66th National Film Awards to be declared after General Elections

The 66th National Film Awards will be declared after General Elections, 2019. 

In a statement, Information and Broadcasting Ministry said, the selections of awards are made by an independent and impartial jury consisting of eminent filmmakers and film personalities and declared in the month of April every year. 

However, this year elections to the 17th Lok Sabha and the Legislative Assemblies of four states are underway and the Awards also include one for the most film-friendly state. 

The Ministry said, in view of the model code of conduct, the announcement of award has been delayed.