The two week-long film-making 'Eighth Dhaka Cine Workshop' began on Friday at Dhanmondi campus of the Pathshala - the South Asia Media Institute in the city.
International Film Critics Association of Bangladesh (IFCB) and Pathshala - South Asia Media Institute jointly organised the event aiming to create young filmmakers.
The course director Ovildio Salazar discussed the details about course material in the first class while participants exposed their views, experiences and future plans.
More than 35 enthusiastic filmmakers, including 20 from around the world, are taking part in the workshop.
The workshop, conducted by trained and internationally renowned filmmakers, critics, and film academicians, will be held from 9 am to 6 pm every day.
The workshop is being organised as part of the Sixteenth Dhaka International Film Festival, scheduled to be held from January 12-20 with the theme of 'Better Film, Better Audience and Better Society'.
During the 16th DIFF, 170 films from 60 countries will be screened.
The festival will feature Asian cinema competition, retrospective, Bangladesh panorama, cinema of the world, children's film, women filmmakers, short and independent films section and spiritual films section.
FIPRESCI aims to establish better and closer relations between film critics in Asia and create a tighter network for further collaborations."
The Rainbow Film Society has been arranging the festival of the promotion of a healthy cine culture in Bangladesh since 1977.