a. Asian Competition Section:
Fictional films from Asia with a minimum length of 70 minutes are eligible for entry in this portion. An international jury board will adjudicate the Asian competition section. The award will include a crest, certificate for the best film and also Taka One Lac (1200USD) only.

The international jury committee will also select one Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Script and Best Cinematographer. These awards will consist of a crest and certificate.

b. Retrospective:
One of the very important segments of this festival is the Retrospective segment. The coming year, we are looking forward to organize this prestigious segment from an Asian and European film maker.

c. Bangladesh Panorama:
In order to promote Bangladeshi filmmakers and their works, DIFF will focus on Bangladesh Panorama which helps to accommodate more films and our target will consist of 7-10 selected fictional films spanning the period from 2017 to 2018 and with a minimum length of 70 minutes are eligible for entry in this section. The International Film Critics’ Federation, FIPRESCI will give the Critics’ Award. One Best Film and One Best Director will be selected by the FIPRESCI juries. The award will be in the form of a certificate and a crest.

For preview we need DVD or downloadable link with the film Bangladesh Film Censor Board Certificate. Last date of entry is 30th September 2018.

d. Cinema of the World:
Open for all feature film categories from all around the world and 20-25 selected fictional films spanning the period from 2017 to 2018 and with a minimum length of 70 minutes are eligible for entry in this section.

e. Children’s Film:
Around 10 fiction films will be screened in this segment.  These screenings are ideal family outings and will be open to all children and adults. One film will be selected by audience vote for the Best Juvenile Badal Rahman Award. The award will be in the form of a certificate and a crest.

f. Short and Independent Film:
DIFF will screen films by independent filmmakers experimenting with a variety of filming formats.  The widely available, relatively low-cost formats of DVCAM, VCD, DVD and mini DVs have allowed many more artists to venture into film production. This portion of the Festival will showcase short and independent films as well as documentary from around the world.

g. Women Filmmakers:
A selection of full-length feature films as well as short length and documentary films by female filmmakers will be screened at this year’s DIFF.  Selected Women Filmmakers section films spanning the period from 2017 to 2018 and with a minimum length of 70 minutes are eligible for entry in this section. Documentaries and short films may be included in Women Filmmaker section with a maximum length of 30 minutes.

h. Spiritual Films Section:
This section is being introduced to promote public discourse on the place of faith and spirituality in the human context. The idea is for viewers to distinguish between elements of identity in spirituality as opposed to the abuse of faith in fundamentalism. The showcasing of films on spirituality would promote greater cross-cultural understanding and tolerance and facilitate dialogues within communities as between communities. One documentary and one fiction film will be selected by the international interfaith juries appointed by the Festival. Prizes will be awarded to the directors of the winning films. The award will be in the form of a certificate and a crest. Selected films spanning the period from 2017 to 2018 and with a minimum length of 70 minutes are eligible for entry in this section. Documentaries and short films may be included in Spiritual Films section with a maximum length of 30 minutes.