Dhaka International Mobile Film Festival (DIMFF) is introducing a free online filmmaking course titled "Introduction to Mobile Filmmaking, Filmmaking for Everyone" for young school and college-going students.
DIMFF is an outreach program of the Media Studies and Journalism (MSJ) department of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB).
The filmmaking course is mainly designed to give the young school and college-going students a complete understanding and first-hand experience on how to make films using smartphones.
The focus of this programme is to empower young minds for innovative thinking and to encourage them on how to communicate their thoughts on a global platform through film.
This online course equally divides into eight weeks of lesson plans where teaching methods will include both Synchronous (Google Meet) and Asynchronous (Google Classroom).
Gmail account is required to participate in the course. Students will learn how to tell visual stories, which include scripting, storyboard writing.
They will also learn how to design pre-production for the best outcome, production the shooting part, and post-production where they will edit their own films.
As an outcome of these learnings, they will finally be able to submit their films on any Film Festival.
DIMFF is partnering with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) and the Aspire to innovate in Bangladesh (a2i).
The eight-week long course is going to start from July 17 with an opening ceremony.
The course will end on September 11. Course certificates will be handed over to the participants upon their course completion and submission of 1-minute mobile film to Dhaka International Mobile Festival.
Grade VI to XII Bangladeshi students are encouraged to apply for registration.