International Children's Film Festival Bangladesh
Rules & Regulations
The main objective of the festival is to open a new world of cinema to the children of Bangladesh and to give them an exposure to the culture and tradition of different countries through film as a powerful media of art.
Date and Place:
The festival will be held simultaneously in Dhaka & six other divisional cities from 19 to 25 January 2013.
The organizer of the festival is Children's Film Society Bangladesh
Nature of the festival:
The festival is non-competitive in nature, but Audience award will be given to a film based on the popular votes of child audience. Besides, a competition will be held between the films made by Bangladeshi children which will be judged by a panel of child jury. Feature, short, animation and documentary film suitable for children below 18 years old will be shown in the festival.
There will be following sections in the festival:
1. Contemporary World Cinema for Children.
2. World Classics Suitable for Children.
3. Country Focus
4 Competitive Section: Films made by Bangladeshi children.
5. Films for / on disabled children and minority groups.
6. Bangladesh Panorama: Children's films made in Bangladesh.
All films will be shown in DVD format with English subtitles if the original language of the film is not Bengali or English..
All films will be selected by a selection committee formed by the festival authority. The selection committee will follow following criteria to select a film:
1. The artistic and technical quality of the film.
2. Whether the film is suitable for children under the age of 18.
3. Whether the film is suitable under the common social and religious values of Bangladesh.
Decision of the selection committee is final for selecting a film and the selection committee is not bound to explain the reason for not selecting a film in the festival.
After the festival, a package of selected films will participate in traveling festivals to be held in all major cities and towns of the country.
Number of screening:
A film will be screened maximum for 3 times in the festival.
The entry deadline for submission of a film is 15th December 2012
DVD copy of the film / films should be sent to the festival authority by sender's cost. The return cost will be bearded by the festival authority.
The following materials must be sent along with the DVD of the film:
1. Synopsis in English
2. Cast and Credit List
3. Biography and Filmography of the director.
4. At least 3 still photographs from the film.
5. One photograph of the director.
6. Brochures, Posters and other publicity materials if available.
All DVD or DV Cam copies should reach to the following address by 15th November
Children's Film Society Bangladesh
Apt. # 3D, House # 45, Road # 4/A
Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka 1205
Telephone: + 8802 8614715, + 8801711984815
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
The package should be clearly mentioned that:
NO COMMERCIAL VALUE, FOR CULTURAL PURPOSES ONLY.
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