The 11-day '16th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF)' will end on Saturday in the capital city.
Rainbow Film Society organised the festival with the theme 'Better Film, Better Audience and Better Society' in association with the Information, Finance and Foreign ministries and many organisations.
Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor will be present at the closing event and award giving ceremony at the main auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum as the chief guest.
During the 16th DIFF, 216 films from 64 countries are being screened. The festival featured Asian cinema competition, retrospective, Bangladesh panorama, cinema of the world, children's film, women filmmakers, short and independent films section and spiritual films section.
As part of the festival, a total of 35 female filmmakers, actors and personalities from all over the world attended 'Fourth Dhaka International Conference on Women in Cinema 2018' organised by Rainbow Film Society in association with the Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Dhaka at the Gallery of the Alliance Francaise de Dhaka (AFD) on January13-14.
On the other hand, the '8th Dhaka Cine Workshop' organised by International Film Critics Association of Bangladesh - IFCAB and Pathshala South Asian Media Institute began on January 5 to educate future film activists and it will continue tillJanuary 20.
This year, Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique -FIPRESCI organised the 1st Asian Film Critics Assembly (AFCA) on January 15-16 in the DIFF in association with the International Film Critics Association of Bangladesh (IFCAB) to communicate and share their professional experiences and opinions on cinema and discuss the general situation of film criticism in Asia.
The organisation has been arranging the festival of the promotion of a healthy cine culture in Bangladesh and in celebrating the global mainstream in film and its social relevance since 1977, reports UNB.