Welcome to Golden Bee International Children's Film Festival, India (ONLINE EDITION - Screenings on Facebook).

Entries now invited for APRIL - 2023 monthly online edition of Children Films. Festival is organised with Live screenings on Facebook/Youtube and post-screening discussion with filmmakers.

(About the Festival)
Established in 2017, Golden Bee International Children's Film Festival is one of a kind film festival taking entertaining and informative cinema to children. In India, there are very few dedicated film festival for children. Golden Bee is a pioneer in showcasing content specially prepared for children. In last five years the festival has covered 21 Indian cities across 12 states and screened 280+ films. The festival has also conducted technical workshops for children such as Storytelling, Photography, Filmmaking and Creative Writing.

Due to COVID-19, we have shifted the festival to online platforms and monthly online editions are being organised on Facebook/Youtube since July 2020.

Entries Open for 2023 - APRIL MONTH EDITION (Online).
Film genres: Features, short films, documentaries and Animation films .

Submission Deadline: APRIL 24, 2023.

Festival Date: APRIL 30, 2023 (Sunday).

Film Festival Categories:-

1) Short Films
2) Feature Films
3) Documentary
4) Animation Films
5) Experimental Films

In addition to professional filmmakers, films made by children ( upto 18-years of age) on the festival theme can also become part of the festival.

Please Read Rules & Terms Carefully Before Submitting Your Film.

For any query, please feel free to email us at goldenbeefilmfestival@gmail.com.

Awards are given in several categories across several genres.

a) E-Award Certificate will be given to the Winners.

b) Official Selection Laurel will be given to the Selected Films.

1) Genres: Short Films, Documentary, Feature Films, Animation Films etc. are invited for submission in the festival.

2) Duration: Films from 1 min to 120 min.

3) Cut off Year: Films produced after JANUARY 1, 2021 are eligible for the festival.

4) Entries are invited in all languages. Non-English language productions must include English subtitles.

5) NO SCREENING FEE will be paid to Filmmaker/Production House for the festival screening.

6) Films once entered cannot be withdrawn.

7) Online Film Screenings will take place on the FACEBOOK/YOUTUBE Page of Golden Bee International Children's Film Festival.

9) All matters NOT mentioned in these rules will be decided by the Festival Director. The discretion to make an exception to any rules and regulations of the festival will rest with the Festival Director.


Overall Rating
  • Jule K├Ârperich

    Thanky for having our fil The way to a man's heart at your festival and the nice interview!!!

    September 2022
  • Daud Nugraha

    Thank you for selecting my film Desa Timun for Golden Bee International Children's Film Festival. It's unfortunate that because I didn't receive the earlier, I couldn't join the Q&A session. I hope that the communication can be improved and the festival can reach more people. All the best for Golden Bee International Children's Film Festival!

    August 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for becoming a part of the festival, Daud!. The communication was sent to all the participating filmmakers, including you, on the email ids given on their filmfreeway profile. As you were communicating from a different email id, we had subsequently shared the meeting information on your new email id as well as on your whatsapp no.

  • Jabari Dreams Of Freedom

    We were so happy to be selected by GBICFF with our project!!! The turn around time from our submission to selection was lightning fast! The festival was great and the Q&A we were invited to do was great. The festival really did their research and asked pertinent and important questions that was at the heart of why we did our project. We look forward to more opportunities to submit our work!

    August 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank You to the team of "Jabari Dreams of Freedom"

  • SPP Bhaskaran

    It was great to be a part of the festival. We look forward to presenting again in the future.

    August 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank You Mr. Bhaskaran.

  • It was really nice, seamless experience of sending the film to this festival and I am really glad that the festival liked our film. Will come back again next year if we make something in this space. Thank you!

    May 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank You Ojaswi. Look forward to host your film again.