The Press conference of 16th International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh 2023 was held on 4th September at Alliance Francaise De Dhaka.The General Secretary of Children Film Society of Bangladesh Munira Murshed Munni,Festival director Shahriar Al Mamun,Festival Supervisor Mueed Hasan Tarit,Advisor Yasmeen Haque,director of the Alliance Francois De Dhaka François Grosjean,President of the Children film society Morshedul Islam and founder of Children film society Dr. Zafar Iqbal all were present at the press conference. The festival director presented the official speech of the inauguration at the press conference. Shahriar Al Mamun stated,” likewise every year all the exhibitions of the festival will be open to everyone, including parents, children, and teenagers. There is no entrance fees to watch movies. In the press conference, Dr. Zafar Iqbal said,” This is probably the biggest Film Festival in Bangladesh for juvenile”. Munira Murshed Munni said,”A group of young enthusiastic filmmakers around the world have engaged in making films for children. This shows the delicate love for children that the world holds.” This year,the Dhaka Venue will be in National Art Gallery, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Shegunbagicha, Dhaka.On the other hand, the venue will also be in Alliance Francaise De Dhaka for last 2 days( only 8th and 9th).The festival will be held Between 7 th and 9 th September. Everyone is cordially invited to join us. The motto of this Festival is to encourage the new generation to give them an exposure to the exotic cultures and traditions around the world. The press conference concluded with the hope for a great experience for all the audience, young filmmakers, and prestigious guests in this country.
-Sanchita Saha Moon