the Snow National Award 2003 for the Best Promotional Film 2003
Abar Arannye

National Award for Best Director, Best Screenplay & Best

Supporting Actress (Sharmila Tagore), (2004)

Participated at The Venice International Film Festival and

Montreal Film festival. Shown at Marrakech, Pusan, London

among other festivals
Impermanence Premiered at the Venice Film Festival, 2004

Participated in The Montreal World Film Festival, AFI Los

Angeles, London Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film

Festival, Indian International Film Festival in Goa, Kerala

International Film Festival
National Award for Best Cinematography


Special Awards

Is the only Indian to have received the "Vittorio Di Sica” Award, Italy , 1997

Was awarded the Knighthood of the Star of the Italian Solidarity in July 2006