6TH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The festival attracts huge schoolchildrenCultural Correspondent
Each day children from different schools in the city come to watch films at the main venue of sixth International Children Film Festival at Shawkat Osman Auditorium of the Central Public Library.
The organisers have invited the schools from various corners of the city to attend the festival and are providing transportations.
The festival has been organised by Bangladesh Children Film Society in association with UNICEF that features 200 films from 42 countries.
Each day, films are screened at four sessions at the main venue of festival at the Shwkat Osman Auditorium of the Central Public Library.
On Monday, diverse 30 films were screened at the five venues in the city including Indonesian film ‘The Mirror Never Lie, the winner of Asia-Pacific Film Festival in Australia.
New Age found children from different schools including Khilgaon Girls High School, Viqarunnesanoon School, Iskaton High School and Maghbazar Girls High School, and an NGO school Aporajeyo Bangladesh, came to watch films in the festival.
The students of NGO Aporajeyo Bangladesh named Akhi, Jinnath and Md Rana told New Age that they liked the film ‘Wickie and the Treasure of the Gods,’ especially the scene portraying how a father was saved from the snow.
Many child filmmakers are also attending the festival, whose films are screened at the festival. Amongst them the winners of the One Minute Junior, Md Osman Gonni and Md Russell Hossain were at the venue as their films ‘Our Bangladesh’ and ‘Wish’ respectively had been screened at the venue.
Muid Hasan Torit, freelance filmmaker and journalist, on behalf of the organisers, said, ‘We requested the schools in Dhaka to come and watch the festival. We are providing five buses everyday to the students.’
Still seat accommodation remains a problem for huge number of viewers, he said.
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