The Dhaka International Mobile Film Festival (DIMFF) is a unique artistic exploration and social entrepreneurship. It is the pioneer in Bangladesh for arranging a film festival where films are exclusively shot on mobile phones. DIMFF is the bridge that connects filmmakers to the world of storytelling by utilizing new mobile technologies. DIMFF started its journey in 2015 and gradually became an outreach program of the Department of Media Studies and Journalism of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh. With each passing year, DIMFF’s popularity is increasing, and filmmakers from around the globe are enjoying this new platform to uphold their voices.
The festival promotes ‘New generation, New tools, New communication.’ DIMFF aims to inspire and spark creativity in storytelling from people with limited income or resources and encourage filmmakers to harness their dreams and recognize the immense possibilities to accomplish them. The Dhaka International Mobile Film Festival is for newness, change, and opportunity. This new generation will establish a new form of communication by overcoming race, color, religion, and ideology with their new tools. DIMFF is the platform where language cannot be a bearer while discussing issues. These young minds need the right opportunity and guidance to make this world better.
DIMFF’s lookout towards building youth entrepreneurship skills has helped them achieve 25th rank in the Entrepreneurial Spirit category of WURI 2022. World’s universities with real impact (WURI) is the first global innovative university ranking designed to inspire and value universities’ adaptable and innovative efforts to nurture their workforce that meets industry and society’s demands. Wharton–Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) also recognized DIMFF with the Social Science Silver Award in the Reimagine Education Awards and Conference 2021, otherwise known as the “Oscars of Education.” The Wharton-QS Reimagine Education Awards and Conference is a global competition and conference that encourages educators to spot problems that prevent optimal learning and pedagogical outcomes. DIMFF shares the same mindset: everyone deserves equal opportunity to create a sustainable impact in their community.
Get to know the people behind Dhaka International Mobile Film Festival this year…
Let’s get introduced to the DIMFF Campus Ambassadors from different universities around the globe…
Dhaka International Mobile Film Festival (DIMFF) has launched Campus Ambassador Program for aspiring youth all over the country and beyond. Under the banner of Media Studies and Journalism department of University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), this outreach program promises to build a bridge between ULAB and the other campuses. The aim is to inspire the youth to be a changemaker in their institution by promoting different aspects of global and local opportunities to the students. This opportunity will bring out the Leadership quality in them through positive communication and showcasing the apt for responsibility from a very early age.
Enthusiastic and passionate students throughout the world who are capable of leading youth forward, this is their platform. All around the year, DIMFF arranges different workshops, screenings, talks, internships for the students. Ambassador from each University/School will represent DIMFF’s activities in their respective institution. Campus Ambassador Program is a campus-based global opportunity to discover a platform which provides equal, free, and easy access to unlimited openings to young people from all across the world. Grab the opportunity to be a part of a Greater Platform.
We will schedule an online interview. Please read the eligibilities carefully before applying.
Open Door Category
Anyone from any region can submit films shot on a mobile phone. Selected films will screen at the festival, and the best film will get the ‘DIMFF Best Film’ award.
Vertical Film Category
Anyone from any region can submit films shot vertically on a mobile phone. Selected films will screen at the festival, and the best film will get the ‘DIMFF Best Vertical Film’ award.
Short Film Category
Only university students of the Undergraduate or Graduate level can participate in this category. Selected films will screen at the festival, and the best film will get the ‘CinemaScope Best Film’ award.
Mojo Story Category
Only university students of the Undergraduate or Graduate level can participate in this category. Selected stories will screen at the festival, and the best story will get the ‘MSJ Best Mojo’ award.
One Minute Category
Only grade 1 to 12 students can participate in this category. Selected films will screen at the festival, and the best film will get the ‘ULAB Young Film Maker’ award.
No entry fee is required for students.
Submission deadline is
September 24, 2022
Late submission will cost
USD 30 (Open Door Category)
USD 20 (Vertical Film Category)
USD 15 (Short Film Category)
USD 10 (Mojo Story Category) and
USD 5 (One Minute Category).
No submission will be allowed after
October 22, 2022
Submission will be accepted via FilmFreeway only. Please use click the following link for film submission.
After primary selection you will be notified to submit the following documents:
Behind the scene must contain sufficient proof that your film was shot with a mobile phone.
Director should talk about the advantages and disadvantages of the mobile phone used for filming in ‘Making of the Film’.
The duration of this video should be within 3 to 5 minutes.