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NISFF is conducting an Inspirational International short film festival and invites participation from aspiring and upcoming independent filmmakers. A unique short film Festival, focusing on opportunity creation for global filmmakers. It is one of the Best Short Film Festival of all time. Come Join in and make this Event a Success.

The NexGn International Short Film Festival of India had showcased over 900 plus short films in 3 years. This year we had a live streaming session on Facebook for those who were not able to attend the event during the hard times of COVID19. This festival also provides networking events and ample opportunities for selected film-makers to showcase their achievements, learn from their fellows and build contacts for future collaborations. The Festival also benefits from the vibrant Indian film-making community of India.

— FILMS (with start to end title) —

✪ FIRST SHORT FILM – Rs. 30000 + Trophy + Certificate

✪ SECOND SHORT FILM — Rs. 25000 + Trophy + Certificate

✪ THIRD SHORT FILM — Rs. 20000 + Trophy + Certificate

— All the prizes below will be selected from short films length from 01 to 50 minutes (with start to end title) —

✪ Best Social Subject – Trophy + Certificate

✪ Best Health Subject – Trophy + Certificate

✪ Best Short Documentary – Trophy + Certificate

✪ Best Web Series – Trophy + Certificate

✪ Best Educational Subject – Trophy + Certificate

✪ Best Experimental Subject – Trophy + Certificate

— Other Prizes – Trophy + Certificate —

✪ Best Male/Female Director

✪ Best Male/Female Actor

✪ Best DOP

✪ Best Cameraman

✪ Best Story

✪ Best Child Actor

✪ Best Dialogue

✪ Best Editing

✪ Best Negative Actor { M & F}

✪ Best Comedy Actor { M & F }


— Other Prizes – Trophy & Certificate —

✪ Award of Excellence for Best Short Films (HONORABLE MENTIONS)


1. Participants - Certificate of Participation
2. Quarter Finalists - Quarter Finalist Certificate, Official Selection Laurel, Quarter Finalist Laurel
3. Semi-Finalists - Semi-Finalist Certificate, Official Selection Laurel, Semi-Finalist Laurel
4. Finalists - Finalist Trophy, Finalist Certificate, Official Selection Laurel, Finalist Laurel
5. Category Winners - Trophy & Certificate
6. Award Winning Films - Trophy, Certificate, Cash Prize. Official Selection & Award Winner Laurel

Short film’s length should be maximum of 60 minutes with Start to End Title.

Feature film’s and Documentary length should be maximum of 200 minutes with Start to End Title.

Short Films or Features streamed or uploaded on other platforms (YouTube, Facbook, OTT) are also accepted.

Censor Certificates or Banner registration is not required.

Short Films DVD’s are also accepted but it should be new or not used and must be sent through confirmation on call (Refer Contact Us Page on official website for details).

Short Films must be in MOV/MPEG/MP4 format only. Subtitle is compulsory for other languages except Marathi/Hindi/English.

Prizes will be in form of Cash, Trophies & Certificates.

Last date for submission of form is given on the Website (Please refer website for updates).

Certificates will be given for all the participants.

Top 200 short films will be selected for final screening in 3 Days.

The decision of the Jury will be final nobody should ask about the short film not eligible for the final round of the festival.

Names of Jury Members won’t be disclosed until festival starts to avoid corruption & bribery.

Producer is fully responsible to get no objection certificate from whoever own the rights of the short film on their Letter Head.

You should not take any legal action against the jury members & organizers.

Form to be filled online along with the google drive link or any other link to your short film. You can Submit multiple Films.

Registration Fee is mentioned on official website as well as the FilmFreeway which is Non-Refundable in any case.

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Overall Rating
  • Kaivalya Latkar

    It was a great experience to be a part of this festival... I look forward to being a part of this again.

    January 2022
  • Paul Kelly

    Submitting "Uncaught" to this festival was a wonderful experience. I encourage all filmmakers to submit their films to this phenomenal festival. The professionalism of the organizers is outstanding.

    January 2022
  • Pratima Joshi

    Very happy to be finalist and received best actress and best director award for my film Chand Saanse
    Excellent and very prompt communication...Thanks a lot

    January 2022
  • You have a great festival on the go! Thank you for your awesome communication and for supporting our film!! We will be submitting more work to your festival in the future! Very professional and great communication – I highly recommend!

    January 2022
  • Encore Entertainments

    I was happy, humbled and heartened to be FINALIST and subsequently conferred an Award Winner for BEST ACTOR at the NexGn International Short Film Festival "SANKRAMAN"

    January 2022