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20 January, 2018 01:07:30 AM
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Curtain falls on 16th Dhaka Int’l Film Fest today

Staff Correspondent
Curtain falls on 16th Dhaka Int’l Film Fest today

The curtain will fall on the 16th edition of ‘Dhaka International Film Festival’ (DIFF) today. A documentary titled ‘Shopna Jatra’ (Journey into the Dream) directed by Shekh Al Mamun will be  screened at the Central Public Library auditorium at 7:30pm. Director Sheikh Al Mamun said that the film will visualise the dream of people who are ready to be expatriate Bangladeshis in different countries only to augment their income to help their families back at home.The closing ceremony followed by award ceremony will be held at the main auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum, where Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor will be present as chief guest.

Beside this, films from South Korea,  France, Norway, India, Iran, Ukraine, will also be screened on the closing day of the festival.

The films are being screened simultaneously at several venues in Dhaka, including Shawkat Osman Auditorium of Central Public Library, the main auditorium and Sufia Kamal auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum, Alliance Française de Dhaka, Russian Cultural Centre, and Star Cineplex.  

With the theme 'Better Film, Better Audience and Better Society', Rainbow Film Society has organised the festival in association with the information, finance and foreign ministries of several countries.

During the 16th DIFF, 216 films from 64 countries are being screened. The festival featured Asian cinema competition, retrospective, Bangladesh panorama, cinema of the world, children's film, women filmmakers, short and independent films section and spiritual films section.

As part of the festival, a total of 35 female filmmakers, actors and personalities from all over the world attended 'Fourth Dhaka International Conference on Women in Cinema 2018' organised by Rainbow Film Society in association with the Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Dhaka at the Gallery of the Alliance Francaise de Dhaka (AFD) on January13-14.

On the other hand, the '8th Dhaka Cine Workshop' organised by International Film Critics Association of Bangladesh - IFCAB and Pathshala South Asian Media Institute began on January 5 to educate future film activists and it will end today. The organisation has been arranging the festival of the promotion of a healthy cine culture in Bangladesh and in celebrating the global mainstream in films and its social relevance since 1977.

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