Film making processes has been changed a lot with the advent of new technologies, especially handheld digital devices like smartphone. This has opened doors for filmmakers by creating an environment where talent, creativity and hard work counts more than budget and industry connections. Believing that anybody with a thought-provoking concept or a touchy story can make a great film, the festival will showcase works of new generation and find talented students using a tool so simple and readily available that it’s often overlooked: mobile phone.

The first rule- all films must be shot with mobile phones, and for the Competition category Director must be a current student of any university in Under graduate or Graduate level and for the One Minute category Director must be a current student of grade 1-12. READ TERMS AND CONDITIONS BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR FILM.

Dhaka International Mobile Film Festival (DIMFF) has been started in 2015 as Cinemascope Mobile Film Competition (CMFC) . The festival upholds and promotes the motto 'New generation, New tools, New communication'. The festival is free of entry for students. Screening Category is open for all whether Competition category is restricted to university students in Under Graduate or Graduate level and One Minute Film category is restricted to Grade 1 - 12 students. Films for this festival must be shot in a mobile phone (cell-phone/smart phone). However, there is no restriction regarding brand, model and operating system of the phone as well as post-production tools. The films must be submitted in MPEG4 (*.mp4) format.

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DIMFF Best Film (Screening Category):
Cash prize, Trophy and Certificate

CinemaScope Best Film (Competition Category):
Cash prize, Trophy and Certificate

ULAB Young Film Maker (One Minute Category):
Cash prize, Trophy and Certificate

Screening Category Finalist: Certificate, Gift Box
Competition Category Finalist: Certificate, Gift Box
One Minute Category Finalist: Certificate, Gift Box

Rules & Terms:

Categories:
1. Screening: Anyone from any region can submit films shot in mobile phone. Selected films will screen in the festival, and the best film will get ‘DIMFF Best Film’ award.
2. Competition: Only university student of Under Graduate or Graduate level can participate in this competition section. Selected films will be screened at the festival, and the best film will get ‘CinemaScope Best Film’ award.
3. One Minute: Only grade 1 to 12 students can participate in this competition section. Selected films will be screened in the festival, and the best film will get ‘ULAB Young Film Maker’ award.

Participant rules:
1. Director of the film can be single or group (maximum four persons).
2. Only the director or representative of the directors (for the group) can submit his/her film.
3. For Competition category, the participant must be a University student who has a student identity card valid at least till March 2021.
4. For One Minute Category, the participant must be a grade 1 to12 student who has a student identity card valid at least till March 2021.
5. Each participant can submit a maximum two films.
6. Films screened/participated in other festivals/ competitions are also welcome.
7. Films submitted in previous seasons of DIMFF will not be accepted.

Film rules:
1. Films must be shot in a mobile phone (cell-phone/smartphone) for any category. There is no restriction regarding the brand, model and operating system of the phone.
2. Multiple mobile phones can be used in the shooting; however, usage of footage(s) shot by any other device(s) such as DSLR, compact cameras or hybrid android cameras will disqualify the film.
3. Use of additional equipment is allowed, including (but not limited to) external microphone, lenses, lighting tools and tripod.
4. All films must be submitted in MPEG4 (.mp4) format.
5. Use of Computer Animation/VFX must not be more than 30% of the total duration.
6. Stop motion animation films using mobile phone camera are accepted.
7. Any device or software may be used in the post-production process such as editing video and audio, colour-correction and special effects.
8. Any duration can be submitted in Screening Category.
9. For Competition Category Maximum duration of the film must be within 10 minutes including title and credit line.
10. For One Minute Category total duration of the film must be one minute, including title and credit line.
11. English subtitle is mandatory and should be merged with the visual.
12. There is no restriction regarding the theme or topic. All genres are welcome.
13. Use of any copyrighted materials is prohibited unless written permission.
14. No nudity, profanity, extreme violence or racist content is allowed.
15. CinemaScope will preserve the right to archive, publish and use submitted materials for academic, commercial and non-commercial purpose.

Deadline and submission:
1. No entry fee is required for students.
2. Submission deadline is September 24, 2020.
3. Late submission will cost $35 (Screening Category), $10 (Competition Category) & $5 (One Minute Category). No submission will be allowed after October 29, 2020.
4. Submission will accept by FilmFreeway only. Please use <https://filmfreeway.com/DIMFF> for film submission.
5. After primary selection you will ask to submit, Film Poster, Photograph and Biography of the Directors, Scanned copy of both sides of Student Identity Card (for Competition category & One Minute category only), Scanned copy of national ID / Passport, Video of Making of the film (Behind the scene).
6. Behind the scene must contain sufficient proof that your film was shot with a mobile phone only. Director should talk about advantages and disadvantages of the mobile phone used for filming in ‘Making of the Film’. Duration of this video should be within 3 to 5 minutes.

Judgment processes:
1. Acceptance notification will be sent by email on December 24, 2020.
2. The organisers may disqualify a film if they have reason to believe that it does not comply with the competition’s terms and conditions.
3. Selected films will be screened at ULAB Auditorium on February 26 & 27, 2021. DIMFF 2022 will be announced at the end of the event.
4. CinemaScope reserves the right to withdraw the awards at any time if there is a formal complaint regarding violation of intellectual property right or Screening, Competition & One Minute category rules.

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  • Rahul Chakraborty

    Im very much impressed with this festival.
    This platform is so nedded for mobile film makers.
    Hope i will happen in every year !!!

    April 2020
  • One of the best film festivals in the south Asian region.

    April 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your kind words.

  • Mohammad Hasani

    Great place! Very friendly to filmmakers! Excellent communication and organization. Highly recommended!

    March 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks for your recommendation. Your words mean a lot to us. Can you please make your review public?

  • Ramtin Serajpour

    DIMFF is Very Nice Festival 🌟

    March 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks for your recommendation.

  • Andrei Ferreira da Silva

    One of the most amazing festivals I've ever attended.

    All the staff are to be congratulated, very attentive and take our doubts with greater enthusiasm.

    March 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks for your support and wonderful words.