12th International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh 2019

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, the festival is one of the biggest film events in Bangladesh and also the only international film festival for children and young adults of the country.

This year, from March 2 – 8, the festival screened over 170 films created by renowned and aspiring directors from all over the world in 5 different venues in Bangladesh.

Screening Schedule Official Selections





Participating Countries




Main Festival Venue

Shawkat Osman Hall, Central Public Library, Shahbagh
Sufia Kamal Auditorium, National Museum, Shahbagh
British Council, Fuller Road, Shahbagh
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Shegunbagicha

Selected full length feature films

Jury boards

Senior Filmmaker’ Sections

Giasuddin Selim

Giasuddin Selim

Mostofa Sarwar Farooki

Mostofa Sarwar Farooki

Rezanur Rahman Khan

Rezaur Rahman Khan

Junior Filmmaker’ Sections


1. Best Film: Crest, certificate & cash award of BDT 25,000

Aliveness / Directed by: Afrida Mehzabin

2. 2nd Best Film: Crest, certificate & cash award of BDT 15,000

I am a ‘Hijra’, Give me Some Money / Directed by: Prokriti Projukti Tusti

3. 3rd Best Film: Crest, certificate & cash award of BDT 10,000

Suprovat / Directed by: Prodipto Saha & Safi Ahammad

4. Special Award: Crest and certificate & cash award of BDT 5,000 

Forearm / Directed by: Biozid Al Mahmud

5. Special Award: Crest and certificate & cash award of BDT 5,000

Metanoia / Directed by: Ishmum Naoar

Best Film: Crest & certificate

Zoe / Directed by: Marta Krunić

Young Talent Award: Crest, certificate & cash award of BDT 10,000

Some Ancient Trees / Directed by: Hasnat Sohan

Best Film in Social Film Section: Crest, certificate & cash award of BDT 10,000

Boomerang / Directed by: Wahid Raj

1. Best Feature Film: Crest & certificate

Blue Wind Blows / Directed by: Tetsuya Tomina

2. Best Short Film: Crest & certificate

Space Mountain / Directed by: Víctor Nores

3. Best Director: Crest & certificate

Endless? / Directed by: Maryam Zahirimehr


Hello Bangladesh!

Filmmakers of this year’s festival from around the world sending their regards to Bangladesh.


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.

Read on:

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.

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