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“TUNISIAN FILM FESTIVAL, 2019 June 17-18 ”

National Documentary & Short Film Festival – 6th Edition

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NDSF offers a unique approach to documentaries and short films as alternative visual formats and radical and experimental manifestation of cultural practices.

Culture, language, marginality and ethics of visualization are the key themes of the 6th edition of NDSF 2019. The questions such as how documentaries and short films unsettle the terrains of mainstream entertainment cinema and how alternative sensibility and spectatorship can be evinced in the context of extreme mediatization will be raised emphatically in the National Documentary Short Film Festival 2019.

The National Documentary Short Film Festival 2019 has been rescheduled to 15 to 21 March 2019 in connection with ‘The International Film Festival of Thrissur.’

The new dates will enable us to screen the selected fims on A class Cinema screens with state of the art projection and sound system.

The last date for submission of films also is extented to February 28,2019


Prize: Rs 25000 for the best documentary film.

Prize: Rs 25000 for the best short film.
Best Director: Rs 5000/-
Best Cinematographer: Rs 5000/-
Best Editor: Rs 5000/-


Best Documentary: Rs 25,000/

Best Short Film: Rs 25,000/

Best Director: Rs 5,000/

Best DOP: Rs 5,000/

Best Script: Rs 5,000/

Rules and Regulations for Participation

Films completed between1 Jan 2016 and 31 Dec 2018 will only be accepted.

The length of the short – films should not exceed 30 minutes.

All films should be in MP4 format.

Films should have subtitles in English.

Registration fee for each submission is Rs 500/-. Contact details such as email, phone number etc. are to be clearly mentioned in the application form.

Application form is available at cmsindia.net, ifft.in

All DVDs should be clearly labelled with the name of the director and the film. All submissions should include the DVDs ( 2 Copies) for selection, preview, publicity materials of the film (such as posters, visuals etc….., if any) and hard copy of the application form

In the event of any legal dispute, the court of appeal is Thrissur.

Film submission packets should be sent to

The Directorate

National Documentary & Short Film Festival

Department of visual communication, centre for Media studies,

Jubilee block, St. Thomas College (Autonomous),

College Road, thrissur-680001, Kerala

The registration fee should be remitted to

C.S.Biju, director NDSF

A/C 023102585992190001

Catholic Syrian bank

College road, Thrissur

IFSC code csbk0000231