Filmfare Awards

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Filmfare Awards
Current: 68th Filmfare Awards
The Filmfare Award statuette
Awarded forExcellence in the Hindi film industry
Presented byFilmfare
First awardedMarch 21, 1954; 69 years ago (1954-03-21)
Last awarded27 April 2023 (2023-04-27)
Television/radio coverage
NetworkSony Entertainment Television (2000–17)
Colors TV

The Filmfare Awards are annual awards that honour artistic and technical excellence in the Hindi-language film industry of India.[1] The Filmfare ceremony is one of the most famous film events in India.[2] The awards were first introduced by the Filmfare magazine of The Times Group in 1954, the same year as the National Film Awards.[3] They were initially referred to as the "Clare Awards" or "The Clares" after Clare Mendonca, the editor of The Times of India.

References[change | change source]

  1. AlMishra, Vijay, Bollywood Cinema: A Critical Genealogy (PDF), Victoria University of Wellington, p. 9, retrieved 2011-02-24
  2. Mehta, Monika (2005), "Globalizing Bombay Cinema: Reproducing the Indian State and Family", Cultural Dynamics, 17 (2): 135–154 [145], doi:10.1177/0921374005058583, S2CID 143950404
  3. Boltin, Kylie (Autumn 2003), "Saathiya: South Asian Cinema Otherwise Known as 'Bollywood'", Metro Magazine: Media & Education Magazine (136): 52–5, ISSN 0312-2654