9th NEZ International Film Festival (NIFF)

29th to 31st March , 2024

NEZ stands for simplicity of life and existence. NEZ is not a corporate, nor an NGO; in fact no standard term can describe NEZ. It simply is a platform for beings in this planet to come forward, and come together and explore their collective talents for the progress of the world and beyond. We have long enough thought about espousing our cause and ours alone. Now we think together. It is a platform to promote excellence in Education, Arts, Literature, Films, Medicine, Science, Research, Community Service etc. The philosophy at NEZ is very simple. We share collective fate. We seek new thought patterns that shall shape this world and the universe in times to come.
NEZ International Film Festival (NIFF) stands for best of world cinemas in the categories of Feature Films, Short Films, Documentaries Films and Ad Films. A platform of NIFF is meant for bringing undiscovered pure talents before a larger audience of the world.

NIFF is an umbrella; it is a conglomeration of niche festivals under one category. We treat the entire event as a visual carnival. The purpose of the festival is to celebrate everything the visual medium of cinema has to offer. We are now stepping into 3rd year of our Journey and proudly announce two more categories from this year.

1. “The Smart Phone Cinema”
NIFF always Endeavour to create something new, something Path breaking. It strives to recognize and to reward challenging aspects of cinema in all its forms. To celebrate the impact of cinema in modern age, NIFF is proud to announce a complete new category from this year “The Smart Phone Cinema”. We would be accepting movies in The Student Category and The Professional Category. The movie has to be a minimum of 4 minutes and maximum of 15 minutes. Every entry has to be accompanied by shooting Stills, substantiating the movie was indeed shot using the smart phone.

That which is Paramount is also fragile. What better example we can have of this fact other than the Planets Eco System or the Environment. Sadly the most Paramount things behind the survival of humans are also most abused by the same humans. We stand at a dangerous point. Our Abuse of the Planet’s Environment is leading us to sure extinction. We need to raise awareness of that. Here at NIFF, we understand the Issue so much that we have created a separate category under the main festival Titled “NIFF GREENS”. It will showcase, any movie, shorts feature or documentary that highlights the issue of Environment.

1. Making Awards category:
• Infinite Vistas Award
• Best Feature Film
• Feature with Social Message
• Best Short
• Best Documentary
• Best Animation
• Best Director
• Jury Mention
• Festival Mention

2. Technical Awards category:
• Best cinematography
• Best editing
• Best screenplay
• Best VFX

3. Music Awards category:
• Best Original Music
• Best Background
• Best Folly

Artist Awards category:
• Best Actor
• Best Actress
• Best Child Artist
• Best Supporting Actor
• Best Supporting Actress

For information relating to detailed rules and regulation please visit our website. www.niffmovieawards.org

Overall Rating
  • Xin Li

    Thank you for having my film The Winter included in NEZ International Film Festival. It is a great honour that my work could be selected. Thank you for the wonderful experience.

    March 2021
    Response from festival:

    Dear Xin Li,

    Congratulations on behalf of the entire NEZ International Film Festival.
    The Winter is an amazing work of art which deserved every bit of the win.
    We are thankful to you for submitting your film to NEZ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2020. We hope to see your upcoming films at NIFF in days to come.

    Sumit Modak

  • Jon-Claire Lee

    NEZ International Film Festival is a great supporter of independent cinema. In 2017, it bestowed upon my first film INOOCENT KILLER the Best Feature Film Award. In 2020, It awarded my recent feature GREED with the Infinite Vistas Award, which NEZ Director Sudeep Ranjan Sarkar describes as "the top of the line award from NIFF. It surpasses all other categories in the specific genre." The entire production team of GREED is humbled and honoured to be recognised by the distinguished jury of NEZ. Jon-Claire Lee (GREED Director/Co-Producer)

    March 2021
    Response from festival:

    Dear Jon,

    Thank you for writing such wonderful words for NEZ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.

    Film making is a very challenging. It becomes more challenging when an independent filmmaker steps into it who is not backed by any of the big cash rich studios.
    We always appreciate every independent filmmaker who takes up this challenge and nails it.

    We congratulate you for being one of the best independent filmmaker who makes world class feature films with all the ingredients.
    We are thank ful to you for sending your films to us.

    On behalf of the entire NEZ Team I congratulate you on winning the highest award in NEZ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. We certainly hope to see you again in NIFF with your future projects. All the very best and best regards.

    Sumit Modak

  • Our film "Death Offers Life - last moments of Vincent Van Gogh" got the award for Best Director which is a great encouragement for us. We thank the entire festival team with our hearts.

    January 2021
    Response from festival:

    Congratulations Madhu R for the award. Death Offers Life is a wonderful piece of art. Thank you for the submission and all the very best for future projects.


    Sumit Modak

    on behalf of entire NIFF team

  • Excellent organization and very friendly and warm team  

    January 2021
    Response from festival:

    It is a pleasure to have such wonderful filmmakers like you in this edition of NEZ International Film Festival.


    Sumit Modak

    On behalf of entire NIFF team

  • 도회 박

    best festival in the world!!!

    December 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thankyou so much.