The Festival

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

This year, from January 24-30, the festival will screen nearly 300 films created by renown and aspiring directors from all over the world in 14 different venues in Bangladesh.

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Asaduzzaman Noor
Asaduzzaman NoorHonorable Minister of Cultural Affairs and Prominent Actor
Abul Maal Abdul Muhith
Abul Maal Abdul MuhithHonorable Minister of Finance
Hasanul Haq Inu
Hasanul Haq InuHonorable Minister of Information
Mejbaur Rahman Sumon
Mejbaur Rahman SumonFilmmaker
Dr. Towhida Rashid
Dr. Towhida RashidProfessor and Chairman, Department of Meteorology, Dhaka University
Syed Muntasir Ridwan
Syed Muntasir RidwanGeneral Secretary, Bangladesh Youth Environmental Initiative
Masuma Rahman Nabila
Masuma Rahman NabilaActress
Nusrat Imrose Tisha
Nusrat Imrose TishaActress
Nilava Roy
Nilava Roy
Shanthala Setty
Shanthala Setty
Anirban Das
Anirban Das
Billie JD Porter
Billie JD PorterJournalist and TV Presenter


  • Best Film: Crest, Certificate & Cash Award of BDT 25,000
  • 2nd Best Film: Crest, Certificate & BDT 15,000
  • 3rd Best Film: Crest, Certificate & BDT 10,000
  • Special Award: Crest, Certificate & BDT 5,000
  • Special Award: Crest, Certificate & BDT 5,000
  • Young Talent Award: Crest, Certificate
  • Social Film Award: Crest, Certificate
  • Best Film: Crest, Certificate
  • Best Director: Crest, Certificate
  • Best Feature Film: Crest, Certificate
  • Best Short Film: Crest, Certificate

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Senior Filmmakers’ Sections

Sabrena Sultana Choudhury
Sabrena Sultana ChoudhuryAssociate Professor, University of Dhaka
Sekhar Mukherjee
Sekhar MukherjeeDesign Educator, Animator, Cartoonist, Festival Director & Storyteller
Amitabh Reza
Amitabh RezaProducer & Director, Half Stop Down

Junior Filmmakers’ Sections

Nirjhor Ahsan
Nirjhor AhsanStudent, STS DPS School
Autoshi Imdad
Autoshi ImdadStudent, Viqarunnisa Noon College
Farha Jabin
Farha JabinStudent, Viqarunnisa Noon College
Achuyat Saha Joy
Achuyat Saha JoyUndergraduate Student of Computer Science
Fariha Jannat Mim
Fariha Jannat MimUndergraduate Student of Architecture


The “Amader Utshob” is a 4-page bulletin update published throughout festival days. A dedicated group of young volunteers collects stories, edits them and designs the publication before it is finally published on each morning of the festival.

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January 24 4:00 PM  Inauguration
January 25 10:00 AM  Workshop Conducted by Billie JD Porter
January 26 10:00 AM  Workshop Conducted by Mejbaur Rahman Sumon
January 27 10:00 AM  Workshop Conducted by Amitabh Reza
2:30 PM  Seminar on Climate Change
5:30 PM  Celebrity Session with Nusrat Imrose Tisha
January 28 10:00 AM  Workshop Conducted by Sekhar Mukherjee
January 29 10:00 AM  Workshop Conducted by Sekhar Mukherjee
4:30 PM  Celebrity Session with Masuma Rahman Nabila
6:30 PM  Gala Dinner
January 30 11:00 AM  Certificate Giving Ceremony by Dr. Muhammad Zafar Iqbal
5:00 PM  Closing and Award Giving Ceremony

About the Organizers

Children’s Film Society Bangladesh (CFS) is a youth-led organization working for children on the issue of film. CFS visions to impact on the entire film industry of Bangladesh by inspiring the upcoming generation of filmmakers, and offering them bigger platform to exercise and exhibit their talent.