The Global Youth Film Festival Bangladesh is an annual, competitive, international event presented by Cinema Bangladesh, a Film Society dedicated to showing the best in culturally diverse, authentic programming for children and youth.
The Global Youth Film Festival Bangladesh encourages teens and young adults to make short films about issues that affect them in today's society. Other genres such as drama, comedy, documentary, etc. will also be considered.
This is a festival of some of the world's best youth-made short films. Chosen by a youth selection panel, it is a diverse collection that includes all genres, celebrates youth culture, and showcases a new generation of filmmakers.

Fee Waivers -
First month of submissions receive a submission waiver.

Showcase Awards –
We’ll be announcing specific Media Awards closer to the festival.

At The Showcase –
When you attend Global Youth Film Festival Bangladesh as a Filmmaker will meet fellow young filmmakers, network with industry leaders and grow as a filmmaker. It’s truly a once in a lifetime experience.

• The film’s director(s) must have been between 14- 30 years old at the time of filming.
• All films must be subtitled in Bengali or English.

Online Submission only.

If your film is selected to be part of Global Youth Film Festival Bangladesh 2020, you will be notified via email on or about September 1, 2020.
You will also be notified by email if your film is not selected.

Please make sure that you notify us if your email changes, and add to your safe sender email list

I acknowledge and agree that to the best of my knowledge, I am duly authorized to submit this film to Global Youth Film Festival Bangladesh and to grant permissions related to its use and distribution.

Where is the entry form?
Complete the entry form online via FilmFreeway.

Films will be screened for a live viewing audience. Selected films may be used during pre-festival and post-festival events.

How are the films selected? Who watches them?
A versed team of Global Youth Film Festival Bangladesh curators watches every film that is submitted. Each film is watched by at least three people and then a decision is made by final vote. Selection panelists rate films on voice, storytelling, film making techniques, artistic excellence/merit and general audience appeal.

Can my film screen publicly prior to Global Youth Film Festival Bangladesh?

Do I get in free?
If your film is accepted, yes. Every film that is accepted gets 1 complimentary All Access Pass to Global Youth Film Festival Bangladesh.
If you have additional questions about the rules, submission process or festival,

Overall Rating
  • Fantastic global film festival. Had a blast here.

    February 2020
  • Bizoy Mahmud

    This festival is brilliant! It offers everything from a super strong line-up of inspiring films, large and engaging audiences, a warm and casual atmosphere. A festival that leaves you full of inspiration and with many new friends from different countries. I hope to return in the future!

    November 2019
  • Is beautiful festivals i liked this festival

    September 2019
  • One of the best festival i have ever attended.

    September 2019
  • Thank you very much for the selection of my film. I would have love to visit the festival, but unfortunately, for a young, independent and poor filmmaker like me, the distance was too great and expensive.
    Looking forward to submit again with new films. Keep up the good work!

    November 2018