Tenth National Science Film Festival of India to be held in Agartala, Tripura in 2020

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  • 10th National Science Film Festival of India(NSFFl) will be in Agartala, Tripura in January-February 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 Ministerto hold the NSFF in Tripura.
  • Minimum 1 0 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


  • 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.
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