1st Open Air Film Festival Bangladesh, 2017

FESTIVAL PERIOD: December 21st (Thu.) to December 28th (Thu.) 2017
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 26th, 2017
SELECTION ANNOUNCEMENT: November 17th, 2017

Please read Rules and Regulation carefully before submission.

Rules and Regulations:

ARTICLE 1: Eligibility

All films selected and invited for the participation must meet the following conditions:

  1. Must be films completed after January 1st, 2016.
  2. Independent feature and short films in all genres are accepted.
  3. We have no premiere policy.
  4. Must be feature films running over 60 minutes.
  5. Must be short films under 40 minutes.
  6. No duration limit for documentary films.
  7. Screening material should be .mov file (Apple ProRes HQ) or Blu-ray with English subtitles.

ARTICLE 2: Section & Award

Section:

  1. Asian Competition for Feature Film
  2. Asian Competition for Short Film
  3. Asian Competition for Short Film
  4. World Cinema (Feature, Shorts and Documentary)
  5. Bangladesh Panorama
  6. Focus
  7. Retrospective

Awards:
1st Open Air International Film Festival Bangladesh will award the following prizes in accordance with the decision of the Jury who is obliged to award the following prizes:

  • Silver Magpie for Best Asian Feature Film
  • Best Director for Feature
  • Special Jury Award for Feature
  • Silver Magpie for Best Asian Short Film
  • Silver Magpie for Best Documentary

ARTICLE 3: Entry for Pre-Selection

Entry Form must be submitted through Festival’s website: www.cfibd.net

  1. Those who are qualified according to the conditions of Article 1 hereinabove may apply by filling in the entry form and submitting DVD screener or online screener.
  2. No entry fee for submission.
  3. All the materials should be sent to the following address:
    1st Open Air International Film Festival Bangladesh
    1/1 Shainpukur Road, Mirpur 1, Dhaka 1216
    Bangladesh
    TEL: +880 1559 024112
  4. All the materials must be shipped prepaid, insured and packed in proper containers and received by 1st Open Air International Film Festival Bangladesh no later than November 5th, 2017. The materials submitted to the Festival will not be returned.
  5. The result of Pre-Selection will be notified via e-mail by mid-November 2017.

ARTICLE 4: Materials for the Selected Films

Participants whose films have been selected are required to send the following materials to 1st Open Air International Film Festival Bangladesh.

  1. Entry Sheet (provided by 1st Open Air International Film Festival Bangladesh, for all necessary information regarding the selected film)
    – TO BE FILLED-OUT AND RETURNED TO 1st Open Air International Film Festival Bangladesh AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
  2. Digital Photo Data (*350dpi, jpg format): main photo of the film, sub cuts of the film, and the director photo.
  3. Trailer and Excerpts of the film in .mov file (Quicktime)
  4. English Press Kit
  5. Poster in data file (high resolution, B1 size)

ARTICLE 5: Screening Materials and Subtitles for the Selected Films

Screening materials should reach the address on ARTICLE 3, by the designated deadlines.

All films will be screened in the original language version with English, except for films in the English version.

ARTICLE 6: Submission Agreement

The person responsible for the submission must agree with the below:

  1. Cannot withdraw their entry once they have signed the Agreement Form for the official selection.
  2. Shall give careful attention to a third party who might interfere with this agreement.

All inquiries to:

1st Open Air International Film Festival Bangladesh
1/1 Shainpukur Road, Mirpur 1, Dhaka 1216
Bangladesh
Tel: +880 1559 024112
Email: infofb@cfibd.net
Web: www.cfibd.net