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7th DIMFF extends film submission deadline

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 23:13, Sep 28,2020 | Updated: 17:25, Oct 02,2020

 
 

The deadline for submission to the 7th Dhaka International Mobile Film Festival (DIMFF) has been extended to October 29.

The initial deadline for submission was September 24.

Rafi Ahmed, festival director of DIMFF, confirmed it to New Age.

‘The deadline for submission to 7th DIMFF has been extended to October 29. The initial deadline for submission was September 26. Filmmakers from 23 countries have submitted a total of 167 films to the festival till date. We decided to extend the deadline to attract more entries,’ said Rafi Ahmed.

The 7th edition of the DIMFF is scheduled to be held from February 26 to 27, 2021. The festival includes three competitive categories namely Screening, Competition and One Minute Competition.

The event is organised annually by CinemaScope, which is a film apprenticeship programme of University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh.

Any one from any region can submit films shot using mobile phone in Screening Category. The best film will receive DIMFF Best Film Award.

Students at the undergraduate or graduate level can participate and submit films in the Competition Category. The winner will receive Cinemascope Best Film Award.

Any student from grade 1-12 can participate in One Minute Competition Category. The winner will receive ULAB Young Filmmaker Award. A submitted film can be directed by an individual or a group comprising up to 4 persons.

To compete in the Competition Category, a participant must be a university student who has a student identity card valid till March 2021. For One Minute Category, a participant must be a grade 1 to 12 student who has a student identity card valid till March 2021.

Each participant can submit a maximum of 2 films.

Films which were screened or participated in other festivals or competitions can also be submitted to the event but films submitted from previous editions of DIMFF will not be accepted.

A participant can submit films visiting https://filmfreeway.com/DIMFF.

CinemaScope aims to contribute in community development by promoting filmmaking, reading and others.

The winners will receive cash prizes, trophies and certificates. Besides, participants will receive certificates and gift boxes.

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