“Love builds Peace and Solidarity”. Youth as Protagonists and Ambassadors of Love are encouraged to sow the seeds for Peace and Solidarity. All submissions should be based on the theme of DBGYFF 2023.


DBGYFF welcomes films belonging to most genres, but does not accept films that portray cruelty to humans, nudity and gory content.


  • DBGYFF 2023 welcomes all film entries in any preferred genre.


  • The duration of the work should not exceed 5 minutes.


Before you start submitting, please take a moment to review these specs to help submit your film entry.

Frame Rates

  • Film should be encoded and uploaded using the same frame rate that was used during recording.
  • Common frame rates include: 24, 25, 30, 48, 50, and 60 frames per second.

Film Settings

  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Video Codec: H.264
  • Video Format: .mp4
  • Dimension: Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Video Bitrate: Max. 8000 Kbps
  • Video upload File Size: Max. 5 GB


  • ALL FILMS MUST have ENGLISH SUBTITLES, even English language ones.
  • Subtitles should be integrated into the video. Extension files are NOT ACCEPTED.


Submission Film MUST be uploaded with all the THREE MAJOR ASSETS, failing which your submission will not be considered valid for DBGYFF 2023.


  • A brief synopsis of your film in English
  • The synopsis draft is for the jury read.

Film Thumbnail

  • Required: 1 Image
  • Dimension: 1920x1080 pixels, saved for web and optimized
  • Format: .JPG (sRGB)
  • File Size: Max. 500 KB

Contestant Photo

  • Contestant Photo: 1 Image (vertical)
  • Dimension: 900x1200 pixels, saved for web and optimized
  • Format: .JPG (sRGB)
  • File Size: Max. 100 KB

Contestant Age Limit

DBGYFF Season 2 is specially targeted for young people of all institutions belonging to the Salesian Family between the age of 14 and 25. Only these young people are considered eligible for submitting their films. These young particpants will be classified into two categories. Category 1: Juniors - from the age of 14 to 19 and Category 2: Seniors –from the age of 20 to 25.

Movie Age Limit

You can submit only one film in the festival. Multiple entries by the same individual is not permitted. Each entry must be submitted together with its completed online registration form.

Sending more movies

Only one film can be submitted to the festival. Multiple entries by the same person are not permitted. Each film must be submitted together with the completed online entry form.

Last Date for Submission

The Final Deadline for registering and uploading your short film for DBGYFF 2023 is Tuesday, 15th August.