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.

8th Noida International Film Festival-21 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 20 edition of NIFF was huge success with participation of filmmakers from more than 90 countries. The NIFF-21 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:

8th Noida International Film Festival-2021

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

Certificate of participation + Movies Ratings + jury evaluation sheet 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 2020 are not eligible for participation in 2021.

4. Year of production & accepted movie duration:

Year of production: Jan-2018 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

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

6. NIFF-21 stages/process:

• Entry submission as per rules & regulations.
• Notification of shortlisted regular entries by the festival office on 07 Jan 2021 & shortlisted late entries notification on 10 Jan 2021.
• Delegate registration to attend NIFF-21 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 24 Jan 2021.

7. Noida International Film Festival-21 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.

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 Once the film submitted can’t be withdrawn in any circumstances, however festival director reserve the rights to disqualify any film on certain grounds.

9. 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.

Overall Rating
  • bhausaheb lokhande

    It is of extreme privilege to us to see such a warm appreciations caused from a huge satisfactory feelings in working with us . Such warm appreciations justifies our dedicated service and support to all talented filmmakers like you. Thank you for the same . Would be happy to work with you again

    March 2020
  • hu li huai 2781447030

    My screenplay, ENDING, won an honorable mention from the jury, but unfortunately did not receive the trophy and certificate in the mail. I sent two e-mails on February 14 and 18 asking why. So far, no response has been received.

    March 2020
    Response from festival:

    Hope you have received the trophy Now. The delay happen due to COVID-19 lockdown.


    Well reputed and well organised festival .. love it ... Chandrashekhar Shitole

    February 2020
  • I was fortunate enough to be in India when our film was selected and thus able to attend the festival, together with my composer from Chennai. As soon as we arrived, I found myself being interviewed - which is always nice. Thank you Noida IFF for awarding our film, QUEEN OF THE BEACH, Best Documentary Feature. The plaque received is top notch (engraved and everything) and now sits proudly on my shelf in Vancouver, Canada!

    February 2020
  • Dropin Ocean

    Amazing line up of films. Among those i liked were "Kai Bi (Marathi)", "Iddath (Malayalam)", "Queen of the Beach (DocuMovie)" and "Hauah (Hindi)". Professional teams of miniboxoffice ensured the festival went smoothly. There is certainly an air of respect for Film makers. Thanks to the Jury for the Best Cinematography award bestowed on my short film "The Teary Sword".

    February 2020