About CIFF

About CIFF

Cinemaking International Film Festival- CIFF

Organized by Dhaka Festival 

Cinemaking International Film Festival is on of very gorgeous film festival in south Asia. CIFF is official starting in 2019 but the CIFF first edition was held on 24th to 26th December, 2020 at Masud Moncho, Dhaka in Bangladesh.

The CIFF 1st Edition, 54 countries were are competition with 177 films.

The CIFF 2nd Edition, 121 Countries participated with 600 films, More over thousand films were are submitted. Second edition was held on 03rd January to 06th January, 2022 at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, International Mother Language Institute, Masud Moncho, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The CIFF 3rd Edition, Submission going on…


International Competition of Feature films for Bengal Tiger

Awards– (1) Best Film, (2) Best Director, (3) Best Screenplay, (4) Best Dialogue, (5) Best Cinematography,   (6) Best Art Director, (7) Best Editor, (8) Best Actor, (9) Best Actress, (10) Best Supporting Actor, (11)  Best Supporting Actress, (13) Best Hear Stylist, (14) Best Makeup, (15) Best Costume, (16) Best Song, (17) Best lyrist, (18) Best Music Composer (19) Best Music director, (20) Best Sound Engineer,  (21) Best Colorist.

International Competition of Life Action Short Films for Jute Tree 

Awards– (1) Best Film, (2) Best Director

International Competition of Life Action Documentary Films for Water Lily

Awards– (1) Best Film, Best Director,

International Competition of Animation Films for Hilsa Fish

Award– (1) Best Film, (2) Best Director, (3) Best Animator.

Global Emerging Kids Filmmaker’s Film competition for Mango

Those directors under the age of 18 can participate in this section.

Awards– (1) Best film, (2) Best Director.


Regional Competition Section:

African Competition– This Section for African Region Countries.

Asian Competition– This Section for Asian Region Countries.

American Competition– This Section for North and South American Region Countries.

Australian Competition– This Section for Australian and Oceanian Region Countries.

European Competition– This Section for European Region Countries.

(Feature, Short, life Action Documentary Regional Best Film will be directly selected in the International Competition Section). 

Regional Special Mention Certificate Awards- 

Feature Films (Full Length) Award– Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Art Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Singer, Best Cinematography, Best Editor, Best Sound, Best Music Composer, Best Music Director, Best Hear Style, Best Makeup,  

Fiction Film (Short Length) Awards– Best Director, Best Cinematography, 

Life Action Documentary (Independent Length) Award– Best Director, Best Cinematography,   

*** Panorama: Feature Films/Full Length Film.  If we got more then 10 feature films from any country we can focuses those countries panorama in the running editing. Panorama Special Mention Certificate Awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Singer.


Bangladesh Panorama/Bangladeshi Feature Film Competition Section (Running Year Films)

Awards : Trophy and Certificated : Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Singer (Male + Female).


World Mobile Film CompetitionAwards : Certificate –  Best film, Best Director, Best Cinematography.  


International Classical Film Section: Non Competition Feature/Short/Documentary.

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