Bangladesh participates in WHO’s Health for All Film Fest 2021

8 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The World Health Organisation (WHO)’s second call for entries to its Health for All Film Festival has received 1,175 submissions from 110 countries including Bangladesh, the organisation said on Thursday, reports UNB.

In the second edition of the festival, Bangladesh is participating alongside countries including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, Portugal, United Kingdom, the United States of America, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and Uganda.

More than 40pc of the short films feature themes related to coronavirus, revealing the pandemic’s pervasive and universal consequences, WHO said in a press release.

Launched in 2020, the festival aims to nurture a new generation of film and video innovators focused on health topics.