Our inaugural edition, NIFFFI 2020, was a 3 day online event that took place in October 2020. 21 films were screened, including 3 films in Malayalam and an equal number of entries from outside India.


The Black Fire Award for Best Film at NIFFFI 2020 was awarded to the Naga film 'LOG DRUM OF PESSAO' by the Green Hub Initiative, Assam.

Festival schedule 2020 

Day 1

Born in Nepal - Traditions in Nepalese Music
Oru thudakathinte kadha
Gavari - Rajasthan's mystical tribal dance drama
The Bugun and the Liocichlia
Unity in Conservation
Jhini bini chadariya

Day 2

Eer- a Kyrgyz saddle

]Thung thung karmo black necked crane
Gauri and the Ghat
Eternal bond
Sankasur : A folk art from Konkan

Day 3

Old chickens & big fish: Reviving stories
Log drum of Pessao
Idu Mishmi handlooms
Of love & artistry
Wangala festival
Aabua paika kabu bageya​​​