9th National Science Film Festival of India 2019

National Science Film Festival of India (NSFFI) aims to:
  • Foster, strengthen and create scientific temper through films that popularise science, technology, innovations, energy, environment, medicine and emerging sciences, agriculture and traditional knowledge
  • Recognize the initiatives of science communicators / film makers
  • Create a platform to interact with film makers, scientists and enthusiasts to create a better understanding of the universe 
  • Encourage citizen science and public participation
  • Promote appreciation of science films

How to participate

1. Please read carefully terms & condition of the festival before filling the form.
2. Fill one entry form for each film.

3. It is mandatory to send hard copy of completely filled form with the following enclosures to Vigyan Prasar, Noida (by post/courier/by hand):
4. Pen drive/DVD containing :
* Copy of the film in mp4 format.
* Synopsis of the film in 200 – 250 words (in MS doc.file)
* Script of the film (in MS Word doc.file)
* Five still photographs of the film (jpeg format)
* One photograph of the director (jpeg format)
5. Hard Copy of the synopsis of the film in English
6. Certificate from the Principal/Director/HOD (Only for Categories ‘Out of the Box’ and ‘Rainbow’ )

Selection for the festival
  • A Nomination Jury will recommend the films for the festival and National Jury will select the films for awards. The decisions of Jury will be final.
  • Nominated films for screening in festival will be announced in December 2018.
  • A five-day science films’ screening cum workshop will be organised during the 9th National Science Film Festival of India from Sunday, 27th January to Thursday, 31st January 2019 at Chandigarh.
  • Two representatives from the crew of each nominated film of the competitive categories will be invited and their AC II return train fare by the shortest route will be reimbursed and the lodging, boarding will be provided. In case, the participants will be travelling by Air, the reimbursement will be restricted to II AC train fare from shortest route.
  • Two representatives of the films which are not nominated under the competitive categories will also be invited to attend the festival. The lodging and boarding will be provided subject to prior registration. No travel expenses will be reimbursed.
  • One representative from the crew of each nominated film of non-competitive category (foreign film makers) will be invited to attend the festival. The lodging and boarding will be provided subject to prior registration. No travel expenses will be reimbursed.
  • If award is shared by two or more persons / organisations, the amount will be equally shared.
  • Organisers reserve the right to modify the rules and conditions including number and amount of awards.
Last date for receipt of entries

All online entries should reach by Wednesday, 31st October 2018.

Hard copies (separate entry form for each film) should reach by 5 pm on or before Monday, 5th November 2018 along with enclosures by hand/speed post/ courier at the following address:

NSFFI 2018

Science Films’ Division Vigyan Prasar

A-50 Institutional Area
Sector – 62, NOIDA, UP 201309

  1. Please mention the following in the subject column in all email correspondences: “(Title of your film – Subject for Emailing)”.

*Please ensure that DVD/pen-drive is supported to computer. This is to minimize glitches in viewing the submitted film through a computer. In case the DVD/pen-drive fails to play, the entry will be disqualified.

For more details contact us on:
Email: nsff.vp@gmail.com
Phone: +91 120 240 2009


  1. Arrangements should be made for online submission of entries via platforms like withoutabox.com, filmfreeway.com or password protected links of youtube, vimeo.com etc.
  2. NSFFI should have collaborations with organisations like FFSI – Federation of Film Societies of India for dissemination of films.
  3. Atleast two dedicated film programmers should be deployed for peer review of the film entries and coordination work for festival and workshops.
  4. Content writer and graphic designer are required for film related activities in the division.
  5. Award money should be enhanced as per the recommendations of the committee.
  6. A dedicated website is required for NSFFI.

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