The first ever Nitte International Film Festival was held in Mangaluru from April 24th to 27th 2017. This annual event aims to bring the best films and filmmakers to the citizens of the multicultural city of Mangaluru, completely free of cost. The Nitte International Film Festival (NIFF) is organised by students of Nitte Institute of Communication, a constituent college of Nitte Deemed-to-be-University. Coastal Karnataka has a rich literary and cultural tradition and has made a name for itself for being a vibrant, multilingual and multicultural part of India. The Nitte International Film Festival (NIFF) aims to bring award winning and critically acclaimed cinema from across the world to Mangaluru. NIFF also wants to cultivate an audience that appreciates and encourages good cinema, in coastal Karnataka. Team NIFF hopes to make it a looked-forward-to event in the calendar of all cinephiles in the city of Mangaluru. Apart from the free screenings of all films, workshops and interactive sessions on topics such as script writing, screenplay and film criticism will be conducted by award winning directors, writers and actors from across the country.