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Changing Climate, Changing Lives (CCCL) Film Festival is the first film festival on climate change in Thailand bringing young and diverse artists, environmental professionals, and audiences together to celebrate films about climate change and empower local communities.


This year's festival will take place in person at Alliance Française Bangkok from February 15-18, 2024 and outside Bangkok from February 19-25 2024, comprising of film screenings and talks.

Filmmakers based in Asia are invited to submit fiction, documentary, experimental, and animated short films. All films selected will be eligible for the Youth Jury Award, the Audience Award, and the Young Filmmaker Award for filmmakers under 25 years old.


The deadline for submissions is

November 12, 2023, at 11.59 PM (PST)

Regular Deadline is September 30, 2023

For films produced in Thailand only

For films produced in Asia



  1. Short films must tell a story related to the climate crisis (such as climate change impacts on lives and communities, how people handle climate challenges, and innovative approaches to climate adaptation or mitigation). The story may focus on a particular geographical region or community or may be a broad theme or deep dive into a particular topic or sector. Storytelling should be creative, authoritative, or provocative.

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

  3. Submission is open to short films of any genre (e.g., documentary, fiction, experimental, animation).

  4. Only short films produced by filmmakers based in Asian countries are accepted. Any film in a language other than standard Thai must provide English or Thai subtitles.

  5. We accept previously submitted films. However, films must be produced after June 1, 2021.


Main Award

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

  1. Documentary Category​​​​

  2. Non-Documentary Category


Grand Jury Prize: the winning film receives THB 50,000

Jury Prize: the winning film receives THB 30,000

Special Mention: the film receives THB 15,000


Special Prizes

1. Youth Jury Award (20,000 THB)

This award is judged by youth representatives.

2. Audience Choice Award (20,000 THB)

This award is judged by the festival audience.

3. Young Filmmaker Award (20,000 THB)

This award is for a filmmaker who is 25 years old and under.



  1. The first round of selection will be determined by CCCL. Ideal projects are those with a fresh voice, vision, and point of view telling impactful stories about climate change. The films selected in this round will be screened at the 4th CCCL Film Festival in February 2024.

  2. Award winners will be announced at the award ceremony during the festival. Films in the main competition will be judged by a panel of a film critic, a filmmaker, and an environmental expert. The Special Prizes will be judged by different groups of jury depending on the category.


  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 January 15, 2024.

  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 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.

  6. All films selected for the CCCL Film Festival automatically include an irrevocable grant to the Sang Foundation on behalf of CCCL Film Festival to use any material from the film including footage, posters, and stills for promotional, marketing, or educational distribution purposes.

  7. CCCL Film Festival may contact the filmmakers for permission to exhibit their films at the online festival and CCCL Film Tour events that take place after the festival.

  8. CCCL reserves the right to renounce the jury prize if all judging committees agree with.

  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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