5th NEZ International Film Festival (NIFF) 27th to 29th September, 2019

NIFF is an umbrella; it is a conglomeration of niche festivals under one category. We treat the entire event as a visual carnival. The purpose of the festival is to celebrate everything the visual medium of cinema has to offer.

Simple & Unique

NEZ stands for simplicity of life and existence. NEZ is not a corporate, nor an NGO; in fact no standard term can describe NEZ. It simply a platform for beings in this planet to come forward together and explore their collective talents for the progress of the world.

Platform to Promote Excellence

NEZ  is a platform to promote excellence in Education, Arts, Literature, Films, Medicine, Science, Research, Community Service etc. The philosophy at NEZ is very simple. We share collective fate. We seek new thought patterns that shall shape this world and the universe in times to come.

Boost Undiscovered Talents

NIFF stands for best of world cinemas in the categories of Feature Films, Short Films, Documentaries Films and Ad Films. A platform of NIFF is meant for bringing undiscovered pure talents before a larger audience of the world.

Terms & Conditions

  1. Entries will be accepted in DVD Format or Downloadable link.
  2. Last date for receiving entries 31st  May, 2019 which will be only accepted with payment –via DD / direct Bank Payment to --->

NEZ Foundation
S/B Account No. 3181000100093138
Bank:Punjab National Bank
Branch :Ashutosh Mukherjee Road, Kolkata-700020
RTGS/NEFT IFS Code : PUNB0318100

  1. Late Entry Dead Line –21st June, 2019
  2. Submission charges : as per Annexure - I
Short Film Documentary Animation
Making Awards Regular 2000 $32
Late 2750 $45
Technical Awards Regular 1500 $25
Late 2250 $35
Music Awards Regular 1500 $25
Late 2250 $35
Artist Awards Regular 1500 $25
Late 2250 $35
  1. Excerpts from selected films may be used for publicity purposes only.
  2. There will be following awards
  • Best Short
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Animation
  • Best Director
  • Best Actor/Actress
  • Best Background Music
  • Best Cinematographer
  • Best Editor
  • Best Original Music
  • Best Foley
  • Best Screenplay
  • Best VFX
  • Jury Mention
  • Festival Mention
  1. Excerpts from selected films may be used for publicity purposes only.
  2. All the nominated films will receive a certificate.
  3. Notification of short listed film will be made by 15th August’19 (Normal)& 31st August’19 (Late)
  4. All the films, except for in English, must have Sub Title in English.
  5. Year of Production – 2016 onwards.
  6. Duration – Feature Film: 60 Minutes, Documentary: 60 Minutes, Short: 60 Minutes
  7. Our Green Planet, we also have a special category “NIFF Green”. Movies which promote Green Earth can be applied under this category.
  1. Films submitted under “The Smart Phone Cinema” must be shot entirely on a mobile phone or tablet in HD Video. Multiple mobile devices can be used. Software to edit video and audio as well as colour corrections and special effects are permissible. Use of other equipments such as microphone, detachable lenses, lights, tripod etc. are allowed.
  2. All films must be an original production. It should not infringe copyright, trademark, or other rights any individual.
  3. Screening of all the Selected Films will be done, subject to permission of time.
  4. Awards will be given to only those participants who attend the festival in person or through representatives.
  5. Participants are required to register themselves as delegate at an extra charge which will be informed in due course.
  6. Decision of Jury will be Final and cannot be challenged.
  7. For all your queries, please contact
    Email : nezmagiclanternshorts@gmail.com ,
    Mr. Sumit Modak - +91 9163567969
  1. Please send the followings
  1. Entry Form
  2. DVD of the Film / Downloadable Link
  3. Synopsis of the Movie
  4. Directors Details alongwith Filmography
  5. Payment (DD / or Direct Deposit to Bank) or Pay Pal
  6. Stills of the movies – 3 / 4 (soft copy)
  7. Poster of the movie
  1. Selected Film will be required to submit a Trailer upto 1 minute.

Email details on - nezfoundation@gmail.com
Send Hardcopy by courier to below address
1st NEZ Magiclantern Shorts
C/o.NEZ Foundation
8 Ashutosh Mukherjee Road, Kolkata- 700020
West Bengal, India
Office: +9133 24540230, +91 9163567969


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