Babul Eco Film Fest (8)


17 May 2023
Call for entries

31 Oct 2023
Early deadline

01 Feb 2024
Standard deadline

14 Apr 2024
Late deadline

26 May 2024
Festival closed

28 May 2024
Notification date

01 Jun 2024
30 Jun 2024



Festival description
Short film festival >1' 5'<
Feature film festival >60' 100'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2022
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 5'<
 Feature Films  >60' 100'<
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Festival start: 01 June 2024      Festival end: 30 June 2024

8th Babul Eco Film Fest 2024 has both competitive and non-competitive sections.
1) Short Film Contest on topic ENVIRONMENT below 5 Mins]

2) BEFF 2024 SCREENINGS invites filmmakers to submit their ecofilms [ dealing any aspect related to Environment, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development, Climate action etc.,] for screening to the discerning ecolovers of India. The main festival happens in Hyderabad, Telangana India 1-5 June 2024 and later travels to different places.
update May 2024: Due to heatwave, the on going elections and other reasons we are extending the main film festival beyond 5th June 2024 till end of June 2024. After this some films will have repeat screenings at different venues based on the themes as per the date and audience suitability.

Prize money of INR.50,000/- [ USD 700 ] will be awarded to the winners in Short Film Category. This includes:

~ USD 350 for short films [for non-Indian countries]
1st Prize 200 USD
2nd Prize 100 USD
3rd Prize 50 USD

~ ₹25,000/- for short films [Indian Entries]
1st Prize ₹14000
2nd Prize ₹7000
3rd Prize ₹4000

Topic for 8th BEFF2024 is ENVIRONMENT. Cash award, citation and memento will be given to the winners.

All the selected films ( Foreign and Indian ) will get laurels, screening certificates.


~ Films should cover one or more aspects of Environment, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development. All genres, including documentaries, narratives, shorts, children’s films, and experimental films, PSAs are all welcome. The quality of the film production will also be considered and weighed. Animation includes: traditional animation, 2D animation, 3D animation, motion graphics, and stop motion

~ Film run-time: Upto 60 mins

~ Format: MP4 / AVI / MOV

~ Films shot on mobile are also accepted

~ Non-English films should have English

~ Win Laurels, get a screening certificate and Recognition.

~ Films made after 1.1.2022 are eligible.

The Jury for pre and final selection of film for 8th BEFF 2024 consist of personalities from the world of environment, media, cinema, and audio-visual, as well as entrepreneurs or artists engaged in and/or sensitive to environmental issues. Decision of the organisers regarding film selection is final.

By submitting their films, the filmmakers agree that BEFF can screen the films at different venues as part of the travelling BEEF festival.

~For the Short Film Contest, in addition to the above, the following rules also apply:

Duration: Below 5 minutes ( including credits )

Total prize money of Rs.50,000/- will be awarded. For details refer to AWARDS section.

Note: While we make all efforts to hold a live physical event, however, due to prevailing situation the festival holds the right to postpone/defer or convert to online virtual festival



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