The Global Youth Film Festival Lakshmipur is an annual, competitive, international event presented by Cinema Bangladesh and SHUNNO, two non-profit organization dedicated to showing the best in culturally diverse, authentic programming for children and youth.
The Global Youth Film Festival Lakshmipur 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.

Awards & Prizes

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 Lakshmipur 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.

Rules & Terms

ELIGIBILITY
• The film’s director(s) must have been between 14- 28 years old at time of filming.
• All films must be subtitled in Bengali or English.

SUBMISSION PROCESS:
Online Submission only.

NOTIFICATION
If your film is selected to be part of Global Youth Film Festival Lakshmipur 2017, you will be notified via email on or about December 5, 2017.
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 cinemabangladesh@gmail.com to your safe sender email list

FILMMAKER/GUARDIAN RELEASE
I acknowledge and agree that to the best of my knowledge, I am duly authorized to submit this film to Global Youth Film Festival Lakshmipur 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, recorded for later broadcasts as well as distributed online via YouTube gallery. Full credit would be given to selected filmmakers during the screening, in program materials, and online marketing and promotion. Selected films may be used during pre-festival and post-festival events.

How are the films selected? Who watches them?
A team of Global Youth Film Festival Lakshmipur 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, filmmaking techniques, artistic excellence/merit and general audience appeal.

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

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 Lakshmipur.
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If you have additional questions about the rules, submission process or festival,
email: cinemabangladesh@gmail.com