Screening of quality films and resourceful workshops for the future filmmakers at the 14th International Children Film Festival Bangladesh (ICFFB) are inspiring and entertaining young audiences and their family members.
A series of interactive sessions are also being held at the festival where celebrated personalities are engaging in conversations with the workshop attendees and audiences.
Film critic and Dhaka Tribune Showtime editor Sadia Khalid conducted a session on scriptwriting on Sunday and Ranjan Rabbani conducted a session on production design on Monday. Young filmmakers from all over the country who came to the festival met in a special 'Face to Face' session on Monday and shared their viewpoints on filmmaking.
Mesmerizing the audiences through narrating her journey to the top, first Bangladeshi woman to conqueror Mount Everest Nishat Majumdar joined the interactive session on Sunday.
The ICFFB started in Dhaka on Saturday.
Noted director Amitabh Reza Chowdhury will conduct a workshop on direction while popular singer-songwriter-music director Shayan Chowdhury Arnob, alongside his wife and Rabindra-Sangeet singer Sunidhi Nayak will join as special guests of the interactive sessions on Tuesday.
Acclaimed filmmaker Morshedul Islam directed 'Amar Bondhu Rashed', based on Muhammad Zafar Iqbal's same-titled novel narrating the 1971 Liberation War and genocide in Bangladesh, is scheduled to be screened at the Shawkat Osman Auditorium of the Sufia Kamal National Public Library on Tuesday at 6pm.
According to the organisers, the 14th ICFFB is featuring 179 films representing 37 countries, nominated from a total submission of 1,116 films from 81 countries.
The films will be screened and several awards will be given under the categories – Child Filmmakers' Section (Bangladesh and International), Young Bangladeshi Filmmakers' Section, Social Film Section on 'New Normal', International Competition of Films Made For Children and a special Film Competition Section, marking the golden jubilee of Bangladesh's independence.
This year's festival will run until February 5.