Miniboxoffice International Film Festival is now Noida International Film Festival. After having three successful editions of Miniboxoffice International Film Festival which caters mainly for short films only is now turned bigger with the addition of feature films section to it. In year 2014 the management of Miniboxoffice has renamed it on the name of India’s fastest developing city ‘NOIDA’. It’s a tribute to the city where Miniboxoffice starts in year 2010 and the city itself is the house of North India’s largest Film City.

7th Noida International Film Festival-20 objective is to feature great cinema of worldwide filmmakers in a big way & at the same time providing professional networking & introducing current trends of cinema to the participants. The festival goal is to empower independent filmmakers and committed to become premium movie going event which foster the growth of independent filmmakers.

The 2014 to 19 edition of NIFF was huge success with participation of filmmakers from more than 90 countries. The NIFF-20 is expected to achieve many milestones towards the development of Independent Cinema. With this I welcome all filmmakers to come and join the movement which brings highest level of thoughts & culture of different nations in the form of enriching & entertaining cinema.


Production Awards
Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Animation
Best Documentary
Best Music Video
Best Director
Best Debut Director
Special Festival Mention
Honorable Jury Mention
Best Ad Film

Creative Awards
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Screenplay
Best VFX

Performance Awards
Best Actor
Best Actress

Music Awards
Best Original Music
Best Background Music

Rules and Regulations:

7th Noida International Film Festival-2020

1. Awards for both professional and students category-

Production Awards

❏ Best Feature Film ❏ Best Short Film ❏ Best Animation
❏ Best Feature Animation ❏Best Feature Documentary ❏ Best Director
❏ Short Documentary ❏Best Music Video ❏ Best Film-Jury ❏Special Festival Mention ❏Honorable Jury Mention ❏ Best Ad Film
❏ Best Debut Director (Feature Only)

Creative Awards

❏ Best Cinematography ❏ Best Editing ❏Best Screenplay
❏ Best VFX

Performance Awards

❏ Best Actor ❏ Best Actress
❏ Best Supporting Actor ❏ Best Supporting Actress

Music Awards

❏ Best Original Music ❏ Best Background Music

Companies/Institutional Awards

❏ Best film/Animation production institution (Academic)
[Award will be given on state/City basics Ex. Best in Kolkata, Maharashtra or UP etc]
❏ Best film production house:-
❏ Feature Films production house
❏ Short/Documentary production house
❏ Ads/Animation production house
[Award will be given on state/City basics Ex. Best in Kolkata, Maharashtra or UP etc]

Award Criteria

Submission for Best Film Production Institution Award (Academic)

• Institution Show reel
• Submit DVD of any two student projects
• List of in-house resources.
• List of award winning productions
• List of alumni working with reputed film banners
• List of institution filmmaking faculty along with specialization & experience.

Submission for Best Film Production House Award

• Company Show reel
• Submit DVD of any two movies produced by company
• List of all movies produced by the company and mention if movies won any awards.
• List of professionals associated with the company (Like Directors, Cinematographers, Editors, Producers etc)
• Attach the CV’s of core team members

Certificate of participation + Miniboxoffic Movies Ratings will be given to all entries. The winners will be honored with certificate and trophy + short film distribution deal.

2. Film must be subtitled in English if language is other than English and Hindi.

3. Films participated in Noida International Film Festival-2014 to 19 are not eligible for participation in 2020.

5. Year of production & accepted movie duration:

Year of production: Jan-2017 onwards
Feature Films & Feature Documentary & Animated Feature Films: more than 60 min
Short Film, Short documentary & Short Animation: up-to 60min
Music Videos: up-to 8 min

6. The decision of the Jury will be final and can’t be challenged.

7. NIFF-20 stages/process:

• Entry submission as per rules & regulations.
• Notification of shortlisted regular entries by the festival office on 11 Jan 2020 & shortlisted late entries notification on 14 Jan 2020.
• Delegate registration to attend NIFF-20 at Noida, India. All filmmakers must register as delegate to attend the festival. Hospitality charges are applicable for filmmakers & attendees, which include lunch, tea/coffee with cookies & master classes.
• Festival movies screening & workshops followed by award ceremony in Noida on 25 Jan 2020.

8. Noida International Film Festival-20 does not take any type financial commitment for the expense incurred on the correspondence by the participant. All Travel, Lodging & Boarding and other miscellaneous expenses will have to be borne by the participant himself for attending the festival. No request for the same will be entertained.

9. Once the film submitted can’t be withdrawn in any circumstances, however festival director reserve the rights to disqualify any film on certain grounds.

10. By submitting movie to Noida International Film Festival, filmmaker/producer takes the whole responsibility of copyright issues of music, script and other creative and technical aspects of film.

11. Filmmakers are requested to submit the following through email at .
• Synopsis of the movie.
• Crew & Cast List.
• Biography & Filmography of Film director.
• Photograph of Director.
• Still and Posters of film in JPEG format.

12. Movie Submission-
• Submit movie via private online link through Vimeo, Google drive, YouTube or wetransfer etc, scanned entry form & fee payment details at .


• Two sets of DVD along with entry form, fee and others details mentioned in application form at given address

Overall Rating
  • Epoh Beech

    Thank you to 6th Noida International Film Festival for selecting The Masque of Blackness for screening and for the award 'honourable jury mention for animation' I was sad not to be able to go the Festival but it was a pleasure to communicate with them. It was a great experience.

    February 2019
  • Arunkumar Deivanayagam

    Excellent festival. Great communication. Really happy to have received the trophy and certificate by post, which many festivals don't do.
    Look forward to be part of this festival again.

    October 2018
  • Kartikay D Pawar

    5th Noida International Film Festival was amazing & Very Friendly as a whole. Thank you so much for selecting my Short Film, Cheers.

    February 2018
  • Rebekah Louisa Smith

    One of my favourite film festivals for independent filmmakers - they care about each and every film that they celebrate and have always been extremely supportive for all of The Film Festival Doctor's films

    February 2018

    Great Hospitality. A rendezvous for all aspiring film makers. Not to be missed....must be a part of this wonderful festivity

    February 2018