13th Int’l Children’s Film Fest begins today

The 13th International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh will begin at Shawkat Osman Memorial Auditorium of Central Public Library today at 4:00pm.

The eight-day festival has been organised by Children Film Society Bangladesh with the slogan ‘Future in Frames’. The festival will feature 179 films from 39 countries. These films will be screened at different venues every day in the capital says, a press release.

The festival is scheduled to be inaugurated by former finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith. State minister for information and communication technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak will attend the opening ceremony as special guest while the chairman of the festival’s advisory committee eminent artist Mustafa Monwar will preside the programme.

This year 18 films have been selected for ‘Bangladeshi Children Filmmakers’ Section’. The jury board for this section comprises five judges who are under 18 years. They will select five best films.

Other sections at the festival are ‘Special Film Competition’, ‘International Film Section’, ‘Young Bangladeshi Filmmakers’ Section’ and ‘Bangabandhu Through My Lens’.

Noted filmmakers from different countries are scheduled to attend the festival.

The films will be screened every day at 11am, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm at different venues. Besides, the festival will feature workshops, seminars and others conducted by Nehal Quraishi, Piplu R Khan, Nahid Masud and Amitabh Reza.

Besides, freedom fighter and war photographer Haroon Habib is scheduled to attend a special session where he will share his experiences of the 1971 liberation war.

The 13th International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh will end on January 31.

Published in NewAge


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