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14th Int’l Children’s Film Fest Bangladesh begins Jan 30

With the slogan ‘Frame-e Frame-e Agami Swapno’, the 14th International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh will begin on January 30. 

The inauguration ceremony of the  seven-day festival will be held on the premises of National Public Library in the capital. Information Minister Hasan Mahmud will grace the occasion as the chief guest while State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid will attend the programme as the special guest with Children’s Film Society’s Founder Morshedul Islam in the chair.

 A total of 179 films from 37 countries will be screened across three festival venues every day during the film festival. All the films are especially made for children of all ages. Viewers can watch the films for free of cost. 

The three venues are Shawkat Osman Auditorium of Central Public Library, Sufia Kamal Auditorium of National Museum and National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

Festival Director Fariha Jannat Mim announced the details of the programme during a press conference held at Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) in the capital on Tuesday. 

Bangladesh Children’s Film Society President Dr Muhammed Zafar Iqbal and Festival Advisor Dr Yasmeen Haque joined the conference virtually.

Bangladesh Children’s Film Society General Secretary Munira Morshed Munni, Festival Co-Director Rownak Jahan Rafa, executive member Abir Ferdous, Morshed Monon, among others, were present at the press conference.

International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh is an annual film festival held countrywide, which showcases full length features, shorts, experimental films made for and by children, including fiction animations and documentaries, from around the world. Founded in 2008, it is the biggest and also the only international film festival for children and young adults in Bangladesh.

The festival prevails with the vision of opening a new world of movies to the children of Bangladesh and exposing them to a diversity of cultures and traditions from various nations through cinema. One of the primary missions of the festival is to provide the youth with a platform to showcase their talent in media and to understand its role in bringing attention to various social issues and in learning through entertainment.