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Rules and Guidelines

Filmmaker Categories

We encourage everyone to join our competition therefore there are no age limit and films can be submitted as an individual or teamwork.

Anyone who is interested in telling their stories either without any prior or very little experience or a pro in filmmaking can join! Contestants can submit a finished film or if requiring assistance, we will be providing mentoring support and also funding support for successful candidates whose initial plot ideas have been reviewed and selected by CCCL panel of judges.


Film must be related to the human and ecological impact of climate change indicating a possible way to mitigate or adapt to the threat. We seek to create a template to inspire and encourage others around the world to follow our example and launch their own climate change film festivals.

Examples : coral restoration, eco-camp, wildlife preservation, water or forest conservation, disaster prevention, renewable energy, climate-proof transport/housing, climate-resilient farming, sustainable fishing, green business, community mitigation or adaptation measures, beach clean-up etc. 

Technical Specifications
  1. The running time including opening and closing credits must not exceed 10 minutes.

  2. Film projects must be exported at 16:9 ratio for submission 

  3. All films can be made using any medium, materials, equipment and techniques - you can use anything to shoot from a smartphone to a RED camera.

  4. All film festival submissions must be made through our website. E-mail and links will not be accepted. Submit your application and film via our website by clicking “Apply Now

  5. ​Fill in the application form accurately

  6. Upload your video file (.mp4 or .mov)  onto the application form, video quality should not be bigger than 1080p (there is an upload button at the bottom of the form)

  7. All submitted films are prohibited from being posted  or shared on any platform such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, LINE, Twitter, Vimeo, prior to the announcement of the 10 selected winners.

  8. All contestants must keep original footage and raw material of their film project which may be requested by CCCL2020 as part of the judging process. Selected winners will need to send in the original copy of their work 

  9. The film can be in Thai language, or any regional dialect or minority language spoken in Thailand. Films should be submitted with English subtitles or voiceover. Support may be available for film subtitling. 

  10. Film submissions are open from February 20 2020 until October 15 2020