Submissions for the 2nd Annual CCCL Film Festival are now open.

Changing Climate, Changing Lives (CCCL) Film Festival has continued our mission to be a platform for youths and filmmakers to tell climate change stories and amplify their creativities and views on the climate crisis. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak occurring in Thailand, the 2nd edition of CCCL Film Festival postponed its annual festival to take place on February 19th, 2022 at the Alliance Française Bangkok. The festival will celebrate climate change stories and filmmakers from Thailand and other Asian countries.


Entries are now being accepted and filmmakers based in Asia are invited to submit fiction, documentary, experimental, and animated short films at The deadline for submission is  December 17, 2021, at 11.59 PM (PDT). 


Submissions for the 2021 CCCL Film Festival open on May 1st until December 17, 2021 via FilmFreeway

Entry Fees

Late deadline (September 24): None

Extended deadline (December 17): 15 USD

Any submissions received after December 17, 2021 at 11.59 PM (PDT) will not be considered. If you have any questions, please contact Filmmakers will be notified of the selection results by October 15th.


  1. CCCL Film Festival accepts only short films produced by filmmakers based in Asian countries.

  2. Short films must tell stories related to climate change impacts and reflect the theme “Making Peace with Nature”.

  3. The total length of film must be under 15 minutes (inclusive of title sequence and closing credits)

  4. Short films must be completed after May 31st, 2020.

  5. Any film that is in a language other than Thai must provide English subtitles.

  6. Films produced in Thailand should be submitted into any Thai category. Films produced in other Asian countries excluding Thailand should be submitted into an International category.

*The Climate Change story refers to stories about drought, extreme heat, floods, landslides, sea-level rise, storm surges in coastal areas, loss of biodiversity (due to various factors, mainly deforestation, urbanization), and extreme weather events. If you have a question or would like to consult about your project(s), please contact us via email at


Only films made by a filmmaker based in Thailand are eligible for the jury prizes

Judged by Thai film critics, filmmakers, and environmental academics, the CCCL Short Film Competition is divided into two categories:

  1. Documentary Shorts

    1. Grand Jury Prize: The winning film receives THB 50,000

    2. 1st Runner Up: The winning film receives THB 30,000

    3. 2nd Runner Up: The winning film receives THB 15,000

  2. Non-Documentary Shorts

    1. Grand Jury Award: The winning film receives THB 50,000

    2. 1st Runner Up: The winning film receives THB 30,000

    3. 2nd Runner Up: The winning film receives THB 15,000


In addition, the CCCL Student Ambassadors, consisting of Thai students from diverse backgrounds, will announce their favorite film at the festival. Furthermore, the festival audience will also vote for their favorite films. Both Thai and international films are eligible.


  1. 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.

  2. Applications ensure that the screener or preview link provided is accessible till February 4, 2022.

  3. A work in progress or rough-cut version of your film is acceptable. To avoid confusion throughout the screening review process, we recommend you to work on your project until it’s ready to submit.

  4. CCCL Film Festival is not able to provide feedback regarding your film in any case.

  5. If selected, applicants must deliver a film file and all promotional materials requested to CCCL Film Festival no later than January 14, 2022.

  6. All films selected for the 2nd Annual CCCL Film Festival automatically include an irrevocable grant to the Sang Foundation on behalf of CCCL Film Festival 2021 to use any material from the film including footage, posters, stills for promotional, marketing, or educational distribution purposes. The right to use for these purposes may be exercised by CCCL Film Festival without prior approval of the filmmaker.

  7. The filmmakers allow the CCCL Film Festival to exhibit their films in CCCL film tour events which taking place after the festival.

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