Echoing the slogan ‘Together we all, divided we fall’, Youth Bangla Cultural Foundation is going to inaugurate an international film festival titled ‘Youth Bangla International Film Festival’ tomorrow at the International Hope School Theatre Hall, Uttara in the capital, reports UNB.
The maiden edition of this weeklong international film festival is commemorating the Birth Centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh’s Independence, according to the organisers.
A press event was arranged on Tuesday at the Bangladesh Shooting Sports Federation, where the organisers briefed the journos about the details of the festival.
The press conference was joined by several iconic cultural personalities of the country including noted thespian-filmmaker Gazi Rakayet, also the festival director, alongside legendary actresses Dilara Zaman, Sharmili Ahmed, Shampa Reza, recitation artist Shimul Mustapha, singer-music director S I Tutul, silver screen actress and Youth Bangla’s film secretary Nipun, actor Shipan Mitra and director Sohanur Rahman Sohan.
Youth Bangla Cultural Foundation President Muna Chowdhury and the festival's Chief Patron Seema Hamid were also present at the press conference.
The opening film for this year's festival is ‘Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale’ directed by Piplu Khan. Several other prominent Bangladeshi films are also scheduled to be showcased in the festival, including, Muktir Gaan by late eminent filmmaker Tareque Masud; Morshedul Islam directed Liberation War-based film Amar Bondhu Rashed and Gazi Rakayet directed film Gor (The Grave), Bangladesh’s first English-language based film and second nomination for the upcoming 94th edition of