Echoing the slogan ‘Together we all, divided we fall’, Youth Bangla Cultural Foundation is going to inaugurate an international film festival titled ‘Youth Bangla International Film Festival’ on Friday at the International Hope School Theatre Hall, Uttara in the capital.
The maiden edition of this week-long international film festival is commemorating the Birth Centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh’s Independence, according to the organizers.
Showcasing a total of 60 national and international films, the festival is going to be the first-ever festival in the country using the Dolby Atmos surround system, to ensure the enhanced audio-visual experience for the moviegoers.
A press conference was held at Bangladesh Shooting Sports Federation on Tuesday about the deatils of the festival.
A total of five films will be selected from the participating films to be awarded in this festival, the organizers said at the press conference. Films have been selected from India, Iran, Germany, Argentina, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal and Netherland, alongside Bangladeshi films, according to the organizers.
The opening film for this year’s festival is Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale directed by Piplu Khan. Several other prominent Bangladeshi films including Muktir Gaan by late eminent filmmaker Tareque Masud; Morshedul Islam directed Amar Bondhu Rashed and Gazi Rakayet directed film Gor (The Grave) will be screened at the festival .
From 3pm till 9pm, the festival is expecting to cater up to 450 moviegoers each day till December 16.