Dhaka international film Festival set to begin Thursday
Published : 09 Jan 2019, 17:41:33
The 27th Dhaka international Film Festival -2019 is set to begin tomorrow with organisers saying they would screen 220 movies from 72 countries during the weeklong event to be ended on January 18.
Rainbow Film Society, which organizes the festival for the last 27 years in Dhaka, in a statement said they chose to stage the festival this year with a slogan — “Aesthetic movies , thoughtful viewers , enlightened society”.
It said the Censor Board by now approved the movies for screening while the films would be shown in a number of sessions under different categories at different venues.
The Society labeled the movies as Asian competition category Retrospective category , Bangladesh Panorama , Cinema of the World , Children’s Film , Spiritual Films ,Independent Films and Women’s Films.
The movies would be shown in Shawkat Osman Memorial Auditorium of Central Public Library , Begum Sufia Kamal Auditorium and Main Auditorium of National
Museum, Blockbuster Cinema and Alliance Francaise.
The Society said the festival was expected to draw a number of international filmmakers, critics and journalists from over 60 countries alongside their Bangladesh counterparts.-BSS