After a super successful First edition of the Northeast India International Film Festival, NIIFF 2023 aims to promote the Northeast region as a Potential Filmmaking Destination and open the doors to a broader audience for filmmaking in Northeast India. Reaching new heights and bringing in a new wave IN THE CINEMA OF NORTHEAST INDIA, NIIFF WILL BUILD BRIDGES between the Global Film Industry with that in Northeast India.

To be held on 9th December 2023, the Northeast India International Film Festival (NIIFF) will showcase top independent films from celebrated filmmakers, as well as from new and emerging talents. A vital showcase for indie filmmakers, the diverse array of films, selected by a committee, will include features and shorts from all genres and documentaries.

To be organized thematically, in hopes of representing the full range of the human experience as reflected by our chosen filmmakers, the festival will include one-off special Screenings of award-winning films with cast and crew Q&A, VIP networking events, and free educational & film-related workshops delivered by industry professionals.

The awards ceremony will be held in a gala ceremony with guest presenters on the closing night.

• Best Feature Film
• Best Director (Feature Film)
• Best Actress (Feature)
• Best Actor (Feature)
• Best Supporting Actress (Feature)
• Best Supporting Actor (Feature)
• Best Screenplay (Feature)
• Best Screenplay (unproduced)
• Best Short Film
• Best Director (Short Film)
• Best Actress (Short)
• Best Actor (Short)
• Best Supporting Actress (Short)
• Best Supporting Actor (Short)
• Best Documentary
• Best Director (Documentary)
• Audience Choice Awards

The entry form/application will be considered only on receipt of the film submission entry fee.
Films not certified by CBFC can also be submitted.
All films must carry English subtitles.

1. Films entered in the FEATURE FILM Section should be more than 70 mins
2. Films entered in the SHORT FILM Section should not be more than 30 mins.
3. Films entered in the DOCUMENTARY Section should not be more than 45 mins.
4. Films not presenting sufficient technical qualities for good public screening can be refused by the Festival Director.
5. The participants must ensure that they have the right to participate in NIIFF with regard to parties connected with the production/distribution of the participating film and/or other rights holders/licenses.
6. Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of these and all Regulations as specified.
7. The Festival Director will decide all matters not expressly provided for in these regulations but in conformity with the provisions of the International Regulations for film festivals and its decisions shall be final and binding on all parties.
8. Entrants should inform the Festival Director by October 1st, 2022 about their participation, including the titles of films and the names and addresses of the directors, producers, production companies, and world sales companies against each film title.

NOTE: Festival Director, Programmer, Selection Panel, and Jury shall determine selections and/or Award Winners at their sole discretion. NIIFF authorities at any time would not entertain any request pertaining to select films and/or awards. The decision of the NIIFF festival authorities regarding all matters not expressly provided for in these rules and regulations or which require interpretation of the clauses mentioned above shall be final and binding to all parties.

Overall Rating
  • It was a lovely little film festival in Dimapur, our film won the best creative film (runners up).

    July 2023
  • Samir Thingbaijam

    THANK YOU organizers for the wonderful film festival

    February 2023
  • I want to say thank you to all of you guys, you are doing amassing job. I have a very wonderful experience in this International Film Festival. I recommended 100%

    January 2023
  • Buvana Ram

    Good festival.. Got the award for Best International Feature..Thanks to the organizers

    January 2023
  • rakesh sawant

    Superb Film Festival at the heart of Northeast India , Dimapur

    January 2023