Awards

Chittagong SHORT Film Festival awards the filmmakers in recognition of their excellence in certain fields.
The awards accompanied by trophy, title, certificate and a monetary prize given to the winners.

Best Film

BDT 25,000 / USD 300

Best Foreign Language Film

BDT 25,000 / USD 300

Best Music Video

BDT 10,000 / USD 125

Best Director

BDT 7,500 / USD 100

Best Actor

BDT 4,000 / USD 50

Best Actress

BDT 4,000 / USD 50

What is Chittagong SHORT ?

Chittagong SHORT is a group of people who are working with creative and progressive thinking that build brand, make desire to uphold humanity. Established in 25 May, 2015 with a view to encourage and to motivate young filmmakers to learn and make good quality Bengali films.NOKSHA, an emerging advertising firm has been working since 2003 in Chittagong. To encourage the youngsters especially the filmmakers NOKSHA started a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project titled Chittagong SHORT. It is a fundamental objective of Chittagong SHORT to strengthen the network of filmmakers including scriptwriters, directors, artists and production houses though they are independent and autonomous in their own arena.

Festival Objectives

Chittagong SHORT Film Festival (#CSFFBD) aims to promote and recognize those who have walked the extra mile and shown creativity to the community. Its purpose is to show outstanding independent films, recognize and support new filmmakers and to enhance understanding of cinema as art among diverse audiences. We encourage filmmakers who created their films with a low budget to submit their film to CSFFBD. The judgment criteria of the submitted films are new ideas, experimental cinematography, talented work of actors and an independent point of view.

Chittagong is the commercial capital of Bangladesh, one of the most beautiful and charming places of the country. Chittagong SHORT upholds the beauty and importance of this city to the whole world through the festival.

The Jury Board

Chittagong SHORT Film Festival ensures a fair film trafficing towards the final result. This process is led by a jury board which is made up combindly young and experienced filmmakers and film educationist. The board watches each film entry and rate for general content, treatment of subject, production value, creativity, overall impact.

Jean Nesar Osman

Chairman

Filmmaker and Renowned Media Professional

Haider Rizvi

Member

Independent Media Production Professional, Film Educationist

Shajahan Shamim

Member

Professional Scriptwriter, Filmmaker and Journalist

Sohel Rahman

Member

Independent Filmmaker, International Film Activist and Writer

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Portfolio CSFFBD

In the year 2016, Chittagong SHORT Film Festival started its journey with the firm determination and specific goal to discover filmmakers. Having crossed two sessions it is now known in the country and in the international arena. The glory that Chittagong SHORT Film Festival achieved is possible by the dedication and support of its organizers, volunteers, sponsors and most importantly the participant filmmakers in several segments.

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The Team

A solid team towards a certain dream. Chittagong SHORT Film Festival accomplishes all of its segments through a well-organized team which is built by the participation of dedicated and committed film activists. A group of mentors guides the organizers to the right way to arrange a successful film festival.

Wahid Malek

Chief Patron

Being Managing Editor of Dainik Azadi, playing role of a Path Finder

Ismail Chowdhury

Founder & President

Playing the key role at NOKSHA as well as Chittagong SHORT

Sharafat Ali

Festival Director

Filmmaker by profession, Film activist out of passion

A K Mitra Jishu

Event Director

Graphic Designer, Event Manager, Film Editor and an Animator

Ashraf Aabir

Event Director

Likes to amaze people through hardwork, creativity and smile :-)

Tahmida Mostafa

PR & Media Director

Has solid track records in research & analysis with communication skills

Md Ali Hossain

Director, Office & Archive

From roots & buds, has strong managing skill for archieving

Naser Ahammed

Director, Film Traffic

Independent Filmmaker, Cinematographer and Film Activist

Jiku Barua

Director, Documentation

Photographer, Event Executive, Passionate Filmmaker

Aklima Akter Lima

Director, Planning

Painting artist, singer, actress, art director and event executive

Ahmed Himu

Ambassador

Cinematographer, actor, film activist and independent filmmaker

Md Abid Mallick

Ambassador

Independent Filmmaker, photographer, actor and production designer

Md Sharif

Event Executive

Cyclist, actor, social worker, traveller and event manager

Ashraful Sourav

Event Executive

Philosopher, independent filmmaker and social activist

Ihteyaz Taqy

Event Executive

Assistant Director, social worker and event manager

Sahadat H. Jony

Photographer

Passionate cyclist, photographer, traveller and actor

Amir Maaruf

Event Executive

Film editor, music composer, scriptwriter and social worker

Mujib Chowdhury

Liason Officer

Researcher, social activist and festival ambassador in USA and Canada

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Filmmakers Network

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Submission Categories

6

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Submission Fees and Deadlines

All submissions in Chittagong SHORT Film Festival 2018 are processed & viewed in the same manner. For encouraging the young Filmmakers, CSFFBD18 wants to standardize the submission fees as much support as possible for participating the festival. In addition, the festival submission & marketing fees cover the administrative expenses related to cataloging, previewing & digitizing each work.

Early Bird

30 June 2017

    Short Film

  • Standard Fee: Tk 600 / $7.50
  • Student Fee: Tk 400 / $5.00
  • Music Video*

  • Standard Fee: Tk 800 / $10.00
  • Student Fee: Tk 560 / $7.00

Regular

15 September 2017

    Short Film

  • Standard Fee: Tk 1200 / $15.00
  • Student Fee: Tk 800 / $10.00
  • Music Video*

  • Standard Fee: Tk 1200/$15.00
  • Student Fee: Tk 800 / $10.00

*This category is reserved only for the Bangladeshi origin filmmakers.


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News & Views

Chittagong SHORT Film Festival aims to introduce the new comer filmmakers to the nation. Mass media plays a vital role to inspire the filmmakers by publishing elaborate news of all events. Audience should know about a filmmaker before going to watch his film.

2nd Chittagong Short Film Festival inaugurated in the Port City

January 7, 2017 #RedCarpet of #CSFFBD in Dainik Azadi

The inauguration ceremony of Chittagong Short Film Festival 2017 was held on the Engineer Abdul Khalek Auditorium in Chittagong Press Club on 7th January 2017. All of the filmmakers who submitted their film in the competition were invited in the function. They walked on the red carpet and shared their experience about the film they submitted. M. Ismail Chowdhury, the President of Chittagong Short Festival 2017 officially announced the inauguration of the festival.

The best film of the festival was 'Poster', a film by Ahsif Khan. 'Mr Abid Mallick' was awarded as the best director.

January 21, 2017 #DhakaSHOW in UNB

The main attraction of Chittagong SHORT Film Festival - Film Screening and the price giving ceremony was held on the Theatre Institute Chittagong on 21 January 2017. One of the interesting part of the day was the masterclass. The masterclass was held by Famous Architect+Filmmaker Enamul Karim Nirjhar and Famour Actress Aupee Karim.

After the houseful show of the screening, the price giving function was started. The best film of the festival was 'Poster', a film by Ahsif Khan. 'Mr Abid Mallick' was awarded as the best director. The best foreign language award was given to Dheeraj Jindal'ss 'The School Bag'. 'Mr. Ihtesham Ahmed Tingku' was awarded as the best actor and 'Ms. Priyanka Bose Kanta' was awarded as the best actress.

Chittagong Short film festival begins in city titled Dhaka SHOW

February 4, 2017 #DhakaSHOW in UNB

The Dhaka show of 'Chittagong Short Film Festival' began in the capital's Bangladesh National Museum BNM on Saturday. Chittagong Short Films for Humanity organised the show in association with BNM, Dainik Azadi, CA Property Development Limited and Barcode aiming to introduce the works of the young filmmakers to the world.

Contact Us

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