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International Children's Film Festival Bangladesh

International Children’s Film Festival.

About

The main objective of the festival is to open a new world of cinema to the children of
Bangladesh and to give them an exposure to the culture and tradition of different countries
through film as a powerful media of art.

The festival is non-competitive in nature but competitions will be held between the films made
by Bangladeshi children which will be judged by a panel of child jury. Feature, short, animation
and documentary film suitable for children below 18 years old will be shown in the festival.

There will be following sections in the festival:

  • International Panorama: Contemporary World Cinema for Children.
  • Bangladesh Panorama: Children's Films Made in Bangladesh.
  • Flashback: World Classics Suitable for Children.
  • Special Films: Films for / on Disabled Children and Minority Groups.
  • Competitive Sections.

Awards

Children Filmmakers’ Awards:

  • Best Film: Crest, Certificate & Cash Award of BDT 25,000;
  • 2nd Best Film: Crest, Certificate & Cash Award of BDT 15,000;
  • 3rd Best Film: Crest, Certificate & BDT 10,000;
  • Two Special Awards: Crest, Certificate.

International Filmmakers’ Awards: 

  • Best Director: Crest, Certificate;
  • Best Feature Film : Crest, Certificate;
  • Best Short Film : Crest, Certificate.

Young Bangladeshi Filmmakers’ Awards:

  • Young Talent Award : Crest, Certificate. 

Social Film Awards:

  • Social Film Award : Crest, Certificate. 

Rules

  • The film must be suitable for children under the age of 18. 
  • The film must be suitable under the common social and religious values of Bangladesh. 
  • Fill out the entry form and provide the film by post or online. Or submit via Filmfreeway.
  • Subtitles language: english

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Documents

Place

Bangladesh

Official website

cfsbangladesh.org/festival

Contacts

Address:

Children's Film Society Bangladesh
Apt. # 3D, House # 45, Road # 4/A
Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka 1205
Bangladesh

Telephone: + 8802 8614715, + 8801711984815
Email: festival@cfsbangladesh.org

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    February 01, 2016
  • Regular Deadline
    September 30, 2016
  • Extended Deadline
    October 30, 2016
  • Notifications
    January 01, 2017
  • Event dates
    24 — 30 January 2017
Categories & Fees

Films made by Young Bangladeshi Filmmakers, aged between 19-25 years, are eligible for this section. There is no restriction for choosing the subject of the story. Yet we encourage stories based on the issues related to children anyway. The duration of the film should be less than 25 minutes.

  • Regular Deadline — free
  • Extended Deadline — free

Theme for this year: CHILD, EARLY AND FORCED MARRIAGE. Films made by Young Filmmakers, aged up to 25 years, are eligible for this section. Type of the film can be short fiction, documentary or animation. The duration of the film should be less than 30 minutes.

  • Regular Deadline — free
  • Extended Deadline — free

Films Made by International Filmmakers. There is no age limit for the directors to participate. There is no limit of duration for the films. There is no restriction for choosing the subject of the story. Yet we encourage stories based on the issues related to children anyway. Full length feature films and short.

  • Regular Deadline — free
  • Extended Deadline — free

Films made by Bangladeshi Children, who are up to 18 years old, are eligible for this section. There is no restriction for choosing the subject of the story. Yet we encourage stories based on the issues related to children anyway. The duration of the film should be less than 20 minutes.

  • Regular Deadline — free
  • Extended Deadline — free
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