National Documentary Short Film Festival(NDSF), a prestigious competition based, national level, documentary short film fiesta celebrates its fifth edition this year. All major film schools and media institutes in India take part in the festival which offers cash prizes more than one lakh for various categories. National Documentary Short Film Festival is conducted in association with the International Film Festival of Thrissur (IFFT).
NDSF offers a platform for the budding/emerging creators to illustrate their talent on a national arena with an opportunity to interact with eminent film fraternities and an opportunity for both the emerging and established filmmakers to showcase their works. The organizer,
Center for Media Studies(<cmsindia.net>, Thrissur is a body of artists, academics, researchers, students and scholars actively involved in the production of film, visual content, performance, teaching/learning media, media studies, television and in general, all forms of visual media, arts and culture. This organisation focuses on academic interactions, debates, workshops, festivals, conferences and innovations in media and cultural studies. The flagship programme, National Documentary Short film festival celebrates its fifth year in 2018. A production house for audio and visual media is already launched with a special focus on education and empowerment.