The 14th Dhaka International Film Festival kick off on Thursday, Jan 14, at the National Museum at Shahbagh in the capital. The programme for the festival was revealed on Wednesday afternoon during a press conference held by Rainbow Film Society at Dhaka Club.
Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu will be the chief guest at the inauguration while State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam will preside over the session.
Renowned Syrian film maker Mohamed Malas and Norwegian film maker Anja Breien will light the candle of inauguration.
The 8-day festival will begin with the Bangladeshi film “Under Construction” by Rubaiyat Hossain.
Speaking at the press conference, Festival Director Ahmed Mustaba Zamal Shovon said that films from altogether 60 countries will be exhibited at this international event, which ends on Jan 22.
The general theme of this year’s festival is “Better Film, Better Audience, Better Society”.
Approximately 170 films will be screened.
The festival will have a competition section for Asian and Australian cinema and segment categories for “Retrospective”, “Cinema of the World “,” Children’s Film “,”Women Filmmakers “,” Short and Independent Films Section” ”Nordic Film Session” and “Spiritual Films Section”.
Several well-known film makers from various countries will be participating in person in this year’s event, according to bdnews24.com.