Aredath Siddharth

Festival Co-ordinator


Sangeeth Sankar

Relations Co-ordinator


Vinod Nambiar

Festival Director


  • When is the last date for submission?​​

The last date of submission is September 15, 2021.

  • When will the official selection be announced?

The official selection will be announced on October 1, 2021.

  • Is there any entry fee?

The entry fee for each film is Rs. 400. Students are eligible for a disounted entry fee of Rs. 100.

  • Are there any awards?

​Yes. Black Fire awards will be awarded in two categories: short film (under 30 mins) and long film (over 30 mins.)

  • Are there any eligibiltiy criteria? 

All films related to the themes of folklore or river are eligible for the Festival. It can be in any language, any of duration and category (fiction/non-fiction). All non-English films must have  English subtitles.

  • My entry was not accepted last year. Can I re-submit the same film?

Yes, provided it follows the eligibiltiy criteria.

  • Who can attend the festival?

The festival is open to all. Screenings and other events will be virtual.

  • How can I volunteer for NIFFFI?

Please read the FAQs in the Support page.


Please get in touch here or mail to us at nifffi21@gmail com.