Tripura to Host the 10th NSFFI in 2020

Published on June 03, 2019
10th National Science Film Festival of India (NSFFl) will be held in Agartala, Tripura in January-February 2020.
Tripura to Host the 10th NSFFI in 2020


  • This is for the second time the event will be held in a North-Eastern city.
  • It will be jointly hosted by Vigyan Prasar of the Central Government, State Government and Tripura Central University.
  • Chief Minister of the State Biplab Kumar Deb had requested the Union Science and Technology Minister to hold the NSFFI in Tripura.
  • Minimum 10 countries will participate in the upcoming event and it will include the films produced by UNICEF, UNESCO and filmmakers from different countries.
  • In NSFFI, the maximum length of the films will be 40 minutes and Vigyan Prasar will raise awareness on science and environment to the society through cinemas.
  • NSFFI was first held in Chennai in 2011.
  • Since then, all the regions of the nation have been covered including Bhubaneshwar, Kolkata, Bangalore, Lucknow, Mumbai, Guwahati and Mohali.
  • Besides the NSFFI, The Tripura Government has plans to host 'Destination Tripura', a special competitive film production initiative.
  • It will focus on upholding tourism and rich biodiversity of Tripura like the flora and fauna, wildlife sanctuaries, water bodies, rubber and bamboo plantations.

About National Science Film Festival of India(NSFFl):

  • The festival is an initiative of Vigyan Prasar and the Government of India to promote science films in India.
  • Science filmmaking is not a developed field in India compared to many other developed countries.


Q. Where will the 10th National Science Film Festival of India (NSFFl) be held in January-February 2020?
a. Dispur, Assam
b. Agartala, Tripura
c. Kohima, Nagaland
d. Shillong, Meghalaya

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