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Curtain rises on Cinemaking International Film Festival

Cinemaking International Film Festival 2021, dedicated to the valiant freedom fighters marking the golden jubilee of the country’s independence, began in Dhaka on Monday.

Education Minister Dipu Moni inaugurated the 3-day film festival at the International Mother Language Institute.

Since December 17, an international jury board is judging 600 films selected from 1000 films submitted by filmmakers from 121 countries.

Their judgment will reach the organizing committee by January 5.

The festival’s curtain was raised by premiering Md Selim Khan-directed film ‘August 1975’ and it will be concluded by screening Anjan Aich-directed film ‘Agamikal’.

On January 4, three international seminars titled- Father of Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Bengali films, Bangladesh’s Liberation War in Films, and India’s role in Bangladesh’s Liberation War and Golden Jubilee of India-Bangladesh Friendship will be held at the festival

On January 5, another international seminar will be held marking the birth centenary of Oscar- winning filmmaker Satyajit Ray.

Children’s art competition, recitation competition, and cultural show will also be held on Wednesday.

The festival will conclude on Thursday with an award giving ceremony presided over by Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra artiste Monoranjan Ghoshal. Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim will be present as the chief guest.

Source: United News of Bangladesh