Int’l children film fest to begin in 7 divisionsCultural Correspondent
The sixth edition of international children film festival will begin simultaneously at seven divisional towns on January 19, informed the organizers at a press conference held at the auditorium of the Liberation War Museum on Saturday.
The six-day festival, organised by Children Film Society, will be inaugurated at the Showkot Osman Auditorium of Central Public Library.
Two hundred films, created by children filmmakers from forty two counties will be screened at eighteen film venues at the seven divisional cities in the festival having the slogan ‘Future in Frames’.
Chairman of the festival advisor committee eminent artist Mustafa Manowar, president and general secretary of Children Film Society respectively juvenile writer Mohammad Zafar Iqbal and Munira Morshed, festival director Morshedul Islam, communication manager of UNICEF Arifa Sharmin, managing director of IFIC Bank Matiul Hasan and coordinator of the festival in Chittagong Shoibal Chowdhury were present at the conference.
It was also informed at the press conference that 60 out of over a hundred local films will be screened at the festival of which five will be awarded. Everyday four shows will be screened daily at 11.00 am, 02.00, 04.00 and 06.00pm except the inauguration day.
The venues of Dhaka city will be Central Public Library, National Museum, British Council, Alliance Francaise, Russian Centre for science and Culture, and Daffodil University Auditorium. Alliance Francaise de Chittagong, Theatre Institute Chittagong, Fulki, Holly Family Tutorial, Cantonment Public School, Sabuj Sangha Playground, Durbar Scout Ground will be used as venues of the festival in Chittagong. Sylhet auditorium, Khulna Divisional Museum, Rajshahi Medical College auditorium, Rangpur Zilla School auditorium and Bangladesh Development Society (BDS) auditorium will also be included as venues at those divisional cities.
Festival director filmmaker Morshedul Islam told New Age that the goal of the festival is to create a platform for the children, who intend to be filmmakers. ‘It will also help them grow an interest in films,’ he added.
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