DHAKA, 9 JAN,2019 (BSS) – The 27th Dhaka international Film Festival -2019
is set to begin tomorrow with organisers saying they would screen 220
movies from 72 countries during the weeklong event to be ended on January
Rainbow Film Society, which organizes the festival for the last 27 years
in Dhaka, in a statement said they chose to stage the festival this year with
a slogan — “Aesthetic movies , thoughtful viewers , enlightened society”.
It said the Censor Board by now approved the movies for screening while
the films would be shown in a number of sessions under different categories
at different venues.
The Society labeled the movies as Asian competition category Retrospective
category , Bangladesh Panorama , Cinema of the World , Children’s Film ,
Spiritual Films ,Independent Films and Women’s Films.
The movies would be shown in Shawkat Osman Memorial Auditorium of Central
Public Library , Begum Sufia Kamal Auditorium and Main Auditorium of National
Museum, Blockbuster Cinema and Alliance Francaise.
The Society said the festival was expected to draw a number of
international filmmakers, critics and journalists from over 60 countries
alongside their Bangladesh counterparts.