The Festival

What is this Festival about?

eBIOSCOPE: An International Online Bengali & English Short Film Festival –

eBioscope is a global project involving masters of this art form who have come together to create a platform for showcasing upcoming talent. Its aim is to contribute to the development and promotion of artistic short films in the vernacular. This festival is a two-month online festival of short films made in Bangla ( Bengali ) as the principal language of the film. The festival aims to target and connect the over 5.5 million Bangla speaking diaspora worldwide through a unique digital medium.

The Festival program involves: :

  • An international Competitive Section of short films (maximum 39 minutes in length)
  • A Non-Competitive Section of informative films, retrospectives, homage profiles and other documentaries. Films in the Non-Competitive Section can have a maximum length of 49 minutes.

The online festival will exhibit the films in competition on our official website BongFlix ( for 60 days where they will be available for viewing globally on any device, anywhere, any time. Viewers worldwide will vote to select the top twenty movies within a period of sixty days. The top twenty movies will then be presented to the jury for award selection. Awarded movies will be screened in Kolkata at the iconic Priya and Bioscope theaters.

Your Dollar Is Your Vote – While watching the movies of this festival is FREE, you will be presented with a Tip Jar at the end of your viewing. You are requested to give a tip based on how much you liked the movie. Films will be ranked and awarded based on the amount of tips each has collected. A unique way to vote for and support this project!

Mentor Jury

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