BODHISATTVA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (BIFF) First of its kind is been organized as an initiative to promote the rich culture, tradition and heritage of Bihar whilst also encouraging cultural exchanges with different regions, states and countries. In its founding year, the festival was called ‘Kala and Film Mahotsav 2016’, but has since been rechristened as Bodhisattva International Film Festival.
Key Highlights -More than 100 movies to be screened | Chance to meet Eminent Film makers,Actors and different dignitaries from around the world | Witness the Biggest Film Award Ceremony in the History of Bihar |Master classes for Film enthusiasts by eminent film personalities | Gala Fashion Show with NIFT showcasing traditional and contemporary wear. Grand Finale of Folk Dance, Essay and Painting after statewide selections.
So, come celebrate the extraordinary culture, tradition and heritage of the state of Bihar. We welcome you at Bodhisattva International Film Festival (BIFF).

Awards & Prizes

Awards & prizes According to their Categories are enumerated below:

COMPETITIVE SECTION:

---- International Competition ----
*Feature Narrative – 60 Minutes and above (TOTAL=1,50,000)
-Golden Bodhisattva Award:(1,00,000)
-Silver Bodhisattva Award: (50,000)
-Special Jury Mention: (No Cash)

*Short Films – Less than 60 minutes (TOTAL=75,000)
-Golden Bodhisattva Award:(50,000)
-Silver Bodhisattva Award: (25,000)
-Special Jury Mention: (No Cash)

*Feature Documentary – 60 Minutes and above (TOTAL=1,50,000)
-Golden Bodhisattva Award:(1,00,000)
-Silver Bodhisattva Award: (50,000)
-Special Jury Mention: (No Cash)

*Short Documentary – Less than 60 minutes (TOTAL=75,000)
-Golden Bodhisattva Award:(50,000)
-Silver Bodhisattva Award: (25,000)
-Special Jury Mention: (No Cash)

*Feature Animation – 60 Minutes and above (TOTAL=1,50,000)
-Golden Bodhisattva Award:(1,00,000)
-Silver Bodhisattva Award: (50,000)
-Special Jury Mention: (No Cash)

*Short Animation – Less than 60 minutes (TOTAL=75,000)
-Golden Bodhisattva Award:(50,000)
-Silver Bodhisattva Award: (25,000)
-Special Jury Mention: (No Cash)

---- National Competition ----
*Feature Narrative – 60 Minutes and above (TOTAL=1,50,000)
-Golden Bodhisattva Award:(1,00,000)
-Silver Bodhisattva Award: (50,000)
-Special Jury Mention: (No Cash)

*Short Narrative – Less than 60 minutes (TOTAL=75,000)
-Golden Bodhisattva Award:(50,000)
-Silver Bodhisattva Award: (25,000)
-Special Jury Mention: (No Cash)

*Feature Documentary – 60 Minutes and above (TOTAL=1,50,000)
-Golden Bodhisattva Award:(1,00,000)
-Silver Bodhisattva Award: (50,000)
-Special Jury Mention: (No Cash)

*Short Documentary – Less than 60 minutes (TOTAL=75,000)
-Golden Bodhisattva Award:(50,000)
-Silver Bodhisattva Award: (25,000)
-Special Jury Mention: (No Cash)

*Feature Animation – 60 Minutes and above (TOTAL=1,50,000)
-Golden Bodhisattva Award:(1,00,000)
-Silver Bodhisattva Award: (50,000)
-Special Jury Mention: (No Cash)

*Short Animation – Less than 60 minutes (TOTAL=75,000)
-Golden Bodhisattva Award:(50,000)
-Silver Bodhisattva Award: (25,000)
-Special Jury Mention: (No Cash)

** BIHAR – Ek Nazaria: A film making contest open to all age groups. Participants (Who have a connection of origin to Bihar, NRBs included) will have to make and send 2 to 5-minute films. The films must a direct or indirect relevance to the state and/or its people. (TOTAL Prize Money= 75,000)
-Golden Bodhisattva Award:(50,000)
-Silver Bodhisattva Award: (25,000)

GRAND TOTAL= Rs 14,25,000/-

Rules & Terms

1. SUBMITTING CONTENT
• Bodhisattva International Film Festival will use the term “content” to mean and refer to any and all content, videos, films, media, captures and all other materials, such as publicity stills or other supporting content you submit to us.
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• We will not be responsible for lost, damaged, misdirected, unusable or unreadable content.
• Before submitting content you will need to complete your registration for the festival via the website.
2. AGE REQUIREMENTS
If the entrant is under 13 years of age, the parent or guardian will need to complete the registration form and include the name of both the participating child or children and the parent or guardian. Submission of the registration form confirms that the parent/guardian has read and agrees on behalf of the child or children to be bound by this agreement and understands, agrees and shall be fully responsible for the submission. If you are aged 13 to 18 years of age (you are considered a minor where you live) and you submit content for selection in the Bodhisattva International Film Festival, you are confirming to that you have received your parent’s/guardian’s express consent to do so and that your parent/guardian (i) has read and, on your behalf, agrees to be bound by this agreement; and (ii) understands, agrees and shall be fully responsible for your submission.

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• Submissions with incorrect / inadequate / illegible / ambiguous particulars will not be considered.

4.1 COPYRIGHT;

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to secure clearance from the copyright holders of any copyrighted materials included within the submitted film. BIFF will not be held responsible for the unauthorized inclusion of any copyrighted materials within or relating to the submitted film. BIFF reserves the right to disqualify any film with any unauthorized inclusion of copyrighted materials.

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11. JURISDICTION
All disputes in respect of any matter relating to the BIFF shall be subjected to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent courts and forums in Patna.

7 Reviews

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    morteza asemani

    از شما همگی سپاسگزارم موفق باشید

    April 2017
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    Tsengel Davaasambuu

    Thank you very much this opportunity. It was great please to submit our film to your film festival. Hope every year it will be fruitful.

    March 2017
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    Yaser Talebi

    "This is a great festival my film was in. This Festival was professional and communicated extremely well. Looking forward to submitting again. Highly recommend"

    March 2017
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    Subash Babu

    A well-organized festival with quality screenings and eminent jury. Got rich feedback after the screening. Thank you for the selection and excellent hospitality!

    March 2017
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    Elfilm Studio Dastan Zhapar uulu

    Our film "A Father's will" was selected for the international program. Arriving at the cinema festival, I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw. Because I got into the festival atmosphere. The organizers of the festival tried their best. Thanks to the film festival, I met amazing filmmakers. Among them are Vitaly Sumin, Fernando Garcia and directors from India, Bangladesh and Nepal. I think the Bodhisattva International Film Festival has a great future, because the organizers of the festival are very active. In the future, I once again want to participate in this wonderful film festival. I'm very grateful to the organizers of the Bodhisattva International Film Festival. I wish the festival all the best and a long life.

    March 2017