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Miniboxoffice International Film Festival is now Noida International Film Festival. After having three successful editions of Miniboxoffice International Film Festival which caters mainly for short films only is now turned bigger with the addition of feature films section to it. In year 2014 the management of Miniboxoffice has renamed it on the name of India’s fastest developing city ‘NOIDA’. It’s a tribute to the city where Miniboxoffice starts in year 2010 and the city itself is the house of North India’s largest Film City.

8th Noida International Film Festival-21 objective is to feature great cinema of worldwide filmmakers in a big way & at the same time providing professional networking & introducing current trends of cinema to the participants. The festival goal is to empower independent filmmakers and committed to become premium movie going event which foster the growth of independent filmmakers.

The 2014 to 20 edition of NIFF was huge success with participation of filmmakers from more than 90 countries. The NIFF-21 is expected to achieve many milestones towards the development of Independent Cinema. With this I welcome all filmmakers to come and join the movement which brings highest level of thoughts & culture of different nations in the form of enriching & entertaining cinema.


Awards & Prizes:

NIFF-21

Production Awards
Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Animation
Best Documentary
Best Music Video
Best Director
Best Debut Director
Special Festival Mention
Honorable Jury Mention
Best Ad Film


Creative Awards
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Screenplay
Best VFX


Performance Awards
Best Actor
Best Actress



Music Awards
Best Original Music
Best Background Music


Rules & Terms:

Rules and Regulations:

8th Noida International Film Festival-2021

1. Awards for both professional and students category-

Production Awards

❏ Best Feature Film ❏ Best Short Film ❏ Best Animation
❏ Best Feature Animation ❏Best Feature Documentary ❏ Best Director
❏ Short Documentary ❏Best Music Video ❏ Best Film-Jury ❏Special Festival Mention ❏Honorable Jury Mention ❏ Best Ad Film
❏ Best Debut Director (Feature Only)


Creative Awards

❏ Best Cinematography ❏ Best Editing ❏Best Screenplay
❏ Best VFX


Performance Awards

❏ Best Actor ❏ Best Actress
❏ Best Supporting Actor ❏ Best Supporting Actress


Music Awards

❏ Best Original Music ❏ Best Background Music


Certificate of participation + Movies Ratings + jury evaluation sheet will be given to all entries. The winners will be honored with certificate and trophy + short film distribution deal.

2. Film must be subtitled in English if language is other than English and Hindi.

3. Films participated in Noida International Film Festival-2014 to 2020 are not eligible for participation in 2021.

4. Year of production & accepted movie duration:

Year of production: Jan-2018 onwards
Feature Films & Feature Documentary & Animated Feature Films: more than 60 min
Short Film, Short documentary & Short Animation: up-to 60min
Music Videos: up-to 8 min

5. The decision of the Jury will be final and can’t be challenged.

6. NIFF-21 stages/process:

• Entry submission as per rules & regulations.
• Notification of shortlisted regular entries by the festival office on 07 Jan 2021 & shortlisted late entries notification on 10 Jan 2021.
• Delegate registration to attend NIFF-21 at Noida, India. All filmmakers must register as delegate to attend the festival. Hospitality charges are applicable for filmmakers & attendees, which include lunch, tea/coffee with cookies & master classes.
• Festival movies screening & workshops followed by award ceremony in Noida on 24 Jan 2021.

7. Noida International Film Festival-21 does not take any type financial commitment for the expense incurred on the correspondence by the participant. All Travel, Lodging & Boarding and other miscellaneous expenses will have to be borne by the participant himself for attending the festival. No request for the same will be entertained.

8. Once the film submitted can’t be withdrawn in any circumstances, however festival director reserve the rights to disqualify any film on certain grounds.


9. By submitting movie to Noida International Film Festival, filmmaker/producer takes the whole responsibility of copyright issues of music, script and other creative and technical aspects of film.


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Year of production: Jan-2017 onwards. Duration: more than 60 min Awards Best Feature Film Best Feature Documentary Best Feature Animation Best Director Special Festival Mention Special Jury Mention

Pre Early Deadline $65.00 USD

Semi Early Deadline $66.00 USD

Quarter Early Deadline $66.50 USD

Early Deadline $67.00 USD

Semi Deadline $67.50 USD

Quarter Deadline $68.00 USD

Pre Regular $69.00 USD

Semi Regular $69.50 USD

Regular Dealine $70.00 USD

Late Deadline $80.00 USD

Year of production: Jan-2017 onwards. Duration: more than 60 min Awards: Best Cinematography Best Editing Best Screenplay Best VFX

Pre Early Deadline $65.00 USD

Semi Early Deadline $66.00 USD

Quarter Early Deadline $66.50 USD

Early Deadline $67.00 USD

Semi Deadline $67.50 USD

Quarter Deadline $68.00 USD

Pre Regular $68.50 USD

Semi Regular $69.00 USD

Regular Dealine $70.00 USD

Late Deadline $80.00 USD

Year of production: Jan-2017 onwards. Duration:more than 60 min Awards: Best Actor Best Actress

Pre Early Deadline $65.00 USD

Semi Early Deadline $66.00 USD

Quarter Early Deadline $67.00 USD

Early Deadline $67.50 USD

Semi Deadline $68.00 USD

Quarter Deadline $68.50 USD

Pre Regular $69.00 USD

Semi Regular $69.50 USD

Regular Dealine $70.00 USD

Late Deadline $80.00 USD

Year of production: Jan-2017 onwards. Duration: More than 60 min Awards: Best Original Music Best Background Music

Pre Early Deadline $65.00 USD

Semi Early Deadline $66.00 USD

Quarter Early Deadline $67.00 USD

Early Deadline $67.50 USD

Semi Deadline $68.00 USD

Quarter Deadline $68.50 USD

Pre Regular $69.00 USD

Semi Regular $69.50 USD

Regular Dealine $70.00 USD

Late Deadline $80.00 USD

Year of production: Jan-2017 onwards. Short Animation: up-to 60 min Awards: Best Short Film Best Short Animation Best Short Documentary Best Music Video Best Director Special Festival Mention

Pre Early Deadline $35.00 USD

Semi Early Deadline $36.00 USD

Quarter Early Deadline $37.00 USD

Early Deadline $37.50 USD

Semi Deadline $38.00 USD

Quarter Deadline $38.50 USD

Pre Regular $39.00 USD

Semi Regular $39.50 USD

Regular Dealine $40.00 USD

Late Deadline $50.00 USD

Year of production: Jan-2017 onwards. Duration: up-to 60 min, Music Video to to 7 min Awards: Best Cinematography Best Editing Best Screenplay Best VFX

Pre Early Deadline $35.00 USD

Semi Early Deadline $36.00 USD

Quarter Early Deadline $37.00 USD

Early Deadline $37.50 USD

Semi Deadline $38.00 USD

Quarter Deadline $38.50 USD

Pre Regular $39.00 USD

Semi Regular $39.50 USD

Regular Dealine $40.00 USD

Late Deadline $50.00 USD

Awards: Best Actor Best Actress

Pre Early Deadline $35.00 USD

Semi Early Deadline $36.00 USD

Quarter Early Deadline $37.00 USD

Early Deadline $37.50 USD

Semi Deadline $38.00 USD

Quarter Deadline $38.50 USD

Pre Regular $39.00 USD

Semi Regular $39.50 USD

Regular Dealine $40.00 USD

Late Deadline $50.00 USD

Awards: Best Original Music Best Background Music

Pre Early Deadline $35.00 USD

Semi Early Deadline $36.00 USD

Quarter Early Deadline $37.00 USD

Early Deadline $37.50 USD

Semi Deadline $38.00 USD

Quarter Deadline $38.50 USD

Pre Regular $39.00 USD

Semi Regular $39.50 USD

Regular Dealine $40.00 USD

Late Deadline $50.00 USD

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