Submission Process

Watch the film submission process!

REGISTER YOUR FILM

By filling out the online submission form

 You have to register your film first through the online film submissions form which is available at https://festival.cfsbangladesh.org/

This phase may require the following things:

  1. Your personal information including your short biography and filmography as the director.
  2. Detailed information of your film including the technical details, full cast and credit list etc.
  3. Synopsis of the film (150 words) both in English as well as in the original language i.e. generally Bangla.
  4. Photograph of the director.
  5. At least 3 still photographs from the film.

PREPARE YOUR FILM

After the registration, it’s time to prepare your Film.

DVD Pack: Write the video file of the film in a DVD. You can write the video in MPEG, MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV etc format.

Online Version of the Film: We also consider online submission/file sending for films to avoid inconveniences of money and time.

The following papers must be sent in the DVD package or via Email:

  1. Xerox (for DVD package)/Scanned (for Email) copy of your birth certificate, national ID card and passport. (Any of the mentioned documents
    proofing your age for the Child Filmmaker’s Section, Young Bangladeshi Filmmaker’s Section, Social Film Section)
  2. The consent letter with parent’s signature on it. (For the child filmmaker’s section)
    For Email, scanned copy is required.

The following materials are advised to enclose with the DVD/Email:

  1. Posters in Hard/Soft Copy (if any)
  2. Banners in Hard/Soft Copy (if any)
  3. DVD Cover in Hard Copy (if any)
  4. Film trailer/teaser (if any)
  5. Making of the film/any other extra video (if any)

SEND THE FILM

Once your DVD package is ready, send it to us as soon as possible.

  1. Do not forget to write down your Registration Code on the package.
  2. The package should be clearly mentioned that: “NO COMMERCIAL VALUE, FOR CULTURAL PURPOSES ONLY.”
  3. Then send the package to the address given below:
    Fariha Jahin Biva

    Festival Director, International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh
    Children’s Film Society Bangladesh,
    4th Floor, 49/1 Babar Road,
    Mohammadpur, Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh

You can also send your film via online.

  1. You may email us the film via Google Drive, Dropbox, Vimeo or We Transfer etc.
  2. Do not forget to mention your Registration Code in the email.
  3. Send the downloadable film file to [email protected]

Rules and Eligibility

বাংলায় পড়ুন
  1. Age limit: Any Bangladeshi child filmmaker up to 18 years of age will be eligible for competition.
  2. Production time: The film that been produced within 3 years prior to the festival date is eligible to participate in 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. The privacy policy of the contents: The information, photos, and footage used in the film can be used for 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.
  1. Age limit: Any Bangladeshi young filmmaker aged between 19-25 years.
  2. Production time: The film that been produced within 3 years prior to the festival date is eligible to participate in 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. The 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.
  1. Age limit: Any Bangladeshi young filmmaker aged up to 25 years.
  2. Production time: The film that been produced within 3 years prior to the festival date is eligible to participate in the competition.
  3. Story selection: The story must be about or related to the theme announced for the current year. This year, we invite you to make a film on Bangabondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, to celebrate his 100th birth anniversary. 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. The privacy policy of the contents: The information, photos, and footage used in the film can be used for 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
  1. Age limit: There is no age limit for this section.
  2. Production time: The film that been produced within 3 years prior to the festival date is eligible to participate in 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. The privacy policy of the contents: The information, photos, and footage used in the film can be used for 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.
  1. Film entry: There is a two-phase entry process. First is to submit your film through our official submission portal. To submit, visit: festival.cfsbangladesh.org
  2. Video file sending: After completing the entry form, you will get a unique registration code for your film. You must mention the registration code 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 online. All you have to do is send us a downloadable link of your film using services like 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. We do not accept 16mm or 35mm prints.
  6. Subtitle: Please make sure that your film has the English subtitles if the original language of the film is not Bengali or English. Also for English language films, it helps if the subtitle is on the screen.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Additional elements: You are welcome to send additional souvenir along with the DVD like a poster, DVD cover etc. There is a possibility to showcase those things during the festival.

Fees

We have a simple policy: NO ENTRY FEE, NO SCREENING FEE.

We do not pay any screening fee. Also, do not charge any entry fee. Our festival is totally non-commercial and runs with a very minimum budget.

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