8th Children's Film Festival

The Festival

International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh is an annual film festival held countrywide, which showcases full length features, shorts, experimental films made for and by children, including fiction animations and documentaries, from around the world. Founded in 2008, it is the biggest film festival in Bangladesh and also the only international film festival for children and young adults of the country.

You can view the Festival's handout here.

Sections

International Panorama

Contemporary World Cinema for Children

Bangladesh Panorama

Children's Films Made in Bangladesh

Flashback

Selected popular films from previous festivals

Competitive Sections

There are four categories in this section as below.

Children Filmmakers’ Section

Films less than 20 minutes in duration, made by Bangladeshi Children, who are up to 18 years old, are eligible for this section.

Young Bangladeshi Filmmakers’ Section

Films less than 25 minutes in duration, made by Young Bangladeshi Filmmakers, aged between 19-25 years, are eligible for this section.

Social Film Section

Theme for this year: Child Early and Forced Marriage
Any short fiction, documentary or animation film which is less than 30 minutes in duration, made by Young Filmmakers, aged up to 25 years, are eligible for this section. The film must be made based on a story related to the theme, and must be subtitled in English. The award for this section is being supported by the High Commission of Canada in Bangladesh.

International Filmmakers Section

Full length feature films and short films made by International Filmmakers are eligible for this section. There is no age limit and no length limit as well.

Events

  • Grand opening and colorful rally
  • Day-long workshop on filmmaking
  • Seminar on contemporary issues
  • Q-A session with young filmmakers
  • Meeting with eminent personalities
  • Gala dinner
  • Award giving ceremony

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Awards

Children Filmmakers' Section
Best Film: 25000 BDT and crest and certificate
2nd Best Film: 15000 BDT and crest and certificate
3rd Best Film: 10000 BDT and crest and certificate
Special Award: Only crest and certificate
Special Award: Only crest and certificate
International Filmmakers’ Section
Best Director: Only crest and certificate
Best Film: Only crest and certificate
Best Short Film: Only crest and certificate
Young Bangladeshi Filmmakers' Section
Young Talent Award: Only crest and certificate
Social Film Section
Social Film Award: Only crest and certificate

Venue

Main Venue

Shawkat Osman Auditorium
Central Public Library, Shahbagh, Dhaka

Other Venues in Dhaka

National Museum
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
British Council
Alliance Française de Dhaka (Dhanmondi & Uttara)
Daffodil International University, Sobhanbagh

Venues in Chittagong

Theatre Institute
Alliance Française de Chittagong
Holy Family Tutorial School
Fulki
Port Colony Sabuj Sangha Club

Venues in Rajshahi

Rajshahi Medical College Auditorium
Public Library

Venue in Rangpur

Rangpur Town Hall

Venue in Barisal

Bangladesh Development Society (BDS) Auditorium

Venue in Sylhet

Sylhet Auditorium

Venue in Khulna

Khulna Divisional Museum Auditorium

Submit your film

Deadline for the submissions: December 10, 2014

Submit now

But only for the Social Film Section, it is: December 30, 2014.
To know the rules and eligibility as well as the submission procedures, click here.

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