NIFFFI '21 has 3 sections: Panorama which is a showcase of Indian movies covering varying time periods, spaces and themes; In Focus where we take a closer look at ace cinematographer and director, Vinod Raja's filmography that gives us an insider look at the marginalised and secluded communities that become the subject of his films; Competition section where 12 films are competing for NIFFFI '21 laurels in short (< 30 mins) and long (≥ 30mins) format categories.


All films selected as part of NIFFFI '21 will be taken down after the FIlm Festival ends on Nov 07. 

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In the Panorama section of NIFFFI '21, we will be showcasing 11 films by 10 Indian filmmakers that focus on vanishing cultures. We have curated this section with an aim to share with our audience the importance of our broader mission and to illustrate the spirit of the Festival. The Panorama section will run from 13th to 22nd October.

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For the 'In Focus' section of NIFFFI '21, we will be showcasing 4 films by Vinod Raja. His films centre around concerns like conservation values, tribal and nomadic communities and climate challenges. Vinod is an alumni of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) with a specialisation in Motion picture photography (1984-85). 

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NIFFFI 2021 will offer an international selection of films that showcases our collective, often shared, ways of life. 

12 entries will compete for the flagship NIFFFI Black Fire Award for Best Long Film (30 mins and up) and a new Award for Best Short Film (under 30 mins).