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CCCL Film Festival offers film production grants to emerging Thai and Southeast Asian filmmakers. The program aims to identify and nurture new talents who present exciting ideas on a film about climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation, and sustainability. With climate change impacts posing more challenges to habitat, health, agriculture, and employment, we wish to encourage the young generation of Southeast Asians and others to raise awareness about climate change issues through the power of film. We are seeking powerful storytellers who can visualize the impact of climate change on the environment and on our lives in creative ways.



CCCL Film Festival accepts a short film proposal with the theme of climate change from youths and filmmakers in Southeast Asia (a film must be produced in Southeast Asian countries). The total length of a complete film must not exceed 15 minutes and must be completed by October 31, 2024.


The program offers production grants (up to 35,000 Baht per project). CCCL will be selecting at least 6 projects to participate in the program which will offer consultation (per request) and feedback.

The final works will be considered to be screened at the annual CCCL Film Festival. Submission is now open until April, 2024

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Applicants must be a resident of a country in Southeast Asia (Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam). Young filmmakers in underrepresented, indigenous, rural and climate change-affected communities are encouraged to apply.

  2. Applicants who apply to this program must be a director and/or a producer of the film.

  3. There is no age limit for applicants.

  4. Applicants should have experience producing at least one short film or video.

Project requirements

  1. The proposal must be written for a short film production. The project can be in any genre, such as fiction, documentary, experimental, or animation.

  2. The finished film must be at least 5 minutes in length and not exceed 15 minutes.

Application fee


Sample of climate topics Get inspired

Water security, Food security, Biodiversity, Impact on wildlife, Sustainable agriculture, Gender-based violence from the impact of climate change/environmental impacts or natural disasters, Renewable, low-emission energy for the poor, Sustainable mobility/transport, Innovative/transformative technology solutions, Nature-based solution, Community empowerment (local specific or population groups), and Roles of children, youth, women, and underrepresented, vulnerable/affected groups.

Application Procedure and Deadline

1) Applicants must submit the following: 

  1. Logline (not exceeding 150 words)

  2. Synopsis (not exceeding 500 words)

  3. Treatment

  4. Key Visual ( images that illustrate the mood and tone of your film.)

  5. Director’s statement: what do you want your audience to take away from watching the film (explain your vision and idea of your story)

  6. Director and producer bio(s)

  7. A sample of previous work. It can either be a short film under 15 minutes or an excerpt from your films. If you haven't produced a short film, please send us a video clip or related work that shows your experience and your vision as a storyteller.

2) After that, fill out the application form on Google Forms

3) The deadline to submit a project proposal(s) to the CCCL Film Grant Program is April 30, 2024, at 11.59 PM (GMT+7). Applications received after this date and time will be ineligible.


Application Deadline

April 30, 2024

Result Notification Date

May 15, 2024

Production Period

June - October 31, 2024

Key Dates

3-30 April   Submission period

15 May   Result notification

25 May   Online Orientation

31 October   Delivery of a completed film (non-Thai language film must have  English subtitles)

All grant recipients are required to participate in a monthly progression review meeting. They may be required to attend a climate and film online workshop(s) (dates and times are to be determined.)

Entry Conditions

  1. Applicants have ownership of the copyright of the sample of work submitted.

  2. Applicants may submit more than one project proposal, but only one project proposed by the same applicant will be chosen.

  3. Grants will be disbursed in 2 installments; 70% of the grant amount will be paid upon submission of a first-draft screenplay or updated treatment (for non-fiction) and 30% upon submission of a first-draft film.

  4. Applicants must deliver a finished film to CCCL Film Festival no later than October 31, 2024. 

  5. Applications must guarantee that no rights of third parties are violated by the material used in the complete film submitted to the festival. Applicants have sole responsibility towards third parties in case of disputes over copyright violations.

  6. Each film project produced in the CCCL Film Grants program will be owned by the grantee. However, the grantee will agree to grant CCCL Film Festival educational distribution rights, including showing at CCCL events and third-party events, using the films for promotion, and marketing for CCCL Film Festival.

  7. The grantee must indicate CCCL support by displaying the CCCL logo in the end credit of the film and any promotional materials.

  8. CCCL may give advice for grantees who want to submit their films to festivals and screening events. A submission fee may be covered by CCCL on a case-by-case basis.

  9. CCCL reserves the right to revise, alter or otherwise change any information or rules announced here or elsewhere without prior notice.

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