An online-based Italian Film Week titled ‘Fare Cinema Bangladesh 2021’ began on Monday. The Italian Embassy, Dhaka, in association with the International Academy of Film and Media (IAFM), has organised the film festival aiming at promoting the Italian film industry in the present New Normal world.
Italian Ambassador in Dhaka Enrico Nunziata and Executive Director of IAFM Bangladesh Bibesh Roy jointly inaugurated the event on Monday evening.In this film week, organisers will screen 26 contemporary Italian movies under the category of feature fiction, documentary, new narration shorts, interview and experimental through two online platforms – Italiana (https://vimeo.com/italianaesteri) & MYmovies (https://www.mymovies.it/ondemand/iic/).
The audience will get free access by free registration in both sites.
Also, there are three educational sessions with noted film professionals- 'Master Class on Contemporary Italian Cinema in Post COVID' with Italian film professional Giovanni Rabbiano, two lecture sessions on ‘Art of Italian Cinema: Text & Context and Italian Master Film Makers’ with Professor Sanjoy Mukhopadhyay from India. All these sessions as well as the films are open for all with free registration.
Media partners of this event are – noted European Cinema Portal CINEUROPA, famous radio channel Dhakafm and The Daily Jagaran.
International Academy of Film and Media is a non-profit organisation and an educational wing of its mother concern; the Media Foundation. It's registered under the Joint Stock Company of Bangladesh and also certified by the Bangladesh Film Censor Board. Since 24 June 2006, the academy has been conducting various kinds of academic activities on media, TV & cinema.