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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.

— SHORT FILMS (with start to end title) —




— FEATURE FILMS (with start to end title) —




— All the prizes below will be selected from short films length from 0 to 60 minutes (with start to end title) —

✪ Best Social Subject

✪ Best Health Subject

✪ Best Short Documentary

✪ Best Web Series

✪ Best Educational Subject

✪ Best Experimental Subject

— Other Prizes –

✪ 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 – Memento & Certificate —

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

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 300 minutes with Start to End Title.

Short Films or Features streamed or uploaded on other platforms (YouTube, Facebook, 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 & Features 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 to Selected, Quarter Finalists, Semi-Finalists, Finalists & Award Winners only.

Top 150 short films will be selected for final screening. (Based on Situation & Time)*

The decision of the Jury will be final, nobody is permitted to ask or counter about the short film not selected or not for the final round of the festival.

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

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

No legal action against the Jury members & organizers should be taken based on the Decisions taken of the Film.

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
  • Madan Deshmukh

    It was very nice experience. Very good co-ordination and well organized festival.

    March 2024
  • John Parr

    A great festival we would highly recomend

    January 2024
  • Daniele De Muro

    Honoured to have my short film"Horizon" at this beautiful Festival. I hope to submit a new project next year.

    January 2024
    Response from festival:

    Thank ?you @Daniele De Muro Sir
    for your comment

  • Excellent experience. It has been just fabulous.

    January 2024

    Awesome festival. Thank you very much for the opportunity to be part of it. Hope to come back again. Best regards and success for the next editions.

    January 2024