Cinemaking International Film Festival (CIFF) is a one of the prestigious international film festival in south Asia based in Bangladesh. Organized by DHAKA Festival and Co-organizer Cinemaking.

The "Cinemaking" is a largest film distribution and coproduction company in south Asia.

The call for entries for Cinemaking International Film Festival 2021 has is now open!

Submission Fee Free.

Cinemaking International Film Festival 2020 was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 24th to 26th december, 2020. The first Edition of this festival were competition 54 countries 177 film, were summited from more over 70 countries. The Festival was held on theatrical and online both platform.

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Section of Competition:
1. International Feature Film Competition
2. International Short Film Competition
3. International Documentary Film Competition
4. International Mobile Film Competition

5. Bangladeshi Feature Film Competition
6. Bangladeshi Short Film Competition
7. Bangladeshi Documentary Film Competition
8. Bangladeshi Mobile Film Competition

9. Animation Film Competition
10. Kids Filmmaker's Film Competition
11. Indian Panorama (Country Focuses)

Section of Non-Competition:
1. Feature Film Section
2. Short Film Section
3. Documentary Section

Awards & Prize of Cinemaking International Film Festival (CIFF)

Competition on Future Film > Award Trophy and Certificate

Awards from International competition:
(1) Best International Film
(2) Best International Director

(3) Best Asian Film
(4) Best Asian Director

(5) Best European Film
(6) Best European Director

(7) Best American Film
(8) Best American Director

(9) Best African Film
(10) Best African Director

Awards from Bangladeshi competition:
(11) Best Bangladeshi Film
(12) Best Bangladeshi Director

Awards from Indian Panorama:
(11) Best Indian Film
(12) Best Indian Director

(13) Best Screenplay
(14) Best Cinematography
(15) Best Original Score
(14) Best Editor
(17) Best International Actor (Male)
(18) Best International Actress (Female)
(19) Best Bangladeshi Actor (Male)
(20) Best Bangladeshi Actress (Female)

Short Film Section:
(21) Best International Short Film
(22) Best Bangladeshi Short Film

Mobile Film Section:
(23) Best International Mobile Film
(24) Best Bangladeshi Mobile Film

Documentary Film Section:
(25) Best International Documentary
(26) Best Bangladeshi Documentary

(27) Best Kids Filmmaker
(28) Best International Women filmmaker
(29) Best First-time Feature Filmmaker
(30) Best Real life Narrative
(31) Best Animation film

We provide Honorable mention and Special Mention more over 100, certificate only.

*** Classical non Competition film section has no Trophy, but we give only certificate.

Others Facilities:
(1) We provide appreciation certificate to every submitted film.
(2) We provide Competition certificate to every selected Films.
(3) Selected films promoted and promotion distribution in globally by Cinemaking.
(4) Short listed film are curating in some different international film festival.
(5) We are organizing a public screening in different country with pay (Only Selected very good film)
(6) International Theatre and OTT selling help by Cinemaking (
(7) Cinemaking will make a coproduction with some best filmmaker/producer (CIFF award wining)

Rules & Terms:

Cinemaking is an International Distribution and Coproduction company, we are try to promote film globally. So if you submit your film in CIFF, you must observation our rules and terms.

* If you submit your film for CIFF, you must give us permission for screening in our CIFF with legal process.

*If we will screening in theatre for commercial screening, we will must pay you.

* If we are organizing a festival screening not commercial, we never pay you.

* If you interested to sell your screening or copywrite, we will coopratative by our company legal process, If we are both agreed, we can moving together.

* All decision reserved for CIFF authority.

*** After Selection you never Withrow your film.

Overall Rating
  • Carlos Alfonso Huerta

    We are very surprised but above all very happy and excited by an honorable mention and award for the best director in America at this festival. We are witnesses of the great effort and work, of the professional and well done in addition to the large number of countries and films that participated. We congratulate you and urge you to continue like this, auteur and independent cinema need spaces and you are giving them. Congratulations!!

    January 2022
  • Adrian Alarilla

    Thank you very much for having us in your festival! Very communicative and friendly, a rewarding experience even if things were virtual this year. Thank you Cinemaking!

    January 2022
  • Ilir Kabashi

    Very popular festival who conected peoples and films around the world. Thanks for all!

    January 2022
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  • Yurugu Matsumoto

    It was an honor for my film to participate in the festival.
    I am looking forward to seeing you again.

    January 2022
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  • Shakil Akhtar

    Thank you for Awarded of my Ducomentry as a Honorable Mention.

    January 2022
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