Monday, 29 December 2014

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short film “MINOTAUR” from Greece, Directed By Emy Tzavra Bulloch.

The myth of Minotaur given allegorically. .A master narrator gives voice to Minotaur as he describes the heavy price that ancient Athens had to pay: the annual sacrifice of some of its youth, here en-boded by a mouse in the Maze. Ultimately, these kids symbolize the dreams of tomorrow that all of us have and are sacrificed in the alter of the altar of a false justice, that is reality.



Tuesday, 23 December 2014

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short film “Jaya” from USA, Directed By Puja Maewal.

Young Jaya survives gruesome gang life on Mumbai's unforgiving streets by posing as a boy. When she meets a wealthy businessman who may be the father who abandoned her, she sets out to reclaim her identity.


Monday, 22 December 2014

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short film “An Empty Glass” from India, Directed By Harshil Bhatt.

Does anyone remember who they really are when actually they are suffering from Multiple Personality disorder? Well, I don't know about anyone else but Mike surely does.The film revolves inside the consciousness of this 23-year old peculiar man and his dark life. How he sees the world and how he perceives it.



Friday, 19 December 2014

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short film “Kishor Rahasya” from India, Directed By Abhinandan Ghose.

Kishor Rahasya is a tribute to FELUDA, a teen idol created by the greatest of the Indian film makers Satyajit Ray. It is also a tribute to all the mystery series that have enriched young adult literature all over the world. It tells the story of a young boy who is so obsessed with Feluda that the difference between the reality and fantasy of his world starts getting blurred once he loses his pendrive.



Monday, 15 December 2014

Sunday, 14 December 2014

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short film “377 ways of life” from India, Directed By Abhinandan Ghose & Sayonto Kundu.

377 ways of life is a campaign film against homophobia.The verdict of Supreme Court of India on IPC 377 on 11th December 2013 affected each of our lives in strange ways.




Friday, 12 December 2014

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short film “Michael S., re-collected” from Austria, Directed By Steven Swirko.

"Michael Schneider is a passionate cinéaste. Ever since he was a teenager he has been collecting Super 8mm versions of films of all sorts. While his private life fell victim to his passion, his collection is growing bigger and bigger every day."


Wednesday, 10 December 2014

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short film “Sonnet 81” from Belgium, Directed By Maaike Neuville.

Ten years since the passing away of Ellen, daughter of Lut and Jos, it’s the annual reunion of Ellen’s friends. Where is the grief now? And where is someone, who died ten years ago? Sonnet 81 is a subtle and poetical portrait about the immortality of the ones we love.



Monday, 8 December 2014

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short film “Love at First Sight” from United Kingdom, Directed By Mark Playne.

A Shy Lonely Young Man (SLYM) arrives in a new country, in a strange new town.His world is suddenly lit up when he spots his beautiful neighbour on the balcony opposite his new room.He tries desperately to be noticed, yet she remains stubbornly oblivious to his infatuation.SLYM is not giving up though – he has one more idea to try.Can he catch her attention and win her heart?



Tuesday, 2 December 2014

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Feature Film “Sorcerer Children of Kinshasa” from Belgium, Directed By Marc-Henri Wajnberg.

"Sorcerer children of Kinshasa" follows a group of 9 to 12 year old children, accused of witchcraft and subjected to psychological and physical torture by unscrupulous priests. Still rejected by their parents they end up as homeless children. Facing a very uncertain future, music takes on a central role in their lives. Their "Rap" group, called “The Devil Doesn’t Exist”, is designed to draw them out of their situation and achieve a better quality of life and recognition as being normal children.



Sunday, 30 November 2014

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short Animation Film “Panty Fairy” from USA, Directed By Juanwei Chen.

One day, a young teenage girl suddenly lost her panty as she was taking them out to dry. Billy, the panty fairy, happens to come across her lost panty and decided to return it to her.



Thursday, 27 November 2014

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short film “THE LAST MARK” from India, Directed By Dr.Sumit Chatterjee.

The story the last mark revolves around an extremely gifted film maker. Inspite of falling into bad times he refuses to compromise his standard of work for commercial gimmicks. His conflict with destiny continues until finally he proves that a man can be immortal through his creations.



NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short Animation Film “Parcel Quest” from USA, Directed By Joseph Szokoli.

Parcel Quest is a short film about a misunderstanding between a delivery boy and a biker.



Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Friday, 21 November 2014

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short Animation Film “Under the Bed” from USA, Directed By Tamar Ben-Baruch.

“Under the Bed” is the story of a little boy trying to escape a horrific nightmare as his furniture and belongings come to life.



Thursday, 20 November 2014

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short Animation Film “Nexus” from USA, Directed By Briana Franceschini & Ho Kwan Au.

Nexus artistically explores the world of connections linking creatures in the animal kingdom. It is about the most basic, primal form of these connections - predator and prey.



Tuesday, 18 November 2014

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short Animation Film “Birthday” from USA, Directed By Nick Tustin.

An alien bug is born into an dangerous jungle. As he begins this strangle new world, he soon realizes that things aren't what they appear.



Monday, 17 November 2014

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short Animation Film “Bookends” from USA, Directed By Tucker Prisco.

When a boy sees the girl of his dreams by chance, he must decide whether to introduce himself or forever wonder what could have been.



Thursday, 13 November 2014

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Sunday, 9 November 2014

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short Animation Film “September Sketch Book” from USA, Directed By Ronnie Cramer.

An experimental film created using old school animation; over 5400 drawings made with pen and paper. The film is abstract in nature with sequences based on flags from around the world.



Thursday, 6 November 2014

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short film “The Mural” from USA, Directed By Fran Guijarro.

The Mural is a 20-minute documentary film following the stories of several artists with developmental disabilities from non-profit thearcsf.org as they work together with a group of civic artists from freespace.io to paint a wall that aims to erase barriers.The film explores the unlimited nature of Art and its capacity to express freedom, even for those individuals whose lives seem to be confined to the boundaries of their disabilities.



Sunday, 26 October 2014

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short film “BHARJA:The Wife” from India, Directed By Arunava Mukherjee.

 Lajo, a young lady, gave birth to her first girl child. Thereafter, she had to abort twice, after her husband came to know that she had female foeticide in her womb. During the period, Lajo was subjected to a lot of insults and sufferings because of not being able to bear a male child. The following year she again conceived. Her husband threatened to kill her and her unborn child if she again gave birth to a girl child. However, the sonography test confirmed that Lajo had conceived a male child. Her husband soon made her feel important and pampered her. She was very well take care of by her husband. However, one night Lajo self-demolished herself and her unborn child to take revenge upon her husband, for all the insults and sufferings and then to shatter the male egoism of her husband and the male dominated world at large ...



Wednesday, 22 October 2014

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short film “Way In Rye” from USA, Directed By Goran Stankovic.

During the German invasion of Soviet Russia, a humble farmer and his wife must protect a crate of five priceless paintings evacuated from Leningrad while waiting for news from their son, a soldier fighting on the Eastern front.



Sunday, 19 October 2014

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Feature Film “Not An Autobiography” from India, Directed By Abhijit Choudhury.

Raktim Bose wants to publish his first novel from the most renowned publishing house in Kolkata. The novel talks about Ayurved Sinha, the protagonist and his struggling relationship with his love interest Bidisha Roy. A novel, he claims a work of fiction. Imon a free going girl finds a manuscript of the novel and ends up into the world of Raktim & Ayurvend Sinha.



Friday, 17 October 2014

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short film “Summer's end” from Switzerland, Directed By Stefanie Klemm.

The mysterious and sensual Eva draws Ben, the shy scientist, into an emotional whirl of happiness he never experienced before. When Eva tells him her inner most secret, his love is put to the test. He will do anything to keep her - and at the end of the summer Ben comes to a decision with serious consequences.



Wednesday, 15 October 2014

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short film “Will this change?” from India, Directed By Anurupa Prakash.

Why our families don’t accept us for what we are?” Discrimination towards Hijras push them out of school and their own homes. People make fun of them and society denies them even basic choices of life like housing and job! People from Bangladesh shared their pain, joy and life in this film with a question left for all of us to think about ‘Will this change’?




Sunday, 12 October 2014

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short film “Samaki Mchangani : Fish of the Land” from Tanzania, Directed By Amil Shivji.

On the auspicious day when Godfrey launches the first Tanzanian cellular company, he is involved in a fatal accident. Haunted by his series of choices, our young ambitious entrepreneur reveals more than one face of ‘Africa rising’.


Friday, 10 October 2014

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short film “Vimana” from USA, Directed By Faroukh Virani.

Two Indian astronauts must cope with the death of their captain on a one-way voyage to the nearest Earth-like sanctuary.



Tuesday, 7 October 2014

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Feature Film “Long Dark Road” from India, Directed By Moosa Saleem.

The fate of 4 kids will change forever, in a way they would have never imagined. A chance meeting of strangers trying to forget the past, little do they know, it would come back and haunt them. Their lives spiral down a series of unexpected events.


Sunday, 5 October 2014

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short film “It's Holi” from USA, Directed By Neeraj Jain.

A man's been through a rough night trying to get in touch with his girlfriend. When he goes to try and see her and unexpected turn of events change everything...



Friday, 3 October 2014

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Feature Film “Rodor Sithi : SCARE CROW” from India, Directed By Baharul Islam.

The struggle between what ought to be as part of being a human:  a man, a lover, a poet, a father and what a human is turned into by the society. The seeking of the inner truth v/s the pressures of modern urban life. The sharp edges of selfish ambition and fears contrasting with softer emotions like compassion and generosity, Scare Crow is a story of a woman who was chased as a witch by society because she questioned the superstitions and ancient norms.The film starts with the death anniversary of the father and throws a strong philosophical outlook of the whole family. Where is the youth at this point in time, what are their insecurities & dilemmas? What lures the people nowadays? Is Love ever really lost? Is a parent merely a parent? Could the eternal emotions like love and compassion ever be doubted? Is the “I” bigger than the fabric of relations that we live in? Why is nature only giving? Can love be just to see someone’s eyes and dance in the rain? The film looks at many different social aspects in a lyrical imagination and aspires to invoke an introspection.


Sunday, 28 September 2014

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short film “Mousse” from Sweden, Directed By John Hellberg.

What could be easier than robbing a small bookie place on the outskirts of town? It’s during the year’s biggest horse race event and the betting center Washington’s Tobacco looks like the ultimate hit for some fast cash. Mousse is a man of pride and principles and is fed up with living as a second-class citizen. But what happens when he faces principles different to his own?



Saturday, 27 September 2014

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short film “The Opening of the Nut” from Germany, Directed By Guillermo Ruotolo.

Mummy's boy Julio is far away from being a womanizer. To find out whether the wisdom of the ancient Chinese book of love 'The Opening of the Nut' to seduce every woman around works or not, Julio follows step by step all it advices. His next pray: The self conscious Marcela.


Friday, 26 September 2014

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Feature Film “Koan of Spring” from Korea Republic of, Directed By Lou Ma Ho.

Master Truong, the old Fearless of the emperor, is nearing the end of his life and he has not yet found his successor. The country has to be prepared for war and the Emperor is furiously impatient. He gives him two weeks to find it.Master Truong goes to visit a famous General (Master Wing) who had disappeared to become a simple fisherman. He lives with his two son (Tin and Tan) and her daughter (Lan, with a disfigured face) on the shores of the Lake Ba Bê. Master Truong knows very well the legend of the lake but this time he will really understand its meaning. Master Truong tells to master Wing he wants to test his two sons. People talked him a lot about their quality.Disappointed by their results, he tests also Lan. She has not a priori a high level of practice but Master Truong will choose her.He has finally found the person who has all the qualities to succeed him. Unhappy, one more time, things are not so simple. MasterTruong will return to the palace without a successor but with something more precious.


Wednesday, 24 September 2014

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short Animation Film “Dinner For Few” from USA, Directed By Nassos Vakalis.

“Dinner For Few” is an allegorical depiction of our society. During dinner, \"the system\"  feeds the few who  consume all the resources while the rest survive on scraps. Inevitably, the struggle for what remains leads to catastrophic change. The offspring of this transition turns out not to be a sign of hope, but the spitting image of the parents.


Sunday, 21 September 2014

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short film “Curious” from Australia, Directed By Dave Krunal.

David is an introvert, lives alone and doesn't have a stable job. He loves to collect other peoples “interesting” trash to feed his curiosity. One day, he finds an old Polaroid camera from the street which appears to be predicting the immediate future. He encounters a series of mysterious events which leads his curiosity from zero to infinity.



Friday, 19 September 2014

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short film “Severo” from Canada, Directed By Danilo Baracho.

Severino lives a harsh live. His brother is a thief and his mother doesn\'t want her children to go to school. She prefers that they hit the streets to help out financially. Severino has dreams of playing soccer for the national team, but the opportunities he has been given in life already dictate his future.


Film Workshops,Seminars & Master Classes On Film Making By NMIFF

Film Workshops,Seminars & Master Classes On Film Making By NMIFF 

(Inviting film schools, academies & organisations to conduct film workshops to benefit their students by NMIFF professionals.Pls write to us on contact@nmiff.in)

We have been nurturing a strong passion to spread the word about NMIFF since it’s announcement.Film workshops & seminars are the areas,we feel are most useful & helpful to students & young filmmakers.Our team & associates includes experts and professionals from the industry who frequently conduct workshops on various aspects of film making.We are starting them soon as a regular planned activity of the 2nd edition of NMIFF-2015.Below are few,we conducted in our first edition:

At NMIFF 2014 event:


During the NMIFF 2014 event, an open,International workshop on “How to market & distribute Independent films globally” was organised,which was addressed by OSCAR winning film maker Mr Mark Baschet ( No Man’s Land fame) ,who was the head of our jury panel and was attended by about 200 film makers.Mr Ashok Purang (creative producer of the film "filmistan" and NMIFF festival director,an expert acting coach & theatre director) and Mr Salim Arif     (renowned theatre director & director-NMIFF cultural affairs) also shared their expertise & experiences. 












At VEDA College,Pune in August 2013:

We received an invitation from VEDA college, PAI International Learning Solutions, Pune, India  for a Seminar covering various aspects of film making and pouring in an enthusiasm for those who had been looking for an opportunity of this kind.
The seminar in the college was conducted by three of our team members. Our festival director, Mr Ashok Purang whose name smacks of accolades in the field of writing, theatre ,direction & film production spoke on various aspects of film making & script writing and simultaneously was turning a lot many eyeballs. This was followed by an interactive session where we held on to the students’ anxieties and their well carved out apprehensions and enthusiasm.


All said and done, it was a delightful experiences and we tried covering in the maximum number of issues that could possibly be raised.The grandiosity of the festival was applauded and appreciated by the enthusiasts and we couldn’t help but gape at their freshness and vigour.