Basic Rules

Films made by Bangladeshi children

  1. Age limit: Any Bangladeshi children filmmaker up to 18 will be eligible for competition.
  2. Production time: The film that been produced after January 2015 is eligible to participate the competition.
  3. Story selection: There’s no such boundary for the selection of the story. But you have to consider that the story cannot be offensive towards the liberation war and the history of Bangladesh, and people from any ethnic group or race.
  4. Copyright and Authenticity: The idea, story, script and screenplay of your film have to be authentic, and cannot be imitated from any works of others. There must not be a violation of anyone’s copyright in the film.
  5. Privacy policy of the contents: The information, photos and footage used in the film can be used in different purposes probably in various publications or promotional materials by the festival authority.
  6. Privacy and permissions: There should have proper permissions from the people to be appeared on the screen, at least there should be a clearance of no offensive approach by people’s privacy.
  7. Credits: You must put on the credits of people or company or any entity that holds the copyright of anything you use in your film.
  8. Censorship issues: The entire film as well as any part of it cannot consist any content that hurts people from any racial and religious community, and contents that is not appropriate to be screened before the particular audience group of the festival who are aged below 18.

Young Bangladeshi Talent Section

  1. Age limit: This is a section of special short films from Bangladesh made by young people aged between 19-25.
  2. Production time: The film that been produced after January 2015 is eligible to participate the competition.
  3. Story selection: There’s no such boundary for the selection of the story. But you have to consider that the story cannot be offensive towards the liberation war and the history of Bangladesh, and people from any ethnic group or race.
  4. Copyright and Authenticity: The idea, story, script and screenplay of your film have to be authentic, and cannot be imitated from any works of others. There must not be a violation of anyone’s copyright in the film.
  5. Privacy policy of the contents: The information, photos and footage used in the film can be used in different purposes probably in various publications or promotional materials by the festival authority.
  6. Privacy and permissions: There should have proper permissions from the people to be appeared on the screen, at least there should be a clearance of no offensive approach by people’s privacy.
  7. Credits: You must put on the credits of people or company or any entity that holds the copyright of anything you use in your film.
  8. Censorship issues: The entire film as well as any part of it cannot consist any content that hurts people from any racial and religious community, and contents that is not appropriate to be screened before the particular audience group of the festival who are aged below 18.

Social Film Section

  1. Age limit: This is a section of special short films by people aged up to 25.
  2. Production time: The film that been produced after January 2015 is eligible to participate the competition.
  3. Story selection: The story must be about or related to the theme announced for current year. But you have to consider that the story cannot be offensive towards the liberation war and the history of Bangladesh, and people from any ethnic group or race.
  4. Copyright and Authenticity: The idea, story, script and screenplay of your film have to be authentic, and cannot be imitated from any works of others. There must not be a violation of anyone’s copyright in the film.
  5. Privacy policy of the contents: The information, photos and footage used in the film can be used in different purposes probably in various publications or promotional materials by the festival authority.
  6. Privacy and permissions: There should have proper permissions from the people to be appeared on the screen, at least there should be a clearance of no offensive approach by people’s privacy.
  7. Credits: You must put on the credits of people or company or any entity that holds the copyright of anything you use in your film.
  8. Censorship issues: The entire film as well as any part of it cannot consist any content that hurts people from any racial and religious community, and contents that is not appropriate to be screened before the particular audience group of the festival who are aged below 18.

International Film Competition

  1. Age limit: There is no age limit for this section.
  2. Production time: The film that been produced after January 2014 is eligible to participate the competition.
  3. Story selection: There’s no such boundary for the selection of the story. But you have to consider that the story cannot be offensive towards the liberation war and the history of Bangladesh, and people from any ethnic group or race.
  4. Copyright and Authenticity: The idea, story, script and screenplay of your film have to be authentic, and cannot be imitated from any works of others. There must not be a violation of anyone’s copyright in the film.
  5. Privacy policy of the contents: The information, photos and footage used in the film can be used in different purposes probably in various publications or promotional materials by the festival authority.
  6. Privacy and permissions: There should have proper permissions from the people to be appeared on the screen, at least there should be a clearance of no offensive approach by people’s privacy.
  7. Credits: You must put on the credits of people or company or any entity that holds the copyright of anything you use in your film.
  8. Censorship issues: The entire film as well as any part of it cannot consist any content that hurts people from any racial and religious community, and contents that is not appropriate to be screened before the particular audience group of the festival who are aged below 18.

Technical Issues

  1. Film entry: There are two phase of submission. First is to entry your film through our website. Visit: www.cfsbangladesh.org/submissions
  2. Video file sending: After completing the entry form, you will get a registration number for your film. You must write that registration number on your DVD as well as on your package, and send it to our address.
  3. Sending cost: DVD copy of the film / films should be sent to the festival authority by sender’s cost. The return cost (if applicable) will be beared by the festival authority.
  4. Online file transfer issues: “Video file submission” also accepted through Google Drive / Vimeo / Dropbox / We Transfer etc. But the entry must be done online before that.
  5. Video format: All films will be shown in DVD / Blu Ray / Digital Hard drive format with English subtitles if the original language of the film is not Bengali or English. We do not accept 16mm or 35mm prints.
  6. DVD burning issues for the child filmmakers: We encourage you to burn your film in DVD format unless the video print is unharmed. If there is a possibility to fall the quality in DVD video format, you should burn them into a Data DVD in their original format like mpeg, mp4, avi, mov etc.
  7. Teaser and trailer: We encourage you to make short teaser, trailer, making of the film as well as any other additional video of your film. In that case, do not forget to send those videos as well as any other photos along with your film.
  8. Additional elements: You are welcome to send additional souvenir along with the DVD like poster, DVD cover etc. There is a possibility to showcase those things during the festival.

11th International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh 2018 calls for films.

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